complete verse (Acts 8:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 8:1:

  • Uma: “Saulus also was glad-about Stefanus being killed. On that day, the believers in the Lord Yesus in Yerusalem began to be persecuted greatly, with the result that they were scattered all over the land of Yudea and Samaria. Only the apostles of Lord Yesus did not flee from Yerusalem.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Estepan was buried by religious men/persons. They wailed and wept over/because-of him. Just after the death of Estepan, the persecution of the ones trusting in Isa at Awrusalam began. Because of that, all the disciples/adherents of Isa scattered to all the places there in Yahudiya and in the land of Samariya. Only the twelve commissioned ones did not move away from Awrusalam.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Saul was very pleased with the killing of Stephen. Stephen was buried by believers in God. They were grieved very much, and they wept for him. And starting from that day when Stephen died, the believers were ill treated by the Jews in Jerusalem. And the believers ran away and scattered out there in the whole province of Judea and Samaria. The only ones who didn’t run away were the apostles.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “That day when-Esteban -died, that was the beginning of an extreme persecution of the congregations of believers in Jerusalem. There were those who consistently-obeyed God’s law who went and buried him (Esteban) while crying-for-him wailing. But Saulo, he approved-of Esteban’s death and was-excessive-in causing-to-be-pitiful those-aforementioned believers so that none should (desired effect) be left. Plural Saulo were-entering-and-entering the many-houses while (concurrent action) he-was-causing-the occupants -to-be-dragged to take them to jail. Therefore all who believed, excepting the apostles, they separated-from-each-other to run-away to the many-towns in the provinces Judea and Samaria.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “As for that Saulo, that killing of Esteban pleased him very much. And from that day, he really caused-suffering/persecuted all the believers there in Jerusalem. That’s why, except for the apostles, the believers were then scattered through the whole land of Judea and Samaria.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)