complete verse (Acts 8:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 8:20:

  • Uma: “But Petrus said to him: ‘May you(s) be thrown in hell, with your (s) money too! [a curse formula] Do you(s) think that the gift of God can be bought with money?” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Petros answered him, he said, ‘God’s wrath be on you and including that money of yours. Do you think-mistakenly (that) you can buy the power God gives? No.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And Peter answered him saying, ‘May it be that you be punished by God and may he destroy your money because you thought mistakenly perhaps that the power which God gives could be bought.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “But Pedro said to him, ‘May that money of yours (singular) join you (singular) in being-burned in hell (loan infierno), because you (singular) thought that you (singular) could buy the gift of God that can-not -be-bought.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But Pedro replied to him, ‘As for that money of yours, it will be lost-permanently along with you, for you mistakenly-thought that you could buy with money the authority which God gives.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)