complete verse (Acts 8:27)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 8:27:

  • Uma: “Filipus did go. At that time, there was also an Ethiopia person traveling on that road returning going to his town. That Etiopia person was a man of big rank, who controlled all the contents of the house of the queen of the land of Etiopia who was named Kandake. Having finished worshipping God in Yerusalem, he was returning to his town riding a cart pulled by horses. While he sat in his cart, he read the letter of the prophet Yesaya.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore Pilip got ready and went there. When he was already on that road, he saw a man of the tribe/nation of Etiyopiya who had been to Awrusalam to-call-on God. This man was an important/prominent official and he was the one in charge of the property/wealth of the queen of the country Etiyopiya. This man was castrated.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And then Philip left. And there was a person there, an Ethiopian, who had gone to Jerusalem because he will worship God. He was an official trusted by the Candace, which is to say, queen, there in Ethiopia. The queen entrusted to him all of her wealth. And when the official was going home riding on a cart, he was reading the book which Isaiah wrote a long time ago, Isaiah the inspired one of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Felipe got-right-up and left. While he was still on the way, he saw-in-the-distance an official from-Etiopia who had come-from Jerusalem, because he had gone there to go worship God. That-aforementioned official, he had a high position, because he was in-charge-of all the money/wealth of the queen (loan reyna) or Candace of Etiopia.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore, without anything further, Felipe set out. Suddenly/unexpectedly he saw on that road a taga Etiope whose position was high for he was an official of the Candace who was the female king of Etiope. He was the overseer of all the possessions/property of that king. He had gone to Jerusalem to worship God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)