complete verse (Acts 8:31)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 8:31:

  • Uma: “That person said: ‘How do you(s) think I could understand, because there is no one who clarifies it to me.’ From there, he urged/invited Filipus to climb up in his cart and sit beside him.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The official answered, ‘How can I understand if no one explains it to me?’ And he told Pilip to ride and sit beside him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And the official said, ‘How can I understand this when there is no one to interpret for me?’ And he caused Philip to ride.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “‘No, because there is no one to explain it to me,’ he said in reply. Then he invited Felipe to ride-with-(him).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “‘I don’t understand anything,’ was the reply of that taga Etiope. ‘Maybe if there was someone to explain to me, I would understand it.’ Therefore he then caused Felipe to ride.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)