complete verse (Acts 8:39)

Following are a number of back-translations of Acts 8:39:

  • Uma: “When they came out from the water, suddenly the Spirit of the Lord God took Filipus from there, with the result that the Ethiopia person no-longer saw him, [he didn’t know] where he was. He continued his journey with a happy heart.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “When they came out from the water, suddenly Pilip was taken away by the Spirit of God. He was not seen again by the official but the official proceeded on his way very happy.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as they were coming up away from the water, surprisingly the Holy Spirit took Philip away, and he disappeared from the seeing of this official. And the official, he continued going to his place and very great was his joy.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “When they then left the water, the Spirit of God suddenly-took Felipe, and the official didn’t see him again. But he continued nonetheless to go where he was going rejoicing.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Just as they were then leaving-the-water, through the determining by the Espiritu Santo, suddenly/unexpectedly Felipe disappeared. That taga Etiope official looked all around but he could no longer see him. Well, without anything further, he climbed-aboard again and went home very happily.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)