complete verse (Colossians 1:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 1:1:

  • Uma: “This letter is from me, Paulus, who was raised/lifted by God to become a messenger [apostle] of Kristus Yesus according-to / following his will, and from Timotius, our one-faith relative,” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This letter is from me, Paul and from our (incl.) sibling Timoteo. From the desire/will of God, I was commissioned by Isa Almasi being commanded to proclaim/preach his message.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “As for me Paul, and our (incl.) brother Timothy, we send our greetings to you there. I am an apostle sent by Jesus Christ because it was what God wanted.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “I am Pablo who am an apostle of Cristo Jesus according to what God wanted. My companion here is our sibling/cousin (henceforth brother) Timoteo.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Our(excl.) siblings in believing there in Colosas, there-(with-you) is our (excl.) letter, I Pablo who am an apostle (glossary item) of Cristo Jesus according to the determined-plan of God, and Timoteo who is also our sibling in believing. I am writing to you who are now united/tied-together with Cristo, you who have now been separated out by God as his people now, who truly believe/obey this Cristo. I am praying that hopefully with you always is the grace/mercy and peace of mind/inner-being which God our Father gives.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I am Paul, whom God appointed to be a representative of Jesus Christ. Along with our brother Timothy.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)