complete verse (Colossians 1:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 1:13:

  • Uma: “He freed us from the power of darkness, and he made us his people in the Kingdom of his Son whom he loves.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “We (incl.) are freed by God from inside darkness, that means from the hold/rule of the leader of demons and we (incl.) are transferred by him to the hold/rule of his Child/Son whom he loves, Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Our Father God has helped us (incl.) and because of this we (incl.) are no longer controlled by darkness- which is to say, by Satan. And now the One who controls us is the Son of God, Jesus, who is very precious in the breath of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because he has saved us from the power of Satanas who rules where darkness is, and he has joined us/added us to the ruling/ruling-place of his Child whom he loves” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For he has now saved us from the jurisdiction of darkness, and he has now transferred us to the jurisdiction of his very-held-dear Son (lit.Child).” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “It is he who took us out of the power of the devil who was ruling us. He caused that we now obey the word which is commanded by the Son of God. God very much loves his Son.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)