complete verse (Colossians 1:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 1:15:

  • Uma: “God, he is not visible. But if we know the character and power of his Son, we know the character and power of God. We can say that this Son of his is the Firstborn, for his power is greater than everything that was created by God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “As for God, we/one (dual) cannot see (him) but Isa Almasi is really the same as/equal with God and if we/one (dual) see Almasi we/one (dual) know as-to how God is/what God is like. When nothing had yet been created, Christ already (existed) beforehand and he is greater than all/anything that has been created.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now as for this Son of God, He is the revelation of the unseen God; as for the Son, He is greater than any of His created beings,” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Cristo is the one who showed what is the likeness of God who is not able-to-be-seen. He already-existed when the world was not-yet created, and he is higher (in rank, importance) than all that God created.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “In that Cristo it has been shown to us what God is like who can’t be seen. And he has highness/importance which exceeds the highness/importance of all created things that have breath/life, just like the highness/importance of the oldest child over his younger siblings.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Concerning God, no one sees him. But because of Jesus Christ, God is known now because they are the same. This Jesus Christ is supreme over all that there is.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)