complete verse (Colossians 1:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 1:16:

  • Uma: “For he is the one used-as-a-hand by God to create all that is, both in heaven and on earth, that which is seen and that which is not seen. All the angels and karampua [type of supernatural being, like a "god"], all that are powerful and have authority–he created everything with his power and according to his will.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “All things in the sky and here on earth, all things seen by human beings and the things which are not seen, all those who are ruling including the angels and the various kinds of evil spirits (lit. ones-who-tempt) were created by Almasi from the command of God and so that Almasi will be honored/made great.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “for by means of the Son of God, God created everything in Heaven and here on earth; those things which people can see and also those unseen supernatural beings that have authority and jurisdiction and rule. As for the Son, His Father God caused Him to make everything so that He might use everyone of these things He created.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because he of course is the one whom-God -caused-to-create all that exists in heaven and on the earth that can-be-seen and can-not -be-seen along with all the leaders and officials of the angels and other unseen-ones. Even anything that exists, it was created because of him and for him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because Cristo really is the one who created all these in heaven/sky and here in the world, those which we can see and those which, although they can’t be seen, have big strength and authority in their areas-of-jurisdiction. Really as for all things, he indeed is their origination and they are all the means-of-his -being-praised.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “On account of Jesus Christ there came to be all that has been made in heaven and all that there is on earth. These are all the things we see and also what we do not see. On account of him there live those who govern, and there live all those who are bosses. Because it was Christ who made all that there is. And it is he who rules all things.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)