complete verse (Colossians 1:18)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 1:18:

  • Uma: “We who believe in Kristus can be compared to his body, and Kristus is our head. Like the head controls the body, so also he controls all the people who believe in him. And he is the one who gives us new life, for he is the Firstborn, its meaning, the one who first came to life again after death. The result is that he is the one who is the main-thing of all that is.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “He also is the one who rules all who trust him. All of them are figuratively his body and he is their head. He is the source of the new life. He was the first to be made alive from his death so-that he is the ultimate highest and greatest (langkew and bangsahan).” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “and because He’s the one in charge of His body, which is to say, all of His believers, and also because he is the one who gives life to all the believers, because He is highest in rank of all those who will be raised from the dead; and that’s why He is greater than everything.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “He also is the one who is responsible for all of us who believe, so he is the one who is compared to our head and we are like his body. He also is the source of our new life, because he was the first who lived again who won’t again die, in order that he would be the highest of all.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “He is the like-the-head of all who are believing/obeying him whose (plural) likeness is one body-entity. In his coming-alive again he really opened the way for this (matter of) coming-alive again, and he is the source of this life which has no end. Therefore it’s clear that in/among absolutely-all, he only has incomparable highness/importance.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And it is Christ which directs the body of the person. It is Christ who gives new life to all who believe in him. And it is he who preceded those who will resurrect from where they are buried. Therefore Christ is supreme over all that there is.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)