complete verse (Colossians 1:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 1:20:

  • Uma: “God ordered his Son to come die on the cross, so that everything that is would be caused-to-be-at-peace / caused-to-be-united again with him, both what is in the world and what is in heaven. It was that death of Yesus on the cross that made everything be-at-peace / united with God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “And because of this Child/Son of his, God wants that everything, that means all which is there in the sky and which is here on earth, be reconciled again with him. And because of the death of his Child/Son on the post it is possible for them to be reconciled with him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And He wants also that by means of His Son, everybody here on earth and in Heaven, might be returned to a good relationship with Him. And by means of the shedding of the blood of His son on the cross, it might be possible that everybody becomes His friends.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And he decided to again bring-close to himself all that exists on the earth and in heaven by-means-of that Child of his, so he removed what was separating them from him by-means-of the blood of Cristo that flowed-down at his death on the cross.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And he also determined that by the strength of the death of Jesus in-which he caused- his blood -to-drip on the cross, he would cause absolutely-all to return to himself, here in the world and in heaven also, so that they could be reconciled again.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “God wanted that by means of Christ it would be possible to be friends with all the people who live here on earth also those who live in heaven. They are brought together because Christ died on the cross.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)