complete verse (Colossians 1:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 1:21:

  • Uma: “Long ago, relatives, you were far from God. You were his enemies because your hearts and actions were evil.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You beforehand, you were far from God. And you were God’s enemies because your thoughts and your deeds were evil.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Long ago you were not friends of God, but rather you were his enemies, because your thinking and your behavior were always evil.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Even you back then, you were still far from God, and you were opposing him because of the evil that you were thinking and doing.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well now, as for you, you are included also in this. Because there in the past, you were really far from God in the opposition to him of your minds/inner-being and your evil doings.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “In past days, in your hearts you looked upon God as apart from you. You were enemies with him because of all the sins in which you lived. But now God has wanted that you be friends with him.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)