complete verse (Colossians 1:24)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 1:24:

  • Uma: “At this time relatives, I am glad to carry suffering because of my work helping you. For there is still suffering that I must undergo because of my work for Kristus, and the suffering that I am encountering at this time, I am encountering because of my work for all the believers in Kristus. All of us who believe in Kristus can be compared to his body.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then I am yet joyful to endure persecution because it is for your good. I endure/suffer so that the sufferings of Isa Almasi, those that are not yet finished will be complete, that means so that the sufferings of his body will be complete; the meaning of his body is the ones trusting him.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Never mind if I now have to endure that which is very difficult because it’s for your good. I rejoice in this because just like the sufferings of Christ, I’m finishing up all of the difficult things that He wants me to endure so that the body of Christ — which is to say, those who believe in Him, might be bettered.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Even-though I am being hardshipped because of what I was preaching that was to-your-benefit, I am happy nevertheless, because this hardship of mine, that’s what-is-added-to/continuation-of the hardship that Cristo endured for all who believe who are compared to his body.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “I am really being-happy-about these hardships of mine now because my proverb (is), even if I am hardshipped as long as it’s for your good. For in these hardships of my body, I am completing-the-full-amount of what Cristo determined that I should experience for the benefit of all those trusting in and believing/obeying him, their likeness being his body.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And now, I am glad that I am suffering on your behalf. Because now it has come to me to suffer that which I must pass through like when Christ suffered on behalf of the people who believe in him.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)