complete verse (Colossians 1:27)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 1:27:

  • Uma: “God wants/wanted to make known to all his followers how good his intention/purpose is for you who are not Yahudi people. His intention [is]: that Kristus live in your hearts, so that it is certain that you receive bigness of life [glory] with God. That intention of God’s for hundreds of years was not-yet known by people. But now his intention is-made-clear to all people who are his portion.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because we (incl.) hep were the ones chosen by God to be told what he had hidden, that means the good he thinks/intends for all people in the world. This is his message which he hid, that Isa Almasi truly dwells in our (incl.) livers. Therefore we (incl.) are assured that really he will honor us (incl.) in heaven.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “For He desires that as for us (incl.), those who belong to Him, we (incl.) might come to know about the very good things that He is going to do for all people. He now wants us to know that Christ lives with us and because of this, we can know that we will be made immortal in the future.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “This that I have-been-making-known, it wasn’t made-known ever-since long ago to even any person, but God decided to make-it-known now to us who are his people along with you of course who are Gentiles. And this is the good/beautiful and amazing-thing that God made-known: Cristo remains in you, and he is your basis-for-hoping that you will join-in-experiencing the very-good life where God is in heaven.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This is the hidden determined-plan that he has now made known, that the nations of people who are not Jews would be graced by him with unspeakable good. Yes indeed, it is now possible that you are Cristo’s place-of-settling-down-to-live, this being the basis of your assurance of the reward of the good (situation) in the future.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “God caused to be known how great is the good he gives to the people who are not Jews. The word is this that you now walk with Christ. And now that you walk with Christ, now your hearts truly find that it is true that you will be given the good which there is there in heaven.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)