complete verse (Colossians 1:9)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 1:9:

  • Uma: “So, relatives, from the first we (excl.) heard the news that spoke of you, we (excl.) have prayed continually for you. We(excl.) call-out to God, we (excl.) ask that he give you clearness of heart [i.e., wisdom, awareness] and knowledge to know all his will/desire,” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This is the reason why, since we (excl.) heard about your trust, we (excl.) always just pray to God for you. We (excl.) ask God that God’s Spirit may certainly (pa’in) give you knowledge so that you know and really understand all that God wants.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because of this we continually pray for you, starting with the day long ago when we heard the news about your faith; we always pray to God that he might give you knowledge of all the things that he wants you to do, which is to say, may he make you wise and by means of the Holy Spirit may he give you the ability to identify good and evil.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore since-the-time we (excl.) heard about you, we (excl.) haven’t stopped praying for you. We (excl.) are requesting God that his Spirit be the one to give you all wisdom and understanding so that you will come-to-know properly/thoroughly all that he wants you to do.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore from the time we heard news of this, we have continued to pray concerning you to God that hopefully the Espiritu Santo will very much guide- you -from-within so that you will really understand all that is in harmony with his will.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Since the day I hear this word, I have not rested from praying to God concerning you. I ask God that he will cause that you know well what all God wants you to do. That he will open your minds so that you will better know what good you must talk in.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)