complete verse (Colossians 2:11)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 2:11:

  • Uma: “From our connection with Kristus, we can say that we have been circumcised. Our being circumcised is not circumcision done by man[kind], but circumcision in our hearts that is done by Kristus. Its meaning, he releases/released us from the power of sin in our hearts.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “The Yahudi, they circumcise as the law commands so that they – it is said – become God’s people. But you, it is not like that that you become God’s people; it is not because people do something to us/one (dual) but because Almasi has taken away our (incl.) sin and caused us (incl.) to be free-from the bad that our (incl.) desires want.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Because of this, even though you are not Jews, what God has done to you is like the circumcizing long ago of the Jews, for you have become the ones belonging to God by means of your being made one with Christ. However, this is different because it’s not by means of cutting the body but rather, Christ has removed the power of the evil desires of your bodies.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “On account moreover of your being united-with him, you have experienced something which is a sign that you are God’s people. This that you have experienced, it can be compared to circumcision, but it’s not the circumcision that people do to the body but rather Cristo’s removal of your bad thoughts/minds because of your being united-with him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Because also of your being united/tied-together with him you have now been circumcised. But not just circumcision that is just the work of people but rather the work of Cristo, in that you have-now -had-removed-from you your congenital evil nature/ways.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now, in that you walk with Christ, now you are marked. But it is not on the outside that you are marked like the Jews do. Rather the mark you have is that the evil has been removed from your thoughts.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)