complete verse (Colossians 2:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 2:12:

  • Uma: “When we were baptized [lit., bathed] in the name of Kristus, we can say that we died and were buried also together with Kristus. And when we were baptized in the name of Kristus, we can say that we were also caused-to-live again together with him, because of our faith in the power of God that caused-him-to-live again from death.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “And when you were bathed, figuratively you followed Isa Almasi being buried/were buried together with Isa Almasi and you also followed him being made alive again/were made alive together with him because you believe that God is powerful. And it is God who caused Almasi to be alive from his death.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And because of this, it’s as if you were buried along with Him when you were baptized; and it’s as if also that you were raised again with Him because you have been made one with Him because you have believed that God is powerful. He is the one who raised Christ from the dead.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because when you were baptized, it’s as if you joined in being-buried in Cristo’s burial and you also joined in living in his living again because of your faith in the power of God who indeed also gave-life-to Cristo.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “For when you were baptised, it’s like you were the companion of Cristo in being buried and made alive again because of your trust and belief in the supernatural-power of God, that very supernatural-power which made him to live again.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “When you were baptized, you reckoned that you then left off the evil in which you had been living before. You reckon that along with Christ you were buried. And you believed that God has the power that he caused Christ to be resurrected, having died. You reckoned that along with Christ you resurrected, knowing that now you live again in a new way.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)