complete verse (Colossians 2:13)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 2:13:

  • Uma: “Formerly before you believed in Kristus, it was like you were still dead, because you transgressed the commands of God, and you were not circumcised according to the customs of the Yahudi religion because you were not Yahudi people . But even so, you who formerly were like dead ones because of your sins, he caused-to-live again together with Kristus from your connection with him, and he forgave you all your transgressions.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Before/Formerly in God’s sight it was as if you were dead because you were sinful, and because you were not God’s people, that means you did not follow the law written by Musa. But now it is like you are made alive together with Almasi. All our (incl.) sins are forgiven by God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now as for you, you did not have life without end long ago because your behavior as those who were not Jews was evil, and because you obeyed the evil desires of your bodies. In spite of that, God gave you life without end and it’s like you were raised from the dead with Christ. God forgave us (incl.) of all of our sins.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Previously, it was as if you were dead concerning God because of your sins and because you who are Gentiles, you knew nothing concerning God’s law. But now, God has included you in the new life he gave to Cristo because he has forgiven all our sins.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Really as for you in the past, an illustration of you was, like dead in the sight of God through the big-size of your sin. There was nothing at all which entered your mind/inner-being concerning acknowledging/knowing him. You were really being controlled by your congenital evil nature/ways. But now you have been given new life. Your likeness is, you were the companion of Cristo when he was made alive again by God. He forgave you all of your sin.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “In another day, all those people who were not Jews were without a new life because they did not know God’s way, only in evil they walked. But now God caused that you met up with the new life because of Christ. Concerning our sins, now they are all forgiven.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)