complete verse (Colossians 2:15)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 2:15:

  • Uma: “When Kristus was killed on the cross, he defeated all the evil spirits who have-authority and have-power, and he clearly announced that victory of his.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “And there on that post the demons/tempters who have authority were really defeated by Almasi. Their authority to rule was taken away by Almasi and he showed to all people that he was the winner.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And as for those supernatural beings who are demons who have authority, God removed their authority and by means of His defeating them by means of the death of Christ on the cross, he showed that they no longer had any power to resist.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “And also by means of that death of his on the cross, God removed the authority of the powerful unseen-ones and showed that they were already defeated in the sight of all that exists.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “And because also of the death of Jesu-Cristo there on the cross, all that can’t be seen which have big knowledge/skill (usually occult) and authority have also had their strength removed from them. They really have been caused to surrender by God and he made them like captives that he openly-displayed, the proof that he had defeated them.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “When Christ died on the cross, he threw to the ground the word of the boss here in the world, because those who were empowered, all of them went to the ground. In full sight they were shamed because he won out over all.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)