complete verse (Colossians 2:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 2:16:

  • Uma: “Relatives, there are people who want to force you to follow the customs of their religion. They criticize you because you do not follow the taboos of food and drink. They criticize you because you do not follow the customs of the big days of the Yahudi religion, like the big day of the new moon and the taboo of working on the Sabat Day. Don’t you pay attention to those people,” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Therefore, my siblings who trust in Isa Almasi, don’t be willing to be ruled by a person/people about your food or your drink or about the Yahudi feasts/celebrations and their feasts/celebrations when new moon and about days-when-it-is-prohibited-to-work.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Therefore, brothers, don’t pay any attention to those who criticize you if you do not obey their rules about eating and drinking and also about celebrating important days and celebrating the new moon and the days of rest.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Therefore you should not believe/obey those who accuse you saying that you must follow their many taboos such as those concerning food and drink and the days that they consider-taboo which are yearly and the becoming-new-moon-stage of the moon and the Saturdays which are their time-of-resting.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therefore don’t pay attention to those there who are judging you because you don’t follow/obey their laws concerning eating, drinking, and the Day of Rest. And you don’t join in their fiestas every new moon or every (new) year.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Therefore now, concerning the people who say that it is wrong about what you eat, don’t believe what they say. Don’t believe them when they say you must respect the feast day or you must respect the new moon day, or you must respect the day of rest.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)