complete verse (Colossians 2:19)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 2:19:

  • Uma: “Those people no longer hold to the teaching that makes Kristus the main thing–yet Kristus is the very one whom we-consider-our head. All of us who believe in Kristus can be compared to Kristus’ body. Like the head controls the body and the body is connected and held together with its ligaments/tendons, so also Kristus unites us and leads/brings us so that our following him becomes stronger-and-stronger, according to God’s will/desire.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “These people are no longer remaining with Almasi and-what’s-more Almasi is hep figuratively the head and the ones trusting him are figuratively his body. Almasi rules his body, that means the ones who trust him. He strengthens their trust as God wants it and he causes them all to be one, as figuratively a body also is all tied together because of the veins. (anything stringy – ohat)” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “They have no relationship with Christ who is our leader. Christ is the origin of the strength of our (incl.) faith and by means of him, the relationhsip of all of us (incl.) believers to each other, is made strong according to what God wants, just like our (incl.) body, it’s strength also increases and it does not fall apart because of the control of its ligaments.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “They have been separated from Cristo who is compared to the head of us who believe, but as for us, we are joined to him, because we are the ones who are compared to his body. And the head is responsible-for/in-charge-of all the parts of the body so that each-one receives what it needs and the arrangement/organization and fitting-together of all of them is exactly right. Therefore the body increases-in-size according to the plan of God.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “These people, (they) are not fundamentally-attached (lit.joined-to-the-main-part) to Cristo, he being the like-the-head of all those trusting and believing/obeying him, their likeness being, one body-entity. The parts of our body, (they) act-as-one because of the joints and the ligaments which tie-together the bones. And as long as they are fundamentally-attached to the head, they grow-strong and improve/do-well. Just like that, if we are fundamentally-attached to our like-the-head who is Cristo, God will bring-about/determine that we will really be-all-one and we will continually grow-strong and improve/do-well in our believing/obeying.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “These are people who have separated from Christ. And it is Christ alone who directs all the believers. And it is Christ who helps the believers because the believers are to be compared to his body. And He is the one who gives us power to live good like God wants us to live.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)