complete verse (Colossians 2:2)

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

  • Uma: “I tell you this so that the hearts of you all will be strengthened, and you will mutually-love each other, until you become-united [in harmony]. My desire is that your hearts really be clear [aware, wise] to understand God’s intention/purpose that was not known by mankind from long ago. My desire is that you know God’s intention with no uncertainty–meaning, that you know Kristus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “This I do so that your liver will be encouraged and you always love each other, then your trust will become firm and you will not doubt/waver because you really understand already the truth. So-then you will already know about what God has hidden, that means about Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “The reason I work hard is so that your faith in God might be strenghtend by means of your mutual help to each other and by means of your loving each one of you. I want to be perfected your understanding of what was taught to you which is what God revealed to you about Christ.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because I want your minds to become-strong and that you will be-one/united because of your loving-one-another so that you will not doubt but rather you will thoroughly understand concerning what God didn’t make-known back then, meaning to say, concerning Cristo.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “My perseverance is like this so that you will be encouraged (lit.your mind/inner-being will become strong) and (so that) you will be all the more united in your valuing one another. And hopefully so that you will become rich now in complete understanding/wisdom in that you will really comprehend the things about Cristo, things which God has been hiding for all this time.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “I want that your hearts be strengthened so that with one word (unitedly) you love one another. And I want that you will not be doubting, but that you will know well about Christ. It is God who makes known well about Christ.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)