complete verse (Colossians 2:20)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 2:20:

  • Uma: “We who believe in Kristus, we can say that we died together with Kristus. For from our connection with Kristus we are released from the customs and laws that are in this world, we no longer follow those customs and laws to try to become straight in God’s sight. So, because we did die together with Kristus, let’s not keep on submitting to those many kinds of rules, like people who are not yet released from those rules.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “You, because of your trust in Almasi, it is as if you have followed him dying/died together with him and you no longer follow/obey the teachings of humans. Therefore, why is your conduct as if you yet follow/obey the commands of people who are against God? Why do you follow when they say,” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “So, brothers, since it is like we (incl.) died along with Christ and we can no longer be controlled by incorrect doctrines, it’s necessary that you no longer obey the rules of people who are God’s enemies. These are commands made by mere people. They say that there are goods which God will not allow us to eat, and He won’t even allow us to touch or taste them. Brethren, don’t you obey things like this, for there is no value in their restrictions, because if we eat food, it’s just removed (no longer exists).” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “You who believe, on-account-of your joining in dying in Cristo’s dying, you were set-free from the commands on this earth. Why then are you still following the customs/behavior of worldly people? Why are you obeying their commands like these:” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Consider that you like died as a companion of Cristo. You are not under the control of the teachings that are just in accord with the shallow perceptions of the world. Well then why are you like living again your former lifestyle for you are again submitting to those teachings which say,” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You must reckon that when Christ died, also you died, and now you have departed from the things which the people here on earth decide for themselves. Why is it that you think that their words continue to have force? Because you still want to continue to do the customs followed by these people.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)