complete verse (Colossians 2:22)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 2:22:

  • Uma: “Rules like that do not carry goodness [salvation] to us, because they talk about food and things that do not last forever, they are just used a short time and finally are gone. Those laws come from the commands and teachings of men.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “All these things that they forbid, when they are finished being used na, are no longer existent. Those commandments are only man-made.” (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: “Because all foods and other-things that those rules are talking-about, God made (them) for people to use so they will be used-up. The source moreover of those rules and what they are teaching, it’s the minds of people and that’s-all.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “These teachings, (they’re) just stories of people. They really don’t have any usefulness, because these things that they are forbidding, if they’ve now been eaten or drunk, the only outcome is that they will be removed from our body.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “But all the things there are, they are good for eating, and what a person eats just is temporary. Therefore these words that the people teach are just their own thoughts.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)