complete verse (Colossians 2:8)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 2:8:

  • Uma: “Be careful, that there not be any people who deceive you and force you to follow religion teachings that are not true and that are of no value. For those teachings of theirs are teachings that only appear from the thinking of man[kind], they teach you to follow customs and laws that talk about this world only. Those teachings of theirs aren’t from Kristus.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Be careful lest you be fooled/deceived by people, because they want to influence you to follow them. When one hears their words they seem to be good, but they are useless. Because their teaching is only man-made, the teachings of the people of old about angels and demons. Their teaching is not from Isa Almasi.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Be on your guard because there might be someone who will convert you by means of his teaching doctrine that seems to be correct teaching but it is a lie, and has no value because it was just left behind by people. That is not correct doctrine for it does not originate with Christ.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Be careful so that you are not deceived to follow teaching which is not true which has no use, because teaching like that which deceives people, it is not based-on Cristo but rather the customs which people thought-of back then and the commands on this earth.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Be always on guard that none of you at all be dragged-away by teachers of lies which have no usefulness. These teachings, (they are) just stories by people, shallow perceptions of the world. They really are not in agreement with the truth concerning Cristo.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Be very careful. Do not let any person spoil your faith, teaching you the word which is just people’s own thoughts and is not the word which Christ taught. These people are deceivers, it is not true what they say. It is the knowledge of people here in the world which they speak. These words have been around since long ago.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)