complete verse (Colossians 3:1)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 3:1:

  • Uma: “We who believe in Kristus, we can say that we have been caused-to-live again together with Kristus, because God gave us new life from our connection with him. So, because we have indeed been caused-to-live again together with Kristus, we must seek what is in heaven, where Kristus is, sitting on the right side of God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “So-then, because Almasi has been made alive from his death we (incl.) also, it is as if (we) have been made alive again together with him/followed him being made alive again and we (incl.) have now life without end. That’s why we (incl.) ought to aspire/aim-for the things there in heaven. Because Almasi is there in heaven ruling and sitting at God’s right-side, which is the place most prominent/important.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Now, brothers, Christ is raised from the dead and it’s as though we also were raised from the dead along with Him, because we now have life forever. And because of this it’s necessary that we always carefully think about the things that God in Heaven wants us to think about. That’s where Christ rules, sitting at the right hand of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Since (i.e. because) you joined in coming-alive at/in Cristo’s living again, you ought to value/esteem that which is in Cristo’s ruling-place at the right-side of God in heaven.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Well now, since you are now the companion of Cristo in having been made alive again, therefore what you should always be striving for is, the fitted-for-heaven things that please him, he who is sitting now on the right side of God the Father there in heaven.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “You must reckon that when Christ resurrected, you also resurrected. Therefore in how you live now, reckon that it is as though you lived there in heaven with Christ at the right of God.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)