complete verse (Colossians 3:16)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 3:16:

  • Uma: “The Word of Kristus we must use-as-necklace, use-as-bracelet, and have-in-our-heart always. [We should] teach one another and strengthen each other’s hearts, according to all our clearness of heart [wisdom]. Sing mazmur, praise songs and other songs that the Holy Spirit gives to us. Sing with our whole hearts saying thank you to God.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Remember all that Almasi taught and keep it in your liver. You ought to teach/preach-to (usihat) each other and instruct each other and use the knowledge/wisdom God gave you. Sing songs to praise God/in praise of God and songs taught to you by the Spirit of God. Sing to God because you really thank him in your liver.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Brothers, you must always accept the things which Christ taught. Teach each other and advise each other according to the wisdom of each one. Sing songs which are songs of praise to God, and Psalms, and also those songs which the Holy Spirit inspires you to sing. Sing to God giving him very great thanks.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “You should continually think-about the valuable teaching of Cristo. Use also all the wisdom that he has given to teach-each-other and advise-each-other. Sing the put-into-song words of God and other songs of believers while you also thank God in your minds.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Those words of Cristo, continue to store them away well in your heads, so that you will understand them very well. With the wisdom/understanding that the Espiritu Santo gives you always be teaching one another and waking one another up (figuratively). Like that also is your singing of the words contained in the writing called The Songs, and other songs with which you praise the Lord and which are a means-of-strengthening your believing/obeying. Be-habitually-singing in which you are expressing your praise and thanks to him.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Only the word of Christ should fill your hearts well. When you teach the word, know how to apply the word which you speak. Thank God with all your hearts as you sing psalms and hymns.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)