complete verse (Colossians 3:23)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 3:23:

  • Uma: “Whatever work they order you to do, do with all your heart, consider it your work for the Lord, not just for man.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly and consider that the Leader Isa Almasi is the one you work for and not a person,” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And whaever you are caused to do, do it well; because the One who checks up on you is the Lord, and not only your earthly master;” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Whatever you do, put-forth your efforts (lit. ability) to do it as if Cristo were the one you were serving, not merely people.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Hopefully, in all your serving, (let it be) serving that is not insincere/half-hearted. Regard it as the Lord you are serving, not just your fellowman.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Whenever you work at something, do it with a will. Reckon that what you are doing is as though you were doing work for the Lord Jesus. Don’t just think that it only is for people you are working.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)