complete verse (Colossians 3:3)

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

  • Uma: “For we, we can say that we died together with him. And we have received new life from Kristus, who lives with God in heaven. Kristus, he is the one who gives us new life. At this time we do not yet see him. But when he comes back, he will show the bigness of his life [i.e., glory]. And we, relatives, we also will be made-big together with him.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Because we (incl.), the ones who trust Isa Almasi, we (incl.) are like the ones who have died, we (incl.) no longer have a desire for the things in this world. And this new life of ours (dual) is there with Almasi and has not yet been shown/revealed by God.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “because as for us believers, it’s as if we are already dead, and a dead person can no longer think about evil behavior here on the earth. And because also, we have been strengthened by Christ, by being made one with Him. As for Christ, He and God are One. That’s why our new life cannot be removed from us.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Because it’s as if you died/are-dead concerning your former life, and your new life, its likeness cannot be seen properly, because you have been joined to the life of Cristo who is united-with God in heaven.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Consider that you were now included in the death of Cristo and that new life of yours, (it) is still being stored away being held by Cristo there with God.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Now that you walk with Christ, it is not necessary they you live like you lived before. Christ is the one who walks with God the Father, and it is he who guards your lives now.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)