complete verse (Colossians 3:4)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 3:4:

  • 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: “Almasi is the one who gives us (dual) the new life, that’s why in the future when he appears again on earth we (dual) also will appear following him surrounded by his brightness.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Therefore, brothers, when Christ who is the source of our new life, returns here, His beauty will be revealed and the beauty also of our new life will be revealed because at that time we will be with Him.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “That life of yours, it is indeed also Cristo’s life, so when he appears again, you will also join him and you will join-in-experiencing/sharing his goodness and his highness.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “But when the time comes when the glory/praiseworthiness of Cristo will be made evident, he who is the source of this life or ours, at that time our glory will also be made evident for we will be shared-with.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Christ is the owner of our lives. When he comes then it will be seen that he surpasses in power. And also us, it will be seen that we are his companions.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)