complete verse (Colossians 4:12)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 4:12:

  • Uma: “Greetings also from Epafras, the slave of Kristus Yesus who is one from your own city. He continually prays calling-out [to God] for you with his whole heart, so that your standing will be strong and your faith will be clear following all the will of God with no reservations [lit., scales].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Epapras sends word also that he remembers you. He is from your place and he works for Isa Almasi. He always prays to God for you that your trust – he prays – in Isa Almasi may become stronger and that you will be steadfastly with him (Christ) and that you truly will really do wholeheartedly what God wants.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “Epaphras also greets you; he is also one of your fellow residents of Colossae who is a servant of Jesus Christ. He always prays for you; he prays to God that your faith might be strengthened and perfected so that also might be perfected (drawn tight) your carrying out of the will of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Epafras who is yet another of your townsmates who is serving Cristo, he also sends-greetings to you. He always perseveres in praying for you so that your faith may become-stronger and you will have no faults/lacks so that you will come-to-know and believe properly all that God wants without doubting.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “This place-mate of yours Epafras, who is also one of the servants of Cristo Jesus, (he) greets you also. His prayer for you there is really with perseverance that your trust in the Lord will be becoming-sturdy and (that) you are believing/obeying with a complete/mature belief/obedience, in that you can understand his will very well.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “Epaphras, who is also a fellow townsman of yours, greets you. He is also doing the work of Christ. When he prays to God he very much prays for you. He wants that your faith will be very firm in order that you will earnestly do all that God wills, and nothing will lack in this.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)