complete verse (Colossians 4:5)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 4:5:

  • Uma: “If you mingle with those who are not one-faith with us, really make your hearts clear [i.e., be wise/aware], and use well the opportunity that you have, encourage them to believe in the Lord.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Cause your custom towards the people who do not trust Isa Almasi to be good. Every time you have a place (opportunity) do good to them.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “At all times, brothers, look carefully to your behavior to those people who have not yet believed in Christ, so that they might believe the word of God.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “Act-circumspectly to those who don’t believe so they have no cause-to-be-offended at you while-at-the-same-time always be prepared to tell them concerning Cristo.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Conduct-yourselves-well so that there is indeed nothing (in you) that can be negatively-criticized by those who have not yet submitted-to-the-rule of Cristo. And every time the Lord gives you a chance, be happy to include-in-the-conversation his word to them.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “There where the people are who are not believers, conduct yourselves well and look for a way you can speak the word to the people. Don’t let the time be wasted.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)