complete verse (Ephesians 1:21)

Following are a number of back-translations of Ephesians 1:21:

  • Uma: “That power/authority which he gave to Kristus, its bigness surpasses the power of all governors/rulers, all who have authority, all who are powerful, and all that are worshipped. The power/authority that he gave Kristus is bigger than all that receive high seats/authority, not just those who live at this time, but those who live in the future also.” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “Almasi is honored/made-great by God. He is greater than all rulers and all who have authority and (supernatural) power. His title is greater than all who have-been-given-titles not just in this world but up-to/including in the afterworld.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “And there Christ is much higher than any king or master or anyone who has authority for rule. The title given to Christ is much greater than any title of anyone now, and forever.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “That’s where-he-is-ruling now, and his rulership is higher than absolutely-all leaders and officials on this earth and all unseen ones in heaven who have rulership. There is absolutely no one who has highness/importance who is higher than he today and so also in the future (lit. addition of days).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Therein we know that the highness/importance of this Cristo is really superior to the highness/importance of anyone else at all who exercises-control and has authority there in the atmosphere (i.e. between earth and heaven). No matter who/what people are calling on here under heaven, this Cristo is much more praiseworthy, not just at this time, but also in the future when the world and heaven/sky will be renewed.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “And this Christ was given the position that he be supreme, that he rule all those who have authority in heaven and here on earth, he rules the rulers and all the rest who have authority. That one is he who is before all others, all those who live in these days and also those who will live in the days to come, all are ruled by him.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)