complete verse (Colossians 3:14)

Following are a number of back-translations of Colossians 3:14:

  • Uma: “More than that, we must love one another, because if we love one another, we will be perfectly united/at-one [lit., united with no scales/imperfections].” (Source: Uma Back Translation)
  • Yakan: “And most important of all these, you ought to love your fellow-men. Because if we (incl.) love each other we (incl.) really live-in-harmony.” (Source: Yakan Back Translation)
  • Western Bukidnon Manobo: “It’s necessary that everyone consider precious in his breath everyone of his companions. This is the most important advice of all that I have for you, for if you obey this you can also obey or carry out all of these good works.” (Source: Western Bukidnon Manobo Back Translation)
  • Kankanaey: “What you must also add to these good customs is love, because if you love-one-another, the oneness of your minds will have no lack/fault.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Tagbanwa: “Above all value one another for this is like the place-hooked-onto and means-of-completing of all these good ways/habits.” (Source: Tagbanwa Back Translation)
  • Tenango Otomi: “That which is of highest importance for you to do is that you must love your fellowman each one of you. Then you can do what all I tell you to do.” (Source: Tenango Otomi Back Translation)