complete verse (Genesis 18:27)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 18:27:

  • Kankanaey: “Abraham also said, ‘Please excuse Sir/Lord my boldness in continuing, because I am only a person from the soil and I have no authority to say even anything to you (sing.).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “‘Even though I am only dust and ashes of this earth, I have been able to talk about a matter like this with the Lord.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Abraham again said, ‘O Lord, forgive me that I am-emboldened to-speak to you. I am only human, and I do- not -have-right to speak like-this to you.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Abraham replied, ‘I should not be bold like this and speak to you, God, because I am as worthless as dust and ashes.” (Source: Translation for Translators)
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