complete verse (Genesis 1:9)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 1:9:

  • Kankanaey: “Then God commanded that the water that was on the surface of the earth be collected so that the soil would-be-exposed/appear, and it was accomplished/fulfilled.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Then God said — ‘May all the water under the heavens be gathered in one place and may the dry ground appear.’ Just like that it happened.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Then God said, ‘Let- the water -be-gathered to one place on the earth so-that the dry place will-appear.’ And it happened/was-made.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Then God said, ‘I want the water that is below the sky to come together, and dry ground to appear and rise above the water.’ And that is what happened.” (Source: Translation for Translators)
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