complete verse (Genesis 29:7)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 29:7:

  • Newari: “He said — ‘Why are you gathered here? It is not yet time for the sun to set. It is also not yet time to gather the sheep. So give the sheep water to drink and take them out again to graze.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Jacob said to them, ‘Since (it is) still early and (it is) not yet time to gather the sheep, (it is) good if you (pl.) have- them -drink and cause- (them) -to-graze again.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Jacob said, ‘Hey! The sun is still high in the sky. It is not time for the flocks to be gathered for nighttime. Give the sheep some water and then take them back to graze/eat grass in the pastures!'” (Source: Translation for Translators)
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