complete verse (Genesis 38:17)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 38:17:

  • Kankanaey: “Juda said, ‘I will send someone to give you (sing.) an offspring of my goats.’ Tamar answered then and said, ‘I want you (sing.) to give-me something-to-cause-to-be-certain that you (sing.) will give that.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Judah said — ‘I will give you a small sheep.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Juda said, ‘I will-give you (sing.) a goat from my animals.’ Tamar replied, ‘I will- agree if you (sing.) will-give me a guarantee/[lit. a certainty] until you (sing.) are-able-to-send the goat.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “He replied, ‘I will send you a young goat from my flock of goats.’ She asked, ‘Will you give me something now for me to keep until you send the goat?'” (Source: Translation for Translators)
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