complete verse (Genesis 40:17)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 40:17:

  • Kankanaey: “The one on top (lit. owner of above), it was full of all kinds of bread for the king. Whereupon there-were surprisingly birds who were eating that bread.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “In the uppermost bamboo basket were various kinds of bread for Pharaoh. Winged birds came and were eating bread from the bamboo basket on top of my head.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “In the very top basket there-were inside different kinds of bread for the king of Egipto, but the birds (were) pecking it.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “In the top basket there were many kinds of baked goods for the king, but birds were eating them from the top basket that was on my head!'” (Source: Translation for Translators)
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