complete verse (Genesis 43:16)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 43:16:

  • Kankanaey: “When Jose saw that Benjamin was-there, he said to the slave who was-in-charge-of his house, ‘Escort these-ones to my house and butcher an animal that we (excl.) will-eat-for-viand, because they will join- me -in-eating-the-noon-meal (lit. join-in-twelve-o’clocking).'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Seeing Benjamin, Joseph said to the chief worker in his house said — ‘Bring them into my house. And prepare a feast. Today at noon, they will eat with me.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “When Jose saw that Benjamin was with them, he commanded his steward, ‘Take these people to the house. [You (sing.)] slaughter an animal and cook-(it), for they will-have-lunch with me.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “When Joseph saw Benjamin with them, he said to the man who was in charge of/supervised things in his house, ‘Take these men to my house. Slaughter an animal and prepare a meal, because I want them to eat with me at noon.’ And he told him in what order they were to be seated.” (Source: Translation for Translators)
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