complete verse (Genesis 47:20)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 47:20:

  • Kankanaey: “And Jose bought all the land of Egipto for the king. It was necessary (lit. forced) that those-from-Egipto sell their farms because of the extreme famine and the king came-to-own all the land.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “In this way Joseph managed to buy all the fields of Egypt for Pharaoh, one by one. Because the famine there was very severe, all the Egyptians had to sell their fields. In this way all the fields of Egypt became Pharaoh’s.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Therefore all who (were) from-Egipto sold their lands to Jose because the famine/hunger (was) now severe. Jose bought all of this for the king, therefore those lands became property of the king.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “So Joseph bought all the farms in Egypt for the king. The people of Egypt each sold their land to him because the famine was very severe, and they had no other way to get money to buy food. So all the farms became the king’s farms.” (Source: Translation for Translators)
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