complete verse (Genesis 49:3)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 49:3:

  • Newari: “‘Reuben, you are my first son, you are my strength, the first son of my youth, my greatest pride.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “‘You (sing.) Reuben, my oldest-child, you (sing.) (are) the first fruit of my being-a-male. You (sing.) (are) more famous/honor-is-given-to and more powerful than your (sing.) siblings/(brothers).” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Reuben, you are my oldest son. You were born when I was young and energetic/strong. You are prouder and stronger than all the rest of my sons.” (Source: Translation for Translators)
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