complete verse (Exodus 4:25 - 4:26)

Following is back-translation as well as a sample translation for translators of Exodus 4:25 – 4:26:

  • Hausa Common Language Ajami Bible: “But Ziffora his-wife she took stone-of cutting owner-of eat, she cut skin-of penis-of her-son with it, she touched front-of [i.e. genitals-of] Musa with foreskin she say, ‘Certainly, because-of this pouring with blood, they-have confirmed with our relationship’. Yahweh then ignored him. And she said, ‘You are a bridegroom that has been confirmed with his relationship through circumcision.‘” (Source: Andy Warren-Rothlin)
  • English: “Then his/my wife Zipporah took a flint knife and circumcised her son. Then she touched the boy’s feet (OR, genitals) with the piece of skin she had cut off, and she said, ‘The blood which flowed when I circumcised you will protect you from being harmed by Yahweh.’ She said to him, ‘You are safe now because you have been circumcised.’ So Yahweh did not harm her son.” (Source: Translation for Translators)