complete verse (Genesis 11:8)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 11:8:

  • Kankanaey: “And-so that is what God did, and afterwards the collective-people separated-from-each-other on the surface of the earth and they didn’t continue to make that city.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “In this way the LORD scattered them all over the earth. And the work of building the city was also stopped.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “So the LORD caused- them -to-be-scattered over the whole world because they did- not now -understand-each-other, and their building/erecting of the city stopped.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “So Yahweh did that. As a result, the people stopped building the city, and Yahweh caused them to disperse all over the earth.” (Source: Translation for Translators)