complete verse (Genesis 1:17)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 1:17:

  • Kankanaey: “He installed/assembled all these in the sky so that they would illuminate the earth” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “He put them in the heavens, thinking ‘May they give light on the earth, may they shine both day and night and separate light [places from] dark places.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “God put these things in the sky to give light to (the) earth/world at day-time and night-time, and to separate day and night. And God was-pleased of what he saw.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “God set all of them in the sky to shine on the earth,” (Source: Translation for Translators)