complete verse (Genesis 1:21)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 1:21:

  • Kankanaey: “And that’s when- God -created all the kinds of fish and others that make-their-home in the ocean, including the large and frightening/dangerous, and also all the kinds of birds in the sky. When he saw those-things that he had created, he was content/satisfied.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “And God made water monsters [lit.: huge animals that live in water], as well as all kinds of animals who live both in water and on the earth, as well as all kinds of winged birds. This seemed good to God.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “So God made big animals/creatures in the water, and all kinds of animals/creatures that live in the water, and all kinds of animals/creatures that fly. God was-pleased of what he saw.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “So God created huge sea creatures and every other kind of creature that moves in the water, and caused them to live in all the oceans. He also created many kinds of birds. God was pleased with all those creatures.” (Source: Translation for Translators)