complete verse (Genesis 12:12)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 12:12:

  • Kankanaey: “Surely when those-from-Egipto see you (sing.), they will say/think that we (dual) are husband-and-wife (lit. spouse-unit) and they will-kill-me so-that then they will marry you (sing.).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “When the ones who live in the land of Egypt see you [they] will say — ‘This one looks to be his wife’ Then they will kill me, but you they will not kill.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “If you (sing.) will-be-seen by the [plural] Egiptohanon they will-say that you (sing.) (are) my wife, so they will-kill me and you (sing.) on-the-other-hand (they-will) not.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “When the people in Egypt see you, they will say, ‘This woman is his wife!’ and they will kill me in order to get you, but they will not kill you.” (Source: Translation for Translators)