complete verse (Genesis 12:18)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 12:18:

  • Kankanaey: “Therefore the king caused- Abram -to-be-called and he said to him, ‘Why didn’t you (sing.) say that you (pl.) were husband-and-wife (lit. a spouse-unit)?” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Then Pharaoh summoned Abram and rebuked him — ‘What have you done to me? Why didn’t you tell me that she was your wife?” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “When the king came-to-know the reason of all this, he caused-to-be-called Abram and asked, ‘What have you done to me? Why did- you not -tell that she is in-fact your wife?” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “When the king realized why that was happening, he summoned Abram and said to him, ‘Why did you do this to me? Why did you not tell me that she was your wife?” (Source: Translation for Translators)