complete verse (Genesis 1:26)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 1:26:

  • Kankanaey: “Then he said, ‘Let us create people like us so that they will-be-in-charge-of this world and all the creatures that are here.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Then God said — ‘We will make man to be like us and to resemble us closely. Then give them power over the fish that live in the ocean, the birds that live in the heavens, the domesticated animals [lit.: the living beings cared for in a house], over all the earth and the living beings that go on creeping in the earth.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Then God said, ‘Let- us -make man that is-like us (incl.). They will-rule-over all different kinds of animals: the (ones-that) swim, the (ones-that) fly, the (ones-that) walk, and the (ones-that) crawl.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Then God said, ‘Now we will make human beings that will be like us in many ways. I want them to rule over the fish in the sea, over the birds, over all the livestock/domestic animals, and over all the other creatures that scurry across the ground.'” (Source: Translation for Translators)