complete verse (Genesis 17:1)

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

  • Kankanaey: “When Abram yeared ninety and nine, God appeared again to him and said, ‘I am the All-Powerful God. Obey me continually so-that there will be no lack/fault in your (sing.) character/behavior.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “When Abram was 99 years old, the LORD came and appeared to Abram. And He said to him — I am God Almighty. Do as I say and be blameless [lit.: without fault].” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “When the age of Abram was 99 years, the LORD appeared to him and said, ‘I am the God Almighty. Always obey me and live righteously.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “When Abram was 99 years old, Yahweh appeared to him again and said to him, ‘I am God Almighty. I want you to live in a way that I will regard you as someone that cannot be criticized.” (Source: Translation for Translators)