complete verse (Genesis 18:15)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 18:15:

  • Kankanaey: “Whereupon Sara denied it because she was-afraid (empathy particle), and she said, ‘No really, I didn’t laugh.’ ‘You (sing.) certainly-did laugh,’ said God in reply.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Sarah was afraid, and she said — ‘No, I did not laugh.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Sara was-afraid, therefore she lied. She said, ‘I did- not -laugh!’ But the LORD said, ‘You surely did-laugh.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Then Sarah was afraid, so she lied and said, ‘I did not laugh.’ But Yahweh said, ‘Don’t deny it! You did laugh.'” (Source: Translation for Translators)