complete verse (Genesis 18:24)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 18:24:

  • Kankanaey: “If for-example there are fifty who did not sin-with the others, will you actually destroy their entire town? Perhaps not, because it is maybe possible that you (sing.)-will-show-mercy-to them all on-account-of the fifty who have no sin.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “If there are fifty good people, how will [you], without thinking about the fifty good people still destroy that place?” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “If there-are 50 righteous in that city, will- you still -destroy the whole/entire city? Will- you not -show-mercy to the city just because of 50 righteous people?” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “What will you do if there are only 50 righteous people in the city? Will you really get rid of them all, and not spare the place/city for the sake of the 50 righteous people who are in the city?” (Source: Translation for Translators)