complete verse (Genesis 18:28)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 18:28:

  • Kankanaey: “But in-case there are forty and five righteous people, will you (sing.) still destroy the entire town because five only are lacking?’ ‘No,’ God said in reply. ‘I will not then destroy their town if there are forty and five people that I come-upon who have not joined in the sin(s) of others.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Suppose if there were only forty-five good people in Sodom, would you also destroy the city?'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “But if there-are only 45 righteous-ones, what, would- you still -destroy the whole city because it lacks five?’ The Lord answered, ‘If I can-find 45 righteous-(ones), I will- not -destroy the city.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “But what will you do if there are only 45 righteous people? Will you destroy everyone in the whole city because there are only 45 and not 50 righteous people?’ Yahweh replied, ‘I will not destroy it if I find that there are 45 righteous people.'” (Source: Translation for Translators)