complete verse (Genesis 19:16)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 19:16:

  • Kankanaey: “Lot was still doubting (lit. being-two-two) to leave, but because-of the mercy/kindness of God, the angels grabbed-by-the-hand him and his wife (lit. they who were a spouse unit) and their two children who were young-ladies and they led them to the border of the town.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Lot, however, remained idle. So the two men, taking him, his wife, and two daughters by the hand, took them outside the city. For the LORD had mercy on them.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Lot still did- not want to -leave. But because the LORD had-mercy on them, the angels took-hold of their hands and took [them] outside the town.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “When Lot hesitated, the angels grasped his hand and his wife’s hand and the hands of his two daughters. They led them outside the city safely. The angels did that because Yahweh was acting mercifully toward them.” (Source: Translation for Translators)