complete verse (Genesis 20:9)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 20:9:

  • Newari: “Then Abimelech summoned Abraham and asked — ‘What have you done to us? What harm have I done to you that [you] were about to give me and my country such great guilt? What you have done to me is not good.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Then Abimelec had-called Abraham and asked, ‘What have- you -done to us (excl.)? What is my sin against you that you placed in a great trespass my entire kingdom? (It is) not right what- you -have-done.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Abimelech then summoned Abraham, and said to him, ‘You should not have done that to us! Did I do something wrong to you, with the result that you are causing me and the people in my kingdom to be guilty of committing a great sin? You have done things to me that should not be done/you should not have done!'” (Source: Translation for Translators)