complete verse (Genesis 21:2)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 21:2:

  • Kankanaey: “Because even though Abraham was already old, his spouse became-pregnant (lit. passive of existential) just the same. At the correct time that God said is when-she-gave-birth-to their male child.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Even though Abraham was an old man, Sarah gave birth to a son at just the time God said [she would].” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Sara became-pregnant and gave-birth to a son even-though Abraham was already old. The child was-born at the very time God had-said back-then.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “She became pregnant and gave birth to a son for Abraham when he was very old, at the time God promised it would happen.” (Source: Translation for Translators)