complete verse (Genesis 21:11)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 21:11:

  • Kankanaey: “Abraham was extremely sad (lit. his thoughts hurt excessively) upon Sara’s saying that, because Ismael was certainly also his child (empathy particle).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Abraham’s heart was not at ease about this matter. For Ishmael was also his own son.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Abraham felt bad because Ishmael was his child too.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Abraham was very distressed about the matter, because he was concerned about his son Ishmael.” (Source: Translation for Translators)