complete verse (Genesis 21:23)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 21:23:

  • Newari: “Now swear an oath to me before God that you will never deal falsely with me and my sons and daughters and my grandchildren. Just as I have dealt with you, you also deal also just like that with me and with the ones living in the land with me.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Therefore, you swear here in the name of God that you will- never -betray me including my descendants. You show your goodness to me and to this place where you are living/residing now as stranger, as I have-become good to you too.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “So now solemnly promise/swear to me here, as God is listening, that you will not deceive/act fairly to me and my children and my descendants, in return for my being kind to you. Be kind to me and to all the people here in the country where you are now living.'” (Source: Translation for Translators)