complete verse (Genesis 22:17)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 22:17:

  • Kankanaey: “and I will make-many your (sing.) descendants so-that they will be like the manyness of the stars in the sky and the sand at the edge of the ocean. They will moreover defeat their enemies.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “I will cause you to have many descendants, like the stars in the heavens and like the sand on the sea shore. Defeating their enemies they will succeed in conquering their cities.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “He said, ‘This is what the LORD says: I swear by my-own self that I will- really -bless you because you (sing.) did- not -withhold your only child to me. I will-cause- your descendants -to-become-many as-if the-same amount of the stars in heaven and the sand at the seashore. They will-possess the cities of their enemies.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “that some day your descendants will be as numerous as the stars in the sky and the grains of sand on the seashore. And your descendants will defeat their enemies and capture their cities.'” (Source: Translation for Translators)