complete verse (Genesis 23:11)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 23:11:

  • Newari: “‘I will give you not just that cave but the whole field as well. Before my own people I give that all to you to bury [your] dead free of charge.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “He said, ‘In-front of these fellowmen of mine I give to you (sing.) the entire field including the cave. Therefore you can now bury your wife.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “So, just to make the customary reply to start the real discussion about a price, Ephron said, ‘No, sir, listen to me. I will give to you the field and the cave in it, without charge, with the people here as witnesses.'” (Source: Translation for Translators)