complete verse (Genesis 23:16)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 23:16:

  • Newari: “Abraham listened to Ephron’s offer. Then, before all who were there, he gave him 400 silver mohars.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Abraham agreed to the price that Efron had-said. Therefore he weighed 400 pieces of silver according to the weight that the businessmen were basing at-that-(time). And he paid it to Efron there before/[lit. in front-of] the Hithanon.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Abraham agreed with Ephron about the price, and weighed for Ephron the 400 pieces of silver he had suggested, as everyone was listening, using the standard weights for silver used in that area by people who sold things.” (Source: Translation for Translators)