complete verse (Genesis 24:16)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 24:16:

  • Kankanaey: “She was a very-good-looking young-lady whom no one had yet touched. She went-downhill to the location of the spring and drew-water. When she then returned,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Before he was finished praying, a beautiful woman who had not yet been married came bringing a pitcher to get water. That woman was Rebekah, daughter of Bethuel, son of Nahor, Abraham’s younger brother. Nahor’s wife was Milcah. Going before him, Rebekah went to the well. Then, having drawn water, [she] was about to go back.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Rebeka was a beautiful young-single-lady and still a virgin. She went-down to the well and she filled her jar with water. Then she came-up to go-home.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “She was very beautiful and still a virgin. She went down to the edge of the well, filled her jar with water, and then came back up.” (Source: Translation for Translators)