complete verse (Genesis 24:2)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 24:2:

  • Kankanaey: “So then, Abraham said to his highest (in rank) slave who was the one in-charge-of all his possessions, ‘Lay-your-hand-on my thigh so-that you (sing.) will swear/call-God-to-witness.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Abraham called his oldest servant, the one who cared for all the work of the house and said –” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “One day, he told his leader servant who was-taking-care-of all his possessions, ‘Put your hand between my two thighs,” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “One day Abraham said to the chief servant of his household, the man who was in charge of everything Abraham owned, ‘Put your hand between my thighs to solemnly promise you will do what I tell you.” (Source: Translation for Translators)