complete verse (Genesis 24:45)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 24:45:

  • Newari: “‘Before I had finished praying, Rebekah came toward the well, bringing a pitcher. She drew water from the well. I said to her — ‘Give me a little water to drink.”” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “‘Before I in-fact finished praying, Rebekah arrived carrying a jar on her shoulder. She went-down to the well and drew-water. I said to her, ‘Please let- me -drink.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Before I finished praying, amazingly, Rebekah approached with her water jar on her shoulder. She went down to the well and got some water. I said to her, ‘Please give me a drink!'” (Source: Translation for Translators)