complete verse (Genesis 2:5)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 2:5:

  • Kankanaey: “At first, there were still no plants that grew and seeds that sprouted, because there was still no rain that God had-caused-to-be. There-were- also -no people to cultivate the earth/land.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “There was still no grass on the earth, there was still not a single tree. For at that time He had not yet caused rain to come and there were also no people who would work in the fields.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “all the cultivated plants in the open-field were not yet in the world, for he had not yet caused-it-to-rain and there-was no man who would take-care of the land.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “At first there were no plants growing, because Yahweh God had not yet caused rain to fall on the ground. Furthermore, there was no one to till the ground for planting crops.” (Source: Translation for Translators)