complete verse (Genesis 26:20)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 26:20:

  • Newari: “Then the shepherds living in Gerar came to fight with the shepherds of Isaac, saying, ‘This is our water.’ So that little spring’s name was ‘Struggle.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “But the herdsmen who came-from-Gerar argued with the herdsmen of Isaac that/[linker] they-say so-it-was-said that the well was theirs. So Isaac named the well Esek, because those-(who)-came-from-Gerar had-argued with him.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “But other men who lived in Gerar Valley who took care of their animals argued/quarreled with the men who took care of Isaac’s animals, and said, ‘The water in this well is ours!’ So Isaac named the well Esek, which means ‘dispute’, because they disputed about who owned it.” (Source: Translation for Translators)