complete verse (Genesis 27:27)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 27:27:

  • Kankanaey: “When Jacob then approached to kiss him, his father smelled his clothes and he blessed him saying, ‘You (sing.) are admittedly fragrant my child, because your (sing.) fragrance, it is like the fragrance of the forest that God has blessed.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “When Jacob kissed him, Isaac recognized the fragrance of his clothes, and said — ‘My son’s fragrance is like the fragrance of the earth that the LORD has blessed.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Jacob went-near to him and kissed (him). When Isaac smelled his clothes, he then blessed Jacob saying, ‘This smell of my child is like the smell of the field that the LORD has-blessed.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “So Jacob came close to him, and his father kissed him on the cheek. Isaac smelled the clothes Jacob was wearing. They smelled like Esau’s clothes. So he said, ‘Truly, the smell of my son is like the smell of a field that Yahweh has blessed.” (Source: Translation for Translators)