complete verse (Genesis 28:1)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 28:1:

  • Newari: “Isaac summoned Jacob and, blessing him, said — ‘You must not marry any Canaanite woman.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “So Isaac caused-to-be-called Jacob. When he arrived, he blessed him and commanded, ‘[You (sing.)] do- not (emphasis) -marry one-who comes-from-Canaan.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • Bislama (verses 1-3): “Isaac called Jacob to him and said to him, ‘You shall not marry a girl from Canaan. You must go back to Mesopotemia, to the house of your grandfather Bethuel. Laban your mother’s brother lives there. It would be good for you to marry one of his daughters.’ And then he blessed him saying,’ And my prayer is that God who has complete power will bless you, and give you plenty of children, so that you will become the ancestor of the people from plenty of places.'” (Source: Bill Camden in The Bible Translator 1995, p. 240ff. )
  • English: “Then Isaac summoned Jacob, and gave him a blessing. He told him, ‘Do not marry a woman of the Canaan people-group.” (Source: Translation for Translators)