complete verse (Genesis 28:14)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 28:14:

  • Kankanaey: “And those descendants of yours (sing.), they will become-many so-that they will be like the manyness of the dust on this earth and will widen the boundaries of their country in all directions. On-account of you (sing.) and of the descendants-you-(sing.)-produce, all the collective-people in this world will be blessed.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth. They will spread out east and west, north and south. From you and your descendants all people of the earth will take blessing.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Your descendants will-be as many as the dust-particles on the ground. They will-spread-out to the different parts of this land. Through you (sing.) and your descendants, I will-bless all the peoples of the world.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Your descendants will be as numerous as the particles of dirt that are on the earth, and their territory will be very large. It will extend in all directions, to the east and to the west, to the north and to the south. And people of all people-groups on earth will receive blessings because of what happens to you and to your descendants.” (Source: Translation for Translators)