complete verse (Genesis 29:23)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 29:23:

  • Kankanaey: “But on that night, instead of Raquel being the one whom he caused-to-enter (unfulfilled expectation) to where- Jacob -was so that he would sleep-with-her, he caused- Lea -to-enter. And Jacob slept-with her.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “But in the evening, Laban brought his daughter Leah to Jacob. Jacob slept with her.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “But at night, instead of Laban bringing Raquel to Jacob, Lea (was) the one-he-brought. And Jacob laid-together with Lea.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “But that evening, instead of taking Rachel to Jacob, Laban took his older daughter, Leah, to him. But because it was already dark, he could not see that it was Leah and not Rachel, and he had sex with her.” (Source: Translation for Translators)