complete verse (Genesis 29:8)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 29:8:

  • Newari: “They said — As long as all the sheep are not gathered, and as long as the rock has not been rolled away from the mouth of the well, we will not be able to do like that. As soon as that happens, we will be able to give water to the sheep to drink.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “They replied, ‘We (excl.) can- not -do that if all the sheep are- not first -gathered. If all are now indeed here, that is now (the time) we roll the cover [linker] stone so-that they will-be-allowed-to-drink.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “They replied, ‘No, we cannot do that until all the flocks are gathered here and the stone is removed from the top of the well. After that, we will give water to the sheep.'” (Source: Translation for Translators)