complete verse (Genesis 30:41)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 30:41:

  • Newari: “When good-looking and strong cattle came to mate, He would put the branch splinters in front of them alongside the trough for drinking water.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “If the animals that (were) healthy/[lit. good of body] were-mating-with-each-other there in the watering-trough, Jacob then placed those branches before them.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “In addition, whenever the stronger female sheep were ready to mate, Jacob put some of those peeled branches in the troughs in front of them, so that they would mate in front of the branches.” (Source: Translation for Translators)