complete verse (Genesis 31:27)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 31:27:

  • Newari: “Why did you trick me by running away without saying anything to me? If you would have told me, I would surely have sent you off rejoicing, playing the tambourine and lyre, and singing songs.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Why did- you (sing.) -deceive me and you (pl.) walked-away without asking-permission from me? If you (pl.) had- just -said, I would-have sent- you (pl.) -off with joyful music of a tambourine and harp.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Why did you run away and deceive me? Why did you not tell me that you were going to leave, so that we could have rejoiced and sung while people played music on tambourines and harps before I said ‘goodbye’ to you?” (Source: Translation for Translators)