complete verse (Genesis 31:31)

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

  • Newari: “Jacob said to Laban — ‘I was afraid, thinking, that holding your daughters back, you would take them away from me.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Jacob replied to him, ‘I did- not -ask-permission from you (sing.) for I was-afraid that maybe you (sing.) would-force me that (you) take-back your children from me.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Jacob replied to Laban, saying, ‘I did not tell you that we were planning to leave, because I was afraid. I thought that if I told you, you would forcefully take your daughters away from me.” (Source: Translation for Translators)