complete verse (Genesis 31:43)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 31:43:

  • Newari: “Laban said to Jacob — ‘These women are my daughters, These children are also my children. And this flock of sheep is also mine. As much as you see here is also all mine. But what can I do today for my daughters and their children?” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Laban replied, ‘Those women (are) my children, and their children (are) my grandchildren. And those livestock (are) also mine. All that you (sing.) can-see are mine. But now, what more/yet can- I -do for/to/with my children and grandchildren?” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Laban replied, ‘These two women are my daughters, and their children are my grandchildren, and the animals are my animals. Everything you see here is mine! But what can I do today to keep my daughters or the children they have given birth to?” (Source: Translation for Translators)