complete verse (Genesis 32:29)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 32:29:

  • Kankanaey: “Jacob then said, ‘Please also tell (me) your (sing.) name.’ But the man said, ‘Stop/No, don’t be-asking my name.’ After-that he then blessed Jacob and left.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Jacob said — ‘What is your name?'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Jacob also asked him, ‘Tell me also your (sing.) name.’ But the person replied, ‘Do- not now -ask my name.’ Then he blessed Jacob there.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Jacob said, ‘Now, please tell me your name!’ The man replied, ‘Why do you ask me what my name is?/You should not have to ask me what my name is!’ But he blessed Jacob there.” (Source: Translation for Translators)