complete verse (Genesis 32:30)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 32:30:

  • Kankanaey: “And Jacob named that place Peniel, because he said, ‘God and I have-faced-each-other (sudden-realization), and I am still living.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “So Jacob named that place Peniel. For he thought — ‘Even though I met God face to face, I survived.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Jacob named that place Peniel, for he said, ‘I was-able-to-see the face/figure/appearance of God but still I am-alive.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “So Jacob named the place Peniel, which means ‘God’s face’, saying ‘I looked directly at God, but I did not die because of doing that.'” (Source: Translation for Translators)