complete verse (Genesis 3:24)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 3:24:

  • Kankanaey: “Then he sent fearsome guards from heaven so-that they would guard the entrance of the land at Eden that is located-toward the coming-out of the sun. He also placed-upright a flaming and revolving sword at the entrance, and that is what blocked the path that went to the tree that gives life so-that absolutely no one would approach.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “After God had cast out the man, He put a cherub and a blazing, burning sword, which was spinning all around, toward the east of Eden to watch the way toward the tree of life.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “After the man was-able-to-leave, the LORD God put kerubin/cherubims on the east side of the garden of Eden. And he also put a sword that was-flaming and spinning so-that nobody could-go-near to the tree that gives life.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “After Yahweh expelled them, on the east side of the garden he placed cherubim/creatures with wings and an angel holding a flaming sword which flashed back and forth. He did that in order to block the entrance to the garden, so that people could not go back to the tree that enables people who eat its fruit to live forever.” (Source: Translation for Translators)