complete verse (Genesis 32:8)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 32:8:

  • Kankanaey: “because he thought that if Esau fought one group, it-was-possible that the other group would-be-able-to-escape.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “‘In case something happens, even if Esau attacks one group, the other group may be able to escape,’ so thinking he did like this.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Because he thought that if for-example Esau indeed would-arrive and attack the one group, the other group could- still -flee.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “He was thinking, ‘If Esau and his men come and attack us, perhaps one of the groups will be left and will be able to escape.'” (Source: Translation for Translators)