complete verse (Genesis 33:10)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 33:10:

  • Newari: “Jacob said — ‘No! If you love me, accept this gift. When you welcomed me from your inmost heart, meeting you was for me like meeting God.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “But Jacob strongly/[emphasis marker] insisted, ‘Come on, accept those now. If you truly accept me, accept my gift to you now. For when I saw your face/figure/appearance (it) seemed-like I saw the face/figure/appearance of God. Now that you have-accepted me,” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “But Jacob said, ‘No, please, if you feel good toward me, accept these gifts from me. You have greeted me very kindly. Seeing your smiling face assures me that you have forgiven me. It is like seeing the face of God!” (Source: Translation for Translators)