complete verse (Genesis 33:8)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 33:8:

  • Newari: “Esau asked Jacob — ‘What were the herds that I met on the way?'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Esau asked Jacob, ‘What (is) your meaning to-say with those groups of animals that I met?’ Jacob said, ‘Those (are) my gift to you (sing.) so-that you (sing.) will-accept me.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Esau asked, ‘What is the meaning of all the animals that I saw?’ Jacob replied, ‘I am giving them to you, sir, so that you will feel good toward me.'” (Source: Translation for Translators)