complete verse (Genesis 34:21)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 34:21:

  • Newari: “‘These are good people. Keeping them here we will allow them to do business. There is still much room for them to live in our place. Then we will also be able to marry their daughters, we will also be able to give our daughters to them.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “They said, ‘These people (are) friendly. So we (incl.) will- just -let- them -stay here now and be-allowed to-do-business here. Anyway, this place of ours is also big. We (incl.) can-marry their young-ladies and they can- also -marry our (incl.) young-ladies.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “‘These men are friendly toward us. We should let them live here and travel around (OR, buy and sell things) and if they find land that they want, they can buy it. There is plenty of land for them to live here. Our young men can marry their daughters, and their young men can marry our daughters.” (Source: Translation for Translators)