complete verse (Genesis 37:17)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 37:17:

  • Kankanaey: “The man said in-turn, ‘They have emphatically already gone, but I overhead them say that they were going to Dotan.’ So then, Jose went-on-from-there to go to Dotan, and he came-upon his siblings there.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “That man said — ‘They have already gone from here. I heard them crying out, saying that they would go toward Dothan.’ So Joseph also went to Dothan searching for his elder brothers. He found them there.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “The man said, ‘They are-not here anymore. I heard that they would-go as-it-was-said to Dotan.’ So Jose went-after (them) and he found/[lit. saw] them there in Dotan.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “The man replied, ‘They are not here any more. I heard one of them saying, ‘Let’s take the sheep and goats and go to Dothan town.” So Joseph left there and went north, and found his older brothers near Dothan.” (Source: Translation for Translators)