complete verse (Genesis 37:2)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 37:2:

  • Kankanaey: “Here then is the story concerning what happened to his children and his grandchildren starting with what happened to Jose. When Jose yeared ten and seven, he was accompanying his siblings who were the children of Bilha and Zilpa the spouses of his father. They were the ones who took care of their sheep and goats. And there-was that which he reported-negatively to his father concerning what they were doing which was bad.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Here is the account of Jacob — When Joseph was 17 years old, he went to graze sheep with his elder brothers, the sons of Bilhah and Zilpah. One day he went to tell his father of the bad habits of his elder brothers.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “And this is the story about the family of Jacob: When Jose was 17 years old, he was tending/[lit. watching] the animals with his siblings who (were) children of Bilha and Zilpa, the wives of his father. Jose told his father the bad (things) which his siblings had-done.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “This is/I will now tell you what happened to Jacob’s family. When his son Joseph was 17 years old, he was taking care of the flocks of sheep and goats with some of his older brothers. They were sons of his father’s concubines/female slaves that he had taken to be his secondary wives. Joseph sometimes told his father about bad things that his brothers were doing.” (Source: Translation for Translators)