complete verse (Genesis 37:29)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 37:29:

  • Kankanaey: “When Ruben returned then to the well coming-from where-he-had-gone, Jose was not-there. He immediately-tore his clothes because his thoughts were extremely painful (i.e., he was very sad).” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “When Reuben came back and looked into the well, not seeing Joseph there he tore his upper garment.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “When Reuben returned to the well Jose (was) not there anymore, so he tore his clothes in sadness.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “When Reuben returned to the pit/cistern, he saw that his younger brother was not there. He was so grieved that he tore his clothes.” (Source: Translation for Translators)