complete verse (Genesis 37:35)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 37:35:

  • Kankanaey: “Even though all his children came to go comfort him, he was still just the same not able-to-be-comforted, because he said, ‘Let-(me)-alone, I will continue to mourn-for my child until I die and I am joined to him in the location of the spirits of the dead.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “All his children came and tried to comfort him, [but] he would not agree. He said — ‘I will stay in mourning for my son [until] I go to place of my son.’ This was how heart-broken he felt for his son.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “He was-comforted by all his children but he still kept-on [emphasis marker] his continuous-mourning. He said, ‘You (pl.) just leave- me -be/alone! I will-die [linker] mourning because of the death of my child.’ And his crying continued because of Jose.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “All of his children came to try to comfort him, but he did not pay attention to what they said. He said, ‘No, I will still be mourning/crying when I die and go to be with my son.’ So Joseph’s father continued to cry because of what had happened to his son.” (Source: Translation for Translators)