complete verse (Genesis 38:14)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 38:14:

  • Kankanaey: “she changed her clothes which were the clothes of a widow. She covered/wrapped her face and went to sit at the entrance of the town Enaim which was the road that went to Timna. She decided that, because she knew that Sela had already grown-up, but Juda had not yet caused-her-to-be-married to him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “For she realized that even though Shela had become an adult, she had not yet had the chance to become his wife.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “When- Tamar -heard that, she changed her garment for widows, and she covered her face with a veil. Then she sat down where there-is the gate of the townof Enaim, beside the road which (was) going-toward Timnah. Her plan (was) to-trick Juda because she noticed that she was- still not -caused-to-be-married to Shela even-though Shela (was) now a young-single-man/bachelor.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “She realized that now Shelah was grown up, but Judah had not given her to him to be his wife. So she took off her widow’s clothes, and covered her head with a veil, so that people would not recognize her/know who she was. Then she sat down at the entrance to Enaim town, which is on the road to Timnah.” (Source: Translation for Translators)