complete verse (Genesis 38:16)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 38:16:

  • Kankanaey: “And-so Juda approached her at the edge of the street and arranged that they would sleep-together, because he did not recognize that she (surprise particle) was his child-in-law. Then Tamar said, ‘What perhaps will you (sing.) give me so-that then we (dual) will sleep-together?'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Since he did not recognize that she was his daughter-in-law, going near her he asked to sleep with her.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “When- Juda -saw Tamar, he did- not -recognize her as his child-in-law for her face had a covering. He thought (that) she (was) a woman who sells her body. So he came-near to her beside the road and said, ‘Hurry, let- us (incl.) -lay-together.’ Tamar replied, ‘What will- you (sing.) -pay me to lay-together with you (sing.)?'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Judah did not realize that she was his daughter-in-law. So he said to her, ‘Hey, let me have sex with you!’ She replied, ‘What will you give me for allowing you to have sex with me?'” (Source: Translation for Translators)