complete verse (Genesis 38:21)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 38:21:

  • Kankanaey: “Hira asked-information from the men at Enaim and he said, ‘Where is that prostitute (loan hostess) who was waiting at the entrance of the town?’ But they said, ‘There is emphatically no prostitute here.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “He asked the men who lived in Enaim — ‘Where is the prostitute who stays on the side of Enaim road?” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Hira asked the ones of/from-Enaim (as-to) where was now the woman who sells her body, who was-sitting there beside the road. But the people replied, ‘There-is-no woman here who sells her body.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “So he asked the men who lived there, ‘Where is the prostitute who was sitting by the road at Enaim?’ They replied, ‘There has never been a prostitute here!'” (Source: Translation for Translators)