complete verse (Genesis 39:8)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 39:8:

  • Kankanaey: “But he refused saying, ‘This is bad (particle of strong disapproval)! You (sing.) know that there-is-nothing my master needs to tend to in this house if I am here, because he has indeed appointed me to be in-charge-of all his possessions.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “He did not listen to this proposal [lit.: matter], and said — ‘Because I am in this house, my master, has no concern for anything, [and] he has given [lit.: released to] me all the responsibility I have.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “But Jose refused. He said to the woman, ‘Listen! My master entrusted to me all his possessions, so does not have-to-worry about the things here in his household.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “But he refused, saying to his master’s wife, ‘Listen! My master is not concerned about anything in this house. He has appointed me to take care of everything that he owns.” (Source: Translation for Translators)