complete verse (Genesis 4:11)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 4:11:

  • Kankanaey: “Therefore the soil just the same will be the source of your (sing.) punishment, because it soaked up the blood of your (sing.) younger-sibling.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Now you will have to bear a greater curse than the earth. For this earth has opened its mouth to receive your younger brother’s blood from your hand.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Because of what-you-have-done, I am cursing you. From now on you can no longer farm on the land that absorbed/[lit. sipped] the blood of your sibling/(brother) whom you killed.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “You have killed your younger brother, and the ground has soaked up his blood. So now I will expel you from this land and curse your efforts to produce crops.” (Source: Translation for Translators)