complete verse (Genesis 42:1)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 42:1:

  • Kankanaey: “When Jacob came-to-know that there-was a place-to-buy-supplies of food in Egipto, he said to his children, ‘Let’s not just be-sitting-down,” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “After it was known that there was grain in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons — ‘Why are you doing nothing but fold your hands?” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “When Jacob learned that there-was food for-sale in Egipto, he told his sons, ‘What are- you still -waiting-for?” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “When someone told Jacob that there was grain in Egypt that people could buy, he said to his sons, ‘Why do you just sit there looking at each other?/Do not just sit there looking at each other! We need some grain!'” (Source: Translation for Translators)