complete verse (Genesis 42:5)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 42:5:

  • Kankanaey: “So it was that Jose’s ten older-siblings went to Egipto to go buy what they would eat, because the famine had also become-severe in Canaan. But as for Benjamin who was his actual younger-sibling, Jacob did not give-permission that he go-along because he was-afraid lest there-be something-that-would-happen to him. When Jose’s siblings then arrived in Egipto, they joined the other collective-people to go buy-food-supplies.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “In this way Israel’s other sons went to buy grain in Egypt. For there was also famine in Canaan.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “So the children of Jacob went to Egipto along-with those who came-from-other places in-order to-buy food, for the famine had- now -spread to the whole-of Canaan.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “So Jacob’s other sons went down from Canaan to Egypt to buy grain, and others from there went too, because there was a famine in Canaan also.” (Source: Translation for Translators)