complete verse (Genesis 42:15)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 42:15:

  • Kankanaey: “But I will test you whether what you have told is true. I swear by the name of the king that you will never-leave here if that-aforementioned younger-sibling of yours does not come.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Now I will test to see who you actually are. I say to you — Until your youngest brother comes, you will not get to go from here.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “But I will-test you (pl.) (to-see) if what you (pl.) are-saying (is) really true. I swear in the name of the king of Egipto that you (pl.) can- not -leave from-here until you (pl.) do- [lit. not] -bring here your youngest-sibling.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “But this is how I will determine whether what you are saying is true. I think that as surely as the king lives, you are spies. And you will not leave this place until your youngest brother comes here!” (Source: Translation for Translators)