complete verse (Genesis 42:16)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 42:16:

  • Kankanaey: “Choose one of you so-that he will go fetch-(him) while the others remain-behind in prison until I-come-to-know if what you have told is true. If then it is not true, I will definitely thereby-know that you are spies.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “One of you go and bring him. The others are to stay here in prison. In this way it will be known whether what you have said is true or not. If what you have said turns out to be false — you have indeed come to spy.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “One of you (pl.) will- go -home to-get your (pl.) sibling/(brother). The rest of you (pl.) will-be-imprisoned until you (pl.) can prove what you (pl.) are-saying, because if not, (it is) really true that you (pl.) (are) spies.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Send one of your group to go and get your younger brother and bring him here. I will put the rest of you in prison, in order that I may test what you have said to find out whether what you are telling me is true. If the one who goes does not bring your younger brother here, then, just as surely as the king lives, it will be clear that you are lying and that you are spies.'” (Source: Translation for Translators)