complete verse (Genesis 42:30)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 42:30:

  • Kankanaey: “They said, ‘The governor in Egipto spoke-harshly in conversing-with us (excl.). He accused us (excl.) of being-spies reportedly in their country.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “The head of Egypt spoke to us with a loud voice, and dealt with us, saying that we had come to spy.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “They said to Jacob, ‘We (excl.) were-told hurtful-(words) by the governor of Egipto and were-accused that we (excl.) (were) spies so-he-said.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “‘The man who governs the whole land of Egypt talked very harshly to us. He acted toward us as though we were spying on his country.” (Source: Translation for Translators)