complete verse (Genesis 42:33)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 42:33:

  • Kankanaey: “So then that governor said, ‘My-means-of-knowing that what you are saying is true is that one of you will be-left-behind here while the others take-home the wheat for your in-a-hungry-state families.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Then the head of Egypt said to us — ‘I will test whether you are actually good or not. Leave one from among you here, and go, take the grain for your other people who have nothing to eat.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “But this is what he said to us (excl.), ‘I will-test you (pl.) if what you (pl.) are-saying (is) true. One of you (pl.) will-have-to-stay here and [you (pl.)] go-home taking food for your (pl.) families who are-starving.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “The man who is the governor of the land did not believe us, so he said to us, ‘This is how I will know if you are truly honest men: Leave one of your brothers here with me. Then the rest of you can take some grain for your families that are starving from hunger and go.” (Source: Translation for Translators)