complete verse (Genesis 44:18)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 44:18:

  • Kankanaey: “Upon his hearing that, Juda approached Jose and said, ‘Oh sir, you (sing.) who are very-much-like the king, please permit that I tell what is in my mind. Please don’t be-getting-angry-at-me.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Judah went before him and said — Lord, You are like the King. I will say something, don’t be angry with me.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Juda came-near to Jose and said, ‘I am-pleading with you (sing.), sir, that if possible listen to me. Hopefully [you (sing.)] do- not -be-angry with me, you (sing.) who are now like a king of Egipto.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Then Judah came near to Joseph and said, ‘Sir, please let me say something to you. You are equal to the king himself, so you could command that I be executed; but do not be angry with me for speaking to you.” (Source: Translation for Translators)