complete verse (Genesis 44:20)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 44:20:

  • Newari: “We gave answer like this — ‘Our father is an old man. And after he had become an old man, our youngest brother was born. His older brother has already died. And he is the only one left from his mother. His father loves him very much.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “and we (excl.) answered you (sing.) that we (excl.) have a father who is now old and there is a youngest sibling/(brother) born in his old-age. We (excl.) also said that his sibling/(brother) (is) now dead and he (is) the only one left of the children of his mother, and he (is) very beloved of our father.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “We answered, ‘Our father is alive, but he is an old man. He has a young son who was born after our father became an old man. That son had an older brother, who is now dead. So the youngest son is the only one of his mother’s sons who is still alive, and his father loves him very much.'” (Source: Translation for Translators)