complete verse (Genesis 44:22)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 44:22:

  • Newari: “We said to you — ‘He cannot leave his father. If he did like that his father would die.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “We (excl.) said to you (sing.) that (it is) not possible for our (excl.) youngest-one to-leave our (excl.) father, for it might- still -be the cause-of- his -death.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “We said to you, ‘No, we cannot do that, because the boy cannot leave his father. If he leaves his father, his father will die from sorrow.'” (Source: Translation for Translators)