complete verse (Genesis 45:1)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 45:1:

  • Kankanaey: “Upon Jose’s hearing that, he was not able-to-control his feelings in front of his slaves, so he commanded them that they all leave. So it was that Jose and his siblings were alone when-he-made- himself -known to them.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “When Joseph was no longer able to control his heart, he expelled all the workers from there. When only his elder brothers remained, he told his elder brothers who he was.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Jose could- no-longer -control himself, so he had- his servants -go-out. And when the other people with Jose were no-longer (there), he made- (himself) -to-be-recognized/known by his siblings/(brothers).” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Joseph was not able to control his feelings any longer. He did not want to cry in front of his servants, so he said to them loudly, ‘All of you go outside!’ After they went outside, there was no one else there with Joseph when he told his brothers who he was.” (Source: Translation for Translators)