complete verse (Genesis 45:3)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 45:3:

  • Kankanaey: “After that Jose said to his siblings, ‘I am Jose. Is my father still-(alive)?’ But they were not able-to-answer, because they were totally struck-speechless from their fear of him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Joseph said to his elder brothers — ‘I am Joseph, is my father still living?’ His brothers, however, being afraid, were not able to give him any answer.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Jose said to his siblings/(brothers), ‘I (am) Jose! (Is it) really true that father (is) still alive?’ But his siblings/(brothers) were- not -able-to-answer him for they were-astonished/stunned/[lit. not able to speak].” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Joseph said to his brothers, ‘I am Joseph! Is our father still alive?’ But his brothers were not able to reply, because they were frightened because of what he said.” (Source: Translation for Translators)