complete verse (Genesis 47:22)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 47:22:

  • Kankanaey: “That alone which Jose did not buy was the land of the priests, because the king was-giving-them what they would eat and it was not necessary that they sell their land.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Only the priests living there did not have to sell their fields. For the king had distributed grain to them every day.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Only the lands of the priests were- not -bought by Jose. They did- not -need to-sell their lands because they were-provided-for by the king with their food.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “But he did not buy the priests’ land, because they received food from the king regularly, so the food that the king gave them was enough for them. That is the reason they did not sell their land to him.” (Source: Translation for Translators)