complete verse (Genesis 48:20)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 48:20:

  • Kankanaey: “And he blessed them on that day and he said, ‘Later indeed (predictive formula) the Israelita will use your names in their process-of-blessing. They will say, ‘May God cause- you -to-become like Efraim and Manasses.’ ‘ That’s what he said causing-to-go-first the name of Efraim.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “That day Israel gave them a blessing like this –‘May God make you like Ephraim and Manasseh.”” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Therefore he made Efraim greater than Manase. And that day, he blessed them saying, ‘The Israelinhon will-use your (pl.) names to-bless. They will-say, ‘May God bless/cause-good to you (sing.) the-same-as/like Efraim and Manase.’ ‘” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “So he blessed them both on that day, saying, ‘The people in Israel will use your names when they bless people. They will say, ‘We pray that God will help you as he helped Ephraim and Manasseh.” In that way, Jacob said that Ephraim would become more important than Manasseh.” (Source: Translation for Translators)