complete verse (Genesis 49:12)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 49:12:

  • Kankanaey: “The color (kolor) of his eyes, it is better/nicer than the alcoholic-beverage of grapes. His teeth also, (they) are whiter than milk.'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “His eyes sparkle more brightly than grape juice, his teeth seem whiter than milk.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Therefore in excessive drinking of drink your (sing.) eyes will-become-red and in excessive drinking of milk your (sing.) teeth will-become-white.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Their eyes will be red because of drinking too much wine, but their teeth will be very white because of drinking much milk from the cows.” (Source: Translation for Translators)