complete verse (Genesis 49:26)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 49:26:

  • Newari: “The blessing of your father is greater than a mountain, greater that many many mountains. May all these blessings fall upon your head, for you are the chief of all your brothers.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Now, I have so many blessings; (they are) more than the abundance of the ancient mountains/hills. May you receive these blessings, Jose — you who (are) over/greater-than your siblings/(brothers).” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “The blessings that I want God to give you are great ones. They are greater than the blessings that come from the eternal mountains, greater than the ones that come from the everlasting hills. Joseph, I pray that these blessings will be given to you/come upon your head, because you are the leader of your older brothers and younger brother.” (Source: Translation for Translators)