complete verse (Genesis 49:27)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 49:27:

  • Newari: “Benjamin is a dangerous fox. In the morning he will eat the victims [he] has brought, and in the evening [he] will distribute the plunder [he] has brought.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “‘You (sing.) Benjamin, you (are) like a fierce dog that when day-time eats its victims, and when night-time divides-up the leftovers/[what is left].'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “Benjamin, your descendants will be like vicious/fierce wolves: In the morning they will kill their enemies like a wolf devours its prey/the animals that it has killed, and in the evening they will divide among their warriors the spoils that they seized from their enemies.'” (Source: Translation for Translators)