complete verse (Genesis 50:15)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 50:15:

  • Kankanaey: “When it was finished that their father had died, Jose’s siblings conversed-together and they said, ‘What if Jose still is-hateful/bears-a-grudge against us and he avenges the bad that we did to him in the past?'” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “Seeing that their father was dead, Joseph’s elder brothers talked with one another like this — ‘What shall we do if Joseph, having kept a spirit of revenge until now, pours out revenge for [what] we did to him?'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Now that their father (was) now dead, the siblings/(brothers) of Jose said, ‘Jose might still be-holding-a-grudge-against us (incl.) and he will-pay- us (incl.) -back for what we (incl.) did to him.'” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “After Jacob died, Joseph’s brothers became worried. They realized what might happen. They said, ‘Suppose Joseph hates us and tries to get revenge for all the evil things that we did to him many years ago?'” (Source: Translation for Translators)