complete verse (Genesis 50:20)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 50:20:

  • Kankanaey: “Admittedly bad was what you intended to do to me in the past, but God caused-it-to-turn-into good/lovely. Because here-now many people have been saved because of that-aforementioned happening.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “You tried to harm me, Instead of this God did good. And the consequence of that is that today we are all being spared.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “(It is) true that you planned evil for me, but God had- already -planned that it would-result in goodness which (is) the saving of the many people from famine.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “As for you, yes, you wanted to do something very evil to me. But God caused something good to come from it! He wanted to save many people from dying of hunger, and that is what happened! Today they are alive!” (Source: Translation for Translators)