complete verse (Genesis 7:11)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 7:11:

  • Kankanaey: “It coincided-with date 17 of the second month in the six hundredth year of Noe. On that day, the source of springs and rivers burst and all the water within the earth suddenly-came-out. God also suddenly-opened the place of water above” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “When all the currents of the waters which were under the earth burst out, Noah had completed 600 years. It was as if the windows of heaven were being opened.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Noe was 600 years of-age back-then. And on the 17th day of the second month, (it) rained very [emphasis marker] strong and all the springs/water-sources overflowed.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “When Noah was 600 years old, on the 17th day of the second month of that year/late in October, all the water that is under the surface of the earth burst forth, and it began to rain so hard that it was as though a dam in the sky burst open.” (Source: Translation for Translators)