complete verse (Genesis 7:17)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 7:17:

  • Kankanaey: “The rain continued to rain-hard-and-rain-hard for forty days and nights while-meanwhile the water got-larger until the ark floated.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “For forty days the rain and flood kept coming. And the water rose [lit.: became high], the ship was borne [lit.: sent] upwards.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “(It) kept-on/continued raining on the earth for [lit. inside of] 40 days. The waters went-up until the ship floated.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “It rained for 40 days and nights, and the flood increased. It flooded until the water lifted the boat above the ground.” (Source: Translation for Translators)