complete verse (Genesis 8:11)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 8:11:

  • Kankanaey: “When it-was-getting-night, it returned bringing a leaf of an olive tree that it had-just-broken-off. And that’s how- Noe -knew that the water had already gone-down on the earth.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “When the dove came back in the evening there was a freshly cut olive leaf in its beak. Then Noah realized that the water on the earth had become less.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “The dove returned when-it-was now twilight/dusk with a fresh olive leaf in its beak. So Noe knew that the water already subsided.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “This time the dove returned to him in the evening and, surprisingly, in its beak there was a leaf from an olive tree that the dove had just plucked. Then Noah knew that the water had truly receded from the surface of the ground.” (Source: Translation for Translators)