complete verse (Genesis 9:4)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 9:4:

  • Kankanaey: “The only-thing I forbid you to eat-for-viand, (it is) the meat that still has its blood, because the blood, that is the location of its life.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “But do not eat any meat that has living blood. For the life is in the blood.” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “But do- not [intensifier] -eat the animal that when it-was-killed/butchered the blood did- not -come-out, because the blood is the symbol of life.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “It is blood that causes creatures to be alive, therefore you must not eat meat that still has blood in it after the animal is killed. After you have drained the blood out, you may cook it and eat it.” (Source: Translation for Translators)