complete verse (Genesis 9:6)

Following are a number of back-translations as well as a sample translation for translators of Genesis 9:6:

  • Kankanaey: “‘The lives of you people are also valuable, because I made you similar to myself just the same. Therefore whoever kills a person, I condemn (him) to bear-the-consequences, because if there is an animal that kills a person, I will punish it so-that that’s his cause-of-death. If there is also a person who kills his fellow, a person just the same will be the-one-to-kill him.” (Source: Kankanaey Back Translation)
  • Newari: “‘Anyone causing the shedding of human blood, his blood will also be shed. For God made people to be like Him.'” (Source: Newari Back Translation)
  • Hiligaynon: “Whoever will-kill his fellow-human-being will- also -be-killed by his fellow-human-being. Because people were-made by God like/similar to him.” (Source: Hiligaynon Back Translation)
  • English: “I made people to be like myself in many ways. So someone who murders another human being must be executed by others, because he killed someone who is like me.” (Source: Translation for Translators)