Babel

The Tower of Babel (Genesis 11: 1-9)

Ch'ol of Tumbalá

Jini chan bʌ ts'ajc ti Babel

  • 1. Junchajp jach i t'an winicob ti pejtelel pañimil. Ma'anic yambʌ t'an.
  • 2. Che' bʌ tsa' cajiyob ti majlel winicob ba' mi' pasel q'uin tsi' tajayob joctʌl i c'aba' Sinar. Ya' tsa' chumleyob ya'i.
  • 3-4. Tsi' yʌlʌyob: La' lac mel tejclum yic'ot chan bʌ q'uelonib mu' bʌ i letsel ti panchan. La' lac ñuq'uesan laj c'aba' ame pujquiconla ti pejtelel pañimil, che'ob. Che' jini tsi' meleyob ladrillo. Tsi' tempayob asfalto i wentʌjlel mezcla.
  • 5. Tsa' jubi tilel lac Yum i q'uel jini chan bʌ ts'ajc am bʌ ti tejclum tsa' bʌ i meleyob winicob.
  • 6. Lac Yum tsi' yʌlʌ: Awilan, junmojt jach winicob x'ixicob. Junchajp jach i t'an ti pejtelelob. Jiñach i tejchibal jach chuqui mi caj i cha'leñob. Che' jini mi caj i melob pejtelel chuqui mi' ña'tañob i mel.
  • 7. Conla c socbeñob i t'an cha'an ma'anic mi' ch'ʌmbeñob isujum che' mi' pejcañob i bʌ, che'en lac Yum.
  • 8. Jini cha'an lac Yum tsi' pam pucuyob ti pejtelel pañimil. Tsi' cʌyʌyob i mel jini tejclum,
  • 9. Jini cha'an tsa' otsʌbenti i c'aba' jini tejclum Babel, come ya'i lac Yum tsi' socbe i t'an pejtel año' bʌ ti pañimil. Lac Yum tsi' pam pucuyob ti pejtelel pañimil.

Source: El Antiguo Testamento en el ch'ol de Tumbalá. Liga Bíblica Internacional, 2011.

Ch'ol of Tila

Tiꞌ chaꞌleyob tꞌan ti yan tyac bʌ tꞌan

  • Ti ñoj oniyix junchajp jach bajcheꞌ mucꞌob ti tꞌan quixtyañujob. Pero jumpꞌej qꞌuin tiꞌ muchꞌquiyob i bʌ jini quixtyañujob yaꞌ ti joctyʌl Sinar. Tiꞌ chajpʌyob chaꞌan i melob jumpꞌej buchul bʌ tsꞌajc ñoj chan bʌ muꞌ bʌ cꞌʌlʌ cꞌotyel ti chan. Tiꞌ meleyob chaꞌan ti caj yomob i chan isañob i bʌ, yicꞌot chaꞌan machꞌan miꞌ wen pucob i bʌ. Pero Dios maꞌan tiꞌ mulʌ chʌ bʌ chʌncol i melob. Jin chaꞌan Dios tiꞌ mele chaꞌan yambʌ miꞌ chaꞌlen tꞌan ti yan tyac bʌ tꞌan, yambʌ ti yambʌ tꞌan. Maꞌix ti mejli i ñaꞌtyañob i tꞌan ti chajp ti chajp. Jin chaꞌan ti pam pujquiyob ti pejtyelel mulawil. Ti i cʌyʌyob yaꞌ baꞌ ti tyeche i melob jini buchul bʌ tsꞌajc ti lum Babel bʌ i cꞌabaꞌ.

Source: Resumen del Antiguo Testamento en el chol de Tila, Liga Bíblica Internacional, 2011.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Ch'ol of Tumbalá and Ch'ol of Tila are varieties of Ch'ol, a Mayan language spoken in the Mexican state of Chiapas by about 135,000 people.

More information about Ch'ol
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/ctu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ch%E2%80%99ol_language

Tower of Babel in Mayan Languages

Aguacateco, Ch'ol of Tila, Ch'ol of Tumbalá, Chuj, Kaqchikel, K’iche’, Northern Mam, Poqomchi', Q'anjob'al, Q'eqchi', Quetzaltenango Mam, Southern Mam, Tzeltal, Tzotzil, Yucatec Maya

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