Babel

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

Elliniká (Ancient Greek)

  1. ΚΑΙ ἦν πᾶσα ἡ γῆ χεῖλος ἕν, καὶ φωνὴ μία πᾶσι.
  2. καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ κινῆσαι αὐτοὺς ἀπὸ ἀνατολῶν, εὗρον πεδίον ἐν γῇ Σενναὰρ καὶ κατῴκησαν ἐκεῖ.
  3. καὶ εἶπεν ἄνθρωπος τῷ πλησίον αὐτοῦ· δεῦτε πλινθεύσωμεν πλίνθους καὶ ὀπτήσωμεν αὐτὰς πυρί. καὶ ἐγένετο αὐτοῖς ἡ πλίνθος εἰς λίθον, καὶ ἄσφαλτος ἦν αὐτοῖς ὁ πηλός.
  4. καὶ εἶπαν· δεῦτε οἰκοδομήσωμεν ἑαυτοῖς πόλιν καὶ πύργον, οὗ ἔσται ἡ κεφαλὴ ἕως τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, καὶ ποιήσωμεν ἑαυτοῖς ὄνομα πρὸ τοῦ διασπαρῆναι ἡμᾶς ἐπὶ προσώπου πάσης τῆς γῆς.
  5. καὶ κατέβη Κύριος ἰδεῖν τὴν πόλιν καὶ τὸν πύργον, ὃν ᾠκοδόμησαν οἱ υἱοὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων.
  6. καὶ εἶπε Κύριος· ἰδοὺ γένος ἓν καὶ χεῖλος ἓν πάντων, καὶ τοῦτο ἤρξαντο ποιῆσαι, καὶ νῦν οὐκ ἐκλείψει ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν πάντα, ὅσα ἂν ἐπιθῶνται ποιεῖν.
  7. δεῦτε καὶ καταβάντες συγχέωμεν αὐτῶν ἐκεῖ τὴν γλῶσσαν, ἵνα μὴ ἀκούσωσιν ἕκαστος τὴν φωνὴν τοῦ πλησίον.
  8. καὶ διέσπειρεν αὐτοὺς Κύριος ἐκεῖθεν ἐπὶ πρόσωπον πάσης τῆς γῆς, καὶ ἐπαύσαντο οἰκοδομοῦντες τὴν πόλιν καὶ τὸν πύργον.
  9. διὰ τοῦτο ἐκλήθη τὸ ὄνομα αὐτῆς Σύγχυσις, ὅτι ἐκεῖ συνέχεε Κύριος τὰ χείλη πάσης τῆς γῆς, καὶ ἐκεῖθεν διέσπειρεν αὐτοὺς Κύριος ἐπὶ πρόσωπον πάσης τῆς γῆς.

Transliteration

  1. kai ên pasa ê gê kheilos en kai fônê mia pasi.
  2. kai egeneto en tô kinêsai autous apo anatolôn euron pedion en gê sennaar kai katôkêsan ekei
  3. kai eipen anthrôpos tô plêsion deute plintheusômen plinthous kai optêsômen autas pyri kai egeneto autois ê plinthos eis lithon kai asfaltos ên autois o pêlos
  4. kai eipan deute oikodomêsômen eautois polin kai pyrgon ou ê kefalê estai eôs tou ouranou kai poiêsômen eautois onoma pro tou diasparênai epi prosôpou pasês tês gês
  5. kai katebê kyrios idein tên polin kai ton pyrgon on ôkodomêsan oi yioi tôn anthrôpôn
  6. kai eipen kyrios idou genos en kai kheilos en pantôn kai touto êrxanto poiêsai kai nyn ouk ekleipsei ex autôn panta osa an epithôntai poiein
  7. deute kai katabantes synkheômen ekei autôn tên glôssan ina mê akousôsin ekastos tên fônên tou plêsion
  8. kai diespeiren autous kyrios ekeithen epi prosôpon pasês tês gês kai epausanto oikodomountes tên polin kai ton pyrgon
  9. dia touto eklêthê to onoma autês synkhysis oti ekei synekheen kyrios ta kheilê pasês tês gês kai ekeithen diespeiren autous kyrios o theos epi prosôpon pasês tês gês

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