Babel

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

Kaqchikel Ch'ab'äl (Kaqchikel)

  1. Chupan ri q'ij ri' toq xq'ax yan ri ya' ri xmuqun re ruwach'ulew, konojel ri winaqi' xa jun k'a kich'abel.
  2. Toq xe'el-pe pa relebel-q'ij, xkil jun taq'aj chiri' pa ruwach'ulew rubini'an Sinar. Y chiri' xek'oje-wi-qa.
  3. Y k'o k'a jun q'ij xkich'ob y xkitzijola' chikiwech: Tiqabana' taq xan y tiqaporoj pa q'aq', richin niqaben ladrillo, xecha'. Y keri', rije' ladrillo k'a ri xkikusaj pa ruk'exel abej y petróleo k'a xkikusaj richin xok rulo' ri xabachike kisamaj.
  4. Chirij re' xkibij chik: Tiqapaba' jun tinamit y jun torre y re torre re' xtapon k'a chila' chikaj, richin keri' xtel qatzijol y man xqojtalutej ta chuwech re ruwach'ulew, xecha'.
  5. Jak'a ri Jehová xqaqa-pe richin xorutz'eta-qa ri tinamit ri yetajin chubanik ri winaqi' y chuqa' ri torre ri xkik'is yan rubanik.
  6. Y ri Jehová xubij: Ri winaqi' xa jun tinamit kibanon y xa jun ri kich'abel; y k'a nabey kisamaj re' ri nikiben. Y kan man jun k'a xkeq'aton richin nikiben ri nikirayij.
  7. Wakami k'a, jo-qa y tiqasacha' ri kich'abel, richin chi man niq'ax ta chikiwech ri nikibij, xcha'.
  8. Keri' k'a xuben ri Jehová chike; roma ri' xkitalula-el-ki' chuwech re ruwach'ulew y xkitanaba' kan rubanik ri tinamit ri ye'ajin chubanik.
  9. Roma chiri' ri Jehová xujel kich'abel konojel ri winaqi', roma ri' ri tinamit ri' xubini'aj kan Babel. Y jari' k'a ri xbanon chike ri winaqi' ri' chi xkitalula-el-ki' chuwech chijun ruwach'ulew.

Source: El Antiguo Testamento en lengua Cakchiquel Central. Sociedad Bíblica de Guatemala, 2003.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Kaqchikel is a Mayan language spoken in central Guatemala.

More information about Kaqchikel
http://www.ethnologue.org/language/cak
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaqchikel_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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