Babel

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

Chilenje (Lenje)

Caanda cilaamfu ca Babiloni

  1. Pakutaanguna bantu boonse bamucishi bakalinga kucitebo mulaka womwi alimwi bakalinga kusebenseshabo maswi a mulaka weenka uyo.
  2. Ono mukweendaanaendaana kwicwe bakashika kucinyika ca Babiloniya akwikala kweenka uko
  3. Mpeeke boonse bkaamba ayi, “Kamwisa tuume ncelwa akushitenta kabotu.” Bakasebensesha ncelwa kuteshi mabwe, bakalinga kuyakisha manenekela.
  4. Lyalo bakaamba ayi, “Ono atuyake ndabala inene acaanda cilaamfu cishika kwiculu, kwaamba ayi tupange liina, akwaamba ayi tutapalanganini mucishi ca panshi”
  5. Moeeke Mwaami Lesa wakesa panshi mukubona ndabala inene acaanda cilaamfu ico cakayaka bantu abo,
  6. akwaamba ayi, “Ono aba bantu boonse mbamushobo womwi alimwi balaamba mulaka womwi. Aya ngamatalikilo aceeco nceshi banoocita. Onoono bantu aba bananookonsha kucita cili coonse mcebasuni!
  7. Atuye panshi tuye tufulunganye mulaka wabo kwaamba ayi banoobula kunyumfwana womwi awomwi.”
  8. Aboobo Mwaami Lesa wakabapalanganishisha kumbasu shoonse sha cishi ca panshi, lyalo bakacileka kuyaka ndabala inene iyo.
  9. Ndabala inene iyo yakeetwa ayi Babiloni ceebo uko Mwaami Lesa wakafulunganya mulaka wa bantu boonse, alimwi nkuswa kooko nkwaakapalangnishisha bantu kuya mumbasu shoonse sha cishi ca panshi.

Source: Baibo. the Bible in Lenje language.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Lenje is a Bantu language spoken in central Zambia.

More information about Lenje
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/leh
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lenje_language

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