Babel

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

Poqomchi'

  1. Pampeet cho q'iij, re' taqe tinamit xa jinaj naq wach chi q'orik kiq'orik wii'.
  2. Eh xponik i q'iij noq xiooj k'oloq chi korkiil reje i nelik cho wii' q'iij, ar xkireq jinaj i runimaal k'ixkaab' paruyuq'ul i Sinar, eh ar xi okik chi patinik.
  3. Eh pan jinaj q'iij je' wili i xkiq'or chikiwach: Kim taq qayejaa' taq i xaan neenqak'at ruuk' q'aaq', inki taqe. Re' i xaan re' re' xkamanik keh reh i tz'aq, eh wilik i je' q'ool xkireq panak'al xkamanik keh chi chopb'al riib' taqe xaan.
  4. Chi riij i re', je' wili i xkiq'or chikiwach: Yu'naak naaqayejaam jino'q i tinamit, eh nee wo' inqayejaa' jino'q tz'aq' xiik' naah najtiil naah. Chi je' re', neenkiq'or chi wilik qana'ojb'al, xa jinaj nee qoh wihik wii' ma' ruman ta chi neenqapuhkaaj qiib' chinaah i wach ak'al, inki taqe.
  5. Eh re' QaJaaw Dios xqajik chaloq chi rilariik i tinamit, eh noq xrilow chi k'ahchi' kiyejaam jinaj i tinamit, eh chi k'ahchi' kiyejaam jinaj inajt naah tz'aq.
  6. Re' QaJaaw Dios je' wili xuq'or: Re' tinamit xa jinaj wach kik'ux, eh xa jinaj wo' wach chi q'orik kiq'orik wii'. Ruum aj re', xkitoq'aa' rub'aan i kamanik wili, eh yu'naak ma' awach ta chik jino'q neenq'ilwik keh chub'aan.
  7. Je' re' noq, ma' xta reet chi neenqayoj wach i kiq'oral kiq'orik wii', re' chi ma' nee ta chik inkireq chi riij chib'ih i neenkiq'or chikiwach, inki.
  8. Re' QaJaaw Dios xupuhkaaj taqe i tinamit re' re' chinaah chu'nchel i wach ak'al. Eh re' keh xkikanaa' ruyejeb'jiik i tinamit re' re'.
  9. Re' QaJaaw Dios chupaam i ye'aab' re' re' xuyoj wach i kiq'oral chu'nchel i tinamit wach ak'al. Eh ar wo' xupuhkaaj taqe reje chinaah i wach ak'al. Ruum aj re', re' tinamit xkiyejaa' naq re' re', Babel i rub'ihnaal xkahnik.

Source: The Bible in Eastern Pokomchi. Bible Society of Guatemala, 2009.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Poqomchi' is a Mayan language spoken in Baja Verapaz in Guatemala by about 90,000 people. It is also known as Eastern Pokomchí, Pocomchí, Poconchí, Pokonchí and Tactic Pokomchí.

More information about Poqomchi'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poqomchi'_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/poh

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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