Babel

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

Tzotzil de Chamula

Muc'ul toyol ts'ajc' ta Babel

  1. Pajal sc'opic spisil ants-winiquetic ta balumilal, jun nax sc'opic.
  2. Ja'uc me to, loq'uic tel ta stojol sloq'uib c'aal, c'o staic muc'ul spamlej q'uinal ta Sinar, tey c'otic ta nainel a.
  3. Jich la yalbey sbaic: —Ja' lec jpastic ladrillo, ya jchic'tic ta c'ajc' —xiic. Ja' ton c'ot yu'unic te ladrillo, soc ja' mescla c'ot yu'unic te xuch' te stuquel ya xloc' ta lumq'uinale.
  4. Soc jich la xchajbanic: —La'ic jpastic muc'ul lum, soc ya me jpastic jun muc'ul toyol ts'ajc' te bayal ta caj moel, c'alal ta ch'ulchan ya xc'ot cu'untic. Ja' lec muc' ac'a c'otuc jc'oplaltic, ma me xpujc'otic bael ta spamal balumilal —xiic.
  5. Te Cajwaltic coj tel yil te muc'ul lum soc te muc'ul toyol ts'ajc' te yacalic ta spasel te winiquetique.
  6. Jich la yal te Cajwaltique: “Jun nax te lume, soc jun nax sc'opic ta spisilic. Jajch'iquix ta at'el, ma'yuc mach'a ya xju' ya xcomotic yu'un ta spasel bitic la snopix ta yo'tanic spasel.
  7. Jich yu'un ja' lec coucotic bael, ya jc'atp'unbeytic sc'opic, swenta yu'un jich ma xyaiybey sbaic sc'opic juju-jtul”, xi' te Cajwaltique.
  8. Jich la spuc bael te ants-winiquetic ta spamal balumilal te Cajwaltique. Quejch'aj ta pasel yu'unic te muc'ul lum te c'an spasique.
  9. Ja' swentail te bit'il Babel sbiil c'ot te lume, yu'un Dios la sc'atp'unbey sc'opic spisil ants-winiquetic, soc la spuc bael ta spamal balumilal.

Source: Bible in Tzotzil de Chamula. Sociedad Bíblica de México. Bible Society of Mexico, 2000.

Tzotzil de Chenalhó

Sc'oplal toyol q'uelub osil ta Babel

  1. Li cristianoetic ta vo'one jun to'ox sc'opic scotolic.
  2. C'alal ibatic ta stuq'uil sloq'ueb c'ac'ale, te la staic jun stenlejaltic ta yosilal Sinar, jech te inaquiic o.
  3. Oy jun c'ac'al jech laj yalbe sbaic: “Jpastic ep ladrillo; jchic'tic ta c'oc'”, xut sbaic. Jech te la stunesic ladrilloetic ta xq'uexol tonetic, xchi'uc la stunesic chapopote ta xq'uexol ach'el.
  4. Ts'acal to jech laj yalbe sbaic noxtoc: “Jliquestic spasel jun muc'ta lum xchi'uc jun toyol q'uelub osil, ac'o c'otuc cu'untic c'alal to ta vinajel. Me jech ta jpastique, chpuc lec jc'oplaltic, jech ich'bil ta muc' chijc'ot. Jech mu persauc ta jpuc jbatic batel ta scotol banamil”, xut sbaic.
  5. Li Muc'ul Diose iyal tal, yu'un tal sq'uel li lume xchi'uc li q'uelub osil tspasic li cristianoetique.
  6. Li Muc'ul Diose jech la snop: “Ta scoj ti jun no'ox slumalic scotol li cristianoetique xchi'uc ti jun no'ox sc'opique, ja' yu'un la sliquesic li abtel yu'unique. Jech mu c'uxi xpaj o li c'usiuc no'ox snop tspasique.
  7. Ja' lec yalcutic; bat jc'atajesbetic li sc'opique yu'un jech mu xa xa'ibe sba sc'opic”, xut sbaic.
  8. Ja' yu'un li Muc'ul Diose la spuc batel ta scotol banamil li cristianoetique. Jech te iquechaj o spasel li slumalique.
  9. Li slumalic bu la sliquesic spasele ja' Babel ic'ot sbi. Yu'un li Muc'ul Diose ja' te la sc'atajesbe sc'op scotol li cristianoetic ta banamile, xchi'uc ja' te lic spuc batel ta sbejel banamil.

Source: Biblia en Tzotzil de Chenalhó con libros Deuterocanónicos. Sociedad Bíblica de México. Bible Society of Mexico, 1997.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

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