Babel

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

Babilon Ye Ambib Ambon Darewoob

  1. Kurin anuk kuu nimakarub korem kuu weng mimo dakmimaib, yeka yeka andokbindo.
  2. Kuyaron kuu yi korem aron dembimaun angka awanawanmo yaronib wene okad dabon yiri Babilonia aom dobiriwen.
  3. Yi korem mene nedbenib yedmiwen, "Okadbed boyambib yeman ongmenabem. Ongmenabe aron nimin nongkobubko erebne kamkono kerok." andiwen. Botban okadbed kwane ongmenabekoriwa, at nunung biwen, boyambib yeman dabokne awini yeman.
  4. Kwamekoriwa yedmiwen, "Menebe boyambib yemoon taun keri dowad yenbenabem. Kwane, boyambib kongam darewoob yenbenmo daane ambid burudandem. Kwananuub kuu nub aningko kumbed darewoob keraneen. Nub aningkomo keruko okad yimin yimin yaa wenebe buyokbayok keraubban." andiwen.
  5. Kwanoona, Yariman kuu ambib kongamiib tauniib yenbiib kuu wedmok kamene
  6. wedmekore yedmoon, "Yi weng mimo kumbed kwane andowe ongmiib kowe, komo meene ongmandamaniib kuu kwane ongmaniib.
  7. Kwani kowe, nub kawenenub yi weng amonombe weng maa maa yeka yeka keroko neman wengambere wengambere kerindeban kerok." andekore,
  8. Yarimanbed been buyokbayok keroona bidambib maa maa wenebene boyambib taun darewoob yenbiib kuu korondiwen.
  9. Kowe, taun yaningko kuu Babel* ande yedmiwen, amborom kuu Yarimanbed nimakarub korem yi weng amonombe weng maa maa kere wene karub kuu ben buyokbayok kere okad yimin yimin yaa nongkobenmo wonoon.

*Babel yaningko ye id kuu "Kerebkarab".

Source: Andowoon (Genesis). God Ye Weng Karadmo. Bible Society Of Papua New Guinea, 1995/2003: http://pngscriptures.org/yon/GEN11.htm#V0

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

Information about Yongkom
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yonggom_language
http://www.ethnologue.com/language/yon

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