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

Kernewek (Cornish)

Tour Babel

  1. Hag yth esa dhe oll an bys unn taves, ha'n keth geryow.
  2. Hag y hwarva hag i ow mos yn-rag dhiworth an howldrevel, i a gavas stras yn pow Shinar ha triga ena.
  3. Hag i a leveris, an eyl dh'y gila, ‘Dewgh, gwren ni gul brykkys ha'ga fobas yn tan.’ Hag yth esa brykkys dhedha yn le meyn ha pyg yn le pri.
  4. Hag yn-medhons i, ‘Dewgh, gwren ni drehevel sita ha tour, ha'y benn y'n nevow; ha gwren gul hanow ragon, rag own ni dhe vos skattrys a-les war enep oll an nor.’
  5. Ha'n ARLOEDH a dhiyskynnas dhe weles an sita ha'n tour esa mebyon den orth aga drehevel.
  6. Hag yn-medh an ARLOEDH, ‘Awotta, unn bobel yns i, hag yma unn taves dhedha i oll; ha hemm yw an dalleth a'ga ober; lemmyn ny vydh travyth na allons i y wul mar mynnons.
  7. Dewgh, gwren ni diyskynna ha kemmyska aga yeth ma na wodhvons konvedhes an eyl yeth y gila.’
  8. Ytho an ARLOEDH a's skattras a-les alena war enep oll an nor, hag i a hedhis drehevel an sita.
  9. Ytho, yth yw hy hanow gelwys Babel, rag an ARLOEDH dhe gemmyska ena yeth oll an bys, ha'n ARLOEDH a's skattras alena war enep oll an nor.

Source: An Bibel Kernewek, 2020

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