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

Persian (فارسى)

The Tower of Babel story in Farsi/Persian

Transliteration

1. Dar ân ruzgâr hame mardom jahân be yek zabân saxan migoftand.

2. Jamʔyat donyâ rafta rafta zeyâd mišod wa mardom betaraf šeraq kuc miker dand. Ânhâ sar anjâm be dašti wa sayʔ wa pahnâwar dar Bâbel re sidand wa dar ânjâ sokni gozidand.

3 wa 4. Mardomi ke dar ânjâ mizistand bâ ham mašwarat kar da, goftand: «Beyâyid šahri bozorg binâ konim wa bar ji bând dar ân basâzim ke saraš be âsmân bar sad tâ nâmi bar i xud pidâ konim. Banây in šahar wa borj mânʔ por akandagi mâ xaw âhad šod.» Bar i benây šahar wa borj ân xešthây poxta tahye nemudand. Az in xaštahâ bajâya sang wa az qir bajây gac estefâde kar dand.

5 wa 6. Amâ hangâmi ke xodâwand be šahar wa bur ji ke dar hâl banâ šodan bud nazar andâxt, goft: «Zabân hama mardom yeki est wa muttahad šode, in kâr râ šaruʔ karde and. Agar eker ânhâ jolu gir ye nakanim, dar âyenda har kâri buxo ahand ânjâm xo ahand dâd.

7. Pes zabân ânhâ re a taǧyir xo ahim dâd tâ saxan yekdigar re a nofahmand.»

8. In extelâf zabân mujab šadd ke ânhâ az benâye šahar dast bar dâr nedd; wa be en tartib xodâw nedd ešân re a ruy ze min pur ekanda sâxt.

9. Az in sabab ânjâ re a rew ye ze min pur ekanda sâxt.

Transliteration provided by Michael Peter Füstumum

Listen to a recording of this text by Bahaareh Asghari (بهاره اصغرى)

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