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

Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch (Pennsylvania German)

Es Hohch Gebei An Babel

  1. An selli zeit voah yusht ay shprohch uf di eaht. Alli-ebbah hott di sayma vadda gyoost.
  2. Un's is zu kumma vi si noch di east ganga sinn, henn si ayva land kfunna im land funn Sinear un si sinn datt nei gezowwa.
  3. Un si henn unnich nannah kshvetzt un henn ksawt, “Kummet, vella bakka-shtay macha un si goot brenna.” No henn si bakka-shtay gyoost in blatz funn shtay, un pitch fa si zammah hayva.
  4. No henn si ksawt, “Kummet, vella en shtatt bauwa fa uns, un en hohch gebei es gans nuff an da himmel langd. Vella uns en grohsah nohma macha, no vadda miah nett ausnannah kshtroit ivvah di gans eaht.”
  5. Un da HAH is runnah kumma fa di shtatt un dess grohs gebei sayna vo di mensha-kinnah am bauwa voahra.
  6. No hott da HAH ksawt, “Gukk moll, si sinn ay leit un henn ay shprohch, un dess is vass si ohkfanga henn du. Nau nix es si denka fa du zayld ummeeklich sei fa si.
  7. Kummet, vella nunnah gay un si fashtatza in iahra shprohch so es si nannah nett fashtay kenna.”
  8. No hott da HAH si ausnannah kshtroit ivvah di gans eaht, un si henn ufkeaht di shtatt bauwa.
  9. Fa sell is di shtatt Babel kaysa vadda, veil da HAH di shprohch funn di gans veld fahuddeld hott datt. Un funn datt hott da HAH si ausnannah kshtroit ivvah di gans eaht.

Source: Di Heilich Shrift. 1. Mosi. Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

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