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Babel

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

Gĩkũyũ (Kikuyu)

Mũnaara wa Babiloni

  1. Kĩambĩrĩriainĩ andũ a thĩ yothe maarĩ na rũthiomi rũmwe, na maahũthagĩra ciugo imwe.
  2. Na rĩĩrĩ, marĩ thaamainĩ kuuma mwena wa na irathĩro nĩmaakinyire kũndũ kwaraganu thĩinĩ wa Babilonia, magĩtũũra kuo.
  3. Magĩkĩĩrana atĩrĩ, “Rekeei tũũmbe maturubaarĩ na tũmacine moome biũ.” Kwoguo makĩgĩa na maturubaarĩ ma gwaka, na rami ya kũmanyiitithania.
  4. Magĩcooka makĩĩrana atĩrĩ, “Rekeei twake itũũra, rĩ na mũnaara ũrĩa gacũmbĩrĩ kaaguo gekũhuutia matu, nĩ geetha tũgĩe igweta, na tũtigaakĩhurunjũke thĩ yothe.”
  5. Na rĩĩrĩ, MWATHANI agĩikũrũka kuona itũũra rĩu, o na mũnaara ũcio andũ maakaga.
  6. Akiuga atĩrĩ, “Andũ aya oothe me rũmwe, na maaragia rũthiomi o rũmwe; gĩĩkĩ nĩ kĩambĩrĩria kĩa ũrĩa marĩĩka. Ihinda rĩtarĩ iraaya nĩmarĩhota gwĩka ũndũ o wothe ũrĩa marĩenda!
  7. Rekeei tũikũrũke nĩ geetha tũkahĩngĩcanie rũthiomi rwao nĩ geetha matikaiguithanie mĩario.”
  8. Kwoguo MWATHANI akĩmahurunja thĩ yothe magĩtiga gwaka itũũra rĩu.
  9. Itũũra rĩu rĩetirwo Babiloni, nĩũndũ kũu nĩkuo MWATHANI aahĩngĩcithanĩirie rũthiomi rwa andũ oothe, na no kuuma kuo aamahurunjire thĩ yothe.

Source: Gikuyu Common Language with DC. Kĩambĩrĩria. Bible Society of Kenya, 2008.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl


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