Babel

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


Northern Mam

Aju ja ma'xix twa'l tuj Babel

  1. Tuj tk'ijlalil ojtxi junx yol ba'n cyu'n cycyakil xjal twitz tx'otx'.
  2. Tej cyetz xjal tuj tjawitz k'ij o cnet jun chk'ajlaj cyu'n tuj tx'otx' Sinar, ex axtzun e najan.
  3. E octzun ten yolil cyxolx ex cyma cyja': Ko', kbinchan cub lagriy, ex kk'o'ncx tuj k'ak' tu'n ttzk'ajset, che chi. Ajbentzun lagriy te t-xel abj, atzun aspalt ajben cyu'n te t-xel mescla.
  4. Cymatltzun cyja': Kbinchan jaw jun tnam ex jun ja ma'xix twa'l ex japun pon twa'l max twitz cya'j, tu'n tcyaj jun nabl ke, ex tu'n mi'n kel sputj twitz tx'otx', che chi.
  5. Cu'tztzun Kman que'yilte aju tnam ex aju ja ma'xix twa'l in banttok cyu'n ke xjal.
  6. Tmatzun cyja': Lu ke xjal lu junx cytanmi, ax icx junx yol ba'n cyu'n; ma tzyet ak'untl lu cyu'n ex mlay che mayet ti'j ju in cub cyximan tu'n cybinchante.
  7. Ja'lotzun ko', ko cu'x tzpet-salte cyyol tu'ntzun mi'n tel tnic' jun ti'j tyol juntl, chi Kman.
  8. Ictzun tten e el t-sputun Kman ke xjal tuj tcyakil twitz tx'otx', ex cyaj cycolin ak'untl ti'j tnam.
  9. Tu'ntzun jlu, Babel tbi tnam oc, tu'nju atzun cub ttzpet-sa'n Kman cyyol cycyakil xjal. Tujtzun tnam lu e je'l t-sputun tuj tcyakil twitz tx'otx'.

Source: The Bible in Northern Mam. Sociedad Bíblica de Guatemala, 1993.

Northern Mam, or Huehuetenango Mam, is a Mayan language spoken in southern Huehuetenango Department of Guatemala.

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Southern Mam

Ri nimalaj tz'ak pa Babel

  1. Kykyaqiltzunju' xjal toju' tq'ijlalil ojtxi' toj tkyaqil twitz tx'otx', intoq che yolin toj junx yol.
  2. Tetzunj kyetz toju' tx'otx' ati toj tjawetzq'ij, knet jun plan tx'otx' kyu'n toju' jun tnej tx'otx' Sinar, atzuntzu' e'kub'a' najan.
  3. Jun q'ij b'aj kma'n kxolilex: Qo'qe' b'inchal ladris ex qtzq'ajsaku' toj q'aq', chechij. Qu'mtzun ladrisju' ajb'en kyu'n te t-xel ab'j, ex q'eq q'ol ajb'en kyu'n te t-xel meskl.
  4. Kymatzuntz: Kukytzaje', qb'inchanku' jun nintnam ex jun ja nimin twe' te b'a'npun kol, xinix twitz tx'otx' ex japumnix toj kya'j. Ajtzun tb'ent qu'n, qo' okyel nimaq qnab'l tu'ntzun lalun b'ajx qpa'nqib' toj tkyaqil twitz tx'otx', chechij.
  5. Atzunte Qman Dyos ku'tz ka'yilteju' nintnam ex ka'yilteju' ja nimin twe' intoq jaw kyb'incha'n.
  6. Qu'mtzun tma Qman Dyos: Aye'kye' lu noq junx tnamqe' ex junx yol nche yolina' kykyaqil; qu'mtzun matxi' tzyet kyb'inchanteju' aq'untl lu, ex mix-a'lo' jun twitz tx'otx' tu'n tmyonkye.
  7. Qu'mtzun qoku'x chuksalteju' kyyol tu'ntzun lalun kane tyolju' jun toj twitzju' juntel, chi Dyos.
  8. Ikytzun tu'me'lju' tb'incha Qman Dyos tu'n tb'ajx kypa'n kyib' toj tkyaqil twitz tx'otx', ex kyej kytzaqpi'n kyaq'un ljo'ntoq.
  9. Kykyaqilju' xjal kub' chukjsa'n kyyol toju' tx'otx' lu tu'n Qman Dyos, ex eb'ajx t-slama'n toj tkyaqil twitz tx'otx'. Qu'mtzun okq'o'n tb'iju' nintnam lu, B'ab'el.

Source: Génesis. The Bible in Southern Mam. Sociedad Bíblica de Guatemala, 1980 edition.

Southern Mam is spoken in the departments of Quetzaltenango, San Marcos and Retalhuleu in southern Guatemala.

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Quetzaltenango Mam

Jaw bincha'n jun ja nimin twe' B'ab'el

  1. Kykyaqiltzunju' xjal toju' tq'iljlalil ojtxi' toj tkyaqil twitz tx'otx', intoq che yolin toj junx yol.
  2. Tetzunj kyetz toju' tx'otx' ati toj tjawetzq'ij, knet jun plan tx'otx' kyu'n toju' jun tnej tx'otx' Sinar, atzuntzu' e'kub'a' najan.
  3. Jun q'ij b'aj kma'n kxolilex: Qo'qe' b'inchal ladris ex qtzq'ajsaku' toj q'aq', chechij. Qu'mtzun ladrisju' ajb'en kyu'n te t-xel ab'j, ex q'eq q'ol ajb'en kyu'n te t-xel meskl.
  4. Kymatzuntz: Kukytzaje', qb'inchanku' jun nintnam ex jun ja nimin twe' te b'a'npun kol, xinix twitz tx'otx' ex japumnix toj kya'j. Ajtzun tb'ent qu'n, qo' okyel nimaq qnab'l tu'ntzun lalun b'ajx qpa'nqib' toj tjyaqil twitz tx'otx', chechij,
  5. Atzunte Qman Dyos ku'tz ka'yilteju' nintnam ex ka'yilteju' ja nimin twe' intoq jaw kyb'incha'n.
  6. Qu'mtzun tma Qman Dyos: Aye'kye' lu noq junx tnamqe' ex junx yol nche yonlina' kykyaqil; qu'mtzun matxi' tzyet kyb'inchanteju' aq'untl lu, ex mix-a'lo' jun twitz tx'otx' tu'n tmyonkye.
  7. Qu'mtzun qoku'x chuksalteju' kyyol tu'ntzun lalun kane tyolju' jun toj twitzju' juntel, chi Dyos.
  8. Ikytzun tu'me'lju' tb'incha Qman Dyos tu'n tb'ajx kypa'n kyib' toj tkyaqil twitz tx'otx', ex kyej kytzaqpi'n kyaq'un ljo'ntoq.
  9. Kykyaqilju' xjal kub' chukjsa'n kyyol toju' tx'otx' lu tu'n Qman Dyos, ex eb'ajx t-slama'n toj tkyaqil twitz tx'otx'. Qu'mtzun okq'o'n tb'ilju' nintnam lu, B'ab'el.

Source: Biblia Mam de Quetzaltenango. Sociedad Bíblica de Guatemala, 1999.

Quetzaltenango Mam is a variety of Southern Mam.

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