Babel

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

SiNdebele saseNyakatho (Northern Ndebele of South Africa)

Ntora yaseBabel

  1. Neliphasi lokxe belinelilimi galinye nemusumayelo munye.
  2. Yata yadlula nnago, yari kebasuka ebuhlaballa(n)ga, kuri bafumane mulala ennaxeni yaShinar; bahlala/batinta khona.
  3. Bari emakhathini kabo, Tanani, asiye(n)te tidena sititjhise kxulu”. Basebentisa sidena esiba(n)geni seliye, nelidaxa esiba(n)geni semudaka.
  4. Iyanu bari, Tanani, asitiyakheleni ntorobho nentora, leyo sihlowa sakhona si(n)gafika elitulwini; nakho asitiyeteleni libito/litinyo; gapha(n)dle kalapho sitasabalatwa ebusweni belipha(n)si lokxe.
  5. NKXOSI yatapha(n)si kutobona ntorobho, nentora leto badwana/banrwana bebadu/banru batiyakhileko.
  6. NKXOSI yari, Bona, badu/banru mbanye, bokxe banelilimi galinye; bakxwale kuyeta lesi: iyanu khona akuna ndo/nro leyo igabahlula/bhalela, lebakhu(m)bhule kuyiye(n)ta.
  7. Tana, asiyepha(n)si, lapho sikhohlanise lilimi labo kuri ba(n)ga visisani.
  8. Iyanu NKXOSI abasabalata kusuka lapho etulu kelipha(n)si lokxe, basukela kuyakha ntorobho.
  9. Gugeliba(n)ga lelo ibitwa Babel; gekuri NKXOSI lapho ikhohlanise lilimi lelipha(n)si lokxe: kusuka lapho NKXOSI yabasabalata ebusweni belipha(n)si lokxe.

Supplied by Dr Plaatjie Mahlobogoane (Ph.D.)

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