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

Lia-Tetun (Tetum)

Tetun Belu

Ema nalo uma tetu boot ida iha kota Babel

1. Uluk fohon, ema hotu-hotu iha raiklaran dale nodi lia ida dei.

2. Sia balu lori baa lorosaꞌe toꞌo rai fehan ida iha Sinear.* Hotu, sia nein iha nia.

3-4 Hotu, sia kabuar lia fuan naꞌak, “Mamaluk sia! Diꞌak liu, ita hariik hola kota boot ida. Ita halo fatuk mean, tunu toꞌo monas. Hotu, ita hada baa malu hodi hanit atu hariik uma tetu ida mak aas toꞌo laleꞌan. Hodi nunia, ita hetan naran boot. Ita bele dadi klubun boot ida, la faꞌe karin malu ona.”

5. Hotu, MAROMAK tuun nateke kota nia no uma tetu boot mak sia nariik nia.

6. Naree nunia, MAROMAK naneo naꞌak, “Ema neꞌe sia, ema klubun ida mak dale lia ida dei. Saa mak sia nalo baa oras neꞌe, foin hakat uluk fohon dei. Awan-wainrua, kalo sia metis malu nohuun, sia bele nalo sa-saa dei.

7. Diꞌak liu, Ita tuun baa, tokar siakaan lian, nebee sia la bele natene malu lian.”

8. Hotu, MAROMAK tuun, tokar lauk siakaan lian. Nodi nunia, Nia nalo ema nia sia faꞌe karin malu baa fatin hotu-hotu iha raiklaran. Sia moos nanawa nariik kota nia.

9. Tan MAROMAK tokar lauk siakaan lian, nodi nalo sia keen karin malu baa fatin hotu-hotu iha raiklaran, sia nanaran kota nia naꞌak, Babel, (tan lia fuan ‘babel’ neꞌe, hanesan lia fuan Ibrani ida mak naꞌak ‘benar karin’).

* 11:2 Iha lia Ibrani ‘baa iha lorosaꞌe’ moos bele naꞌak, ‘baa nosi lorosaꞌe’. ‘Sinear’ naran seluk naꞌak ‘Babel’.

Source: Lia Uluk Fohon. Tetun Alkitab. Genesis and the New Testament in the Tetun Belu language of Indonesia and East Timor. Kejadian dan Perjanjian Baru dalam bahasa Tetun Belu. Genesis eo Novo Testamento em língua Tétum Belu. Unit Bahasa dan Budaya, 2013.

Contributed by Wolfgang Kuhl

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