Lord’s Prayer in Sakata

The following Lord’s Prayer edition is in Sakata, a language spoken in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  The translator is Rev. Damas Yungu.   

TEA NE YESU 
TEA NE SU NELE O LUKU
TWA JINA LEJE
TWA BOJU BEJE BEZE
TWA UNKAN UJE UKLE ONSE BIAN BAKLA ME O LUKU
IMPE SO BWANULI BENA BOLA BE LE SHUYA LESHU
INZIKE OBE BESSO
NIMPE SE ABO NA NZEKA OBE BAKLA BE BIAS OLE SO
PE INTWA SO NE DJIRI ONDI KOMINGA NGOR
KANSI INTSHUYI NSO ONDI MURI NA KLA OBE
PEBO OLEJE OLEYA ONDI BENKIKE BAMA
OYU, OKIM YA ONZRU
AMEN (KREBO)

Rev. Damas Yungu

English to Lingombe Dictionary Help 

Rev. Damas Yungu has provided the following help with the words of the English prayer, that can be useful in understanding the prayer as it is spoken, above. …just don’t say it this way – take it as a reference, and as such it’s not meant to be grammatically correct!  See the interlinear translation, below this section, for a translation back from Lingombe.

OUR          FATHER       IN            HEAVEN
NESU       TEA                O              LUKU

 
 HALLOWED        BE                YOUR           NAME
LE ITSUI               BEPE           BEJE            ZINA

 
YOUR              KINGDOM             COME
BEJE             OJU                           BEZE

 
YOUR         WILL             BE                  DONE
BEJE          UNKAN         BEPE             MEKLE

 
ON             EARTH                 AS IT IS        IN          HEAVEN
O               NSE ONTUA         NIMPE         O            LUKU

 
GIVE               US          TODAY            
UMPE             SU          WANLI   

 
OUR              DAILY                           BREAD
BEJE             BE LESHU LESHU    BENA BOLA         

 
FORGIVE            US          OUR           DEBTS
INZEKE               SU          BEJE          OBE        

                                    
AS                  WE         ALSO          HAVE     FORGIVEN    
NIMPE         SU          ABO           NANZEKA

 
OUR                DEBTORS 
NESU              BAKLA OBE

 
AND         LEAD     US      NOT       INTO    TEMPTATION
PE          NIMVE     SU       NE         O           KOMINGA

 
 BUT            DELIVER    US          FROM       THE EVIL ONE
KANSI         INTSHI       SU          ONDI        MU NEVAN OBE

AMEN

Interlinear Translation

Note that this interlinear translation was done by our Director using the above dictionary and is still unconfirmed. The unconfirmed areas are in parentheses.

TEA     NE SU     NELE    O    LUKU
Father   ours          .          in    heaven

TWA JINA LEJE
May (your name be hallowed)

TWA BOJU        BEJE    BEZE
May  kindgom   your      come

TWA UNKAN UJE UKLE ONSE BIAN BAKLA           ME     O   LUKU
May   will                                (be done on earth as)       done   in   heaven

IMPE      SO BWANULI       BENA BOLA       BE LE SHUYA LESHU
Give        us   our                     bread                    daily

INZIKE OBE BESSO
Forgive  debts ours       

NIMPE SE ABO NA NZEKA         OBE  BAKLA       BE BIAS OLE SO
As          we  also   have forgiven     debtors                 (likewise?)

PE INTWA SO NE DJIRI ONDI KOMINGA         NGOR
 (and lead us not)                            temptation            (-)

KANSI INTSHUYI NSO ONDI       MURI NA KLA OBE
but          diliver         us      from       the evil one

PEBO OLEJE OLEYA ONDI BENKIKE BAMA OYU, OKIM YA ONZRU
(for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory)

AMEN
KREBO

Acknowledgment

We hope you’ve enjoyed the text translation. Grateful thanks to  translator Rev. Damas Yungu, and Cesar Massanga, Coordonateur of Goodseed in the DRC, for arranging for this translation!  Audio coming soon, Godwilling.


Learn More

NHM Ministrants has embarked on a project to bring The Lord’s Prayer to the web in as many languages as possible. Click here to find more languages and Lord’s Prayer resources, including how to put on a multi-lingual event featuring the Lord’s Prayer in words and in song.

Categories Lord's Prayer | Tags: , | Posted on March 3, 2018

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