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“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
― Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Don Quixote
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That's a reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European. It's [wiki]Schleicher's fable[/wiki], composed by August Schleicher in 1868. A recent one is The king and the god. Both are intended to illustrate features of reconstructions with connected text.

English version:
The Sheep and the Horses

[On a hill,] a sheep that had no wool saw horses, one of them pulling a heavy wagon, one carrying a big load, and one carrying a man quickly. The sheep said to the horses: "My heart pains me, seeing a man driving horses." The horses said: "Listen, sheep, our hearts pain us when we see this: a man, the master, makes the wool of the sheep into a warm garment for himself. And the sheep has no wool." Having heard this, the sheep fled into the plain.
August Schleicher's German version:
Das] schaf und [die] rosse.

[Ein] schaf, [auf] welchem wolle nicht war (ein geschorenes schaf) sah rosse, das [einen] schweren wagen fahrend, das [eine] groſse last, das [einen] menschen schnell tragend. [Das] schaf sprach [zu den] rossen: [Das] herz wird beengt [in] mir (es thut mir herzlich leid), sehend [den] menschen [die] rosse treibend. [Die] rosse sprachen: Höre schaf, [das] herz wird beengt [in den] gesehen-habenden (es thut uns herzlich leid, da wir wissen): [der] mensch, [der] herr macht [die] wolle [der] schafe [zu einem] warmen kleide [für] sich und [den] schafen ist nicht wolle (die schafe aber haben keine wolle mehr, sie werden geschoren; es geht ihnen noch schlechter als den rossen). Dies gehört-habend bog (entwich) [das] schaf [auf das] feld (es machte sich aus dem staube).
From Lehmann and Zgusta:
Owis eḱwōskʷe

Gʷərēi owis, kʷesjo wl̥hnā ne ēst, eḱwōns espeḱet, oinom ghe gʷr̥um woǵhom weǵhontm̥, oinomkʷe meǵam bhorom, oinomkʷe ǵhm̥enm̥ ōḱu bherontm̥. Owis nu eḱwobh(j)os (eḱwomos) ewewkʷet: "Ḱēr aghnutoi moi eḱwōns aǵontm̥ nerm̥ widn̥tei". Eḱwōs tu ewewkʷont: "Ḱludhi, owei, ḱēr ghe aghnutoi n̥smei widn̥tbh(j)os (widn̥tmos): nēr, potis, owiōm r̥ wl̥hnām sebhi gʷhermom westrom kʷrn̥euti. Neǵhi owiōm wl̥hnā esti". Tod ḱeḱluwōs owis aǵrom ebhuget.
(Copied from the Wikipedia article. I haven't tried to translate it into some more easily readable spelling.)

Note that Proto-Indo-European had no definite article, no word for "the". Also note that the preferred overall word order in a sentence is subject-object-verb, not subject-verb-object.

ETA: The Wikipedia article on this fable has versions in several different languages, with translations in them. I'm half-thinking of posting some of them, like the Latin, Proto-Germanic, and Proto-Slavic versions that I found in them.
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Schleicher's fable - Wikipedia

Swedish:
Fåret och hästarna

På ett berg såg ett får, som inte hade någon ull, några hästar, en som drog en tung vagn, en som bar en stor börda, en som snabbt bar en människa. Då sade fåret till hästarna: ”Hjärtat gör ont för mig när jag ser en människa driva på hästar.” Men hästarna sade: ”Hör, får! Hjärtat gör ont när vi ser: Mannen, herren, gör fårens ull åt sig till en varm klädnad. Och fåren har ingen ull.” När det hört detta flydde fåret till fältet.
French:
Le Mouton et les Chevaux

[Sur une colline,] un mouton qui n'avait pas de laine vit des chevaux, l'un tirant une lourde charrette, l'un soutenant une grosse charge, l'un conduisant un homme à toute allure. Le mouton dit aux chevaux : « Cela me fait mal au cœur de voir un homme conduire des chevaux. » Les chevaux dirent : « Écoute, le mouton, cela nous fait mal au cœur de voir ceci : l'homme, le maître, se fabrique un chaud vêtement avec la laine du mouton. Et le mouton n'a pas de laine. » Ayant entendu ceci, le mouton s'enfuit dans la plaine.
Spanish:
La oveja y los caballos

[En una colina,] una oveja que no tenía lana vio unos caballos. Uno de ellos arrastraba una pesada carreta, otro soportaba una carga y otro cabalgaba con un hombre encima. La oveja les dijo a los caballos: «Me duele el corazón de ver a un hombre manejando a los caballos». Los caballos le respondieron: «Escucha, oveja. A nosotros nos duele el corazón de ver que un hombre, el amo, convierte la lana de una oveja en ropa abrigada para sí mismo y la oveja no tiene lana». Al oír esto, la oveja huyó a la pradera.
Italian:
La pecora e i cavalli

Una pecora tosata vide dei cavalli, uno dei quali tirava un pesante carro, un altro portava un grande carico e un altro trasportava un uomo. La pecora disse ai cavalli: "Mi piange il cuore vedendo come l'uomo tratta i cavalli". I cavalli le dissero: "Ascolta, pecora: per noi è penoso vedere che l'uomo, nostro signore, si fa un vestito con la lana delle pecore, mentre le pecore restano senza lana". Dopo aver sentito ciò, la pecora se ne fuggì nei campi.
Latin:
Ovis equique

Ovis, cui lana non erat, vidit equos: unum, grave vehiculum vehentem, unum, magnum onus, unum, virum ocius ferentem. Ovis equis dixit: Cor mihi dolet videnti virum equos agentem. Equi dixerunt: "Audi, ovis, cor dolet nobis (hoc) videntibus: vir potens lanam ovium facit sibi calidum vestimentum, ovibusque lana non est." Hoc audito, ovis in agrum fugit.
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Afrikaans:
Die skaap en die perde

'n Geskeerde skaap het perde gesien waarvan die een 'n swaar wa trek, een wat 'n groot vrag dra en een waarop 'n mens vinnig ry. Die skaap sê toe aan die perde: "Dit is vir my jammer om te sien hoe mense perde dryf". Die perde sê toe: "Luister, skaap, ons is ewe jammer, omdat ons gesien het hoe die mens, die baas, uit die wol van skape 'n warm kledingstuk vir homself maak en hoe die skape dan geen wol meer oor het nie." Toe hy dit hoor, het die skaap hom uit die voete gemaak.
Present-Day German:
Das Schaf und die Pferde

Ein Schaf, das keine Wolle mehr hatte, sah Pferde, eines einen schweren Wagen fahrend, eines eine große Last, eines einen Menschen schnell tragend. Das Schaf sprach: Das Herz wird mir eng, wenn ich sehe, dass der Mensch die Pferde antreibt. Die Pferde sprachen: Höre Schaf, das Herz wird uns eng, weil wir gesehen haben: Der Mensch, der Herr, macht die Wolle der Schafe zu einem warmen Kleid für sich und die Schafe haben keine Wolle mehr. Als es dies gehört hatte, floh das Schaf auf das Feld.
Catalan:
L'ovella i els cavalls

[En un turó,] una ovella que no tenia llana va veure cavalls, un d'ells arrossegava una pesada carreta, un altre carregava una gran càrrega i un altre cavalcava ràpidament amb un genet. L'ovella va dir als cavalls: «Mal de cor veient un home manejant cavalls». Els cavalls van dir: «Escolta, ovella: els nostres cors ens fan mal quan veiem això: un home, l'amo, converteix la llana d'una ovella en roba abrigada per a si mateix. I l'ovella no té llana ». En sentir això, l'ovella va fugir al prat.
Galician:
A ovella e os cabalos

[Nun outeiro,] unha ovella que non tiña la veu cabalos, tirando un deles dun carro, outro levando unha pesada carga e outro portando un home velozmente. A ovella díxolle aos cabalos: "O meu corazón dóeme, ao ver un home guiando cabalos". Os cabalos dixeron: "Escoita, ovella, os nosos corazóns dóennos cando vemos isto: un home, o amo, converte a la da ovella nun vestido cálido para el. E a ovella non ten la". Tras oír isto, a ovella escapou á chaira.
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Polish:
Owca i konie

Na wzgórzu owca, która nie miała wełny, zobaczyła konie; jeden ciągnął ciężki wóz, drugi dźwigał wielki ładunek, a trzeci wiózł szybko człowieka. Owca rzekła do koni: „Serce mnie boli, widząc, co człowiek nakazuje robić koniom”. Konie odpowiedziały: „Słuchaj, owco, serca nas bolą, kiedy widzimy, jak człowiek, pan, zabiera twoją wełnę na płaszcz dla samego siebie. I owca nie ma wełny”. Usłyszawszy to, owca pobiegła przez równinę.
Czech:
Ovce a koně

Ovce, která neměla vlnu, uviděla koně - jeden tahal těžký povoz, druhý nesl velký náklad, třetí rychle nesl člověka. Ovce řekla koním: "Srdce mě bolí, když vidím, jak člověk jezdí na koni". Koně odpověděli: "Poslyš ovce, nás bolí srdce, když vidíme, jak člověk, pán, bere ovci vlnu a dělá si z ní teplý oděv. A ovce nemá žádnou vlnu." Ovce uslyševši to uprchla do pole.
Slovak:
Ovca a kone

Ovca, ktorá nemala vlnu, videla kone - jeden ťahal ťažký povoz, druhý niesol veľký náklad, tretí rýchlo niesol človeka. Ovca povedala koňom: "Srdce ma bolí, keď vidím, čo človek káže robiť koňom". Kone odpovedali: "Počuj, ovca, nás bolia srdcia, keď vidíme, ako človek, pán, berie ovci vlnu a robí si z nej teplý odev. A ovca nemá žiadnu vlnu." Ovca, počujúc to, ušla cez lúku.
Russian:
Овца и кони

Овца, [на] которой не было шерсти, увидела коней: одного — везущего тяжёлую повозку, одного — большую ношу, одного быстро несущего человека. Овца сказала коням: «Горит моё сердце, когда вижу, что человек управляет конями». Кони сказали: «Слушай, овца, наше сердце [тоже] горит от увиденного: человек, господин, из овечьей шерсти делает себе новую тёплую одежду; а у овец не остаётся шерсти». Услышав это, овца убежала в поле.

Ovtsa i koni

Ovtsa, [na] kotoroy ne bylo shersti, uvidela koney: odnogo — vezushchego tyazholuyu povozku, odnogo — bol'shuyu noshu, odnogo bystro nesushchego cheloveka. Ovtsa skazala konyam: «Gorit moyo serdtse, kogda vizhu, chto chelovek upravlyayet konyami». Koni skazali: «Slushay, ovtsa, nashe serdtse [tozhe] gorit ot uvidennogo: chelovek, gospodin, iz ovech'yey shersti delayet sebe novuyu topluyu odezhdu; a u ovets ne ostayotsya shersti». Uslyshav eto, ovtsa ubezhala v pole.
Proto-Germanic (from Russian version):
Awiz eχwôz-uχe

Awiz, þazmai wullô ne wase, eχwanz gasáχwe, ainan kurun waganan wegandun, anþeran mekelôn burþînun, þridjanôn gumanun berandun. Awiz eχwamiz kwaþe: «Χertôn gaángwjedai mez seχwandi eχwanz gumanun akandun.» Eχwôz kwêdund: «Gaχáusî, awi, χertôn gaángwjedai unsez seχwandumiz: gumô, faþiz awjôn wullôn sez warman westran garwidi; avimiz wullô ne esti.» Þat gaχáusijandz awiz akran þlauχe.
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Some non-Indo-European translations, also from that Wikipedia source:

Indonesian:
Domba dan kuda

[Di atas sebuah bukit], seekor domba, yang (padanya) tak ada bulu, melihat kuda yang berjalan dengan (menarik) kereta yang berat, yang memuat beban yang besar, yang membawa dengan cepat seorang manusia. Domba berkata kepada kuda: Saya merasa sedih melihat manusia menggiring kuda itu. Kuda berkata: "Dengarlah domba, hatiku sangat sedih karena melihat manusia menjadi tuan atas bulu domba untuk menjadi pakaian yang hangat bagi dirinya, dan domba tidak memiliki lagi bulunya". Sesudah mendengar itu, domba menghindar ke padang.
Japanese:
羊と馬たち

毛が (刈られて) ない 羊が 馬たちをみた, ある (馬) は 重い 車を ひいているのを, ある (馬) は 大きな 荷物を, ある (馬) は 人をすばやく 運んでいくのを. 羊は 馬たちに いった, 心が 痛む 人が 馬たちを 駆り立てるのをみているわたしには. 馬たちは いった. きけ, 羊よ. 心が 痛む, (次のことを) み知った (われわれ) には. 人間の主人が 羊たちの 毛を 自分のために あたたかな 衣服にしてしまう. そして 羊たちには 毛が ない. これをきいて 羊は 野へ 逃げていった.

Hitsuji to uma-tachi

Ke ga (kara rete) nai hitsuji ga uma-tachi o mita, aru (uma) wa omoi kuruma o hīte iru no o, aru (uma) wa ōkina nimotsu o, aru (uma) wa hito o subayaku hakonde iku no o. Hitsuji wa uma-tachi ni itta, kokoro ga itamu hito ga uma-tachi o karitateru no o mite iru watashi ni wa. Uma-tachi wa itta. Kike, hitsuji yo. Kokoro ga itamu, (tsugi no koto o) mi shitta (wareware) ni wa. Ningen no shujin ga hitsuji-tachi no ke o jibun'notameni atataka na ifuku ni shite shimau. Soshite hitsuji-tachi ni wa ke ga nai. Kore o kīte hitsuji wa no e nigete itta.
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Schleicher’s Fable in Proto-Slavic language – Slavorum
Ovĭca i konji.

Ovĭca kŭja bez vĭlny estĭ, konjẽ vidě, edinŭ tẽžĭkŭ vozŭ tẽglŭ, i edinŭ veliko bermẽ, i ešče edinŭ čolvěka nosilŭ bŭrzo. Ovĭca kõnjemŭ reče: “Sĭrdĭce mẽ bolitĭ, viděti konjẽ že vozitĭ čolvekŭ”. Konji rekošẽ: “Slušaji, ovĭce! sĭrdĭca nasŭ bolẽtĭ kogŭda vidimŭ: možŭ, gospodĭ, ovĭčĭjejõ vĭlnojõ sebě teplŭ drabŭ tvoritĭ. A ovĭca bez vĭlny estĭ.” To slyšavŭ, ovĭca vъ dolъ poběže.
zompist bboard • View topic - Schleicher's Fable has several translations.

Dutch:
Het schaap en de paarden

Een schaap zonder wol zag drie paarden; een van hen trok een zware wagen, een droeg een zware last en een rende met een man op zijn rug. Het schaap zei tegen de paarden: "Het doet me pijn om te zien dat een mens paarden ment." De paarden zeiden: "Luister, schaap, het doet ons pijn om het volgende te zien: een mens, de meester, maakt van het wol van een schaap een warm kledingstuk voor zichzelf. En het schaap zit zonder wol." Toen het schaap dit hoorde vluchtte het de vlakte op.
Old English:
Se Eow ond Þā Eos

Ēow, þe ne wull hæfde, seah ēos, ānne hefigne wegn pulliendne, ānne micelne berendne, ānne guman snelle berendne. Ēow ēom cwæþ: min heorte me þrǣsteþ, guman ēos drīfendne to sēonne. Ēos cwǣdon: "Hlysn, ēow. Ūr heortan ūs þrǣstaþ þis to sēonne: guma, hlāford þæs ēowes wull seolfes wearmum wǣdum to āwendanne. And ēow nāne wulle hæfþ." Ēow, þǣm gehȳred, þǣm æcre flēah.
Also has some posters' attempts at Proto-Celtic and Proto-Slavic.
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Seeing all these versions of Schleicher's fable makes me think of texts often used as comparisons of languages.

A common one is the Lord's Prayer: Our father in many languages

That's Matthew 6:9-13, and here are some English translations:

Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored,
may your kingdom come,
may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread,
and forgive us our debts, as we ourselves have forgiven our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
(New English Translation)

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
(New International Version)

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
(New American Standard Bible)

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.
(King James Version)

Of these translations, the NET one looks like most like straightforward modern English, while the NIV and the NASB partially imitate the KJV.
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Numerous people have invented natural languages, natlangs, over the centuries, especially over the last century, when it has become a hobby for some people. Such languages are often called constructed languages, conlangs, and there are several kinds of them. like:
  • Auxiliary languages, auxlangs, to be used as international languages. Esperanto is the best-known one of these.
  • Artistic languages, artlangs, those created for some fictional work or as a hobby, like the languages in the Lord of the Rings books.
  • Engineered languages, engelangs, those designed according to some linguistic principle, like Lojban.
That aside, some conlangers like to use the Tower of Babel story as a comparison:
The whole earth had a common language and a common vocabulary. When the people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. Then they said to one another, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” (They had brick instead of stone and tar instead of mortar.)Then they said, “Come, let’s build ourselves a city and a tower with its top in the heavens so that we may make a name for ourselves. Otherwise we will be scattered across the face of the entire earth.”

But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower that the people had started building. And the Lord said, “If as one people all sharing a common language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be beyond them. Come, let’s go down and confuse their language so they won’t be able to understand each other.”

So the Lord scattered them from there across the face of the entire earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why its name was called Babel—because there the Lord confused the language of the entire world, and from there the Lord scattered them across the face of the entire earth.

Genesis 11:1-9, NET
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I'll use the Latin Vulgate as a comparison.
Erat autem terra labii unius, et sermonum eorumdem. Cumque proficiscerentur de oriente, invenerunt campum in terra Sennaar, et habitaverunt in eo. Dixitque alter ad proximum suum: Venite, faciamus lateres, et coquamus eos igni. Habueruntque lateres pro saxis, et bitumen pro caemento: et dixerunt: Venite, faciamus nobis civitatem et turrim, cujus culmen pertingat ad caelum: et celebremus nomen nostrum antequam dividamur in universas terras.

Descendit autem Dominus ut videret civitatem et turrim, quam aedificabant filii Adam, et dixit: Ecce, unus est populus, et unum labium omnibus: coeperuntque hoc facere, nec desistent a cogitationibus suis, donec eas opere compleant. Venite igitur, descendamus, et confundamus ibi linguam eorum, ut non audiat unusquisque vocem proximi sui.

Atque ita divisit eos Dominus ex illo loco in universas terras, et cessaverunt aedificare civitatem. Et idcirco vocatum est nomen ejus Babel, quia ibi confusum est labium universae terrae: et inde dispersit eos Dominus super faciem cunctarum regionum.
I've made line breaks before verses 5 and 8, like in the NET version.

Here's the Greek Septuagint version.
ΚΑΙ ἦν πᾶσα ἡ γῆ χεῖλος ἕν, καὶ φωνὴ μία πᾶσι. καὶ ἐγένετο ἐν τῷ κινῆσαι αὐτοὺς ἀπὸ ἀνατολῶν, εὗρον πεδίον ἐν γῇ Σενναὰρ καὶ κατῴκησαν ἐκεῖ. καὶ εἶπεν ἄνθρωπος τῷ πλησίον αὐτοῦ· δεῦτε πλινθεύσωμεν πλίνθους καὶ ὀπτήσωμεν αὐτὰς πυρί. καὶ ἐγένετο αὐτοῖς ἡ πλίνθος εἰς λίθον, καὶ ἄσφαλτος ἦν αὐτοῖς ὁ πηλός. καὶ εἶπαν· δεῦτε οἰκοδομήσωμεν ἑαυτοῖς πόλιν καὶ πύργον, οὗ ἔσται ἡ κεφαλὴ ἕως τοῦ οὐρανοῦ, καὶ ποιήσωμεν ἑαυτοῖς ὄνομα πρὸ τοῦ διασπαρῆναι ἡμᾶς ἐπὶ προσώπου πάσης τῆς γῆς.

καὶ κατέβη Κύριος ἰδεῖν τὴν πόλιν καὶ τὸν πύργον, ὃν ᾠκοδόμησαν οἱ υἱοὶ τῶν ἀνθρώπων. καὶ εἶπε Κύριος· ἰδοὺ γένος ἓν καὶ χεῖλος ἓν πάντων, καὶ τοῦτο ἤρξαντο ποιῆσαι, καὶ νῦν οὐκ ἐκλείψει ἀπ᾿ αὐτῶν πάντα, ὅσα ἂν ἐπιθῶνται ποιεῖν. δεῦτε καὶ καταβάντες συγχέωμεν αὐτῶν ἐκεῖ τὴν γλῶσσαν, ἵνα μὴ ἀκούσωσιν ἕκαστος τὴν φωνὴν τοῦ πλησίον.

καὶ διέσπειρεν αὐτοὺς Κύριος ἐκεῖθεν ἐπὶ πρόσωπον πάσης τῆς γῆς, καὶ ἐπαύσαντο οἰκοδομοῦντες τὴν πόλιν καὶ τὸν πύργον. διὰ τοῦτο ἐκλήθη τὸ ὄνομα αὐτῆς Σύγχυσις, ὅτι ἐκεῖ συνέχεε Κύριος τὰ χείλη πάσης τῆς γῆς, καὶ ἐκεῖθεν διέσπειρεν αὐτοὺς Κύριος ἐπὶ πρόσωπον πάσης τῆς γῆς.
Roman-alphabet transcription:
KAI ē̃n pãsa hē gē̃ kheĩlos hén, kaì phōnḕ mía pãsi. kaì egéneto en tō̃ͅ kinē̃sai autoùs apò anatolō̃n, heũron pedíon en gē̃ͅ Sennaàr kaì katṓͅkēsan ekeĩ. kaì eĩpen ánthrōpos tō̃ͅ plēsíon autoũ; deũte plintheúsōmen plínthous kaì optḗsōmen autàs purí. kaì egéneto autoĩs hē plínthos eis líthon, kaì ásphaltos ē̃n autoĩs ho pēlós. kaì eĩpan; deũte oikodomḗsōmen heautoĩs pólin kaì púrgon, hoũ éstai hē kephalḕ héōs toũ ouranoũ, kaì poiḗsōmen heautoĩs ónoma prò toũ diasparē̃nai hēmãs epì prosṓpou pásēs tē̃s gē̃s.

kaì katébē Kúrios ideĩn tḕn pólin kaì tòn púrgon, hòn ōͅkodómēsan hoi huioì tō̃n anthrṓpōn. kaì eĩpe Kúrios; idoù génos hèn kaì kheĩlos hèn pántōn, kaì toũto ḗrxanto poiē̃sai, kaì nũn ouk ekleípsei ap autō̃n pánta, hósa àn epithō̃ntai poieĩn. deũte kaì katabántes sunkhéōmen autō̃n ekeĩ tḕn glō̃ssan, hína mḕ akoúsōsin hékastos tḕn phōnḕn toũ plēsíon.

kaì diéspeiren autoùs Kúrios ekeĩthen epì prósōpon pásēs tē̃s gē̃s, kaì epaúsanto oikodomoũntes tḕn pólin kaì tòn púrgon. dià toũto eklḗthē tò ónoma autē̃s Súnkhusis, hóti ekeĩ sunékhee Kúrios tà kheílē pásēs tē̃s gē̃s, kaì ekeĩthen diéspeiren autoùs Kúrios epì prósōpon pásēs tē̃s gē̃s.
I used Conversion Greek > Latin Alphabet • LEXILOGOS to do the transcription.

I've also found a Biblical Hebrew version, but it's right-to-left and difficult to copy in.
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