lipu Nasin la: kasi nanpa 17 pi lipu Nasin Pona
|lawa suli li sona e ona.
|From great antiquity forth they have known and possessed it.
|jan anpa pi lawa suli li olin e ona.
|Those of the next level loved and praised it.
|jan anpa pi jan anpa li monsuta e ona.
|The next were in awe of it.
|jan noka li jaki e ona.
|And the next despised it.
|jan pi pilin ala la, jan ala li pilin e jan ni.
|If you lack sincerity no one will believe you.
|o olin a e toki pona!
|How careful she is with her precious words!
|ona li pali pini la,
|When her work is complete and her job is finished,
|jan ale li toki e ni: mi ale li pali a!
|Everybody says: “We did it!”