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Nish lurg ny reddyn shoh, ayns reill Artaxerxes ree Phersia, Ezra mac Seraiah, mac Azariah, mac Hilkiah,

Now after these things, in the reign of Artaxerxes king of Persia, Ezra the son of Seraiah, the son of Azariah, the son of Hilkiah,


Mac Shallum, mac Zadok, mac Ahitub,

The son of Shallum, the son of Zadok, the son of Ahitub,


Mac Amariah, mac Azariah, mac Meraioth,

The son of Amariah, the son of Azariah, the son of Meraioth,


Mac Zeraiah, mac Uzzi, mac Bukki,

The son of Zerahiah, the son of Uzzi, the son of Bukki,


Mac Abishua, mac Phinehas, mac Eleazar, mac Aaron yn ard-saggyrt.

The son of Abishua, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the chief priest:


Hie Ezra shoh seose veih Babylon, as v'eh ny scrudeyr slane ynsit ayns leigh Voses, va'n Chiarn Jee Israel er harey: as hug y ree daa ooilley e yeearree, myr va laue yn Chiarn e Yee m?rish.

This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which the Lord God of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of the Lord his God upon him.


As hie paart jeh cloan Israel, as jeh ny saggyrtyn, as ny Leviteyn, ny fir chiaullee, ny porteryn, as ny Nethinimee seose gys Jerusalem, ayns y chiaghtoo vleïn jeh Artaxerxes y ree.

And there went up some of the children of Israel, and of the priests, and the Levites, and the singers, and the porters, and the Nethinims, unto Jerusalem, in the seventh year of Artaxerxes the king.


As haink eh gys Jerusalem ayns y wheiggoo vee, 'sy chiaghtoo vleïn jeh reill y ree.

And he came to Jerusalem in the fifth month, which was in the seventh year of the king.


Son er y chied laa, jeh'n chied vee, ren eh toshiaght er e yurnah veih Babylon, as er y chied laa jeh'n wheiggoo vee haink eh gys Jerusalem, myr va laue vie e Yee mârish.

For upon the first day of the first month began he to go up from Babylon, and on the first day of the fifth month came he to Jerusalem, according to the good hand of his God upon him.


Son va Ezra er hoiaghey e chree, dy hoiggal leigh'n Chiarn, as dy chooilleeney eh, as dy ynsaghey ayns Israel slattyssyn as briwnyssyn.

For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of the Lord, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.


Nish shoh copy jeh'n screeuyn hug Artaxerxes y ree da Ezra, yn saggyrt, yn scrudeyr, eer scrudeyr ayns goan annaghyn y Chiarn, as e lattyssyn da Israel.

Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra the priest, the scribe, even a scribe of the words of the commandments of the Lord, and of his statutes to Israel.


Artaxerxes, ree dy reeaghyn, Gys Ezra, yn saggyrt, scrudeyr slane ynsit ayns leigh Yee t'ayns niau, shee dy row hood, as ec lheid y traa.

Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect peace, and at such a time.


Ta mee jannoo decree, adsyn ooilley ta jeh pobble Israel, as ny saggyrtyn, as ny Leviteyn, ayns my rheam, ta booiagh jeh nyn aigney-arryltagh hene, dy gholl gys Jerusalem, dy jed ad mayrt.

I make a decree, that all they of the people of Israel, and of his priests and Levites, in my realm, which are minded of their own freewill to go up to Jerusalem, go with thee.


Son wheesh as dy vel uss er dty choyrt liorish y ree; as ny shiaght fir-choyrlee echey, dy vriaght mychione Judah as Jerusalem, cordail rish leigh dty Yee t'ayns dty laue:

Forasmuch as thou art sent of the king, and of his seven counsellors, to enquire concerning Judah and Jerusalem, according to the law of thy God which is in thine hand;


As dy chur lhiat yn argid as yn airh, ta'n ree as ny fir-choyrlee echey er hebbal dy arryltagh gys Jee Israel, yn ynnyd-vaghee echey t'ayns Jerusalem

And to carry the silver and gold, which the king and his counsellors have freely offered unto the God of Israel, whose habitation is in Jerusalem,


As ooilley'n argid as yn airh, oddys oo troggal trooid slane rheam Vabylon, marish oural-arryltagh y pobble, as ny saggyrtyn, chebbal dy aggindagh gour thie'n Jee oc t'ayns Jerusalem:

And all the silver and gold that thou canst find in all the province of Babylon, with the freewill offering of the people, and of the priests, offering willingly for the house of their God which is in Jerusalem:


Dy vod oo kionnaghey ass laue lesh yn argid shoh, dew, reeaghyn, eayin, marish nyn ourallyn-arran, as nyn ourallyn-feeyney, dy hebbal ad er altar thie'n Jee eu ayns Jerusalem:

That thou mayest buy speedily with this money bullocks, rams, lambs, with their meat offerings and their drink offerings, and offer them upon the altar of the house of your God which is in Jerusalem.


As cre-erbee nee oo hene as dty vraaraghyn cooie dy yannoo rish yn chooid elley jeh'n argid, as yn airh, jean-jee shen lurg aigney yn Jee eu.

And whatsoever shall seem good to thee, and to thy brethren, to do with the rest of the silver and the gold, that do after the will of your God.


Ny siyn myrgeddin, eer ny choyrt dhyt son shirveish thie dty Yee lhig daue v'er nyn livrey stiagh, fenish Yee ec Jerusalem.

The vessels also that are given thee for the service of the house of thy God, those deliver thou before the God of Jerusalem.


As cre-erbee sodjey vees ymmyrchagh son thie dty Yee, vees feme ad dy vaarail, bee eh lowit ass thie-tashtee yn ree.

And whatsoever more shall be needful for the house of thy God, which thou shalt have occasion to bestow, bestow it out of the king's treasure house.


As ta mish, eer mee hene Artaxerxes y ree, cur magh sarey da ooilley ny resowryn ta cheu elley jeh'n awin, cre-erbee hirrys Ezra yn saggyrt, scrudeyr ayns leigh Yee flaunyss, erriu, dy bee eh jeant ass laue;

And I, even I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers which are beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily,


Choud's keead talent dy argid as keead towse dy churnagh, as gys keead saagh feeyney, as keead saagh dy ooil, as sollan gyn towse.

Unto an hundred talents of silver, and to an hundred measures of wheat, and to an hundred baths of wine, and to an hundred baths of oil, and salt without prescribing how much.


Cre-erbee t'er n'oardaghey liorish Jee t'ayns niau, lhig da ve jeant dy kiaralagh, son thie Yee niau: son cre'n-fa veagh jymmoose [Yee] noi rheam y ree as e vec

Whatsoever is commanded by the God of heaven, let it be diligently done for the house of the God of heaven: for why should there be wrath against the realm of the king and his sons?


Ta shin myrgeddin cur currym erriu, mychione ooilley ny saggyrtyn as Leviteyn, ny fir-chiaullee, ny porteryn, ny Nethinimee ny shirveishee thie Yee, cha bee eh lowal dy hroggal jeu mayle, keesh, ny custom.

Also we certify you, that touching any of the priests and Levites, singers, porters, Nethinims, or ministers of this house of God, it shall not be lawful to impose toll, tribute, or custom, upon them.


As uss Ezra, lurg creenaght dty Yee, t'ayns dty laue, jean soiaghey seose fir-oik, as briwnyn, dy vriwnys ooilley'n pobble t'er cheu elley jeh'n awin, ooilley lheid as ta toiggal leighyn dty Yee, as ynsee adsyn nagh vel toiggal ad.

And thou, Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that is in thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as know the laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not.


As quoi-erbee nagh der biallys da leigh dty Yee, as leigh yn ree, lhig da briwnys jeeragh ve cooilleenit er, edyr y ve gys baase, ny gys eebyrtys, ny gys goaill seose e chooid, ny gys pryssooney.

And whosoever will not do the law of thy God, and the law of the king, let judgment be executed speedily upon him, whether it be unto death, or to banishment, or to confiscation of goods, or to imprisonment.


Bannit dy row Chiarn Jee nyn ayraghyn, t'er choyrt lheid y red shoh ayns cree y ree, dy hoiaghey magh dy stoamey thie'n Chiarn, t'ayns Jerusalem.

Blessed be the Lord God of our fathers, which hath put such a thing as this in the king's heart, to beautify the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem:


As t'er heeyney magh e vyghin orrym's kiongoyrt rish y ree as e ir-choyrlee, as kiongoyrt rish ooilley ard phrinceyn y ree: as va mee er my niartaghey myr va laue vie'n Chiarn my Yee orrym; as haggil mee cooidjagh ass Israel, ard-gheiney dy gholl seose mârym.

And hath extended mercy unto me before the king, and his counsellors, and before all the king's mighty princes. And I was strengthened as the hand of the Lord my God was upon me, and I gathered together out of Israel chief men to go up with me.