The Bible


Goan Nehemiah mac Hachaliah. As haink eh gy-kione ayns mee Chisleu, ayns y feedoo vleïn, myr va mee ayns Shushan 'sy phlaase,

The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,


Dy daink Hanani fer jeh my vraaraghyn, eh-hene, as deiney elley dy Yudah marish, as vrie mee jeu mychione ny Hewnyn va faagit as er-mayrn jeh'n chappeeys, as mychione Jerusalem.

That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.


As dooyrt ad rhym, Ta'n sluight t'er-mayrn jeh'n chappeeys 'sy rheam ayns seaghyn trome, as ayns faghid: ta voalley Yerusalem myrgeddin brisht sheese, as ny giattyn eck losht lesh aile.

And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.


As haink eh gy-kione, tra cheayll mee ny goan shoh, dy hoie mee sheese, as ren mee keayney as dobberan dy trimshagh son ymmodee laghyn, as hrosht mee, as ghow mee padjer gys Jee niau,

And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,


As dooyrt mee, Ta mee guee ort, O Hiarn Yee t'ayns niau, yn Jee mooar as atchimagh, ta cooilleeney conaant as myghin ny chour ocsyn ta graihagh er, as freayll e annaghyn.

And said, I beseech thee, O Lord God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:


Lhig da dty chleaysh nish geaishtagh, as dty hooillyn 've foshlit, dy vod oo clashtyn padjer dty harvaant, ta mee goaill kiongoyrt rhyt nish, laa as oie, ayns lieh cloan Israel dty harvaantyn, goaill-rish peccaghyn cloan Israel, ta shin er n'yannoo dt'o?: ta chammah mish as thie m'ayrey er n'yannoo peccah.

Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father's house have sinned.


Ta shin er ghellal feer vee-viallagh dt'oi as cha vel shin er vreaylley ny annaghyn, ny slattyssyn, as ny briwnyssyn doardee oo liorish dty harvaant Moses.

We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.


Cooinee, ta mee guee ort, er y goo doardee oo dty harvaant Moses gra, My vrishys shiu my leighyn, neem's shiu y skeayley mastey ny ashoonyn:

Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations:


Agh my nee shiu chyndaa hym's, as freayll my annaghyn, as cooilleeney ad, ga dy beagh paart j'iu eiyrit magh gys ardjyn sodjey magh y theihll, foast neem's ad y haglym veih shen, as ver-ym lhiam ad gys yn ynnyd ta mee er reih, dy hoiaghey m'ennym ayn.

But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.


Nish ad shoh dty harvaantyn, as dty phobble, t'ou er livrey liorish dty phooar niartal, as lesh dty laue lajer.

Now these are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand.


O Hiarn, ta mee guee ort, lhig da dty chleaysh nish geaishtagh rish padjer dty harvaant, as rish padjer dty harvaantyn, ta aggindagh dy ghoaill aggle roish dty ennym: as cur dty vannaght, ta mee guee ort, yn laa shoh, lesh dty harvaant, as giall da foayr ayns shilley yn dooinney shoh. Son va mish shirveishagh cappan y ree.

O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king's cupbearer.