The Bible


Nish haink eh gy-kione ayns lhing Ahasuerus (shoh yn Ahasuerus shen ren reill voish India eer gys Ethiopia, harrish shey-feed as shiaght rheamyn)

Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus, (this is Ahasuerus which reigned, from India even unto Ethiopia, over an hundred and seven and twenty provinces:)


Ayns ny laghyn shen, tra va ree Ahasuerus ny hoie er stoyl-reeoil e reeriaght, va ayns Shushan yn phlaase reeoil,

That in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,


Ayns y trass vlein jeh e reill, ren eh cuirraghyn da ooilley e phrinceyn, as e harvaantyn; pooaraghyn Phersia as Media, ard gheiney as princeyn ny rheamyn ec y traa cheddin kionfenish.

In the third year of his reign, he made a feast unto all his princes and his servants; the power of Persia and Media, the nobles and princes of the provinces, being before him:


Tra hoilshee eh magh berchys e reeriaght ghloyroil, as onnor e ard-ooashley reeoil, ymmodee laghyn, eer nuy-feed laa.

When he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days.


As lurg da ny laghyn shoh ve harrish, ren y ree cuirraghyn da ooilley yn pobble va ry-gheddyn ayns Shushan y phlaase, chammah da ard as injil son shiaght laa, ayns cooyrtyn garey plaase y ree,

And when these days were expired, the king made a feast unto all the people that were present in Shushan the palace, both unto great and small, seven days, in the court of the garden of the king's palace;


Raad va curtanyn baney, geayney, as gorrym, sheeynt er coyrdyn dy heeidey purple, lesh loopyn argid, as pillaryn marble: as nyn ynnydyn-soie dy airh, as argid, er laare dy phurple, as gorrym, as bane, as doo,

Where were white, green, and blue, hangings, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the beds were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and blue, and white, and black, marble.


As hirveish ad jough orroo ayns siyn airhey (va ny siyn jeh dagh sorch) as palchey dy feeyn reeoil, cooie rish stayd y ree.

And they gave them drink in vessels of gold, (the vessels being diverse one from another,) and royal wine in abundance, according to the state of the king.


As va'n giu cordail rish y leigh, cha row fer erbee eginit: son shoh myr doardee yn ree da ooilley fir-oik e hie, dy row dy chooilley ghooinney dy ghoaill myr baillish.

And the drinking was according to the law; none did compel: for so the king had appointed to all the officers of his house, that they should do according to every man's pleasure.


Ren Vashti yn ven-rein myrgeddin cuirraghyn son ny mraane, ayns thie reeoil Ahasuerus.

Also Vashti the queen made a feast for the women in the royal house which belonged to king Ahasuerus.


Er y chiaghtoo laa, tra va cree yn ree gennal lesh feeyn, doardee eh Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, as Abagtha, Zethar, as Carcas, ny shiaght ard fir-oik, va shirveish fenish Ahasuerus yn ree,

On the seventh day, when the heart of the king was merry with wine, he commanded Mehuman, Biztha, Harbona, Bigtha, and Abagtha, Zethar, and Carcas, the seven chamberlains that served in the presence of Ahasuerus the king,


Dy chur lhieu Vashti yn ven-rein kiongoyrt rish y ree, ceau yn attey reeoil dy yeeaghyn da'n pobble as ny princeyn yn aalid eck, son v'ee feer aalin dy yeeaghyn urree.

To bring Vashti the queen before the king with the crown royal, to shew the people and the princes her beauty: for she was fair to look on.


Agh dob Vashti yn ven-rein dy heet er sarey yn ree liorish ny fir-oik: va'n ree, er-y-fa shen, feer jymmoosagh, as ren e chorree lostey cheu-sthie jeh.

But the queen Vashti refused to come at the king's commandment by his chamberlains: therefore was the king very wroth, and his anger burned in him.


Eisht dooyrt y ree rish ny deiney creeney, va toiggal cooishyn (son shoh va cliaghtey yn ree dy ghoaill y choyrle ocsyn va tushtagh ayns leigh as briwnys:

Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment:


As ny ard-gheiney jeu shoh va Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, as Memucan, shiaght princeyn Phersia as Media, as fir-choyrlee kinjagh y ree, as ayns ard phooar ayns y reeriaght).

And the next unto him was Carshena, Shethar, Admatha, Tarshish, Meres, Marsena, and Memucan, the seven princes of Persia and Media, which saw the king's face, and which sat the first in the kingdom;)


Cre nee mayd rish Vashti yn ven-rein cordail rish y leigh, er-yn-oyr nagh vel ee er choyrt biallys da sarey yn ree Ahasuerus, liorish e hirveishee?

What shall we do unto the queen Vashti according to law, because she hath not performed the commandment of the king Ahasuerus by the chamberlains?


As dreggyr Memucan ayns fenish y ree as ny princeyn, Cha nee da'n ree ny-lomarcan ta'n ven-rein er n'yannoo aggair, agh myrgeddin da ooilley ny princeyn, as da ooilley yn pobble t'ayns slane reeriaght ree Ahasuerus.

And Memucan answered before the king and the princes, Vashti the queen hath not done wrong to the king only, but also to all the princes, and to all the people that are in all the provinces of the king Ahasuerus.


Son shoh ta'n ven-rein er n'yannoo ayns clashtyn ooilley ny mraane, myr shen dy jean ad beg y hoiaghey jeh ny deiney oc, tra hed y skeeal magh, Doardee ree Ahasuerus Vashti yn ven-rein dy heet stiagh kiongoyrt rish, agh cha daink ee.

For this deed of the queen shall come abroad unto all women, so that they shall despise their husbands in their eyes, when it shall be reported, The king Ahasuerus commanded Vashti the queen to be brought in before him, but she came not.


Yn ansoor cheddin ver ooilley mraane seyr Phersia as Media nish, da ooilley princeyn y ree, ta er chlashtyn jeh ymmyrkey yn ven-rein. As bee shoh oyr lane mee viallys as anvea.

Likewise shall the ladies of Persia and Media say this day unto all the king's princes, which have heard of the deed of the queen. Thus shall there arise too much contempt and wrath.


My s'gooidsave lesh y ree, lhig da jannoo sarey reeoil, as lhig da ve scruit mastey leighyn ny Persianee, as ny Medeyn, nagh bee er ny chaghlaa, nagh jig Vashti arragh ayns fenish ree Ahasuerus, as lhig da'n ree stowal y stayd reeoil eck er unnane elley ta ny share na ish.

If it please the king, let there go a royal commandment from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, that it be not altered, That Vashti come no more before king Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she.


As tra vees sarey yn ree er ny ockley magh trooid e slane reeriaght (son s'mooar te) ver ooilley ny mraane onnor da ny deiney oc, chammah ard as injil.

And when the king's decree which he shall make shall be published throughout all his empire, (for it is great,) all the wives shall give to their husbands honour, both to great and small.


As va'n choyrle mie ayns shilley yn ree, as ny princeyn, as ren y ree cordail rish goan Vemucan:

And the saying pleased the king and the princes; and the king did according to the word of Memucan:


Son hug eh screeunyn trooid ooilley rheamyn y ree gys dy chooilley ard cordail rish nyn aght screeuee, as gys dy chooilley phobble lurg nyn ghlare hene, dy row dy chooilley ghooinney dy ymmyrkey reill ayns e hie hene, as dy beagh shoh er ny ockley magh ayns glare dy chooilley phobble.

For he sent letters into all the king's provinces, into every province according to the writing thereof, and to every people after their language, that every man should bear rule in his own house, and that it should be published according to the language of every people.