The Bible


Ta shin er chlashtyn lesh nyn gleayshyn, O Yee, ta nyn ayraghyn er n'insh dooin: cre ny obbraghyn ren uss ayns y traa ocsyn 'sy chenn earish;

We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us: what thou hast done in their time of old;


Kys t'ou er eiyrt magh ny ashoonyn-quaagh lesh dty laue, as er hoiaghey adsyn stiagh 'syn ynnyd oc: kys t'ou er stroie ny ashoonyn, as er n'eebyrt ad ersooyl.

How thou hast driven out the heathen with thy hand, and planted them in: how thou hast destroyed the nations, and made them to flourish.


Son cha dooar ad y cheer ayns nyn gummal liorish y chliwe oc hene: chamoo she'n roih oc hene ren cooney lhieu.

For they gat not the land in possession through their own sword: neither was it their own arm that helped them;


Agh dty laue yesh, as dty roih, as soilshey dt'eddin: son dy row aigney mie ayd daue.

But thy right hand, and thine arm, and the light of thy countenance: because thou hadst a favour unto them.


Uss my ree O Yee: cur cooney gys Jacob.

Thou art my King, O God: send help unto Jacob.


Dty hrooid's ver mayd nyn noidyn fo-chosh: as ayns dty ennym nee mayd stampey sheese adsyn ta girree seose nyn'oï.

Through thee will we overthrow our enemies: and in thy Name will we tread them under, that rise up against us.


Son cha der-ym my varrant gys my vhow: cha nee my chliwe chooinys lhiam.

For I will not trust in my bow: it is not my sword that shall help me;


Agh uss eh ta sauail shin veih nyn noidyn: as ta cur adsyn bun-ry-skyn ta dwoaie oc orrin.

But it is thou that savest us from our enemies: and puttest them to confusion that hate us.


Ta shin boggyssagh ayns Jee fey-ny-laa: as ver mayd moylley da dt'ennym son dy bragh.

We make our boast of God all day long: and will praise thy Name for ever.


Agh nish t'ou foddey jeh, as coyrt shin gys nearey: as cha vel oo goll magh marish nyn sheshaghtyn-caggee.

But now thou art far off, and puttest us to confusion: and goest not forth with our armies.


T'ou coyrt orrin chyndaa nyn gooyl er nyn noidyn: myr shen dy vel adsyn ta dwoaie oc orrin spooilley nyn gooid.

Thou makest us to turn our backs upon our enemies: so that they which hate us spoil our goods.


T'ou lhiggey dooin v'er nyn ee seose myr kirree: as er skeayley shin fud ny ashoonyn.

Thou lettest us be eaten up like sheep: and hast scattered us among the heathen.


T'ou creck dty phobble son veg: as cha vel oo goaill veg yn argid er nyn son.

Thou sellest thy people for nought: and takest no money for them.


T'ou coyrt orrin ve er nyn naaraghey liorish nyn noidyn: as dy ve son gannidys, as ayns faghid lioroosyn ta mygeayrt-y-mooin.

Thou makest us to be rebuked of our neighbours: to be laughed to scorn, and had in derision of them that are round about us.


T'ou coyrt orrin dy ve anghoo mastey ny ashoonyn: as dy vel y pobble craa nyn ghing orrin.

Thou makest us to be a by-word among the heathen: and that the people shake their heads at us.


Ta my stayd hreih gagh-laa kiongoyrt rhym: as ta nearey m'eddin er my choodaghey.

My confusion is daily before me: and the shame of my face hath covered me;


Kyndagh rish goan yn fer-lunagh as y mollaghtagh: kyndagh rish y noid as yn eulyssagh.

For the voice of the slanderer and blasphemer: for the enemy and avenger.


As ga dy vel ooilley shoh er jeet orrin, ny-yeih cha vel shin dy dty yarrood: ny gymmyrkey shin hene dy frourtagh ayns dty chonaant.

And though all this be come upon us, yet do we not forget thee: nor behave ourselves frowardly in thy covenant.


Cha vel nyn gree er choyrt cooyl rhyt: chamoo ta ny kesmadyn ain er gholl ass dty raad;

Our heart is not turned back: neither our steps gone out of thy way;


Cha vel, ga dy vel oo er woalley shin ayns ynnyd ny dragonyn: as er choodaghey shin lesh scadoo yn vaaish.

No, not when thou hast smitten us into the place of dragons: and covered us with the shadow of death.


My ta shin er yarrood ennym y Jee ain, as er chummal seose nyn laueyn gys Jee erbee joarree: nagh jean Jee eh y ronsaghey magh? son ta fys echey er eer folliaghtyn y chree.

If we have forgotten the Name of our God, and holden up our hands to any strange god: shall not God search it out? for he knoweth the very secrets of the heart.


Er y ghraih ayd's neesht ta shin er nyn gerraghey fey-ny-laa: as coontit myr kirree ta pointit dy v'er nyn stroie.

For thy sake also are we killed all the day long: and are counted as sheep appointed to be slain.


Seose, Hiarn, cre'n-fa t'ou cadley: dooisht as ny fuirree voïn er son dy bragh.

Up, Lord, why sleepest thou: awake, and be not absent from us for ever.


Cre'n-oyr t'ou follaghey dt'eddin: as jarrood nyn dreihys as seaghyn?

Wherefore hidest thou thy face: and forgettest our misery and trouble?


Son ta'n annym ain er ny chur lesh dy injil, dy jarroo gys y joan: ta'n bolg ain lhiantyn gys y thalloo.

For our soul is brought low, even unto the dust: our belly cleaveth unto the ground.


Irree as cooin lhien: as livrey shin er graih dty vyghinyn.

Arise, and help us: and deliver us for thy mercy's sake.