The Bible


Eaisht-jee shiuish chloan, rish ynsagh nyn ayr, as bee-jee imneagh dy hoiggal tushtey.

Hear, ye children, the instruction of a father, and attend to know understanding.


Son ta mee dy choyrt diu ynsagh mie, ny treig-jee my choyrle.

For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.


Son va mish mac ynrycan my ayr, meen as mettey ayns shilley my vayrey.

For I was my father's son, tender and only beloved in the sight of my mother.


Dynsee eshyn mee neesht, as dooyrt eh rhym, Lhig da dty chree goaill stiagh my ghoan: freill my annaghyn, as bee oo bio.

He taught me also, and said unto me, Let thine heart retain my words: keep my commandments, and live.


Jean creenaght y chosney, cosne tushtey: ny jarrood eh, as ny jean scarrey rish goan my veeal.

Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not; neither decline from the words of my mouth.


Ny treig ee, as nee ish oo y choadey bee graihagh urree, as nee ish fendeil oo.

Forsake her not, and she shall preserve thee: love her, and she shall keep thee.


Ta creenaght yn ard-vannaght, shen-y-fa fow creenaght: as lesh ooilley dty chooid-seihlt jean tushtey y chosney.

Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.


Jean mooar j'ee, as nee ish soiaghey seose oo; ver ee lh'ee oo gys ooashley, tra t'ou goaill hood ee.

Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: she shall bring thee to honour, when thou dost embrace her.


Ver ish er dty chione yn attey dy ghrayse: crown gloyroil stowys ee ort.

She shall give to thine head an ornament of grace: a crown of glory shall she deliver to thee.


Eaisht, O my vac, as gow my raaghyn hood: as bee bleeantyn dty heihll ymmodee.

Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.


Ta mee er dty ynsagh ayns raad ny creenaght: ta mee er dty leeideil ayns cassanyn jeeragh.

I have taught thee in the way of wisdom; I have led thee in right paths.


Tra t'ou shooyl, cha bee dty chesmadyn chionnit, as tra t'ou roie, cha jean oo skyrraghtyn.

When thou goest, thy steps shall not be straitened; and when thou runnest, thou shalt not stumble.


Gow greme shickyr er ynsagh, ny lhig voïd ee, cum ayd ee, son t'ee dty vioys.

Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life.


Ny jean gimmeeaght ayns cassan ny mee-chrauee, as ny jean shooyl ayns raad drogh-gheiney.

Enter not into the path of the wicked, and go not in the way of evil men.


Jean chea roish, ny gow liorish, chyndaa veih, as cosne royd.

Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it, and pass away.


Son cha vod ad cadley mannagh vel ad er n'yannoo olk: as ta'n cadley oc goll voue, mannagh der ad er paart dy huittym.

For they sleep not, except they have done mischief; and their sleep is taken away, unless they cause some to fall.


Son t'ad gee arran y vee-chraueeaght, as giu feeyn y dewilys.

For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence.


Agh ta raad y vooinjer chrauee myr yn soilshey sollys, ta soilshean ny smoo as ny smoo derrey'n ard-vunlaa.

But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.


Ta raad ny mee-chrauee myr y dorraghys; cha nhione daue cre roish t'ad dy snapperal.

The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble.


My vac, cur geill da my ghoan, croym dty chleaysh gys my raaghyn.

My son, attend to my words; incline thine ear unto my sayings.


Ny lhig ad ass dty hilley, freill ad ayns cree dty chree.

Let them not depart from thine eyes; keep them in the midst of thine heart.


Son t'ad bioys dauesyn ta dy gheddyn ad, as slaynt da'n slane callin.

For they are life unto those that find them, and health to all their flesh.


Freill arrey er dty chree lesh ard-chiarail: son magh ass shen ta cheet raaidyn y vea.

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.


Cur ersooyl voïd beeal foalsey, as meillyn scammyltagh cur foddey voïd.

Put away from thee a froward mouth, and perverse lips put far from thee.


Lhig da dty hooillyn jeeaghyn jeeragh royd as ferrooghyn dty hooillyn jeeaghyn dy kiart er dty hoshiaght.

Let thine eyes look right on, and let thine eyelids look straight before thee.


Jeeagh dy mie gys kesmadyn dty choshey, as bee shickyrys ayns ooilley dty raaidyn.

Ponder the path of thy feet, and let all thy ways be established.


Ny chyndaa gys y laue yesh, ny gys y laue hoshtal scugh dty chass veih'n olk.

Turn not to the right hand nor to the left: remove thy foot from evil.