The Bible


Ny share ta'n boght ta gimmeeaght ayns e ynrickys, na eh ta camlaagagh ayns e veillyn, as ny ommydan.

Better is the poor that walketh in his integrity, than he that is perverse in his lips, and is a fool.


Myrgeddin dy bee yn annym fegooish ynsagh cha vel eh mie: as eshyn ta ro hiyragh, nee eh tuittym ayns peccah.

Also, that the soul be without knowledge, it is not good; and he that hasteth with his feet sinneth.


Ta ommijys dooinney dy chassey e raad: as ta e chree tallagh noi yn Chiarn.

The foolishness of man perverteth his way: and his heart fretteth against the Lord.


Ta berchys jannoo myrgeddin ymmodee caarjyn: agh veih yn voght, ta eer e naboo chyndaa ersooyl.

Wealth maketh many friends; but the poor is separated from his neighbour.


Cha bee feanish foalsey fegooish kerraghey, as ta smaght gyere cour y vreagerey.

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall not escape.


Nee ymmodee shirrey foayr y ree, as ta dy chooilley ghooinney ny charrey dasyn chebbys giootyn.

Many will intreat the favour of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that giveth gifts.


Ta deiney-mooinjer y voght ooilley dy choyrt cooyl rish: cre-woad smoo ta e chaarjyn goll foddey veih? t'eh geiyrt orroo lesh e ghoan, agh cha vel geill oo da.

All the brethren of the poor do hate him: how much more do his friends go far from him? he pursueth them with words, yet they are wanting to him.


Eh ta geddyn creenaght, shynney lesh e annym hene: eshyn freillys tushtey yiow eh mie.

He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth understanding shall find good.


Cha bee feanish foalsey fegooish kerraghey, as nee yn breagerey dy shickyr cherraghtyn.

A false witness shall not be unpunished, and he that speaketh lies shall perish.


Cha vel pooar cooie son ommydan: foddey sloo son sharvaant dy reill harrish princeyn.

Delight is not seemly for a fool; much less for a servant to have rule over princes.


Ta keeayl dooinney dy chastey e chorree: as te yn ghloyr echey [ny cheayrtyn] dy lhiggey lesh yn aggair.

The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.


Ta jymmoose y ree myr garveigagh y lion: agh ta'n foayr echey myr druight er y faiyr.

The king's wrath is as the roaring of a lion; but his favour is as dew upon the grass.


Ta ommydan dy vac seaghyn e ayrey: as ta beealerey dy ven myr faarn kinjagh ayns thie.

A foolish son is the calamity of his father: and the contentions of a wife are a continual dropping.


Ta thieyn as berchys eiraght ayraghyn: as ta ben lowal veih'n Chiarn.

House and riches are the inheritance of fathers: and a prudent wife is from the Lord.


Ta litcheraght dy hilgey fer ayns cadley trome, as nee'n annym liastey surranse gortey.

Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep; and an idle soul shall suffer hunger.


Eshyn freillys ny annaghyn, t'eh freayll yn annym echey hene: agh hed eshyn mow, nagh vel geill echey gys e raaidyn.

He that keepeth the commandment keepeth his own soul; but he that despiseth his ways shall die.


Eshyn ta giastyllagh da ny boghtyn, t'eh geeasaght da'n Chiarn: as son shen t'eh myr shoh dy vaarail, bee eh er ny eeck da reesht.

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the Lord; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.


Smaghtee dty vac, choud as ta caslys dy yannoo mie jeh, agh ny cur raad da dewilys neu-chooie.

Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying.


Nee dooinney siyragh gys corree surranse seaghyn: son my livrey-ys oo eh, ny-yeih shêgin dhyt jannoo eh reesht.

A man of great wrath shall suffer punishment: for if thou deliver him, yet thou must do it again.


Eaisht rish coyrle, as gow ynsagh, dy vod gerjagh ve ayd ayns jerrey dty laghyn.

Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.


Ta ymmodee smooinaghtyn dowin ayns cree dooinney: ny-yeih she coyrle y Chiarn, shen nee shassoo.

There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.


Te yeearree dooinney dy yannoo thurn mie: as ta'n boght ynrick ny share na'n berchagh breagagh.

The desire of a man is his kindness: and a poor man is better than a liar.


Ta aggle y Chiarn leeideil gys bea: s'maynrey vees e lhied, as shaghnee eh dagh olk.

The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil.


Ta'n litcher liastey follaghtyn e laue ayns e vroghil, as s'coan nee eh wheesh troggal eh gys e veeal.

A slothful man hideth his hand in his bosom, and will not so much as bring it to his mouth again.


Smaghtee yn craidoilagh, as nee yn vooinjer ôney goaill tastey: as coyrlee dooinney toiggalagh, as gowee eh tushtey.

Smite a scorner, and the simple will beware: and reprove one that hath understanding, and he will understand knowledge.


Eshyn ta spooilley e ayr, as dy eiyrt ersooyl e voir, t'eh ny vac gyn-nearey as scammyltagh.

He that wasteth his father, and chaseth away his mother, is a son that causeth shame, and bringeth reproach.


Cur twoaie, my vac, nagh n'eaisht oo rish y drogh-ynsagh shen, ver oo er-shaghryn voish coyrle vie

Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causeth to err from the words of knowledge.


Cha vel feanish mee-chrauee agh jannoo craid jeh briwnys, as ta beeal y drogh-yantagh sluggey sheese mee-chairys.

An ungodly witness scorneth judgment: and the mouth of the wicked devoureth iniquity.


Ta kerraghey kiarit son ny craidoilee as scutchal son dreeym ny mee-cheeayllee.

Judgments are prepared for scorners, and stripes for the back of fools.