The Bible


Goan y phreachoor, mac Ghavid, ree Yerusalem.

The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem.


Fardail dy ardalys ta'n preachoor dy ghra, fardail dy ardalys, ta ooilley fardail.

Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity.


Cre'n vondeish t'ec dooinney jeh ooilley'n deinys t'eh dy ghoaill fo'n ghrian?

What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taketh under the sun?


Ta un sheeloghe goll shaghey, as ta sheeloghe elley cheet ny-yeï: agh ta'n thalloo tannaghtyn veih sheeloghe gys sheeloghe.

One generation passeth away, and another generation cometh: but the earth abideth for ever.


Ta'n ghrian girree, as ta'n ghrian goll dy lhie, as chyndaa dy kinjagh gys yn ard raad dirree eh.

The sun also ariseth, and the sun goeth down, and hasteth to his place where he arose.


Ta'n gheay goll lesh y jiass, as chyndaa mygeayrt gys y twoaie, t'ee kinjagh cassey mygeayrt, as chyndaa reesht rere e combaaseyn.

The wind goeth toward the south, and turneth about unto the north; it whirleth about continually, and the wind returneth again according to his circuits.


Ta ooilley ny awinyn roie gys y vooir, ny-yeih cha vel y mooir lhieeney harrish: gys moir ny awinyn t'ad reesht chyndaa

All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full; unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again.


Ta dy chooilley nhee lane dy hooilleil, cha vod dooinney fockley-magh eh: cha vel y sooill er ny yannoo magh lesh fakin, ny'n chleaysh skee lesh clashtyn.

All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: the eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing.


Shen ta er ve bee eh reesht, as shen ta nish dy yannoo, vees jeant 'sy traa ry-heet: as cha vel nhee erbee noa fo'n ghrian.

The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.


Vel nhee erbee mychione oddys eh ve graït, Jeeagh, ta shoh noa? te er ny ve hannah 'sy chenn earish, roish y lhing ain.

Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.


Cha vel veg y chooinaghtyn jeh ymmodee reddyn foddey er-dy-henney, chamoo vees veg y toiggal ocsyn hig nyn-yeï, jeh shen ta ry-heet.

There is no remembrance of former things; neither shall there be any remembrance of things that are to come with those that shall come after.


Va mish yn preachoor my ree harrish Israel, ayns Jerusalem.

I the Preacher was king over Israel in Jerusalem.


As ren mee my chree y haaghey dy vriaght, as dy ronsaghey magh liorish creenaght dy chooilley nhee t'er ny yannoo fo niau: yn deinys trome shoh ta Jee er choyrt er cloan gheiney dy gholl ny hrooid.

And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail hath God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith.


Ta mee er vakin ooilley ny obbraghyn ta jeant fo'n ghrian, as cur-my-ner, t'ad ooilley fardail as seaghney cree.

I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and, behold, all is vanity and vexation of spirit.


Cha vod shen ta cam v'er ny yannoo jeeragh: as cha vod shen ta laccal ve er ny choontey.

That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.


Loayr mee rish my chree hene, gra, Cur-my-ner, ta mee er jeet gys ard-ooashley, as ta mee er chosney creenaght erskyn ooilley ny va roym ayns Jerusalem; va dy jarroo toiggal dowin ec my chree jeh creenaght as tushtey:

I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge.


As ren mee my chree y haaghey dy hoiggal creenaght, as dy chur-my-ner meecheeayllid as ommijys: honnick mee dy row shoh myrgeddin seaghney cree.

And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit.


Son ayns mooarane creenaght ta mooarane seaghyn: as eshyn ta mooadaghey tushtey, t'eh mooadaghey deinys.

For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.