The Bible


Cooinee nish er dty er-croo, ayns laghyn dty aegid, roish my jig ny laghyn seaghnagh, as ny bleeantyn tayrn er-gerrey, tra jir oo, Cha vel taitnys aym ayndoo.

Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;


Roish my vees y ghrian, ny'n soilshey, ny'n eayst, ny foast ny rollageyn er ny ghorraghey, as nagh vel ny bodjallyn er jyndaa lurg y fliaghey:

While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain:


Ayns y laa tra vees cummaltee yn thie er-creau, as dy jean ny deiney lajer croymmey, as nee ny bhielleyderyn scuirr, er-yn-oyr dy vel ad beggan, as bee adsyn ayns dorraghys ta jeeaghyn magh er ny uinniagyn,

In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,


As dy bee ny dorryssyn dooint ayns ny straidyn, tra vees feiyr ny claghyn mwyllin er n'aase moal, as nee'n dooinney girree ec gerrym y chellee, as dy bee ooilley inneenyn y chiaulleeaght nyn-dhost;

And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low;


Myrgeddin, tra vees aggle orroo dy hooyl er boayl ard, as atchim rhymboo 'sy raad, as bee'n billey-almond ny vlaa, as bee'n lheimmeyder-faiyr ny errey, as nee geearree failleil; er-yn-oyr dy vel dooinney goll gys e hie foddey-farraghtyn, as ny trimshee dobberan ayns ny straïdyn.

Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:


Roish my vees yn coyrd argid er ny eaysley, ny'n saagh airh er ny vrishey, ny'n cruishtin brisht ec y chibbyr, ny'n whueeyl brisht ec yn arrey.

Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.


Eisht nee'n joan chyndaa reesht gys yn ooir, myr ve; as nee'n spyrryd chyndaa reesht gys Jee veih haink eh.

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.


Fardail dy ardailyn ta'n preachoor dy ghra; ta dy chooilley nhee fardail.

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


As ny-sodjey na shoh, er-yn-oyr dy row yn preachoor creeney, dynsee eh yn pobble dy imneagh ayns tushtey: dy jarroo hug eh tastey vie, as hir eh magh, as hug eh dy cheilley ymmodee raaghyn creeney.

And moreover, because the preacher was wise, he still taught the people knowledge; yea, he gave good heed, and sought out, and set in order many proverbs.


Va'n preachoor aggindagh dy yannoo magh goan taitnyssagh, as dy scrieu sheese shen ny va jeeragh, dy jarroo goan yn irriney.

The preacher sought to find out acceptable words: and that which was written was upright, even words of truth.


Ta goan deiney creeney myr lorg-immanagh, as myr treinaghyn eiyrit shickyr liorish mainshtyryn y cho-chruinnaght, t'er nyn goyrt magh liorish yn un vochilley,

The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.


As ny sodjey, lioroo shoh; my vac, bee er dty choyrlaghey: jeh jannoo ymmodee lioaryn cha vel jerrey erbee as ta smooinaghtyn dowin deinys da'n challin.

And further, by these, my son, be admonished: of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh.


Lhig dooin clashtyn jerrey'n slane cooish: gow aggle roish Jee, as freill e annaghyn; son shoh slane currym dooinney.

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.


Son ver Jee lesh dy chooilley obbyr gys briwnys, marish dy chooilley nhee follit, lhig da ve mie ny sie.

For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.