The Bible


Tar neose, as soie ayns y joan, O voidyn inneen Vabylon; soie er y thalloo: cha vel stoyl-reeoil sodjey dty chour's, O inneen ny Caldeanee: son cha bee oo ny smoo enmyssit seyr as mettey.

Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.


Gow ny claghyn-mwyllin, as jean meinn y vlieh: cur jeed dty vreidyn, rooisht dty chass, an-choodee dty lheayst, immee trooid ny awinyn.

Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.


Bee dty scammylt er ny hoilshaghey, eer bee dty nearey er ny akin: goym's cooilleeney, as cha jig-ym dty whail myr dooinney.

Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.


Er son y Fer-kionnee ain, ta'n ennym echey Chiarn ny flaunyssee, Jee casherick Israel.

As for our redeemer, the Lord of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.


Soie uss dty host, as stiagh oo ayns dorraghys, O inneen ny Caldeanee: son cha bee oo ny smoo enmyssit, Ard-lady ny reeriaghtyn.

Sit thou silent, and get thee into darkness, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called, The lady of kingdoms.


Va mee jymmoosagh rish my phobble; ta mee er n'yannoo my eiraght feohdoil, as er livrey ad gys dty laue: cha ren oo myghin y hoilshaghey daue; er y chenndeeaght t'ou dy feer trome er lhie yn whing.

I was wroth with my people, I have polluted mine inheritance, and given them into thine hand: thou didst shew them no mercy; upon the ancient hast thou very heavily laid thy yoke.


As t'ou er ghra, Bee'm my ard-lady son dy bragh: as cha ren oo ny reddyn shoh y ghoaill gys dty chree, chamoo ren oo smooinaghtyn cre'n jerrey harragh er.

And thou saidst, I shall be a lady for ever: so that thou didst not lay these things to thy heart, neither didst remember the latter end of it.


Shen-y-fa clasht nish rish shoh, uss ven rouanagh as almoragh; ta gra ayns dty chree, Mish ta, as quoi agh mee hene? cha beem's my hoie myr ben-treoghe, chamoo vees fys aym cre ta baase clienney:

Therefore hear now this, thou that art given to pleasures, that dwellest carelessly, that sayest in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me; I shall not sit as a widow, neither shall I know the loss of children:


Agh berree yn daa red shoh ort's 'sy tullogh, er yn un laa, baase clienney, as treoghys: hig ad ort dy dewil kyndagh rish earroo mooar dty phishagyn, as dty ymmodee obbeeys.

But these two things shall come to thee in a moment in one day, the loss of children, and widowhood: they shall come upon thee in their perfection for the multitude of thy sorceries, and for the great abundance of thine enchantments.


Son t'ou er hreishteil ayns dty veechraueeaght hene: t'ou er ghra, Cha vel unnane dy my akin. Ta dty chreenaght as dty hushtey er choyrt oo fo shaghrynys; as t'ou er ghra ayns dty chree, Shee mee hene t'ayn, as cha vel ayn agh mee.

For thou hast trusted in thy wickedness: thou hast said, None seeth me. Thy wisdom and thy knowledge, it hath perverted thee; and thou hast said in thine heart, I am, and none else beside me.


Shen-y-fa berree yn olk ort; cha bee fys ayd cre veih te troggal: as taghyrys assee dhyt; cha bee oo abyl shaghney: as hig traartys ort doaltattym, nagh bee fys ayd cre veih.

Therefore shall evil come upon thee; thou shalt not know from whence it riseth: and mischief shall fall upon thee; thou shalt not be able to put it off: and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.


Shass nish er dty obbeeys, as er ymmodee dty phishagyn, t'ou er chur roo veih dty aegid; my she shen dy vod oo laue y yannoo jeu, as geddyn foays erbee lioroo.

Stand now with thine enchantments, and with the multitude of thy sorceries, wherein thou hast laboured from thy youth; if so be thou shalt be able to profit, if so be thou mayest prevail.


T'ou tooillit ayns ymmodee dty haaseyn. Lhig da nish ny fir-yssyree, ny rollageydee, as ny fallogyssee meeagh, shassoo seose as sauail oo veih shen ta kiarit dy heet ort.

Thou art wearied in the multitude of thy counsels. Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee.


Cur-my-ner, bee ad myr y yiare-choonlagh; nee yn aile ad y lostey; cha jean ad livrey ad-hene veih pooar y lossey: cha bee ayn smarage dy nyn jiow, ny aile dy hoie sheese huggey.

Behold, they shall be as stubble; the fire shall burn them; they shall not deliver themselves from the power of the flame: there shall not be a coal to warm at, nor fire to sit before it.


Shoh myr nee adsyn rhyt's t'ou er ghellal roo, eer marchanyn dty aegid: hed ad roue dagh dooinney gys e ynnyd hene; cha jean fer dty hauail.

Thus shall they be unto thee with whom thou hast laboured, even thy merchants, from thy youth: they shall wander every one to his quarter; none shall save thee.