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Jir ad, My ta dooinney scarrey rish e ven, as ee dy gholl voish, as cheet dy ve ben da fer elley, jean eh reesht goaill r'ee? nagh bee'n cheer shen fo loght neu-ghlennid? agh t'ou uss er n'yannoo oainjyrys rish maarderagh ny ghaa; ny-yeih chyndaa reesht hym's, ta'n Chiarn dy ghra.

They say, If a man put away his wife, and she go from him, and become another man's, shall he return unto her again? shall not that land be greatly polluted? but thou hast played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to me, saith the Lord.


Trog seose dty hooillyn gys ny ard-ynnydyn, as fow magh yn boayl raad nagh vel oo er n'yannoo maarderys: er ny raaidyn t'ou er hoie er nyn son, myr yn Arabian lhie cooyl-chlea 'syn aasagh; as t'ou er choyrt y cheer fo broïd lesh dty vaarderys, as dty vee-chraueeaght.

Lift up thine eyes unto the high places, and see where thou hast not been lien with. In the ways hast thou sat for them, as the Arabian in the wilderness; and thou hast polluted the land with thy whoredoms and with thy wickedness.


Shen-y-fa ta ny frassyn er nyn lhiettal, as cha vel y fliaghey jerrey-bleeaney er jeet; as va eddin streebagh ayd, dob oo nearey y ghoaill.

Therefore the showers have been withholden, and there hath been no latter rain; and thou hadst a whore's forehead, thou refusedst to be ashamed.


Nagh jean oo maghey shoh gaccan hym, gra, M'ayr, she uss leeideilagh my aegid?

Wilt thou not from this time cry unto me, My father, thou art the guide of my youth?


Jean eh e yymmoose y lhiettal son dy bragh? jean eh freayll eh gys y jerrey? Cur-my-ner, t'ou er loayrt as er n'yannoo olk gys rere dty phooar.

Will he reserve his anger for ever? will he keep it to the end? Behold, thou hast spoken and done evil things as thou couldest.


Dooyrt y Chiarn myrgeddin rhym rish lhing Yosiah yn ree, Vel oo er chur tastey da shen ta Israel chooyl-skyrraghtyn er n'yannoo? t'ee er n'gholl seose er dy chooilley lieau ard, as fo dy chooilley villey glass, as ayns shen t'ee er n'yannoo maarderys.

The Lord said also unto me in the days of Josiah the king, Hast thou seen that which backsliding Israel hath done? she is gone up upon every high mountain and under every green tree, and there hath played the harlot.


As dooyrt mee, lurg j'ee v'er n'yannoo ooilley ny reddyn shoh, Chyndaa uss hym's: agh cha ren ee chyndaa: as honnick yn chuyr foalsey eck Judah shoh.

And I said after she had done all these things, Turn thou unto me. But she returned not. And her treacherous sister Judah saw it.


As hug mee tastey lurg dou ve er choyrt ersooyl ee, son ooilley ny oyryn lioroo va Israel chooyl-skyrraghtyn er vrishey poosey, as dy row mee er choyrt jee screeuyn-scarree; ny-yeih cha ren y chuyr foalsey eck Judah aggle y ghoaill, agh hie ish as ren ee maarderys myrgeddin.

And I saw, when for all the causes whereby backsliding Israel committed adultery I had put her away, and given her a bill of divorce; yet her treacherous sister Judah feared not, but went and played the harlot also.


As shen myr ve, trooid an-ghoo e maarderys, dy ren ee yn cheer neu-ghlen, as poosey y vrishey rish jallooyn cloaie as fuygh.

And it came to pass through the lightness of her whoredom, that she defiled the land, and committed adultery with stones and with stocks.


As ny-yeih son ooilley shoh, cha vel y chuyr foalsey eck Judah er hyndaa hym's lesh e slane cree, agh ayns molteyrys, ta'n Chiarn dy ghra.

And yet for all this her treacherous sister Judah hath not turned unto me with her whole heart, but feignedly, saith the Lord.


As dooyrt y Chiarn rhym, Ta Israel vee-viallagh er heyrey ee hene ny smoo na Judah foalsey.

And the Lord said unto me, The backsliding Israel hath justified herself more than treacherous Judah.


Gow royd, as jean ny goan shoh y ockley-magh gys y twoaie, as abbyr, Chyndaa uss reesht, Israel chooyl-skyrraghtyn, ta'n Chiarn dy ghra, as cha lhig-ym da my chorree dy huittym ort; son ta mish myghinagh, ta'n Chiarn dy ghra, as cha jean-ym jymmoose y reayll son dy bragh.

Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger for ever.


Ynrycan gow-rish dty vee-chraueeaght, dy vel oo er n'yannoo peccah noi'n Chiarn dty Yee, as er rheynn dty aigney mie gys joarreeyn fo dy chooilley villey glass, as cha vel shiu er chur biallys da my choraa's, ta'n Chiarn dy ghra.

Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the Lord thy God, and hast scattered thy ways to the strangers under every green tree, and ye have not obeyed my voice, saith the Lord.


Chyndaa-jee, O chloan chooyl-skyrraghtyn, ta'n Chiarn dy ghra, son ta mish poost riuish: as nee'm shiu y ghoaill fer ass ard-valley, as jees ass lught-thie, as ver-ym lhiam shiu gys Zion:

Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:


As ver-ym diu bochillyn lurg my chree hene, nee shiu y veaghey lesh tushtey as toiggal.

And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.


As hig eh gy-kione, tra vees shiu er nyn mishaghey ayns cloan as cooid 'sy cheer, ayns ny laghyn shen, ta'n Chiarn dy ghra, cha jir ad arragh, Arg conaant y Chiarn; chamoo hig eh gys cooinaghtyn, chamoo smooinee ad er, chamoo nee ad taaghey eh, chamoo hed soiaghey sodjey er jannoo jeh.

And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the Lord, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the Lord: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more.


Ec y traa shen nee ad genmys Jerusalem stoyl-reeoil y Chiarn; as bee dy chooilley ashoon er ny haglym stiagh ayn, gys ennym y Chiarn, ayns Jerusalem: chamoo nee ad geiyrt ny-sodjey lurg smooinaghtyn yn chree roonagh oc hene.

At that time they shall call Jerusalem the throne of the Lord; and all the nations shall be gathered unto it, to the name of the Lord, to Jerusalem: neither shall they walk any more after the imagination of their evil heart.


Ayns ny laghyn shen nee thie Yudah gimmeeaght marish thie Israel, as hig ad cooidjagh ass cheer y twoaie gys y cheer ta mee er choyrt son eiraght da nyn ayraghyn.

In those days the house of Judah shall walk with the house of Israel, and they shall come together out of the land of the north to the land that I have given for an inheritance unto your fathers.


Agh dooyrt mee, Kys nee'm uss y ghoaill mastey'n chloan, as cheer aalin y choyrt dhyt, eiraght ooasle ayns ymmodee ashoonyn? As dooyrt mee, Nee oo mish y enmys, My ayr! as cha jean oo chyndaa ersooyl voym.

But I said, How shall I put thee among the children, and give thee a pleasant land, a goodly heritage of the hosts of nations? and I said, Thou shalt call me, My father; and shalt not turn away from me.


Son shickyrys myr ta ben-phoost dy foalsey treigeil e sheshey, myr shen ta shiuish er ghellal dy foalsey rhym's, O hie Israel, ta'n Chiarn dy ghra.

Surely as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so have ye dealt treacherously with me, O house of Israel, saith the Lord.


Va coraa er ny chlashtyn er ny ard-ynnydyn, dobberan as keayney cloan Israel: son t'ad er hyndaa voym's, as er yarrood yn Chiarn nyn Yee.

A voice was heard upon the high places, weeping and supplications of the children of Israel: for they have perverted their way, and they have forgotten the Lord their God.


Chyndaa-jee reesht, shiuish chloan chooyl-skyrraghtyn, as neem's nyn skyrraghtyn y leih diu. Cur-my-ner, ta shin cheet hood's; son she uss y Chiarn yn Jee ain.

Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings. Behold, we come unto thee; for thou art the Lord our God.


Dy firrinagh ayns fardail ta shin jeeaghyn son saualtys veih ny croink, as son kemmyrk veih niart ny sleityn; dy firrinagh ayns y Chiarn nyn Yee ta saualtys Israel.

Truly in vain is salvation hoped for from the hills, and from the multitude of mountains: truly in the Lord our God is the salvation of Israel.


Son ta'n scammylt er stroie laboraght nyn ayraghyn veih nyn aegid; nyn shioltaneyn kirree as ollagh, nyn mec as nyn inneenyn.

For shame hath devoured the labour of our fathers from our youth; their flocks and their herds, their sons and their daughters.


Ta shin lhie sheese ayns nyn nearey, as ta nyn sou-aigney dy laadey shin: son ta shin er n'yannoo peccah noi'n Chiarn nyn Yee, shin hene as nyn ayraghyn, veih nyn aegid eer gys y laa jiu, as cha vel shin er choyrt biallys da coraa yn Chiarn y Jee ain.

We lie down in our shame, and our confusion covereth us: for we have sinned against the Lord our God, we and our fathers, from our youth even unto this day, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God.