The Bible


Nish haink goo yn Chiarn gys Jonah mac Amittai gra,

Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,


Trog ort, immee gys Nineveh yn ard valley mooar shen, as trog seose dty choraa noi eck, son ta'n mee chraueeaght oc er jeet seose kiongoyrt rhym.

Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.


Agh dirree Jonah seose dy roie er-chea gys Tarshish veih fenish y Chiarn, as hie eh sheese gys Joppa; as hooar eh lhong goll gys Tarshish: myr shen deeck eh yn leagh-shiaullee, as hie eh er boayrd, dy gholl maroo gys Tarshish, veih fenish y Chiarn.

But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from the presence of the Lord.


Agh hug y Chiarn magh geay vooar er yn aarkey, as va sterrym dorrinagh ayns y cheayn, myr shen dy row yn lhong ayns gaue brishey.

But the Lord sent out a great wind into the sea, and there was a mighty tempest in the sea, so that the ship was like to be broken.


Eisht va aggle er ny marrinee, as deie ad dagh dooinney gys e yee, as hilg ad magh yn chooid v'er boayrd 'sy cheayn, dy eddrymaghey yn lhong: agh va Jonah ersooyl sheese 'sy chabbane, as lhie eh, as v'eh trome ny chadley.

Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.


Myr shen haink mainshtyr y lhong huggey, as dooyrt eh rish, Kys t'ou cadley myr shoh, y chadlag? irree, eie er dty Yee, my she shen dy jean Jee smooinaghtyn orrin, nagh bee mayd caillit.

So the shipmaster came to him, and said unto him, What meanest thou, O sleeper? arise, call upon thy God, if so be that God will think upon us, that we perish not.


As dooyrt ad, dagh fer rish e heshey, Tar-jee, as lhig dooin lottyn y hayrn, dy vod fys y ve ain, quoi by-chyndagh ta'n olk shoh er jeet orrin. Myr shen hilg ad lottyn, as huitt y lot er Jonah.

And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil is upon us. So they cast lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.


Eisht dooyrt ad rish, Insh dooin, ta shin guee ort, quoi by-chyndagh ta'n olk shoh er jeet orrin: cre ta dty aght beaghee? as cre voish t'ou? cre'n cheer t'ou jeh? as cre'n sleih t'ou jeh?

Then said they unto him, Tell us, we pray thee, for whose cause this evil is upon us; What is thine occupation? and whence comest thou? what is thy country? and of what people art thou?


As dooyrt eh roo, She Hebrew mee, as ta mee goaill aggle roish y Chiarn, Jee ny flaunys, t'er chroo yn aarkey as y thalloo chirrym.

And he said unto them, I am an Hebrew; and I fear the Lord, the God of heaven, which hath made the sea and the dry land.


Eisht va ny deiney erskyn-towse agglagh, as dooyrt ad rish, Cre'n-fa t'ou uss er n'yannoo shoh? (son va fys ec ny deiney dy row eh er-chea veih fenish y Chiarn, son v'eh er n'insh daue).

Then were the men exceedingly afraid, and said unto him. Why hast thou done this? For the men knew that he fled from the presence of the Lord, because he had told them.


Eisht dooyrt ad rish, Cre nee mayd rhyt, dy vod y keayn ve kiune dooin? (son va'n keayn freaney, as erskyn-towse stermagh).

Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may be calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous.


As dooyrt eh roo, Trog-jee mee seose, as tilg-jee mee magh 'sy cheayn; myr shen vees y keayn kiune diuish: son ta fys aym dy nee by-chyndagh rhym's ta'n sterrym mooar shoh er jeet erriu.

And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great tempest is upon you.


Ny-yeih, ren ny deiney gymmyrt dy doccaragh, dy chosney yn thalloo, agh cha voddagh ad roshtyn, son va'n keayn freaney, as dowil-dorrinagh noi oc.

Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them.


Shen-y-fa, deie ad gys y Chiarn, as dooyrt ad, Ta shin guee ort, O Hiarn, ta shin guee ort, ny lhig dooin cherraghtyn son bioys yn dooinney shoh, as ny cur gys nyn lieh yn uill gyn-loght; son t'ou uss, O Hiarn, er n'yannoo myr s'gooidsave lhiat.

Wherefore they cried unto the Lord, and said, We beseech thee, O Lord, we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us innocent blood: for thou, O Lord, hast done as it pleased thee.


Myr shen hrog ad seose Jonah, as hilg ad eh magh 'sy cheayn, as ghow yn aarkey kiunid veih freaney.

So they look up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea ceased from her raging.


Eisht ghow ny deiney aggle roish y Chiarn erskyn-towse, as ren ad breearrey dy hebbal oural da'n Chiarn.

Then the men feared the Lord exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto the Lord, and made vows.


Nish va'n Chiarn er chiarail eeast mooar dy lhuggey seose Jonah, as va Jonah ayns bolg yn eeast, three laa as three oieghyn.

Now the Lord had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.