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Agh va Jonah erskyn-towse jymmoosagh, as v'eh feer chorree.

But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.


As ghow eh padjer gys y Chiarn, as dooyrt eh, Guee-ym ort, O Hiarn, nagh nee shoh va my raa, choud as va mee foast ayns my heer hene? shen-y-fa chossyn mee roym (dy gholl) gys Tarshish: son va fys aym dy vel oo Jee graysoil as myghinagh, moal gys corree, as jeh kenjallys vooar, as meiygh chreeagh ayns kerraghey.

And he prayed unto the Lord, and said, I pray thee, O Lord, was not this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.


Shen-y-fa nish, O Hiarn, gow, ta mee guee ort, my vioys voym; son te ny share dooys dy gheddyn baase, na dy ve bio.

Therefore now, O Lord, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.


Eisht dooyrt y Chiarn, Vel uss jannoo dy mie, ayns dy vel oo corree?

Then said the Lord, Doest thou well to be angry?


Er shoh hie Jonah magh ass yn ard valley as hoie eh er cheu-har jeh'n ard valley, as hrog eh bwaag da hene ayns shen, as hoie eh fo yn scadoo echey, dy chur-my-ner cre'n erree harragh er yn ard-valley.

So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see what would become of the city.


As chiare yn Chiarn Jee gourd, as hug eh er gaase seose harrish Jonah, son scadoo harrish e chione, dy gherjaghey eh ayns e hrimshey. My shen ghow Jonah boggey erskyn-towse jeh'n ghourd.

And the Lord God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah, that it might be a shadow over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.


Agh chiare Jee beishteig, moghrey yn laa er-giyn, as woaill eh yn gourd, dy ren eh fioghey.

But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote the gourd that it withered.


As haink eh gy-kione, tra dirree yn ghrian, dy doardee Jee geay-niar fowanagh; as cha lajer shen va chiass ny greiney er kione Yonah, dy huitt eh my-neealloo, as yeearree eh ayns e chree, dy gheddyn baase, as dooyrt eh, Te ny share dooys dy ve marroo na dy ve bio.

And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.


As dooyrt Jee rish Jonah, Vel uss jannoo dy mie, dy vel dty chorree er ny vrasnaghey son y ghourd? As dooyrt eh, Ta mee jannoo dy mie dy ve corree, eer gys sproght baaish.

And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he said, I do well to be angry, even unto death.


Eisht dooyrt y Chiarn, Ta chymmey er ve ayd's jeh'n ghourd, er y hon cha vel oo er laboragh, chamoo she uss hug er gaase, son daase eh ayns oie, as hie eh naardey ayns oie.

Then said the Lord, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for the which thou hast not laboured, neither madest it grow; which came up in a night, and perished in a night:


As nagh lhisin's sparail Nineveh yn ard-valley mooar shen, ayn ta ny smoo na shey feed thousane persoon, nagh vel fys oc er nyn laue yesh shaghey nyn laue chiare, as myrgeddin ymmodee maase?

And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more then sixscore thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left hand; and also much cattle?