The Bible


Eisht haink er-gerrey da ooilley ny publicanee as ny peccee dy eaishtagh; rish.

Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.


As ren ny Phariseeyn as ny scrudeyryn tallagh, gra, Ta'n dooinney shoh goaill rish peccee, as gee mâroo.

And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.


As loayr eh yn coraa-dorraghey shoh roo, gra,

And he spake this parable unto them, saying,


Quoi yn dooinney ny mast' euish ta keead keyrrey echey, as coayl unnane jeu nagh vel eh faagail yn chiare-feed as yn nuy jeig ayns yn aasagh, as goll dy hirrey yn cheyrrey chailjey, derrey t'eh dy gheddyn ee?

What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?


As tra t'eh er gheddyn ee, t'eh dy choyrt ee er e gheayltyn, goaill boggey.

And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.


As tra t'eh cheet thie, t'eh geamagh er e chaarjyn as e naboonyn cooidjagh, as gra roo, Gow-jee boggey marym, son ta mee er gheddyn my cheyrrey va caillit.

And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.


Ta mee gra riu, dy bee boggey myrgeddin ayns niau, jeh un pheccagh ta goaill arrys, ny smoo na jeh kiare-feed as nuy persoonyn jeig cairagh, nagh vel feme arrys.

I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.


Ny cre'n ven ta jeih peeshyn dy argid eck, as ee dy choayl un pheesh, nagh vel ee foaddey cainle, as sceabey yn thie, as shirrey dy kiaralagh, derrey t'ee dy gheddyn eh?

Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?


As tra t'ee er gheddyn eh, t'ee geamagh er e caarjyn as e naboonyn cooidjagh, gra, Gow-jee boggey marym, son ta mee er gheddyn yn pheesh ren mee y choayl.

And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.


Myrgeddin ta mee gra riu, dy vel boggey ayns fenish ainleyn Yee jeh un pheccagh ta goaill arrys.

Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.


As dooyrt eh, Va daa vac ec dooinney dy row:

And he said, A certain man had two sons:


As dooyrt y fer saa rish e ayr, Ayr, cur dooys yn ayrn dy chooid ta my chour. As rheynn eh e eh chooid orroo.

And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.


As laghyn ny lurg shen, hymsee yn mac saa ooilley cooidjagh as ghow eh jurnah gys cheer foddey, as ayns shen hug eh jummal er e chooid liorish baghey rouanagh.

And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.


As tra va ooilley baarit echey, dirree genney vooar ayns y cheer shen; as ren eh toshiaght dy ve ayns feme.

And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.


As hie eh as daill eh eh-hene rish cummaltagh jeh'n cheer shen; as hug eshyn eh magh gys ny magheryn echey dy ve son bochilley muickey.

And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.


As by-vian lesh e volg y lhieeney lesh ny bleaystyn va ny muckyn dy ee: as cha row dooinney erbee hug cooney da.

And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.


As tra v'eh er jeet huggey hene, dooyrt eh, Nagh nhimmey sharvaant failt t'ec my ayr ta nyn saie arran oc, as fooilliagh, as ta mish goll mow laccal beaghey!

And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger


Trog-ym orrym, as hem roym gys my ayr, as jir-ym rish, Ayr, ta mee er n'yannoo peccah noi niau, as kiongoyrt rhyt's,

I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,


As cha vel mee ny-sodjey feeu dy ve enmyssit dty vac: dell rhym myr

And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.


As hrog eh er, as haink eh gys e ayr. Agh tra v'eh foast foddey veih, honnick e ayr eh, as va chymmey echey er, as roie eh, as ghow eh eh ayns e roihaghyn as phaag eh eh.

And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.


As dooyrt y mac rish, Ayr, ta mee er n'yannoo peccah noi niau, as ayns dty hilley's, as cha vel mee ny-sodjey feeu dy ve enmyssit dty vac.

And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.


Agh dooyrt yn ayr rish e harvaantyn, Cur-jee lhieu magh yn coamrey share, as cur-jee er eh, as cur-jee fainey er e laue, as braagyn er e chassyn.

But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:


As cur-jee lhieu ayns shoh yn lheiy beiyht, as marr-jee eh; as lhig dooin gee as ve gennal.

And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:


Son v'eh shoh my vac marroo, as t'eh bio reesht; v'eh caillit, as t'eh er ny gheddyn reesht. As ren ad toshiaght dy yannoo gien mie.

For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.


Nish va'n mac shinney mooie 'sy vagher: as tra haink eh er-gerrey da'n thie, cheayll eh kiaulleeaght as daunsin.

Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard musick and dancing.


As deie eh er fer jeh'n vooinjer, as denee eh cre son va shoh.

And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.


As dooyrt eh rish, Ta dty vraar er jeet thie; as ta dty ayr er varroo yn lheiy beiyht, er-yn-oyr dy vel eh er jeet thie huggey slane follan.

And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father hath killed the fatted calf, because he hath received him safe and sound.


As v'eh feer chorree, as cha baillish goll stiagh: shen-y-fa haink e ayr magh, as vreag eh eh.

And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and intreated him.


As dreggyr eshyn, as dooyrt eh rish e ayr, Cur-my-ner, ta mish rish whilleen blein shen ayns dty hirveish, chamoo ren mee rieau noi dty aigney, as foast cha dug oo dou rieau wheesh mannan, dy yannoo gien marish my gheiney-mooinjerey:

And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gavest me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:


Agh cha leah as v'eh shoh dty vac er jeet, ta er vaarail dty chooid er streebeeyn t'ou er varroo er e hon yn lheiy beiyht.

But as soon as this thy son was come, which hath devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf.


As dooyrt eh rish, Vac, t'ou er ny ve kinjagh marym, as lhiat's ooilley ny t'aym.

And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.


Ve cooie dooin ve gennal, as boggey y ghoaill: son v'eh shoh dty vraar marroo as t'eh bio reesht: v'eh caillit, as t'eh er ny gheddyn.

It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.