The Bible


As ayns ny laghyn shen tra va earroo ny credjuee er nyn mishaghey, hug ny Grecianee stiagh plaiynt noi ny Hebrewyn, son dy row ny mraane-treoghe oc faagit magh gyn ayrn jeh'n ghiastyllys gagh-laa.

And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.


Eisht deie yn daa ostyl yeig er slane sheshaght ny credjuee dy cheilley, as dooyrt ad, Cha vel eh resoonagh shinyn dy aagail goo Yee, dy hirveish buird.

Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.


Shen y fa, vraaraghyn, jeeagh-jee magh ny mast' eu hene, son shiaght deiney dy ghoo mie, lane jeh'n Spyrryd Noo as jeh creen aght, dooinyn dy choyrt yn currym shoh orroo.

Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.


Agh nee shinyn tannaghtyn kinjagh dy hirveish ayns padjer as preacheil y goo.

But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word.


As by-haittyn lesh y cheshaght y raa shoh: as reih ad Steaon, dooinney va lane dy chredjue as jeh'n Spyrryd Noo, as Philip as Prochorus, as Nicanor, as Timon, as Parmenas, as Nicolas proselyte veih Antioch.

And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch:


Ad shoh hoie ad kiongoyrt rish ny ostyllyn: as tra v'ad er ghoaill padjer, hug ad nyn laueyn orroo.

Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them.


As ren goo Yee bishaghey; as daase earroo ny credjuee ny smoo as ny smoo ayns Jerusalem; as haink sheshaght vooar jeh ny saggyrtyn dy ve biallagh gys y chredjue.

And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith.


As va Steaon lane dy ghrayse as dy phooar, as ren eh yindyssyn mooarey as mirrilyn mastey'n pobble.

And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and miracles among the people.


Eisht dirree shiartanse jeh yn synagogue ta enmyssit ny Libertinee, as jeh ny Cyrenianee, as Alexandrianee, as jeusyn jeh Cilicia as Asia, pleadeil rish Steaon.

Then there arose certain of the synagogue, which is called the synagogue of the Libertines, and Cyrenians, and Alexandrians, and of them of Cilicia and of Asia, disputing with Stephen.


As cha row ad abyl shassoo magh noi yn chreenaght as y spyrryd v'eshyn loayrt lesh.

And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spake.


Eisht daill ad deiney dy ghra, Ta shin er chlashtyn eh shoh loayrt goan-mollaghtagh noi Moses as noi Jee.

Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.


As ghreinnee ad y pobble, as y chanstyr, as ny scrudeyryn, as haink ad as haare ad eh, as hug ad lhieu eh fenish y choonceil

And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and came upon him, and caught him, and brought him to the council,


As hoie ad seose feanishyn foalsey, ren gra, Ta'n dooinney shoh kinjagh loayrt goan mollaghtagh noi yn ynnyd casherick shoh as y leigh.

And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:


Son ta shin er chlashtyn eh gra, dy jean Yeesey shoh dy Nazareth yn ynnyd shoh y stroie, as ny oardaghyn y chaghlaa ren Moses y livrey dooin.

For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.


As yeeagh ooilley ny va ayns y choonceil dy gyere er, as honnick ad yn eddin echey myr dy beagh eh eddin ainle.

And all that sat in the council, looking stedfastly on him, saw his face as it had been the face of an angel.