The Bible


Ga dy loayrin lesh chengaghyn deiney as ainleyn, as gyn graih aynym, ta mee dy jarroo myr prash ta feiyral, ny kiaull cymbal.

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.


As ga dy beagh aym yn gioot dy adeyrys, as dy doiggin dagh folliaght, as dy chooilley hushtey; as ga dy beagh aym dy chooilley chredjue myr shen dy voddin sleityn y scughey, as gyn graih ve aym, cha vel mee veg.

And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.


As ga dy rheynnin ooilley my chooid dy veaghey ny boghtyn, as ga dy jinnin my chorp dy ve er ny lostey, as gyn graih ve aym, cha vel eh jeh veg y vondeish dou.

And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.


Ta graih surranse foddey, as t'ee dooie; cha vel graih troo: cha vel graih soiaghey ee hene seose ayns aght mooaralagh; cha vel ee sheidit seose lesh moyrn,

Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,


Cha vel ee gymmyrkey ee hene dy neu-aghtal, cha vel ee shirrey e cooid hene, cha vel ee dy aashagh er ny vrasnaghey, cha vel ee smooinaghtyn er olk erbee,

Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;


Cha vel ee goaill boggey ayns meechairys, agh boggyssagh ayns yn irriney;

Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;


Fuillaghtyn dagh nhee, credjal dagh nhee, treishteil dagh nhee, surranse dy chooilley nhee,

Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.


Cha vel graih dy bragh failleil: agh edyr ad dy ve phadeyrysyn, nee adsyn failleil; edyr ad dy ve chengaghyn, nee ad scuirr; edyr eh dy ve tushtey, nee eh lheïe ersooyl.

Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.


Son ta shin toiggal ayns ayrn, as jannoo phadeyrys ayns ayrn.

For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.


Agh tra vees y stayd firrinagh er jeet, eisht bee shen ny ta ayns ayrn ec kione.

But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.


Tra va mee my lhiannoo, loayr mee; myr lhiannoo, hoig mee myr lhiannoo, smooinee mee myr lhiannoo: agh tra haink mee dy ve my ghooinney, hug mee reddyn lambanagh dy lhiattee.

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.


Son nish ta shin fakin trooid gless dy dorraghey; agh eisht eddin dy eddin: nish ta my enney ayns ayrn; agh eisht bee my enney dy jarroo myr ta enney orrym pene.

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.


As nish ta ayn ny three grayseyn shoh, credjue, treishteil, as graih; agh yn grayse syrjey jeu shoh graih.

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.