The Bible


Paul ostyl Yeesey Creest liorish aigney Yee, as Timotheus nyn mraar,

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timotheus our brother,


Gys ny nooghyn as braaraghyn firrinagh ayns Creest, ta ec Colosse: Grayse dy row hiu, as shee veih Jee nyn Ayr, as y Chiarn Yeesey Creest.

To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.


Ta shin cur booise da Jee, dy jarroo Ayr nyn Jiarn Yeesey Creest, dy bragh goaill padjer er ny son eu,

We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,


Er-dyn traa cheayll shin jeh'n chredjue eu ayns Creest Yeesey, as jeh'n ghraih t'eu da ooilley ny nooghyn;

Since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus, and of the love which ye have to all the saints,


Son y treishteil ta tashtit nyn gour ayns niau, jeh ta shiu roïe er chlashtyn ayns goo firrinys y tushtal;

For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof ye heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel;


Ta er roshtyn hiuish, myr te gys ooilley yn seihll, as gymmyrkey mess, myr te myrgeddin ayndiuish, er-dyn laa cheayll shiu jeh, as hoig shiu grayse Yee ayns firrinys.

Which is come unto you, as it is in all the world; and bringeth forth fruit, as it doth also in you, since the day ye heard of it, and knew the grace of God in truth:


Myr dynsee shiu myrgeddin jeh Epaphras nyn sheshey sharvaant graihagh, ta er nyn son euish ny hirveishagh firrinagh dy Chreest;

As ye also learned of Epaphras our dear fellowservant, who is for you a faithful minister of Christ;


Ta myrgeddin er hoilshaghey dooinyn yn ghraih eu ayns y Spyrryd.

Who also declared unto us your love in the Spirit.


Er-yn-oyr shoh cha vel shinyn myrgeddin, er-dyn laa cheayll shin jeh, scuirr dy ghoaill padjer er nyn son, as dy yeearree dy vod shiu ve jeant magh lesh toiggal jeh e aigney, ayns dy chooilley chreenaght as tushtey spyrrydoil:

For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;


Dy vod shiuish gimmeeaght ayns aght cooie dy wooiys y Chiarn ayns dy chooilley nhee, messoil ayns dagh obbyr vie, as bishaghey ayns tushtey Yee;

That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;


Er nyn niartaghey lesh slane troshid, cordail rish y phooar gloyroil echeysyn, gys dy chooilley veenid as surranse-foddey, lesh gennallys;

Strengthened with all might, according to his glorious power, unto all patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;


Coyrt booise da'n Ayr, ta er n'yannoo shin cooie dy ghoaill ayrn jeh eiraght ny nooghyn ayns soilshey:

Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:


Ta er livrey shin veih pooar y dorraghys, as er hoiaghey shin ayns reeriaght e Vac graihagh hene:

Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:


Aynsyn ta feaysley ain trooid e uill, dy jarroo leih nyn beccaghyn;

In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:


Eshyn ta co-chaslys yn Jee nagh vod ve er ny akin, yn chied-er-ny-gheddyn jeh dy chooilley chretoor:

Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:


Son liorishyn va dy chooilley nhee er nyn groo t'ayns niau, as er y thalloo, ayns fakin as gyn fakin, edyr ad y ve stuill-reeoil, ny chiarnyssyn, ny rheamyn, ny pooaraghyn: va dy chooilley nhee er nyn groo liorishyn, as er e hon:

For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:


As t'eshyn roish dy chooilley nhee, as liorishyn ta dy chooilley nhee er nyn gummal seose.

And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.


As t'eshyn kione y chorp, yn agglish: eh ta'n toshiaght, yn chied-er-ny-ruggey veih ny merriu; dy voddagh yn ard-reill 've echey ayns dy chooilley nhee.

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.


Son s'cooidsave lesh yn Ayr, dy jinnagh slane towse y dooghys flaunyssagh cummal aynsyn;

For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;


As (myr v'eh er n'yannoo shee trooid faill e chrosh) liorishyn y choardail dy chooilley nhee rish hene, liorishyn ta mee gra, edyr ad ve nheeghyn er y thalloo, ny nheeghyn ayns niau.

And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.


As shiuish va roish nish, nyn yoarreeyn, as noidyn ayns nyn aigney liorish obbraghyn mee-chrauee, agh t'eh nish er choardail [rish Jee].

And you, that were sometime alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet now hath he reconciled


Ayns corp yn eill echey trooid baase, dy hebbal shiu casherick as fegooish foill, as neu-chyndagh ayns e hilley:

In the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and unblameable and unreproveable in his sight:


My nee shiu tannaghtyn 'sy chredjue gruntit as shickyrit, as gyn ve scughit ersooyl veih treishteil y tushtal, ta shiu er chlashtyn, as v'er ny phreacheil da dy chooilley chretoor fo niau; jeh shen ta mish Paul pointit dy ve my hirveishagh.

If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;


Ta nish goaill boggey ayns my hurranse er nyn son, as lhieeney seose shen ny ta ergooyl jeh seaghyn Chreest ayns my eill, er graih yn chorp echeysyn, ta shen yn agglish:

Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body's sake, which is the church:


Jeh'n chooid cheddin, ta mish er my yannoo my hirveishagh cordail rish oardagh Yee, t'er ny choyrt dooys er y choontey euish, dy chooilleeney goo Yee;

Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfil the word of God;


Dy jarroo yn folliaght shen v'er ny cheiltyn veih eashyn, as veih sheelogheyn, agh nish t'er ny hoilshaghey da e nooghyn:

Even the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:


Dauesyn ve aigney Yee dy hoilshaghey cre ta'n verchys ghloyroil jeh'n folliaght shoh mastey ny Ashoonee; ta shen Creest ayndiuish, yn treishteil dy ghloyr:

To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:


Eshyn ta shinyn dy phreacheil cur raaue da dy chooilley ghooinney, as gynsaghey dy chooilley ghooinney ayns slane creenaght; dy vod mayd dy chooilley ghooinney y hebbal dy slane casherick ayns Creest Yeesey:

Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:


Son shoh ta mish myrgeddin tooilleil streeu cordail rish yn obbragh breeoil echeysyn, ta gobbraghey aynym's dy niartal.

Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily.