The Bible


Paul sharvaant Yee; as ostyl Yeesey Creest, son credjue cloan reiht Yee, as goaill-rish yn irriney, ta cordail rish craueeaght:

Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and the acknowledging of the truth which is after godliness;


Ayns treishteil jeh'n vea veayn, ren Jee nagh vod breg y insh, gialdyn roish my row'n seihll er ny chroo;

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;


Agh t'eh ayns imbaghyn cooie er hoilshaghey e ghoo trooid preacheil [y tushtal,] v'er ny choyrt er my churrym, cordail rish sarey Yee nyn Saualtagh:

But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;


Gys Titus my Vac hene lurg y chredjue cadjin: Grayse, myghin, as shee voish Jee nyn Ayr, as y Chiarn Yeesey Creest nyn Saualtagh.

To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.


Son yn oyr shoh daag mee oo ayns Crete, dy chiartaghey ny reddyn ta ergooyl, as dy phointeil shirveishee ayns dagh ard-valley, myr doardee mee dhyt.

For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:


Lheid as ta gyn foill, sheshey un ven, as e chloan crauee, nagh vel er ny chassid jeh rouanys ny mee-reiltys.

If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.


Son shegin da aspick ve gyn foill, myr stiurt Yee; cha nee mooaralagh, ny leah fargagh, cha nee cur rish feeyn, ny builltagh, ny soit er cosney scammyltagh;

For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;


Agh arryltagh dy choyrt oltaghey-bea, carrey da deiney mie, soccaragh, cairagh, crauee, sheelt;

But a lover of hospitality, a lover of good men, sober, just, holy, temperate;


Cummal shickyr yn goo firrinagh, myr te er ve ynsit da, dy vod eh ve abyl liorish ynsagh fondagh, chammah dy choyrlaghey as dy choyrt nyn-dhost adsyn ta loayrt noi'n chredjue.

Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.


Son ta ayn ymmodee mee-reilltee, branladee, as molteyryn, erskyn ooilley adsyn ta jeh'n ghiarey-chymmylt:

For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:


Ny beill oc sheign y yeigh, ta cur slane lughtyn-thie fo-my-cheilley, gynsaghey reddyn nagh lhisagh ad er graih drogh chosney.

Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.


Dooyrt fer jeh ny fir-ynsee oc hene, Va ny Cretianee rieau nyn mreageryn, broutyn, beishtagh, gluttyryn litcheragh.

One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.


Ta'n feanish shoh firrinagh, shen-y-fa cur oghsan gyere daue dy vod ad ve shickyr 'sy chredjue.

This witness is true. Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith;


Nagh der ad geill da skeeallyn Hewagh, as oardaghyn deiney, ta chyndaa veih'n ynrickys.

Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.


Dauesyn ta glen ta dy chooilley nhee glen, agh dauesyn ta neu-ghlen, as mee-chredjuagh, cha vel nhee erbee glen; agh ta eer nyn aigney as nyn gooinsheanse neu-ghlen.

Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.


T'ad goaill orroo dy vel tushtey oc dy Yee; agh ayns nyn obbraghyn t'ad gobbal eh, feohdoil as mee-viallagh, as noi dy chooilley obbyr vie er nyn groghey.

They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.