The Bible


As lurg ny reddyn shoh honnick mee ainle elley cheet neose veih niau, lesh pooar niartal; as va'n seihll er ny hoilshean lesh e ghloyr.

And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.


As deïe eh dy niartal lesh coraa lajer, gra, Ta'n Babylon yn ard-valley mooar er duittym, er duittym, as er jeet dy ve ynnyd-vaghee dy jouyil, as cummal dy chooilley spyrryd neu-ghlen, as edd son dy chooilley eean neu-ghlen as eajee.

And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.


Son ta dy chooilley ashoon er n'iu jeh feeyn pyshoonagh e maarderys, as ta reeaghyn y teihll er n'yannoo maarderys r'ee, as ta marchanyn y theihll er n'aase berchagh trooid mooadys yn rouanys eck.

For all nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, and the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth are waxed rich through the abundance of her delicacies.


As cheayll mee coraa elley veih niau, gra, Tar-jee magh ass-jee, my phobble, nagh bee shiu sheshaghyn mâree ayns e peccaghyn as nagh shiu ayrn kerraghey dewil eck.

And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.


Son ta e peccaghyn, er roshtyn gys niau, as ta Jee er chooinnaghtyn er y vee-chairys eck.

For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.


Jean-jee ish y chooilleeney eer myr t'ee ish er-chooilleeney shiuish, as cur-jee dooble jee cordail rish ny obbraghyn eck; ayns y chappan t'ee er lhieeney, lhieen-jee wheesh elley j'ee.

Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double.


Corrym rish y stayd mooaralagh t'ee er ghoaill urree, as er vaghey ayns rouanys, yn corrymid cheddin dy cherraghey as dy heaghyn cur-jee urree: son t'ee gra ayns e cree, ta mee my hoie my ven-rein, as cha nee ben-treoghe mee, as cha jig trimshey erbee my raad.

How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.


Shen-y-fa tuittee ny kerraghyn eck [urree] ayns un laa, baase, as dobberan, as gortey; as bee ee dy bollagh losht lesh aile: son niartal ta'n Chiarn Jee ta briwnys ee.

Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her.


As nee reeaghyn y theihll ta er n'yannoo maarderys, as er vaghey dy rouanagh mâree, keayney, as dobberan er e son, tra hee ad jaagh y lostey eck.

And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her, and lament for her, when they shall see the smoke of her burning,


Shassoo foddey jeh son aggle jeh'n torchagh eck, gra, Ah treih, treih, Yn ard-valley mooar shen Babylon, yn ard-valley mooar lajer shen! son ayns un oor ta dty vriwnys er jeet.

Standing afar off for the fear of her torment, saying, Alas, alas that great city Babylon, that mighty city! for in one hour is thy judgment come.


As nee marchanyn y theihll keayney as dobberan hrimshagh mâree, son cha vel dooinney erbee kionnaghey yn varchantys eck arragh:

And the merchants of the earth shall weep and mourn over her; for no man buyeth their merchandise any more:


Yn varchantys dy airh as dy argid, as dy chlaghyn costal, as pearlyn, as aanrit keyl, as purple, as sheeidey, as scarleod, as dy chooilley vonney dy fuygh millish, as dy chooilley horch dy hiyn ivory, as dy chooilley horch dy hiyn fuygh smoo costal, as dy phrash, as yiarn, as marble,

The merchandise of gold, and silver, and precious stones, and of pearls, and fine linen, and purple, and silk, and scarlet, and all thyine wood, and all manner vessels of ivory, and all manner vessels of most precious wood, and of brass, and iron, and marble,


As cinnamon, as spiceyn millish, as myrrh, as frankincense, as feeyn, as ooil, as flooyr meen, as curnaght, as ollagh, as kirree, as cabbil, as fainee, as slaveyn, as anmeenyn deiney.

And cinnamon, and odours, and ointments, and frankincense, and wine, and oil, and fine flour, and wheat, and beasts, and sheep, and horses, and chariots, and slaves, and souls of men.


As ta ny messyn va yeearree dty chree orroo, er n'immeeaght voïd, as dy chooilley nhee va millish as mie, er n'immeeaght voïd as t'ou rey roo son dy bragh.

And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.


As nee marchanyn ny reddyn shoh, va jeant berchagh lioree, shassoo foddey jeh, son aggle roish y torchagh eck, keayney as dobberan,

The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the fear of her torment, weeping and wailing,


As gra, Treih, treih, yn ard-valley mooar shen, va coamrit ayns aanrit keyl, as purple, as scarleod, as soit magh dy stoamey lesh airh, as claghyn costal, as pearlyn!

And saying, Alas, alas that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls


Son ayns un oor ta lheid y verchys vooar er lheïe ersooyl. As ren dy chooilley vainshter, as sheshaght lhuingey, as shiolteyryn, as ooilley ny va dellal er yn aarkey, shassoo foddey jeh,

For in one hour so great riches is come to nought. And every shipmaster, and all the company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,


As dyllee ad tra honnick ad jaagh yn lostey eck, gra, Cre'n ard-valley ta casley rish yn ard-valley mooar shoh?

And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city is like unto this great city


As cheau ad joan er nyn ging, as deïe ad, lesh keayney as dobberan, gra, Ah treih, treih, yn ard-valley mooar shen, ayn-jee va jeant berchagh dy chooilley unnane va lhongyn oc er yn aarkey, liorish yn aght-baghee costyllagh eck! son ayns un oor t'ee er ny yannoo follym-faase.

And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, Alas, alas that great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour is she made desolate.


Bee-jee boggyssagh er-e-skyn, uss niau, as shiuish ostyllyn as phadeyryn casherick, son ta Jee er choyrt cooilleeney diu urree.

Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you on her.


As hrog ainle niartal clagh casley rish clagh vooar wyllin, as cheau eh eh 'sy cheayn, gra, Er yn aght shoh lesh niart breeoil vees yn ard-valley mooar shen Babylon er ny hilgey sheese, as cha bee ee arragh ry-gheddyn.

And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.


As cha bee kiaull claaseyderyn, as fir-chiaullee, as piperyn, as fir-chayrnee, arragh er ny chlashtyn aynyd's; as cha bee fir-cheirdey jeh keird erbee, arragh ry-gheddyn aynyd's; as cha bee feiyr y chlagh-wyllin ny smoo er ny clashtyn aynyd's.

And the voice of harpers, and musicians, and of pipers, and trumpeters, shall be heard no more at all in thee; and no craftsman, of whatsoever craft he be, shall be found any more in thee; and the sound of a millstone shall be heard no more at all in thee;


As cha jean soilshey cainleagh arragh soilshean aynyd; as cha bee coraa yn dooinney-poosee ny yn ven-phoosee arragh eddyr ry-chlashtyn aynyd: son va ny marchanyn ayd's deiney mooarey'n theihll; son liorish dty obbeeys va dy chooilley ashoon er ny volley:

And the light of a candle shall shine no more at all in thee; and the voice of the bridegroom and of the bride shall be heard no more at all in thee: for thy merchants were the great men of the earth; for by thy sorceries were all nations deceived.


As ayn-jee v'er ny gheddyn fuill phadeyryn, as nooghyn, as [yn uill] ocsyn ooilley v'er nyn ghunverys er y thalloo.

And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints, and of all that were slain upon the earth.