Saturday 16 June 2018

Mass readings in Scots: Eleventh Sunday of the Year (Year B)

Gospel reading
Mark 4: 26-34

[Jesus] said, "Sa the kingdome of God is, as gif a man cast seed into the erd; and he slepe, and it rise vp nycht and day, and bring furth seed, and wax fast quhile he wate nocht. For the erd makis fructe; first grasse, eftirwart the eere, and eftirwart ful fructe in the eere. And quhen of it self it has broucht furth fructe, anoon he sendis the hewk, for schering tymc is cummyn."

And he said, "To quhat thing sal we likne the kingdom of God? or to quhat parabile sal we comparisoun it? As a corn of syneuei, quhilk, quhen it is sawne into the erde, is lesse than all seedis that ar into the erde: And quhen it is sprungin vp, it waxis into a tre, and is made gretare than al herbis, and it makis gret braunches; sa that birdis of heuen may duell vndire the schadow tharof."

And in mony sic parabilis he spak to thame the worde, as thai mycht here. And he spak nocht to thame without parabile: bot he exponyt to his disciplis al thingis be thameself.

[From The New Testament in Scots Murdoch Nisbet [c.1520] (1901) vol 1 here]

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