Sunday, 5 August 2018

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

Gospel reading
John 6: 24-35

The folk tharfor, seein that naither Jesus nor his disciples war thar-aboots, took boat, and cam till
Capernaum seekin for Jesus. And whan they had fund him on the ither side o’ the sea, quo’ they
to him, “Rabbi, whan cam ye here?” Jesus answer’t them, and quo’ he,

“Truly, truly say I t’ye,
ye seek me, no sae muckle
that ye saw wunner-warks,
but that ye did eat o’the bannocks, and filled yersels.
Seek-na for perishin meat,
but for that meat that bides until Eternal Life,
whilk the Son o’ Man sal gie ye:
for him has the Faither, e’en God, sealed.”

Quo’ they to him, “And what maun we do, to work the warks o’ God?”  Jesus answer’t them and said, “This is God’s wark, that ye lippen on him God has sent.”  Syne they said to him, “What ferlie div ye schaw, that we could see and lippen? What div ye? Oor forbears did eat manna i’ the waste; as it is putten doon, ‘He gied them breid oot o’ Heeven to eat.’” Than said Jesus to them,

"Truly, truly say I t’ye,
it wasna Moses gied ye the breid oot o' Heeven;
but my Faither he gies ye the raal Breid frae Heeven!
For God’s Breid
is he wha comes doon oot o’ Heeven,
and gies life to the warld.”

Than said they to him, "Lord! -aye gie us sic breid!” Quo’ Jesus to them,

"I am the Breid o’ Life!
wha come to me sal hung’er nae mair:
and wha lippens on me sal be drouthie nevir!"

[From The New Testament in Braid Scots William Wye Smith (1904) here]

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