Saturday 8 December 2018

Mass readings in Scots: Second Sunday of Advent (Year C)

Gospel reading
Luke 3: 1-6

In the XV yere of the impire of Tiberie Cesare, quhen Pilat of Pounce gouernit Judee, and Herode was prince of Galilee, and Phillip his bruther was prince of Iturie and of the cuntre of Traconye, and Lysanye was prince of Abiline, vndir the princis of preestis, Annas and Caiphas, the word of the Lord was made on Johnne, the sonn of Zacharie in desert. And he com into al the cuntre of Jordan, and prechit baptyme of pennance into remissioun of synnys; as it is writtin in the buke of the wordis of Esaie the prophet,

The voce of a criere in desert,
Mak ye reddy the way of the Lord,
mak ye his roddis richt.
Ilk valey salbe fulfillit,
and euiry hill and litil hill salbe made law;
and schrewit thingis salbe into dressit thingis,
and scharp thingis into playn wayis;
And euiry flesch sal se the heil of God.

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

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