Saturday, 12 January 2019

Mass readings in Scots: The Baptism of the Lord (Year C)

Gospel reading
Luke 3: 15-16, 21-22

Noo, as a’ the folk war lookin forrit, and war switherin i’ their hearts aboot John, gin aiblins he micht be the Messiah, John answer’t, sayin till ane-and-a’, “I, indeed, bapteeze ye wi’ watir; but Ane comes wha is michtier than I; the whang o’ whase shoon I am-na fit to lout doon and lowse. He sal bapteeze ye wi’ Holie Spirit and wi' fire."

Noo, it was, that whan a’ the folk war bapteez’t, Jesus too was bapteez’t, and continued in prayer -and the heevens war unsteekit, and the Holie Spirit cam doon in bodily form like a doo upon him;
and a voice cam oot o’ the heevens, “Thou art my Son, the Beloved Ane; in Thee I delicht!”

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

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