Saturday, 23 February 2019
Mass readings in Scots: Seventh Sunday of the Year (Year C)
[Jesus said to his disciples:] “But I say to you wha hear: lo’e yere faes! do gude to them wha hate ye. Be blessin them that ban ye; pray for them that ill-use ye. To him that clours ye on ae cheek, gie e’en the ither; and frae him wha poinds yere coat, withhaudna yere cloak as weel. Bestow on ilk ane wha seeks frae ye; and frae him wha taks awa yere gudes, ask them no again. And as ye wad that men soud do to yersels, do ye e’en the same to them likewise. Gin ye loe them that lo’e ye, whatna thanks are thar for ye? for e’en the ill-deedie lo’e thae that lo’e them. And gin aiblins ye do gude to them that do gude to yersels, whatna thanks hae ye for e’en the ill-deedie do the same. And gin aiblins ye lend to thae frae wham ye hope to receive, whatna thanks dae ye win? for the evil lend to the evil, to receive as muckle again. But lo’e ye’re enemies, and do them gude, and lend, lookin for naething back; and yere meed sal be great, and ye sal be bairns o’ the Maist Heigh; for he is kindlie to the ungratefu’ and the reprobate.
"Be ye than mercifu’, e’en as yere Faither is mercifu’. And judge-na, and ye’se be-na judged: condemn-na, and ye’se be-na condemned: release, and ye’se be released. Bestow, and it sal be bestown upon you: gude measur, pang’d doon and jousl’t thegither, and skailin ower, sal they gie intil yere lap: for wi’ yere ain measur that ye measur sal it be gien back to ye.”
[From The New Testament in Braid Scots William Wye Smith (1904) here]