Saturday, 26 October 2019

Mass readings in Scots: Thirtieth Sunday of the Year (Year C)

First reading
Ecclesiasticus 35: 12-14, 16-19

For the Laird is deemster,
an thare isna wi Him respek o gloriositie.
The Laird winna uphaud onie person agin a puir man,
an He wul tak tent o the prayer o him at is wrongit.
He winna mislippen the prayers o the faitherless;
nor the weidae-wumman, whan she pours oot her complaint.
He at adores God wi jo, sal be acceptit,
an his prayer sal gang til the clouds.
The prayer o him at hummles hissel sal thirl the clouds:
an till it wins throu he winna be comfortit:
an he winna depairt till the Maist Heich tak tent.
An the Laird winna be slack,
but wul judge for the juist, an wul dae judgment.

[Own translation, level 2 25/10/19. For methodology see here.]

Luke 18: 9-14

Ande [Jesus] said alsa to sum men that traistit in thame self as thai war richtful, and despiset vthir, this parabile, sayand, Twa men yede vp into the tempile to pray; that aan a Pharisee, and that vthir a publican. And the Pharise stude and prayit be him self thir thingis, and said, God, I do thankingis to thee, for I am nocht as vthir men, revaris, vniust, adulterans, as alsa this publican. I fast twyes in the wolk, I geue tendis of al thingis that I haue in possessioun. And the publican stude on fer, and wald nouthir raase his een into heuen, bot smaat his breest, and said, God, be merciful to me, synnare. Trewlie I say to you, this yede doun into his hous, and was iustifijt fra that vthir: for ilk that uphies him self salbe made law: and he that mekis him salbe vphieet.

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

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