Saturday 9 February 2019

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

Gospel reading
Luke 5: 1-11

Noo it cam aboot, as the folk panged aboot him to hear God’s word, he stude by Gennesaret Loch. And saw twa boats lying by the Loch; but the fishers war gane frae them, and war syndin their nets. And gaun intil ane o’ the boats -whilk was Simon’s- he wad hae him pit aff a wee frae the lan'; and sittin doon, he was teachin the thrang oot o’ the boat.

And whan he quat speakin, he says to Simon, “Pit oot intil the deep, and lat doon yere nets for a haul.” And answerin, Simon says to him, “ Maister! though we toiled a’ nicht, we tuik nae thing; yet at thy sayin I wull lat doon the nets!” And whan they did this, they took an unco number o’ fish ; and their nets war giean way. And they made signs to their pairtners i' the ither boat, to come and gie them a haun. And they cam; and they filled fu’ baith the boats, sae that they war like to sink.

And Simon Peter, whan he saw, fell doon at Jesus’ knees, cryin, “ Depairt frae me, for I am a sinfu’ man, O Lord!” For amazement overcam him, and a' that war wi' him, on accoont o’ the haul o’ fish they tuik. And e’en sae wi' baith James and John, Zebedee’s sons, wha war pairtners wi' Simon. And Jesus says to Simon, “ Fear-na! Frae this time ye sal tak men!” And, bringin their boats to the lan', they left a’ and follow’t him.

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

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