Saturday, 16 February 2019

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


Gospel reading
Luke 6: 17. 20-26

And [Jesus] cam doon wi’ [the Twal'], and stude on an even bit o’ grun’: and a great thrang o’ his disciples, and an unco number o’ folk frae a’ Judea and Jerusalem, and the coast aboot Tyre and Sidon, wha cam to hear him, and to be healed o’ their ills.

And he liftit up his een on his disciples, and quo’ he,

“Happy, ye destitute! for yours is God’s Kingdom.
Happy, ye wha are hungerin noo! for ye sal be fill’d!
Happy, ye wha greet noo; for ye sal smile.

“Happy are ye, whan men sal hate ye, and whan they sal separate ye, and misca' ye, and cast oot yere name as vileness, for the Son o’ Man’s sake. Blythe be ye i’ that day, and lowp for joy! for lo! yere meed is great Aboon: for in siclike mainner did their faithers to the prophets.

“But wae for you, ye rich anes! for ye are noo haein yere consolation.
Wae for you wha hae been filled fu' noo! for ye sal hung’er.
Wae for you wha lauch noo! for ye sal greet.

“Alack! whan a’ folk speak weel o’ ye! for e’en sae did their faithers to the fause prophets."

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

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