Saturday, 2 March 2019
Mass readings in Scots: Eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time (Year C)
[Jesus spak a parable to his disciples:] “May the blin’ lead the blin’? Wull they no baith fa’ intil a sheugh? A disciple is no aboon his Maister; but, whan perfetit, he sal be as his Maister. But why div ye tak tent o’ the mote i’ yere brither’s ee, but consider-na the baulk that’s i’ yere ain ee? Or hoo can ye say till yere brither, 'Brither, lat me pu' oot the mote that is in yere ee,’ whan ye yersel see-na the baulk that is in yere ain ee? Dissembler! cast oot first the baulk oot o’ yere ain ee, and than may ye see weel to pu’ oot the mote that is in yere brither’s ee.
“For a soun’ tree brings-na forth feckless frute, nor dis a feckless tree bring forth gude frute. For ilka tree may be kent by its ain frute: for folk gaither-na figs o’ thistles, nor o’ a bramble gaither they grapes. The gude man, oot o’ the gude gear o’ his ain heart, brings oot what is gude ; and the ill man, oot o’ the ill, what is ill; for, oot o’ the owercome o’ his heart his mou’ speaks."
[From The New Testament in Braid Scots William Wye Smith (1904) here]