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TUNGARAR  JEHOVALD Extracts from the

HOLY SCRIPTURES in Ngarrindjeri & English Special Edition released on the occasion of the Raukkan 150th Historic Celebration


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TUNGARAR  JEHOVALD Extracts from the

HOLY SCRIPTURES in the language of the tribes inhabiting the lakes and lower Murray and called Ngarrindjeri (Narrinyeri) and in English. Special Edition released on the occasion of the Raukkan 150th Historic Celebration

Published by The BIBLE SOCIETY in Australia Inc. (SA)

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Tungarar Jehovald Selections from Genesis, Exodus, Matthew and John in Ngarrindjeri as contained in the 1864 edition and in English [from the Contemporary English Version (CEV) Š American Bible Society 1991,1995] with an updated version of the Lord’s Prayer & a translation of verses 1 & 4 of the Old Rugged Cross This edition released on the 24th October, 2009 at the 150th Historic Celebration of the establishment of Point McLeay Mission in 1859 at Raukkan, SA Published by The Bible Society in Australia Inc. 770 South Rd, Glandore, 5037 Ph: 08-8292 4888 Email:

ISBN: 978-0-647-51746-8

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Tungarar Jehovald ———


HOLY SCRIPTURES IN THE LANGUAGE OF THE TRIBES INHABITING THE LAKES AND LOWER MURRAY AND CALLED NARRINYERI. ——— From the Translation of Mr. George Taplin, Missionary Agent of the Aborigines’ Friends’ Association, at Point Macleay. ——— First published in 1864 by the South Australian Auxiliary of the British and Foreign Bible Society; reprinted in 1926, with further reprints in 1986, 2009 by The Bible Society SA.

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Selections from Genesis 1–4, Exodus 19–20, Matthew 5–7, John 3, 18–21, in Narrindjeri & English

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GENESIS Chapters 1—4


ile Godowe enggun winmir, wyirrewarre, ruwe. 2 Tarno nunkeri ruwe, pek ellin ityan ruwe; maratulde ellin ityan ruwe. Yon­guldye bahrekangk. Pangari Godald yelkulun itye bahrekangk. 3 Yarnin itye Godowe luku, Pink el oura, lare el kar tyelyerar; winmir ile yan nunkalowe 4 God ile nakkir ityan kalatte; kitye nunkeri. Wunyile Godowe threttin nunka­lowe ananyiril yonguldye. 5 Krunkun ile ityan nunkalowe, day: yonguldye krunkun ile ityan, night. Wun­yitye yonguldye, wunyitye trelin ngreye. Yammalaitye nungge.


1 Ngkungur

The Story of Creation

 1 In

the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. earth was barren, with no form of life; it was under a roaring ocean covered with darkness. But the Spirit of Godc was moving over the water. 2 The

3 God

The First Day

said, “I command light to shine!” And light started looked at the light and saw that it was good. He shining. separated light from darkness 5 and named the light “Day” and the darkness “Night.” Evening came and then morning—that was the first day. 4 God

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Genesis — 1 6 Yarnin

itye Godowe, ngurn winmani yan wyirre, tarangk bahrekengk, wunyel itye threttin bahreke ananyiril bahreke. 7 God ile winmir ityan wyirre, threttin ityebahrekem aremuntunt, ananyiril bahreke, war wyirreungai. Luk itye ellir. 8 Krunkun ile ityan wyirre, heaven. Wunyitye yonguldye wunyitye trelin ngreye. Ningkaiengk nunggengk. 9 Yarnin itye Godowe, tanpundun an bahrekar mare muntunt wyirre, wunyitye ruwe terpulani. Luk itye ellir. 10 Krunkun ile ityan tyiwe ruwe, ngruwar bahrekar krunkun ile an yarluwar. Nakkin itye harnakar nunkerar. 11 Yarnin itye Godowe, ruwe pund el elour an kaiye, ngune seedungai, lamatyeri fruitungai, kinungai seedowe: kar harnakar malde, seedowe kinungai ruwungai; Iuk itye ellir.

6 God

The Second Day

said, “I command a dome to separate the water above it from the water below it.” 7 And that’s what happened. God made the dome 8  and named it “Sky.” Evening came and then morning—that was the second day. 9  God

The Third Day

said, “I command the water under the sky to come together in one place, so there will be dry ground.” And that’s what happened. 10  God named the dry ground “Land,” and he named the water “Ocean.” God looked at what he had done and saw that it was good. 11 God said, “I command the earth to produce all kinds of plants, including fruit trees and grain.” And that’s what happened.

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Genesis — 1 12 Punden

itye ruwe kaiye, ngune seedungai, lamatyeri fruitungai, kinungai seedowe: kar harnakar maldar. Godowe itye nakkin harnakar nunkerar. 13 Wunyitye yonguldye, wunyitye trelin ngreye; nepaldar nunggar. 14 Yarnin itye Godowe, mare el ar tyelyerar wyirreungai, threturamb an nungge ananyiril yenguldye, wunyar el ellani reyuramb lowalde, yorte, markerar, nunggar. 15 Kar el ellani nungge markeri wyirre­ungai, klarturamb kin ambe ruwambe; luk itye ellir. 16 God ile winmir hengenekengk grauwengk, nungge, markeri; grauwe nungge itye klarturamb nunkungai; mur­ alappe markeri itye klarturamb yonguldyungai. Kile an winmir tuldar. 17 Godowe ile an yuppir wyirreungai klarturamb ruwangk. 18 Kile an yuppir, haranekar reyuramb, nungge, yonguldye, threturamb nungge inanyiril yonguldye. Wunyitye Godowe itye nakkin harnakar nunkerar. 12 The

earth produced all kinds of vegetation. God looked at what he had done, and it was good. 13 Evening came and then morning—that was the third day. 14 God

The Fourth Day

said, “I command lights to appear in the sky and to separate day from night and to show the time for seasons, special days, and years. 15 I command them to shine on the earth.” And that’s what happened. 16 God made two powerful lights, the brighter one to rule the day and the othere to rule the night. He also made the stars. 17 Then God put these lights in the sky to shine on the earth, 18 to rule day and night, and to separate light from darkness. God looked at what he had done, and it was good.

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Genesis — 1

19 Wunyitye

yonguldye, wunyitye trelin ngreye; four nunggar. 20 Yarnin itye Gedowe; Bahrekar pund el. elour an miningkar, malkin ar tumbe­wallin, puIyerar ngartin warre wyirrewar. 21 God ile winmir grauwar kondarlar; ngruwar harnakar yelkulun: bahrekar pun­den an ngruwar tumbar; kar harnakar maldar. Wunyitye Godowe nakkin har­nakar nunkerar. 22 Nunkowarrin yarnin itye Godowe anangk, luku, pund our an ngruwar, wunyar bahrekar yarluwungar yalkin, wunyel ellani ngruwar pulyerar ruwungai. 23 Wunyitye yonguldye, wunyitye trelin ngreye. Five nunggar. 24 Yarnin itye Godowe, ruwe itye pund el elour an tumbar, kar harnakar malde; cattle, tyelyar malkin; windawityerar ruwungai, kar harnakar maldar. Luk itye ellir.

19 Evening

came and then morning—that was the fourth day.

20 God

The Fifth Day

said, “I command the ocean to be full of living creatures, and I command birds to fly above the earth.” 21  So God made the giant sea monsters and all the living creatures that swim in the ocean. He also made every kind of bird. God looked at what he had done, and it was good. 22 Then he gave the living creatures his blessing—he told the ocean creatures to live everywhere in the ocean and the birds to live everywhere on earth. 23 Evening came and then morning—that was the fifth day. 24 God

The Sixth Day

said, “I command the earth to give life to all kinds of tame animals, wild animals, and reptiles.” And that’s what happened.

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Genesis — 1


25 God

ile an winmir, windawityeri, kar harnakar maldar: ngruwar malkin ruwungai, kar harnakar maldar; wunyitye Godowe itye nakkin harnakar nunkerar. 26 Wunyile Jehovah yarnin luku. Ngurn al yan winmin korn lun ellin arnan. Kitye nglalin arnan Wunyitye korn ellin itye masterowe an ambe harnakar, mame yarluwan, pulyerar maiyald, windawityeri ruwald, ngruwar tyelyar yare ar malkin toonangk. 27 Wunyile Jehovah winmin ityan korn lun ellin kityeon; lun ellin Jehovah ile winmir ityan; korn, mimine winmir ile enggun. 28 Wunyile yarnin Jehovah, nunkeri ellin enggun korn mimine; luku yarnin ile Jehovah plowatyeri el ellani enggun. Ngruwar porlar palli el ellani enggunanyir ruwald. Ngurla masterengk an ambe harnakar ellani, mame yarluwan, pulyeri maiyald, ngruwar ar tumbewallin ar ngoppun ruwald. 29 Wunyile Jehovah yarnin “Nak our,” ngate pempir an lomanyir ngune ruwald, lamatyeri fruitald. Ngurla el takkani an fruitowe. 25 God

made every one of them. Then he looked at what he had done, and it was good. 26 God said, “Now we will make humans, and they will be like us. We will let them rule the fish, the birds, and all other living creatures.” 27 So God created humans to be like himself; he made men and women. 28 God gave them his blessing and said, “Have a lot of children! Fill the earth with people and bring it under your control. Rule over the fish in the ocean, the birds in the sky, and every animal on the earth. 29 I have provided all kinds of fruit and grain for you to eat.

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Genesis — 1, 2

30 Ngate

pempir an kaiye, ngune an angk windawityeri ruwald, pulyeri, ngruwar an yare ar malkin an ruwald tumbewallin kar ellin. 31 Wunyile Jehovah nakkin an ngruwar yar ile an winmir; kar nunkowallin ngruwar. Wunyitye yonguldye wunyitye trelin ngreye.


1 Luku

ile Jehovah winmir an wyirre­warre, ruwe, tuldar, wunyile pekin an. 2 Seventh nunkungai merildin itye Jeho­vah; lewin itye seventh nunkungai. 3 Wunyile Jehovah krunkun yan seventh nungge nunkeri nungge; kunduramb itye elli in ambe an Jehovah; kitye ellin nungge jehovald hi lamb uk itye lewin Jehovah nowaiy winwin. 4 Harnakar ellin generationar enggunauwurle wyirreald ruwald, yaral ar winmelin, nunkungai yaral God ile winmir enggun wyirre, ruwe; 30 “And

I have given the green plants as food for everything else that breathes. These will be food for animals, both wild and tame, and for birds.” 31 God looked at what he had done. All of it was very good! Evening came and then morning—that was the sixth day.


1 So the heavens and the earth and everything else were created. The Seventh Day

2 By

the seventh day God had finished his work, and so he rested. blessed the seventh day and made it special because on that day he rested from his work. 4 That’s how God created the heavens and the earth. 3 God

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Genesis — 2 5 Ngruwar

Iamatyerar ngungkur ar kuringgun ruwungai, ngruwar ngune ngung­kur itye kuringgun, ngungkur ile Jehovah nowaiy taiyir an parnar ruwangk, tarno korn lewin ruwungai, kalturamb an toone. 6  Wunyitye loru dlomari ruwenend, dlomari ile wurtuwarrin ityan ruwe. 7 Kile Jehovah winmin ityan korn tun­ungai wunyile Jehovah winkundun inangk kornald, tumbewarrin ile ityan; wunyitye korn tumbewallin, pangari lewin kinungai. 8 Jehovile winmin gardenowe Edenald, kile yuppun ityan korn gardenungai. 9 Jehovah ile yuppun an gardenungai nunkerar lamatyerar fruitald. Tumbewarrin lamatyeri yummun tunte gardenald; lamat yeri nglemuramb nunkeri wirrangi yummun tapangk ityan.

The Garden of Eden

When the Lord God made the heavens and the earth, 5 no grass or plants were growing anywhere. God had not yet sent any rain, and there was no one to work the land. 6 But streams came up from the ground and watered the earth. 7 The Lord God took a handful of soil and made a man. God breathed life into the man, and the man started breathing. 8 The Lord made a garden in a place called Eden, which was in the east, and he put the man there. 9 The Lord God placed all kinds of beautiful trees and fruit trees in the garden. Two other trees were in the middle of the garden. One of the trees gave life—the other gave the power to know the difference between right and wrong.

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Genesis — 2

Genesis 2:15–25 15 Wunyil.e Jehovah yuppun ityan korn gardenungai, moerpuramb ityan gardenowe. 16 Wunyile Jehovah taiyin ityan korn nginte tak our ngruwar fruitar. 17 Ncwaiy inde yan tak fruitowe lamat­yerald nglemuramb nunkeri wirrangi; itye ellin yummun tunte gardenald. Ungunuk inde takkani ityan wunyel inde pornani, katyil. 18 Wunyile Jehovah yarnin luku, nowaiy itye nunkowarrin hil amb uk nowaiy ellin nape kornald; lewin itye an angk korn. Ngate el winmin an nape kin ambe. 19 Jehovile kaikundun an ngruwar yar ile winmir an tunuqgai, harnakar, pulyerar mame, winda wityeri, kile an kaikundun Adamangk, wunyile Adame krunkun an. 20 Kile an krunkun pulurar, mame; windawityeri. Nowaiy ile pindyin an nape in ambe an Adame.

15 The

Lord God put the man in the Garden of Eden to take care of it and to look after it. 16 But the Lord told him, “You may eat fruit from any tree in the garden, 17 except the one that has the power to let you know the difference between right and wrong. If you eat any fruit from that tree, you will die before the day is over!” 18 The Lord God said, “It isn’t good for the man to live alone. I need to make a suitable partner for him.” 19-20 So the Lord took some soil and made animals and birds. He brought them to the man to see what names he would give each of them. Then the man named the tame animals and the birds and the wild animals. That’s how they got their names. None of these was the right kind of partner for the man.

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Genesis — 2


21 Wunyile

Jehovah winmin ityan Adame muwe watyeri. Wunyitye tantin Adame. Wunyile Jehovah pintamin naitye prewarre Adamald. 22 Jehovile yan winmin prewarre ungai mimine, wunyile reyin al itya.n Adamald. 23 Wunyile Adame yarnin Hityekatye ellin itye anauwe partpati, anauwe ngulde ; wunyile krunkun ityan, mimine, hil amb uk, Jehovil winmir ityan kornungai. 24 Luku korn il nemmani al enggun yikkowalle narkowalle; kitye lewani al yan napungai; hengenekengk ellani yammalaitye ngulde. 25 Adame, Eve, kengk ngoppun merate, nowaiy engk kulyulainkin.

21 So

the Lord God made him fall into a deep sleep, and he took out one of the man’s ribs. Then after closing the man’s side, 22 the Lord made a woman out of the rib. The Lord God brought her to the man, 23 and the man exclaimed, “Here is someone like me! She is part of my body, my own flesh and bones. She came from me, a man. So I will name her Woman!” 24 That’s why a man will leave his own father and mother. He marries a woman, and the two of them become like one person. 25 Although the man and his wife were both naked, they were not ashamed.

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Genesis — 3


el emb itye yelpulamalde. Kraiye ile yarnin inangk mimine. Minye Jehovil tingowir umangk nowaiy inde tak ityan fruitowe lamatyerald. 2 Werentun ile mimine inangk kraiye; ngurn tak ilde yan fruitowe lamatyeran gardenungai. 3 Yammalaitye lamatyeri yummun tunte gardenungai in ambe Jehovah yarnir luku, nowaiy ungune tak al yan ; ungunuk ungune tak al yan; wunyungune pornani. 4 Yarnin ile kraiye inangk mimine luku, nowaiy ungune pornani. 5 Nglemin ile Jehovah ungunuk ngune takkani ityan fruitowe ngune lun ellani ity an Jehovah wunyungune nglalin al yan; ngune nglemani nunkeri wirrangi.


1 Kraiye

1 The

The First Sin

snake was sneakier than any of the other wild animals that the Lord God had made. One day it came to the woman and asked, “Did God tell you not to eat fruit from any tree in the garden?” 2 The woman answered, “God said we could eat fruit from any tree in the garden, 3 except the one in the middle. He told us not to eat fruit from that tree or even to touch it. If we do, we’ll die.” 4 “No,

you won’t!” the snake replied. 5 “God understands what will happen on the day you eat fruit from that tree. You will see what you have done, and you will know the difference between right and wrong, just as God does.”

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Genesis — 3


6 Mimine

nakkin ile yan lamatyeri, nun­keri itye ellin, winmin ile yan nglemamalde, wunyile yan mimine morokkun fruitowe takkin ile ityan; wunyile yan pempin inangk napalle, takkin ile yan. 7 Wunyengk nuntun engk merate ngop­pun, kengk tulkun an muldar, winmin an kaininggar. 8 Pangarinda wunyengk kungun ityan Jehovah ngoppun itye gardenungai. Wun­yengk Adame, napalle, engk enggun angk nampulun lamatyerungar kin ambe nowaiy nakkin enggun. 9 Wunyile Jehovah kaikundun yan Adame luku, “Yang inde.” 10 Wunyitye werentun; ngate yan kungir umauwe tungare gardenungai, wun­yap turlin, hil amb uk ngape merate ngoppun, wunyap an angk nampulun.

6 The

woman stared at the fruit. It looked beautiful and tasty. She wanted the wisdom that it would give her, and she ate some of the fruit. Her husband was there with her, so she gave some to him, and he ate it too. 7 Straight away they saw what they had done, and they realised they were naked. Then they sewed fig leaves together to make something to cover themselves. 8 Late in the afternoon a breeze began to blow, and the man and woman heard the Lord God walking in the garden. They were frightened and hid behind some trees. 9 The

The Trouble with Sin

Lord called out to the man and asked, “Where are you?” man answered, “I was naked, and when I heard you walking through the garden, I was frightened and hid!” 10 The

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Genesis — 3 11 Jehovah

kurrin ile ityan, “Ngande tingowir umangk, merate, ellin inde; takkir inde yan kai fruitowe yar atte tingowir um nowaiy inde tak ityan. 12 Wunyile korn yarnin, luku. “Mimine yar inde pempir anangk pempir ile ityan anangk, wunyatte takkir ityan. 13 Wunyile Jehovah yarnin inangk mimine. Mekimb inde ennir luku. Wun­yitye luku mimine kraiye ile yelpulir wunyatte yan takkir. 14-15 Wunyile in angk kraiye Jehovil yarnin luku, Hil amb uk inde el ellani wirrangi kaldowamp inde malkani kaldowamp inde an takkani tune; kaldowamp mimine el ellani umauwe ngrakkuwalamalde; kinauwe porlar el ellani ar ngrakkuwalamaldar kan ambe umauwe porlar; ngultani ile yan porlpalle umauwe kurle; ngultani inde yan naitye reytyinne.

11 “How

did you know you were naked?” God asked. “Did you eat any fruit from that tree in the middle of the garden?” 12 “It

was the woman you put here with me,” the man said. “She gave me some of the fruit, and I ate it.” 13 The Lord God then asked the woman, “What have you done?” “The snake tricked me,” she answered. “And I ate some of that fruit.” 14 So the Lord God said to the snake, “Because of what you have done, you will be the only animal to suffer this curse. For as long as you live, you will crawl on your stomach and eat dirt. 15 You and this woman will hate each other; your descendants and hers will always be enemies. One of hers will strike you on the head, and you will strike him on the heel.”

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Genesis — 3


16 Jehovil

luku inangk mimine. Mul­tuwarrani inde parpani; nginte parpani yaral inde an pundani porlar; taiyani um mai nape wunyinde ellani in ambe. 17 In angk Adame Iuku ile Jehovah; nginte kungir umauwe nape, nginte yan takkir fruitowe yar atte um tingowir, nowaiy inde tak ityan; wunyatte winmani ruwe wirrangi, nginte yan takkani ngune, wun­yinde parpani kaldowamp. 18 Palyar, talga, ar kringani ; nginte an takkani ngune. 19 Umauwe make wurtuwallaini ungunai inde yan takkani krepowe. Palli ar um grauwani tunungai; ngate um winmir tunungai ; nginte ellani tune yammallellin. 20 Kile yan Adame krunkun naitye napalle Eve, hil amb uk, itye narkowalle an ambe an ngruwar. 21 Wunyile Jehovah winmin an maiy­inggar wankandungai enggun ambe Adame Eve; kengk ngolun an. 16 Then

the Lord said to the woman, “You will suffer terribly when you give birth. But you will still desire your husband, and he will rule over you.” 17 The Lord said to the man, “You listened to your wife and ate fruit from that tree. And so, the ground will be under a curse because of what you did. As long as you live, you will have to struggle to grow enough food. 18 Your food will be plants, but the ground will produce thorns and thistles. 19 You will have to sweat

to earn a living; you were made out of soil, and you will once again turn into soil.” 20 The

man Adam named his wife Eve because she would become the mother of all who live. 21 Then the Lord God made clothes out of animal skins for the man and his wife.

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Genesis — 3, 4 22 Wunyitye

Jehovah yarnin korn itye nglalin arnan; nglemin itye nunkeri wir­rangi, ungunuk itye lewin alye palli ile yan takkani fruitowe wunyitye tumbewallani kaldowamp, nowaiy pornani. 23 Wunyile yan Jehovah taiyin Adame gardenanmant; kin ambe an kaltani an tune, yarnd ile morokkir ityan. 24 Kile yan Jehovah prildin Adame; wunyile yan yuppun swordowe ngorkulald gardenungai ; hikkai swordowe ngeraggeyelin ; kile yan moerpun tumbewarrin lamatyeri.


1 Adame

nglemin ityan Eve napalle: Eve ile punden ityan Cain; yarnin itye, luku Jehovile pempir ityan an angk korn. 2 Wunyile punden ityan kinauwe tarte Abel. Abel ile munguwun an sheepe, Cain ile kaltin an toone. 3 Yaral nunggar, Cain ile pempir ityan fruitowe toonald inangk Jehovah. 22 The

Lord said, “These people now know the difference between right and wrong, just as we do. But they must not be allowed to eat fruit from the tree that lets them live for ever.” 23 So the Lord God sent them out of the Garden of Eden, where they would have to work the ground from which the man had been made. 24 Then God put winged creatures at the entrance to the garden and a flaming, flashing sword to guard the way to the life-giving tree.


1 Adam

Cain Murders Abel

and Eve had a son. Then Eve said, “I’ll name him Cain because I got him with the help of the Lord.” 2 Later she had another son and named him Abel. Abel became a sheep farmer, but Cain farmed the land. 3 One day, Cain gave part of his harvest to the Lord,

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Genesis — 4


4 Wunyile

Abel morrokkir an firstlingar flockald, bailpuli sheepar, kar pena;uramb inangk Jehovah. Wunyitye Jehovah pultin an, yar ile Abel pempir. 5 Nowaiy itye pultin an yar ile Cain pempir. Ngrakkuwallin itye Cain, nyenunkun itye. 6 Jehovah itye yarnin inangk Cain, luku, mekimb inde ngrakkuwallin, mekimb inde nyenunkun. 7 Ungunuk inde nunkowarrin kuntun el ap ; ungunukinde wirrangwarrin, wirrangi um amb itye yummun. Kitye um pornani um, nginte ityan taiyani. 8 Cain meruwallin al yan Abel kinauwe tarte yaral engk ngoppun ruwungai, prakkir itye Cain, wunyile yan mempir pornuramb Abel. 9 Wunyitye Jehovah kurrin ityan Cain, Yangi Abel mai tarte? Werentun itye, Nowaiy ap nglemin; yarild atyan atte moerpun anai tarte? 4 and

Abel also gave an offering to the Lord. He killed the firstborn lamb from one of his sheep and gave the Lord the best parts of it. The Lord was pleased with Abel and his offering, 5 but not with Cain and his offering. This made Cain so angry that he could not hide his feelings. 6 The

Lord said to Cain, “What’s wrong with you? Why do you have such an angry look on your face? 7 If you had done the right thing, you would be smiling. But you did the wrong thing, and now sin is waiting to attack you like a lion. Sin wants to destroy you, but don’t let it!” 8 Cain said to his brother Abel, “Let’s go for a walk.” And when they were out in a field, Cain killed him. 9 Afterwards the Lord asked Cain, “Where is Abel?” “How should I know?” he answered. “Am I supposed to look after my brother?”

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Genesis — 4 10 Yarnin

irye Jehovah, luku, minyinde ellir; umauwe tartean krewe, itye kaikundun an angk ruwenend. 11 Nginte, wirrangi in anyiril ruwe, hil amb uk ruwe itye ramir kinauwe tore, muttur ile yan mai tartean krewe. 12 Ungunuk inde kaltani an toone, nowaiy el ellani itye prityin um ambe. Yammin uwar korn inde el ellani, nginbund amalde inde el ellani ruwungai. 13 Yarnin itye Cain, luku, Anauwe punishment itye multuwarrin an ambe. 14 Nak our, nginte prildir an ruwanmant hikkai nungge; nampundelani ap umanyiril; ngape el ellani, yammin uwar korn, ngin­bund amalde ruwungai ; luk ar ellani ngruwar ungunuk ar pindyani an, wunyar mempani an pornuramb.

10 Then

the Lord said, “Why have you done this terrible thing? You killed your own brother, and his blood flowed onto the ground. Now his blood is calling out for me to punish you. 11 And so, I’ll put you under a curse. Because you killed Abel and made his blood run out on the ground, you will never be able to farm the land again. 12 If you try to farm the land, it won’t produce anything for you. From now on, you’ll be without a home, and you’ll spend the rest of your life wandering from place to place. 13 “This punishment is too hard!” Cain said. 14 “You’re making me leave my home and live far from you.p I’ll have to wander about without a home, and just anyone could kill me.”

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Genesis — 4


15 Yarnin

itye Jehovah, inangk Cain luku, Hil amb uk, ungunuk korn mempani an Cain, marnmani atte ityan seven times. Jehovil yuppun pittue Cainungai, wunyar tarno kornar ityan mempani, ungunuk ar ityan pindyani. 16 Ngoppun itye Cain kinanyirenend Jehovahnend ruwenend, wunyitye lewin Nodald, lare muntunt Eden.

15 “No!

the Lord answered. “Anyone who kills you will be punished seven times worse than I am punishing you.” So the Lord put a mark on Cain to warn everyone not to kill him. 16 But Cain had to go far from the Lord and live in the Land of Wandering, which is east of Eden.

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EXODUS Chapter 19:16—20:20 16 Neppaldar

nunggar, wunyitye munte, nalurmi, tuppathauwe, puntin ngurlangk. Trumpetowe itye kaikundun, wunyar kornar blukkun. 17 Wunyil Mosese waiyin an narrinyerar camp an mant; kunguramb ityan Jehovah. Kar tangulun lare muntunt ngurlangk. 18 Ngruwar kraiowe yummun ngurlangk Sinaiangk. Moru itye Jehovah kenungai. Loru itye kraiowe lun ellin grauwe kowan­die; ngurle ngoinkun. 19  Yaral itye trumpetowe kaikundun, kaikundun, grauwe kaikundun. Yarnin itye Mosese, wunyitye werentun Jehovah. 20 Puntin itye Jehovah Mount Sinaiangk, itye ngurlangk. Jehovil kaikundun ityan Mosese ngurlangk; loru itye Mosese.

16 On

The Lord Comes to Mount Sinai

the morning of the third day there was thunder and lightning. A thick cloud covered the mountain, a loud trumpet blast was heard, and everyone in camp trembled with fear. 17 Moses led them out of the camp to meet God, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. 18 Mount Sinai was covered with smoke because the Lord had come down in a flaming fire. Smoke poured out of the mountain just like a furnace, and the whole mountain shook. 19 The trumpet blew louder and louder. Moses spoke, and God answered him with thunder. 20 The Lord came down to the top of Mount Sinai and told Moses to meet him there.

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Exodus — 19


21 Yarnin

itye Jehovah Mosesangk, Nginte moru, taiy our an narrinyerar, wunyar nowaiy puntani in angk Jehovah, hil amb ukke tuyuluwarrin ityan; wunyar nowaiy pornani. 22 Priestar kar an angk nyrippan, ungunuk ar nowaiy balpewallin Jehovil an partani. 23 Luku itye Mosese, nowaiy ar narrin­yerar loru ar ngurlangk; nginte taiyir arnan luku, yup our an moerpurmi lare-lare ngurlungai, moerp al ityan. 24 Yarnin itye Jehovah, murrunmeel moru, wunyinde wankani, nginte, Aaron gelauwe, ngurle wankani. Tingowun priestar, narrinyerar, nowaiy el ar wank, hilamb uk ar tuyuluwarrin ityan Jehovah, ungunuk ar luk ennin, Jehovah ngrakkuwallani. 25 Moru itye Mosese narrinyerungar kitye yarnin anangk.

21 Then

he said, “Moses, go and warn the people not to cross the boundary that you set at the foot of the mountain. They must not cross it to come and look at me, because if they do, many of them will die. 22 Only the priests may come near me, and they must obey strict rules before I let them. If they don’t, they will be punished.” 23 Moses replied, “The people can’t come up the mountain. You warned us to stay away because it is holy.” 24 Then the Lord told Moses, “Go down and bring Aaron back here with you. But the priests and people must not try to push their way through, or I will rush at them like a flood!” 25 After Moses had gone back down, he told the people what the Lord had said.

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Exodus — 20

itye Godowe harnakar tungarar luku. 2 Ngapai Jehovah, umauwe Godowe. Ngate morokkir um Egyptanmant; taldumande ngaruramb. 3 (1) Nowaiy inde morokkun yamminyar godsar, ngapai inde morokkun. 4 (2) Nowaiy inde winmin ityan graven image, lun ellin tuldar, markeri, nungge, wyirreungai ; nowaiy inde winmin ityan graven image, lun ellin haranekar ruwungai, haranekar, bahrekangk perkungar, mare muntunt ruwe. 5 Nowaiy inde wakkin turtangk ananyiril; nowaiy inde an kungun ungunuk ar um taiyani; ngape Jehovah Godowe kraiyelin, ngate an partani porlar, hil amb uk, ungunuk kanauwe ngaiyerar wirrangwarrin. 6 Neppaldandai atte an partani ungunuk ar nowaiy pornun an. Ngate nunkowarrin an ambe an ngruwar ungunuk ar pornun an, ungunuk ar kungun an. 7 (3) Nowaiy inde yan yarnin kaldowamp mitye Jehovald mai Godowe nowaiy itye Jehovah kungullun um nunkeri ungu­nuk luk inde yarnin naitye mitye.


1 Yarnin

1 God

The Ten Commandments

said to the people of Israel: 2 I am the Lord your God, the one who brought you out of Egypt where you were slaves. 3 Do not worship any god except me. 4 Do not make idols that look like anything in the sky or on earth or in the ocean under the earth. 5 Don’t bow down and worship idols. I am the Lord your God, and I demand all your love. If you reject me, I will punish your families for three or four generations. 6 But if you love me and obey my laws, I will be kind to your families for thousands of generations. 7 Do not misuse my name. I am the Lord your God, and I will punish anyone who misuses my name.

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Exodus — 20


8 (4)

Ngul our ityan Sabbath nungge ngul our ityan in ambe nunkowarrin. 9 Six nungar inde el workani. 10 Seventh nungge Sabbath wallin in ambe Jehovah mai Godowe. Nowaiy inde ellin work; nginta, mai ngauwire, mai bame, mai korn servant, mai mimine servant, mai windawityerar, yamminuwar korn lewin kinanyirungai taldumandungai. 11 . Six nunkungar Jehovah winmir wyirrewarre, ruwe, yarluwar, ngruwar, wunyitye kunden seventh nunkungai pornun itye Jehovah yan Sabbath nungge, nunkowarrin il ityan. 12 (5) Kung our mai ngaiowe, ninkuwe, wunyinde lewin kaldowamp umanyirungai ruwungai yar il Jehovah ityan umangk pempir. 13 (6) Nowaiy inde mempi. 14 (7) Nowaiy inde morokkun mimine kowan an naitye lew. 15 (8). Nowaiy inde pet. 16 (9) Nowaiy inde yelpul kangul ambe korn ambe. 8 Remember

that the Sabbath Day belongs to me. 9 You have six days when you can do your work, 10 but the seventh day of each week belongs to me, your God. No one is to work on that day—-not you, your children, your slaves, your animals, or the foreigners who live in your towns. 11 In six days I made the sky, the earth, the oceans, and everything in them, but on the seventh day I rested. That’s why I made the Sabbath a special day that belongs to me. 12 Respect your father and your mother, and you will live a long time in the land I am giving you. 13 Do not murder. 14 Be faithful in marriage. 15 Do not steal. 16 Do not tell lies about others.

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Exodus — 20 17 (10)

Nowaiy inde pulkeri. Nowaiy inde yan pornun kornald taldumande; nowaiy inde yan kornald nape; nowaiy inde yan pornun haranekar kornald korn servant, mimine servant, windawityeri, pote, nowaiy inde yan pornun, kornald maiyinggar. 18 Ngruwar narrinyerar nakkin an munte, nalurmi, trumpetowe kaikundun, ngurle nyrangkin kraiyowe ald amb; wunyar narrinyerrar yelkulum, nowaiy tangulum tapangk ityan ngurle, tangulun ar ku arun. 19 Yarnin ar inangk Mosese luku, nginte yarn our arnangk wunyel arn kungani; nowaiy itye Godowe yarn arnangk; ungunuk itye luku, wunyarn pornani. 20 Luku itye Mosese an angk narar narinyerrar; nowaiy ungune blukkun. Godowe puntir onomangk plepuramb onom, wunyungune blukkani inanyiril, yaral ungune ngullani, kungur ungune ityan, wunyungune nowaiy wirrangwarrin. 21 Tangulun ar narrinyerar kuarun, loru itye Mosese inangk Godowe, lewin yonguld­yungai. 17 Do

not want anything that belongs to someone else. Don’t want anyone’s house, wife or husband, slaves, bullocks, donkeys or anything else. The People Are Afraid 18 The

people trembled with fear when they heard the thunder and the trumpet and saw the lightning and the smoke coming from the mountain. They stood a long way off 19 and said to Moses, “If you speak to us, we will listen. But don’t let God speak to us, or we will die!” 20 “Don’t be afraid!” Moses replied. “God has come only to test you, so that by obeying him you won’t sin.” 21 But when Moses went near the thick cloud where God was, the people stayed a long way off.

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MATTHEW Chapters 5—7


itye Jesuse an ngruwar kornar, puntin ar, wunyitye loru ngurlangk, wunyitye lewin, puntin ar ngaityar inangk gai nomauwurle luku. 2 Yarnin itye Jesus anangk. 3 Nunkowallin ar nowaiy are plaityingyin, kingdom Godald kanauwurle ellin itye. 4 Nunkowallin ar ungunuk ar parpin, palli ar kuntun. 5 Nunkowallin ar ungunuk ar nowaiy ngrakkuwallin, kanauwurle ellin itye ruwe. 6 Nunkowallin ar ungunuk ar yeyauwe ellin, klallin, ananyiril nunkeri, palli ar yalkani.


1 Nakkin

1 When

The Sermon on the Mount

Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on the side of a mountain and sat down. Blessings

Jesus’ disciples gathered around him, 2 and he taught them: 3 God blesses those people who depend only on him. They belong to the kingdom of heaven! 4 God blesses those people who grieve. They will find comfort! 5 God blesses those people who are humble. The earth will belong to them! 6 God blesses those people who want to obey him more than to eat or drink. They will be given what they want!

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Matthew — 5 7 Nunkowallin

ungunuk ar tainpulun wirrangwarrin; Jehovil tainpulani kanauwe wirrangar. 8 Nunkowallin ar yare are balpewallin an kanauwurle ngelar, kar nakkani ityan Jehovah. 9 Nunkowaillin ar ungunuk ar merildin an ngrakkuwallin, kar krunkani el an porlar Jehovald. 10 Nunkowallin ungune ungunuk ar partin onom hilamb uk ungune nunkerarwyirrewarre ellin itye nomauwurle. 11 Nunkowallin ungune, yaral kornar naiyuwun onom, partin onom, yaral ar yelpulun ungune wirrangar, hil ambe ungune anauwe ngaityar. 12 Kuntun ungune, ngruwar wyirreungai nomauwurle. Luk ennin ar partir an prophetar, yare ar lewir ungunai onom.

7 God

blesses those people who are merciful. They will be treated with mercy! 8 God blesses those people whose hearts are pure. They will see him! 9 God blesses those people who make peace. They will be called his children! 10 God blesses those people who are treated badly for doing right. They belong to the kingdom of heaven. 11 God will bless you when people insult you, mistreat you, and tell all kinds of evil lies about you because of me. 12 Be happy and excited! You will have a great reward in heaven. People did these same things to the prophets who lived long ago.

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Matthew — 5


13 Ngune

ellin saltowe ruwald. Ungunuk saltowe nowaiy itye prityin, wirrangi itye. Wirrange saltowe, kornar nemmani ityan, kornar nemmani ityan towani ar ityan. 14 Ngune ellin nunkulowe ruwald. Yarild atyan nampundun taldumandar ngurlangk. 15 Tarno kornar nampundun yan nunkulawe, kar reyin ityan, wunyar ngruwar taldumandungai nakkin ityan. 16  Rey ar yan nomauwe nunkulowe kornungar, wunyar nakkani onom nunkerar; -wunyar kuntun ananyiril ngaiowe, wyirreungai. 17 Nowaiy ungune yarn ap puntir hil amb uk pintamin an lawowe prophetar; nowaiy ap puntir pintamuramb, ngape puntir hil ambe ellin ityan. 18 Katyil ap yarnin onomangk; nginbundani henggengk, wyirrewarre, ruwe, ungunai ar pintarnaniyan yammalaitye pittue lawanmant, kar ngruwar ellani an. 13 You

Salt and Light

are like salt for everyone on earth. But if salt no longer tastes like salt, how can it make food salty? All it’s good for is to be thrown out and walked on. 14 You are like light for the whole world. A city built on top of a hill can’t be hidden, 15 and no one would light a lamp and put it under a clay pot. A lamp is placed on a lamp stand, where it can give light to everyone in the house. 16 Make your light shine, so that others will see the good that you do and will praise your Father in heaven. The Law of Moses 17 Don’t

suppose that I came to do away with the Law and the Prophets. I didn’t come to do away with them, but to give them their full meaning. 18 Heaven and earth may disappear. But I promise you that not even a full stop or comma will ever disappear from the Law. Everything written in it must happen.

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Matthew — 5 19 Ungunuk

korn nowaiy ellani yan muralappe tungari, ungunuk il Jehovah taiyani, wunyitye tingowun kornar luku kar krunkani ityan muralappeol korn wyirreungai. Ungunuk korn ellani muralappe tungare Jehovald wunyitye tingowun kornar luku, kar krunkani ityan grauwe korn wyirreungai. 20 Nowaiy nunkeri ungune ananyiril kar Phariseas, wunyungune nowaiy yappulani wyirrewarre. 21 Ung’ar atye yarnir kaldow, nowaiy inde mempin pornuramb, ungunuk korn luk ennin kar judge em ityan. 22 Hikkai ap yarnin onomangk, ungunuk kornil ngrakkuwallin an amb gelauwalle, kar judge em al ityan; ungunuk korn il yarnin gelauwanangk luku. Plaityingyin inde, wunyitye council punish em ityan, ungunuk itye krunkun korn, wirrangi, bluk el our itye an keneinangk hell ald.

19 If

you reject even the least important command in the Law and teach others to do the same, you will be the least important person in the kingdom of heaven. But if you obey and teach others its commands, you will have an important place in the kingdom. 20 You must obey God’s commands better than the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law obey them. If you don’t, I promise you that you will never get into the kingdom of heaven. 21 You


know that our ancestors were told, “Do not murder” and “A murderer must be brought to trial.” 22 But I promise you that if you are angry with someone, you will have to stand trial. If you call someone a fool, you will be taken to court. And if you say that someone is worthless, you will be in danger of the fires of hell.

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Matthew — 5


23 Yaral

inde pempin ityan giftowe altarangk wunyinde ngullun umauwe gelauwalle nyenunkun umanyeril. 24 Nem ar ityan giftowe altarangk, loru, merild our ngrakkuwallin, nginte pornun ityan gelauwe, wunyinde pempin mai giftowe inangk Jehovah. 25 Erild ar ngrakkuwallin murrunmeel inde pornun ityan mai yenamalde, ungunuk itye luk ennin, wunyil taiyani um inangk judgowe, wunyil um pempani officerangk, wunyill yuppani um gaolungai. 26 Katyil ap tingowun umangk nowaiy inde terpulun gaolanmant ungunai inde pempir ngruwar mai moneyowe. 27 Nginte kungir ar yarnir kaldow, nowaiy inde morokkun yan mimine ungunuk itye nowaiy umauwe nape kowan an naitye lew. 28 Yarnin atte onomangk ; ungunuk korn tuyuluwarrin yan mimine wunyitye pornun ityan, Moruldamalde itye kinanyirungai ngelungai. 23 So

if you are about to place your gift on the altar and remember that someone is angry with you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. Make peace with that person, then come back and offer your gift to God. 25 Before you are dragged into court, make friends with the person who has accused you of doing wrong. If you don’t, you will be handed over to the judge and then to the officer who will put you in jail. 26 I promise you that you won’t get out until you have paid the last cent you owe. 27 You


know the commandment which says, “Be faithful in marriage.” 28 But I tell you that if you look at another woman and want her, you are already unfaithful in your thoughts.

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Matthew — 5 29 Ungunuk

mai nunkeri pele um wirrangwarrin, pintamin ityan, throk our ityan; nginte nemmin mai pele, wunyitye mai ngulde nowaiy moru hell angk. 30 Ungunuk mai nunkeri mare um wirrangwarrin, merip our ityan, throk our ityan, nginte nemmin ityan, wunyar ngruwar mai ngulde nowaiy moru hell angk. 31 Kar yarnir luku, yaral itye korn nowaiy an pornun an naitye nape, pemp elour itye inangk papowe, nemuramb. 32 Ngate tingowun umangk, ungunuk korn nemmin an naitye nape, wunyitye winmin yan wirrangi ; yaral kangulun korn ile yan morokkun hikkai mimine, yare itye napalle nemmir, hikkai korn wirrangi, moruld amalde itye. Ungunuk mai nape morokkun yan kangulun korn, nginte nem al oulour yan mai nape.

29 If

your right eye causes you to sin, poke it out and throw it away. It’s better to lose one part of your body, than for your whole body to end up in hell. 30 If your right hand causes you to sin, chop it off and throw it away! It’s better to lose one part of your body, than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 31 You


have been taught that a man who divorces his wife must write out divorce papers for her. 32 But I tell you not to divorce your wife unless she has committed some terrible sexual sin. If you divorce her, you will cause her to be unfaithful, just as any man who marries her is guilty of taking another man’s wife.

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Matthew — 5


33 Kungir

ungune ar yarnir kaldow yaral inde swearing, wuyinde ellin yar inde been swear. 34 Ngate tingowun onomangk, nowaiy inde swear: nowaiy inde swear inanyiril wyirrewarre, lewurmi itye Jehovald. 35 Nowaiy inde swear inanyiril ruwe, kitye Jehovald footstool: nowaiy inde swear inanyiril Jerusalem, city itye grauwald kingald. 36 Nowaiy inde swear inanyiril mai kurle; yarild atyan winmani ityan balpe, kinemin? 37 Nginte yarnour luku, Katyil, katyil, nowaiy, nowaiy; nowaiy inde swear, luku wirrangwarrin. 38 Ung ar atye yarnir kaldow; Pele in ambe pele, ture in ambe ture. 39 Ngate tingowun onom, nowaiy ungune mendin, ungunuk ar partin onom. Ungunuk korn ngultun yan nunkeri make, lare lare yamminye make, ngulturamb ile um.

33 You


know that our ancestors were told, “Don’t use the Lord’s name to make a promise unless you are going to keep it.” 34 But I tell you not to swear by anything when you make a promise! Heaven is God’s throne, so don’t swear by heaven. 35 The earth is God’s footstool, so don’t swear by the earth. Jerusalem is the city of the great king, so don’t swear by it. 36 Don’t swear by your own head. You can’t make one hair white or black. 37 When you make a promise, say only “Yes” or “No.” Anything else comes from the devil. 38 You


know that you’ve been taught, “An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” 39 But I tell you not to try to get even with a person who has done something to you. When someone slaps your right cheek, turn and let that person slap your other cheek.

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Matthew — 5 40 Ungunuk

korn pintamani mai coatowe nginte nem al oulour yan mai cloakowe. 41 Ungunuk korn He um taiyani yammalaitye mileowe ngop our inde in ambe ninggengk milengk. 42 Pemp our yaral ar umangk reytyuwun; lendem our yaral ar umangk reytyuwun, nowaiy inde petin. 43 Ung ar atye yarnir kaldow: nginte an pornun an umauwe ngaitye, tarn inde an pornun an yenamalde. 44 Ngate tingowun um, nginte an pornun an yenamalde. Ungunuk ar um, naiyuwun nginte yarn our nunkowarrin: nginte an nunkowarrin ungunuk kornar nowaiy um pornun um. Reytyuwun inangk Jehovah an ambe ungunuk ar partin um. 45 Wunyinde el ellani porlar ngian wyirreungai. Winmin ile yan nungge, wankin an amb itye wirrangar, nunkerar. Taiyin He an parnar an amb itye wirrangar, nunkerar. 46 Ungunuk ungune pornun an narrinyerar, hil amb uk ar onom pornun, nowaiy ungune nunkowarrin, luk ennin publicanar. 40 If

someone sues you for your shirt, give up your coat as well. a soldier forces you to carry his pack one kilometre, carry it two kilometres. 42 When people ask you for something, give it to them. When they want to borrow money, lend it to them.

41 If

43 You


have heard people say, “Love your neighbours and hate your enemies.” 44 But I tell you to love your enemies and pray for anyone who mistreats you. 45 Then you will be acting like your Father in heaven. He makes the sun rise on both good and bad people. And he sends rain for the ones who do right and for the ones who do wrong. 46 If you love only those people who love you, will God reward you for that? Even tax collectors love their friends.

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Matthew — 5, 6


47 Ungunuk

ungune menmendin ngaityar, kanai; ngune luk ennin yamminyar kornar, luk ennin publicans. 48 Nginte nunkowarrin, lun ellin ile Jehovah nunkowarrin.


1 Nowaiy

ungune nunkowarrin reyuramb an kornar nunkowarrin; ungunuk ungune luku nowaiy ile pempani Jehovah onomangk. 2 Yaral

inde nunkowarrin, nowaiy inde kaikund trumpetungai, lun ellin hyprocritar, synagogueungar, streetungar, reyuramb an kornar. Katyil atte tingowun onomangk, pindyin harnakar, wilkun ar. 3 Yaral inde nunkowarrin, nowaiy reyin inde yan mai warrame, yare um atye nunkeri mare. 4 Nginte mangk nunkowarrin, nowaiy reyin an kornar, wunyitye Ngaiowe nakkani um, pempani ile umangk, wunyar ngruwar kornar nakkani.

47 If

you greet only your friends, what’s so great about that? Don’t even unbelievers do that? 48 But you must always act like your Father in heaven.


1 When


you do good deeds, don’t try to show off. If you do, you won’t get a reward from your Father in heaven. 2 When you give to the poor, don’t blow your own trumpet. That’s what show-offs do in the meeting places and on the street corners, because they are always looking for praise. I can assure you that they already have their reward. 3 When you give to the poor, don’t let anyone know about it. 4 Then your gift will be given in secret. Your Father knows what’s done in secret, and he will reward you.

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Matthew — 6 5 Yaral

inde reytyuwun ityan Jehovah nowaiy inde lun yelpulamaldar: kar reytyuwun ityan synagogueungar, streetungar,reyuramb an kornar. Katyil atte tingowun onom, pindyin harnakar wilkun ar. 6 Yaral inde reytyuwun ityan Jehovah, ngintai yappulun mantangk, yaral tarno korn um nakkin, wunyinde reytyuwun inangk ityan Ngaiowe, nakkani ile um Ngaiowe, kungani ile um, pempani ile umangk, wunyar kornar nakkani. 7 Yaral inde reytyuwun inangk Jehovah, nowaiy inde yarnani kaldowamp yammalaitye tungare, lun ellin ar heathen; kar kungullun, ile an Jehovah kungun hil amb uk ar multuwarrin yarnin. 8 Nowaiy inde luku; ngungkur Ngaiowe nglemin ungunai inde reytyuwun.

5 When


you pray, don’t be like those show-offs who love to stand up and pray in the meeting places and on the street corners. They do this just to look good. I can assure you that they already have their reward. 6 When you pray, go into a room alone and close the door. Pray to your Father in private. He knows what’s done in private, and he will reward you. 7 When you pray, don’t talk on and on as people do who don’t know God. They think God likes to hear long prayers. 8 Don’t be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask.

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Matthew — 6


9 Luku

ungune reytyuwun inangk Jehovah: Ngaiyeri anam lewin inde wyirrewarre. Ungunuk arn yarnin umauwe mitye blukkun arn. 10 Umauwe kingdom tyiwewar itye punt. Ngruwar ruwungai um kung our, yaral inde an taiyani, lun ellin narar wyirreungai. 11 Pemp our yan arnangk arnauwe krepowe hikkai nungge. 12 Tainpul our inde ungunuk arn wirrangwarrin, lun, ellin arn tainpulun ungunuk ar kornar wirrangwarrin arnangk. 13 Nowaiy inde arnan waiyani yangi ar wirrangar nanampundun arnan wirrangwarrin. Moerpun nide arman, wunyarn nowaiy wirrangwarrin. Nginte ellin governorowe piltengi, klartin, kaldowamp. Amen. 14 Ungunuk kornar wirrangwarrin, wunyungune tainpulun wirrangwarrin; wunyiie ngaiowe tainpulani nomauwe wirrangwarrin. 15 Ungunuk ungune nowaiy tainpulun kanauwe wirrangwarrin wunyile Ngaiowe nowaiy tainpulani umauwe wirrangwarrin.

9 You

should pray like this: Our Father in heaven, help us to honour your name. 10 Come and set up your kingdom, so that everyone on earth will obey you, as you are obeyed in heaven. 11 Give us our food for today. 12 Forgive us for doing wrong, as we forgive others. 13 Keep us from being tempted and protect us from evil. 14 If you forgive others for the wrongs they do to you, your Father in heaven will forgive you. 15 But if you don’t forgive others, your Father won’t forgive your sins.

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Matthew — 6 16 Ungunuk

ungune fasting nowaiy ungune lun ellin yelpulamaldar; kar enggun winmin kanauwurle makenggun kinemin, reyuramb an kornar kar fasting. Katyil atte yarnin onomangk, pindyin harnakar wilkun ar. 17 Yaral inde fasting nginte in angk nyrippin. 18 Wunyar kornar nowaiy nglemin inde fasting, nakkani ile um Ngaiowe, kityai, wunyile, umangk pempani, yaral kornar um nakkani. 19 Nowaiy ungune daiyuwun an maiyinggar nomanyirungai ruwungai, palli ar pultuwarrin; palli petamaldar an pettani. 20 Yun our inde an ngruwar wyirreungai, yangi ar nawaiy pultuwarrin, tarno petamaldar an pettani. 21 Ungunuk inde yuppun ngruwar wyirreungai, mai ngele yan pornun an wyirrewarre.

Worshipping God by Going without Eating

16 When

you go without eating, don’t try to look gloomy as those show-offs do when they go without eating. I can assure you that they already have their reward. 17 Instead, comb your hair and wash your face. 18 Then others won’t know that you are going without eating. But your Father sees what’s done in private, and he will reward you. 19 Don’t

Treasures in Heaven

store up treasures on earth! Moths and rust can destroy them, and thieves can break in and steal them. 20 Instead, store up your treasures in heaven, where moths and rust can’t destroy them, and thieves can’t break in and steal them. 21 Your heart will always be where your treasure is.

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Matthew — 6


22 Pele

ellin nakuramb, ungunuk pele nunkeri, wunyinde an nakkani tyelyerar. 23 Ungunuk pele wirrangi, ngruwar yonguldye ellani. Ungunuk umauwe pele yonguldye, wunyitye grauwe yonguldye. 24 Tarno korn serve em ani enggun masterenggun: nowaiy itye an pornun an yammalaitye masterowe, kitye an parnun an yamminye masterowe. Yar amb itye lun ellin ile nowaiy an nornun an yamminye, kitye an pornun an hikkai masterowe. Nowaiy ungune serve em enggun, Godowe mammon. 25 Ngape yarnin onomangk nowaiy un­gune kurrin, minye ngurn takkani minye ngurn muttani, yangi arnauwe maiyingarr. Ngande um tumbewarrin; ngande winmir mai ngulde?

22 Your


eyes are like a window for your body. When they are good, you have all the light you need. 23 But when your eyes are bad, everything is dark. If the light inside you is dark, you really are in the dark. 24 You


can’t be the slave of two masters! You will like one more than the other or be more loyal to one than the other. You can’t serve both God and money. 25 I


tell you not to worry about your life. Don’t worry about having something to eat, drink, or wear. Isn’t life more than food or clothing?

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Matthew — 6

26 Nak

our an pulyerar, nowaiy ar wingamin wheatowe, nowaiy reap em, nowaiy an yuppun barnangk, unmauwe Ngaiowe munguwun haranekar; wunyile um munguwani, mekimbe inde nowaiy wurruwarrin ityan? 27 Yarild ityan winmin inde in angk yullukru yammalai cubitowe. 28 Mekimb inde multuwarrin wilkun an maiyinggar - Nak our an flowerar - Kar kuringgun, nowaiy ar wilkun an maiyinggar, nowaiy ar ngenempin, nowaiy ar winmin an maiyinggar. 29 Ngate um tingowun, Solomon nowaiy itye in angk ngolir an maiyinggar lukugge haranekar. 30 Ungunuk ile Jehovah, luku pempir maiyinggar kaiye ald amb, yar itye kuringgun hikkai nungge, ngrekkald itye nyrangkani ovenungai; wunyile onom pem pani maiyinggar. Mekimbe ungune nowaiy wurrwuwarrin ityan. 31 Nowaiy ungune multuwarrin wilkun, nowaiy ungune multuwarrin yarnin, miny arn takkani, minyarn multani? miny arn ngolani? 26 Look

at the birds in the sky! They don’t plant or harvest. They don’t even store grain in barns. Yet your Father in heaven takes care of them. Aren’t you worth more than birds? 27 Can worry make you live longer? 28 Why worry about clothes? Look how the wild flowers grow. They don’t work hard to make their clothes. 29 But I tell you that Solomon with all his wealth wasn’t as well clothed as one of them. 30 God gives such beauty to everything that grows in the fields, even though it is here today and thrown into a fire tomorrow. He will surely do even more for you! Why do you have such little faith? 31 Don’t worry and ask yourselves, “Will we have anything to eat? Will we have anything to drink? Will we have any clothes to wear?”

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Matthew — 6, 7


32 (Gentilar

wilkun harnakar luku.) Nomauwe Ngaiowe wyirreungai nglemin itye pornun inde an harnakar. 33 Ngungkur ungune wilk our yan kingdom Godald, wilk our nunkowarrin, wunyile ngaiowe an pempani haranekar, takuramb, muturamb, ngoluramb. 34 Nowaiy ungune multuwarrin kungullun ngrekkald amb: ngrekkald ungune wilkun kin amb ai. Kunye ungune parpin hikkai nungge, yikkowun, in ambe yammalaitye nungge.


1 Nowaiy

inde an nuntun ananyiril wirrangwarrin, wunyar nowaiy nuntun umanyiril wirrangwarrin. 2 Lun ellin inde ananyiril nuntun, Kar nuntani umanyiril. Lun ellin inde anangk pempin, kar pempani umangk. 3 Mekimb inde an nakkin katthari gelauwanangk pelungai; nowaiy inde yan ngullun ngarrari umanyirungai pelungai.

32 Only

people who don’t know God are always worrying about such things. Your Father in heaven knows that you need all of these. 33 But more than anything else, put God’s work first and do what he wants. Then the other things will be yours as well. 34 Don’t worry about tomorrow. It will take care of itself. You have enough to worry about today.


1 Don’t

Judging Others

condemn others, and God won’t condemn you. 2 God will be as hard on you as you are on others! He will treat you exactly as you treat them. 3 You can see the speck in your friend’s eye, but you don’t notice the log in your own eye.

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Matthew — 7 4 Hypocritinda,

ngungkur yan pintamin ngarrari umanyirenend pelenend, wunyinde nakkin pintamuramb ityan katthari kinanyirenend pelenend. 5 Meng inde yarnin gelauwanangk luku pintam amb atte yan katthari umanyirenend peIenend, ungunuk ngarrari umanyirungai pelungai. 6 Nowaiy inde pemp an harnakar nunkerar kelungar, nowaiy throkkun an pearlar swineungar; ungunuk inde lun ellani kar ngeraggeyelani, wunyar tremani um. 7 Reytyuwun wunyile pempani onomangk, wilkun wunyungune pindyani, ngurunguldun wunyitye deorowe ramani. 8 Ungunuk ar ngruwar reytyuwun wunyar morokkun: wilkun ile wunyitye pindyin; ngurunguldun in ambe doorowe ramin. 9 Ungunuk kornald porl inangk Kurrin krepowe, wunyile nowaiy inangk pempani marte.

4 How

can you say, “My friend, let me take the speck out of your eye,” when you don’t see the log in your own eye? 5 You’re nothing but show-offs! First, take the log out of your own eye. Then you can see how to take the speck out of your friend’s eye. 6 Don’t give to dogs what belongs to God. They will only turn and attack you. Don’t throw pearls down in front of pigs. They will trample all over them. 7 Ask,

Ask, Search, Knock

and you will receive. Search, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened for you. 8 Everyone who asks will receive. Everyone who searches will find. And the door will be opened for everyone who knocks. 9 Would any of you give your hungry child a stone, if the child asked for some bread?

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Matthew — 7


10 Ungunuk

ile inangk kurrin mame; wunyile nowaiy inangk pempani yan kraiye. 11 Ungunuk ungune, wirrangar kornar, pempin harnakar nunkerar nomanyirungar porlungar; nomauwe ngaiowe wyirreungai ile anangk pempani nunkerar, ungunuk ar ityan reytyuwun. 12 En ellin anyeri, lun inde an pornun, ar en ellani umanyeri: luku lawowe prophetar. 13 Yappul ind our an muralappe doorowe. Grauwe doorowe, grauwe yarluke hellald ngruwar Narrinyerar yappulun naiye. 14 Muralappe ellin doorowe, tokoauwe ellin itye yarluke wyirreald ; maltaiar pindyin ityan. 15 Nowaiy inde an kungun yelpulun prophetar. Kar ngolun sheepald maiyinggar; Katyil ar ellin ngolk-amaldar. 10 Would

you give your child a snake if the child asked for a fish? bad as you are, you still know how to give good gifts to your children. But your heavenly Father is even more ready to give good things to people who ask. 12 Treat others as you want them to treat you. This is what the Law and the Prophets are all about. 11 As

13 Go

The Narrow Gate

in through the narrow gate. The gate to destruction is wide, and the road that leads there is easy to follow. A lot of people go through that gate. 14 But the gate to life is very narrow. The road that leads there is so hard to follow that only a few people find it. 15 Watch

A Tree and Its Fruit

out for false prophets! They dress up like sheep, but inside they are wolves who have come to attack you.

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Matthew — 7

16 Kanauwurle

fruitowar an reyani katyil inde an nglemani: tarno kornar trintin grapesar palyenend, tarno kornar pindyin figsor talgungar. 17 Nunkerar lamatyerar punden nunkerar fruitowar; wirrangar lamatyerar punden wirrangar fruitowar. 18 Nunkeri lamatyeri nowaiy itye yan punden wirrangi fruitowe; wirrangi lamatyeri nowaiy itye yan punden nunkeri fruitowe. 19 Yaral lamatyeri nowaiy an punden nunkeri fruitowe, wunyar merippin ityan, wunyar nyrangkin ityan. 20 Hikkai ukke inde an nglemani Kar an angk reyani ananyiril fruitowe. 21 Tarno ngruwar yappulani wyirrewarre yare anangk krunkun, Lord. Lord, Kanai yappulani yare ar an ellani Nangaiyin tungarar. 22 Ngruwar yarnani crnangk nunkungai. Lord, Lord, ngurn prophesied umauwe mitye; ngurn prildir an brupar in angk ai mai mitye; in angk ai mai mitye arn an ellir ngruwar.

16 You

can tell what they are by what they do. No one picks grapes or figs from thorn bushes. 17 A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. 18 A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. 19 Every tree that produces bad fruit will be chopped down and burnt. 20 You can tell who the false prophets are by their deeds. 21 Not

A Warning

everyone who calls me their Lord will get into the kingdom of heaven. Only the ones who obey my Father in heaven will get in. 22 On the day of judgment many will call me their Lord. They will say, “We preached in your name, and in your name we forced out demons and worked many miracles.”

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Matthew — 7


23 Wunyatte

an tingowani, luku, tarno atte nglemir enom, ngowal our wirrangar. 24 Yaral korn kungun an anai tungarar, wunyile an luk ellin; kitye lun ellin nglemamalde, ngarrin ile yan taldumande martungai. 25 Wunyar parnar trippin, grauwe bah­rekar puntin, maiyar kurungkun; harnakar yan mempin taldumande, nowaiy pingkin itye, yummun itye martungai. 26 Yaral korn an kungun anai tungarar, wunyitye nowaiy an luk ellin, kitye .lun ellin bailpulun korn; ngarrin ile yan taldumande tunungai. 27 Wunyar parnar trippin, grauwe bahrekar puntin, maiyar kurungkun, kar mempin yan taldumande, pingkin itye grantowallin itye pingkin. 28 Yaral pekin itye Jesuse an tungarar, prantin ar narrinyeri. 29 Yarnin itye anangk lun ellin korn taiyin, nowaiy lun ellin scribar. 23 But

I will tell them, “I’ll have nothing to do with you! Get out of my sight, you evil people!” Two Builders 24 Anyone

who hears and obeys these teachings of mine is like a wise person who built a house on solid rock. 25 Rain poured down, rivers flooded, and winds beat against that house. But it didn’t fall, because it was built on solid rock. 26 Anyone who hears my teachings and doesn’t obey them is like a foolish person who built a house on sand. 27 The rain poured down, the rivers flooded, and the winds blew and beat against that house. Finally, it fell with a crash. 28 When Jesus finished speaking, the crowds were surprised at his teaching. 29 He taught them like someone with authority, and not like their teachers of the Law of Moses.

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JOHN Chapter 3:1–21 & Chapters 18—21


korn Phariseean naitye mitye Nicodemus magistrate Jewsan. 2 Hikkai korn puntir Jesusangk yaral yonguldye. Yarnin ile inangk Jesuse: Rabbi, ngurn nglemin inde ellin teacherowe; puntir inde Godanmant ; tarn ile korn ennin harnakar miracalar lun inde ennir ungunuk Jehovah nowaiy al yan lewin. 3 Werentun ile Jesuse, yarnin ile inangk, Katyil, katyil atte tingowun umangk ungunuk korn nowaiy ityan winmelin yammallellin, nowaiy el itye nakkani yan wyirrewarre Jehovald. 4 Nicodemus yarnin ile inangk, Yarild atyan korn winmelin yaral itye yandeorn. Mengy’ itye yappulun mankurangk narkowan, mengy itye pingkani ninkandai.


1 Yammalaitye

1 There

Jesus and Nicodemus

was a man named Nicodemus who was a Pharisee and a Jewish leader. 2 One night he went to Jesus and said, “Sir, we know that God has sent you to teach us. You couldn’t work these miracles, unless God was with you.” 3 Jesus replied, “I tell you for certain that you must be born from above before you can see God’s kingdom!” 4 Nicodemus asked, “How can a grown man ever be born a second time?”

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John — 3


5 Werentun

ile Jesuse, Katyil, katyil, atte tingowun umangk, ungunuk ityan korn nowaiy winmelin in angk ai bahrekar in angk ai Pangari Jehovald noway el itye yappulani wyirrewarre Jehovald. 6 Ungunuk ityan korn winmelin ngul­ dungar wunyitye ellin ngulde ; ungunuk ityan winmelin Pangariungai wunyityan ellin Pangari. 7 Wurruwarrin inde atte tingowun umangk. Ungunuk um nowaiy winmelin yammallellin nowaiy inde yappulani wyirrenangk. 8 Nginte kungun ityan maiye kurunkun, nowaiy inde nglemin yarnd itye; nowaiy inde nglemin yang itye ngowalle : lun ennin ile nunkeri Pangari Jehovald winmin an nunkerar kornar. 9 Werentun ile Nicodemus, Yarild ityan. 10 Werentun ile Jesuse, Minge nginte ellin magistrate Israelald, nowaiy inde an nglemin harnakar. 11 Katyil, katyil, atte tingowun umangk, ngurn yarnin yare urn nglemin, ngurn tingowun umangk yare urn nakkir, wunyinde nowaiy wurruwarrin. 5 Jesus

answered, “I tell you for certain that before you can get into God’s kingdom, you must be born not only by water, but by the Spirit. 6 Humans give life to their children. Yet only God’s Spirit can change you into a child of God. 7 Don’t be surprised when I say that you must be born from above. 8 Only God’s Spirit gives new life. The Spirit is like the wind that blows wherever it wants to. You can hear the wind, but you don’t know where it comes from or where it is going.” 9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked. 10 Jesus replied, “How can you be a teacher of Israel and not know these things? 11 I tell you for certain that we know what we are talking about because we have seen it ourselves. But none of you will accept what we say.

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John — 3

12 Ungunuk

atte tingowir umangk al atyan ruwe wunyinde nowaiy wurruwarrin, meng’ inde wurruwarrin ungunuk atte tingowun umangk al ityan wyirrewarre. 13 Tarno korn wankir wyirrenangk. Kityai, yare itye puntir wyirreanmant; Porl Kornalde, yar itye lewin wyirrewarre. 14 Mosese ile yan preppir kraiye ngerak- kangk, lun ellin el ar preppani ityan Porl Kornalde. 15 Ungunuk kornar wurruwarrin ityan wunyar nowaiy el bailpulun, tumbewarrin ar kaldowamp. 16 Lun ellin Jehovah an pornun an Narrinyeri: pempir ile ityan kinauwe Brauwarate, ungunuk korn wurruwarrin ityan, nowaiy el itye moru hellangk, tumbewarrin itye kaldowamp. 17 Nodvaiy ile yan Jehovah taiyir naitye porl, hil amb ukke, kondem em an Narrinyeri; hil amb ai ile taiyir ityan, yultun an narrin­yerar hell an mant.

12 If

you don’t believe when I talk to you about things on earth, how can you possibly believe if I talk to you about things in heaven? 13 “No one has gone up to heaven except the Son of Man, who came down from there. 14 And the Son of Man must be lifted up, just as that metal snake was lifted up by Moses in the desert. 15 Then everyone who has faith in the Son of Man will have eternal life. 16 God loved the people of this world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who has faith in him will have eternal life and never really die. 17 God did not send his Son into the world to condemn its people. He sent him to save them!

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John — 3


18 Ungunuk

korn wurruwarrin wunyile yan nowaiy kondem em. Ungunuk korn nowaiy wurruwarrin, wunyile yan kondem em, hil amb uk, nowaiy ile yan wurruwarrin mitye Porlald an Jehovald. 19 Hil amb ai ile an kondem em, tyelyerar klartin ruwungai, kornar pornun an yonguldye, nowaiy pernun an tyelyerar, hil amb uk ar wirrangwallin. 20 Ungunuk korn wirrangwarrin nowaiy itye an pornun an tyelyerar; nowaiy itye tangulun tyelyerungar, kar reyin ityan wirrangi. 21 Ungunuk korn nunkowarrin, wunyitye tangulun tyelyerungar reyin itye en angk nunkeri. Godowe ile yan nunkowarrin

18 No

one who has faith in God’s Son will be condemned. But everyone who doesn’t have faith in him has already been condemned for not having faith in God’s only Son. 19 The light has come into the world, and people who do evil things are judged guilty because they love the dark more than the light. 20 People who do evil hate the light and won’t come to the light, because it clearly shows what they have done. 21 But everyone who lives by the truth will come to the light, because they want others to know that God is really the one doing what they do.

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John — 18

itye Jesuse yarnir harnakar tungarar, wunyitye ngoppun lare muntunt Brook Kedron; al ityan kinauwe ngaityar ngoppun. Kar ngoppun gardenangk. 2 Judase itye nglemin naiye gardenowe; kaldowamp itye Jesuse ngoppun gardenungai al an kinauwe ngaityar. 3 Wunyile Judase marnd an soldierar priestan; kile waiyan an soldierar gardenangk, kar tuppun lampowar, swords kanakar. 4  Nglemin itye Jesuse ngruwar, ngoppun itye Jesuse kanangk, yarnin ile luku “Ngangge ungune wilkun?” 5 Kar werentun ityan, Jesuse Nazarethald: yarnin itye Jesuse, “Jesuse ap ellin.” Tangulun al an Judase. 6 Yaral itye Jesuse yarnir luku, Jesuse ap ellin, wunyar pingkin tunangk. 7 Wunyile an kurrin kangulandai Ngangge wilkun ungune? Kar werentun Jesuse Nazarithald.


1 Yaral

 1 When

Jesus Is Betrayed and Arrested

Jesus had finished praying, he and his disciples crossed the Kidron Valley and went into a garden. 2 Jesus had often met there with his disciples, and Judas knew where the place was. 3-5 Judas had promised to betray Jesus. So he went to the garden with some Roman soldiers and temple police, who had been sent by the chief priests and the Pharisees. They carried torches, lanterns, and weapons. Jesus already knew everything that was going to happen, but he asked, “Who are you looking for?” They answered, “We’re looking for Jesus from Nazareth!” Jesus told them, “I am Jesus!” 6 At once they all backed away and fell to the ground. 7 Jesus again asked, “Who are you looking for?” “We’re looking for Jesus from Nazareth,” they answered.

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John — 18


8 Yarnin

itye Jesuse, “Ngate tingowir onomangk Jesuse ap; ungunuk ungune wilkun an, taiy al harnakar.” 9 Luku ile Jesuse yarnir; anai nanghy pempir an angk harnakar; nowaiy atte an bailpulir. 10 Wunyile Petere morokkun ityan swordowe, wunyile yan mempin servantowe high priestald, merippin ile yan naitye nunkeri plombe servantald; naitye mitye Malchus. 11 Wunyile Jesuse yarnin inangk Petere, “Yup our yan umauwe swordowe sheathungai mutilde ap ityan cupowe yare Nanghy pempir anangk.” 12 Wunyar soldierar mulbakkir ityan Jesuse mintambungai. 13 Kar waiyin ityan Annasangk ngungkur. Hikkai Annas ellin yullunde Kaiaphasald. Kaiaphas itye ellin high priest. 14 Kaiaphas ile yarnir anangk Jews luku; yammalaitye korn pornilde itye an ambe an Narrinyeri kananyirungai ruwe. 8 This

time Jesus replied, “I have already told you that I am Jesus. If I’m the one you are looking for, let these others go. 9 Then everything will happen, just as the Scriptures say, ‘I didn’t lose anyone you gave me.’ ” 10 Simon Peter had brought along a sword. He now pulled it out and struck at the servant of the high priest. The servant’s name was Malchus, and Peter cut off his right ear. 11 Jesus told Peter, “Put your sword away. I must drink from the cup that the Father has given me.” 12 The

Jesus Is Brought to Annas

Roman officer and his men, together with the temple police, arrested Jesus and tied him up. 13 They took him first to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year. 14 This was the same Caiaphas who had told the Jewish leaders, “It’s better if one person dies for the people.”

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John — 18 15 Petere

itye waiyin ityan Jesuse, yamminye ngaitye Jesusald waiyin ityan, henggengk waiyin ityan. Highpriest il nglemin ityan hikkai ngaitye Jesusald. Ngoppun itye al yan Jesuse kinanyirangk taldumandangk high priestald. 16 Tangulun itye Petere ngurukwar. Wunyil yamminye ngaitye Jesusald yar ile nglemin ityan high-priest; yarnin ile inangk mimine ngande itye moerpun doorowe, tingowuramb ityan Petere, Yappul our. 17 Miminil yarnin inangk Peterangk, “Nginte ellin ngatye Jesusald?” Weren­tun Peteril, “Nowaiy ap ellin.” 18 Servantar soldierar ellin ar murun­kun, kar ngungyin, wunyar enangk nyrinkin -Tangulun naiye itye Petere, nyringkin itye inangk.

15 Simon

Peter Says He Doesn’t Know Jesus

Peter and another disciple followed Jesus. That disciple knew the high priest, and he followed Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest’s house. 16 Peter stayed outside near the gate. But the other disciple came back out and spoke to the girl at the gate. She let Peter go in, 17 but asked him, “Aren’t you one of that man’s followers?” “No, I’m not!” Peter answered. 18 It was cold, and the servants and temple police had made a charcoal fire. They were warming themselves around it, when Peter went over and stood near the fire to warm himself.

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19 High

priest ile yan kurrin Jesuse, Nganggar umauwe ngaityar? Minyinde yarnir? 20 Jesuse ile inangk werentun ngate anar.gk tingowir ngruwan kornan; ngate yarnir templeungai, yangi Jewsar yuntuwarrin kaldowamp. Nowaiy ap an angk yarnir. 21 Mekimb inde kurrin an? Kurr our an kornar; kar kungir an, yar atte anangk tingowir, kar ng-lemin yar atte anangk tingowir. 22 Yaral Jesus il yarnir luku, yammalaitye soldierowe, naiye tangulun, ngultun ile yan Jesuse turnungai; yarnin itye luku; mekimb inde luku werentun inangk highpriest. 23 Jesus il werentun ityan Ungunuk ap wirrangwarrin yarnir, tingow our an min­yitye wirrangi; ungunuk ap nunkowarrin yarnir, mekimb inde ngultur an. 24 Annas il taiyir ityan Jesuse inangk Kaiaphas high-priest.

19 The

Jesus Is Questioned by the High Priest

high priest questioned Jesus about his followers and his teaching. 20 But Jesus told him, “I have spoken freely in front of everyone. And I have always taught in our meeting places and in the temple, where all of our people come together. I haven’t said anything in secret. 21 Why are you questioning me? Why don’t you ask the people who heard me? They know what I have said.” 22 As soon as Jesus said this, one of the temple police hit him and said, “That’s no way to talk to the high priest!” 23 Jesus answered, “If I have done something wrong, say so. But if not, why did you hit me?” 24 Jesus was still tied up, and Annas sent him to Caiaphas the high priest.

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John — 18 25 Simon

Petere tangulun itye naiye, itye inangk nyringkin. Kar yarnin inangk; nginte ellin Jesusald ngaitye. Werentun ile Petere; “Nowaiy an ellin kinauwe ngaitye.” 26 Yammalaitye servantowe high-priestald; gelauwalle ellin itye kornalde, yare ile yan Petere meripoir naitye plombe: kurrin ile yan Petere: “Ngate um nakkir al atyan Jesuse gardenungai. 27 Kangulandai itye Petere pilyaulun, wunyitye kokowe kaikundun. 28 Yaral trelin ngreye, kar waiyin ityan Jesuse kinanyirangk taldumandangk judgald. Kar nowaiy yappulun taldumandungai; kar nglemin ungunuk ar yappulani taldumandungai. Judgald wunyar nowaiy takkani ityan passover.

25 While

Peter Again Denies that He Knows Jesus

Simon Peter was standing there warming himself, someone asked him, “Aren’t you one of Jesus’ followers?” Again Peter denied it and said, “No, I’m not!” 26 One of the high priest’s servants was there. He was a relative of the servant whose ear Peter had cut off, and he asked, “Didn’t I see you in the garden with that man?” 27 Once more Peter denied it, and at that very moment a rooster crowed. 28 It

Jesus Is Tried by Pilate

was early in the morning when Jesus was taken from Caiaphas to the building where the Roman governor stayed. But the crowd waited outside. Any of them who had gone inside would have become unclean and wouldn’t be allowed to eat the Passover meal.

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29 Giyin

itye Pilate an angk: yarnin itye luku; Mekimbe ungune anangk waiyin hikkai korn. 30 Werentun ar luku, ungunuk nowaiy itye ellin wirrangi korn, wunyarn el nowaiy waiyin ityan umangk. 31 Wunyile anangk yarnin Pilate; ngune judge ityan lun ellin umauwe lawowe. Wunyar werentun Jewsar, ngurn nowaiy mempilde yan korn. 32 Kar yarnir luku, hil amb uk, Jesusil yarnir yarild itye pornani, wunyitye yarnir katyil. 33 Wunyitye Pilate kangulandai yappulun Judgald taldumandangk; wunyile luku kurrin ityan Jesuse; Nginte Governorowe Jewsan, kai? 34 Werentun itye Jesuse luku, Nginteon kurrin an luku, ngande tingowir umangk luku? 35 Yarnin itye Pilate, Nowaiy ap ellin Jew, umauwe ngaityar um pempir an angk; minyinde ellir? 29 Pilate

came out and asked, “What charges are you bringing against this man?” 30 They answered, “He’s a criminal! That’s why we brought him to you.” 31 Pilate told them, “Take him and judge him by your own laws.” The crowd replied, “We’re not allowed to put anyone to death.” 32 And so what Jesus said about his death would soon come true. 33 Pilate then went back inside. He called Jesus over and asked, “Are you the king of the Jews?” 34 Jesus answered, “Are you asking this on your own or did someone tell you about me?” 35 “You know I’m not a Jew!” Pilate said. “Your own people and the chief priests brought you to me. What have you done?”

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John — 18 36 Werentun

itye Jesuse, “Nowaiy ap ellin Gcvernorowe lun inde ellin. Ungunuk ap Iun inde ellin . wunyar anai servantar el ar mendin; wunyar Jewsar nowaiy morokkun an. Anauwe kingdom nowaiy yummun hikkai ruwungai. Anauwe kingdom ncwaiy alye yummun. 37 Yarnin itye Pilate, Wunyinde ellin Governorowe kai? Werentun itye Jesuse, Nginte yarnin ap ellin Governorowe: hil amb uk ap ondu puntir ruwungai tingowuramb katyil, ungunuk kornar tingowun katyil wunyar ityan kungun anai tungare. 38 Wunyitye kurrin ityan Pilate, Minyitye katyil? Yaral itye yarnir luku ngoppun itye Jewsungar, wunyitye anangk yarnin, Nowaiy itye wirrangi. 39 Ungunai atte pempir onomangk yammalaitye korn yaral passover. Ngune an pornun an Jesuse governorowe Jewsan?

36 Jesus

answered, “My kingdom doesn’t belong to this world. If it did, my followers would have fought to keep me from being handed over to the Jewish leaders. No, my kingdom doesn’t belong to this world.” 37 “So you are a king,” Pilate replied. “You are saying that I am a king,” Jesus told him. “I was born into this world to tell about the truth. And everyone who belongs to the truth knows my voice.” 38 Pilate asked Jesus, “What is truth?” Jesus Is Sentenced to Death

Pilate went back out and said, “I don’t find this man guilty of anything! 39 And since I usually set a prisoner free for you at Passover, would you like me to set free the king of the Jews?”

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40 Wunyar

kaikundun, nowaiy inde yan pemp hikkai korn, pemp our ityan Barrabbas. Hikkai Barrabbas itye ellin petamalde.


1 Wunyile

yan Pilate marnmin Jesuse. 2 Wunyar soldierar ngempin yan kur­linyeri palyungar, wunyar ityan yuppun kinanyirungai kurlangk. Kar yuppundelin kinangk kurungulun maiyinggar. 3 Wunyar krunkun ityan Governorowe Jewsan, Kar ityan ngultun kananyiril turnar. 4 Ngowal itye Pilate kornungar tingowun ile an luku. Ngate ityan waiyin onomangk ngurukwar hil amb uk tingowun atte onom nowaiy itye wirrangi. 5 Hikkai arnduwa itye Jesuse, ngolamin­din itye henggun, palyald kurlinyeri, kurungulun maiyinggar. Luku yarnin itye Pilate nak our hikkai korn. 40 They

shouted, “No, not him! We want Barabbas.” Now Barabbas was a terrorist.


1 Pilate

gave orders for Jesus to be beaten with a whip. soldiers made a crown out of thorny branches and put it on Jesus. Then they put a purple robe on him. 3 They came up to him and said, “Hey, you king of the Jews!” They also hit him with their fists. 4 Once again Pilate went out. This time he said, “I will have Jesus brought out to you again. Then you can see for yourselves that I have not found him guilty.” 5 Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said, “Here is the man!” 2 The

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John — 19 6 Yaral

chief priestar, officers, nakkin ityan Jesuse, kaikundun ar, Crucify ityan, crucify ityan. Luku Pilate, ngune crucify ityan, nowaiy atte nuntun ityan wirrangi. 7 Kar luku werentun ityan, ngurnauwe lawowe yarnin pornilde itye, hil amb uk itye in angk krunkun Porl Godald. 8 Yaral itye an kungun turlin itye Pilate. 9 Ngoppun itye kinanyirungai taldu­mandangk Judgald. Wunyile kurrin ityan Jesuse, Yarnd inde nowaiy werentun itye Jeause. 10 Wunyil Pilate luku, “Nowaiy inde werentun an? Nowaiy inde nglemin hik atte um mempani, hik atte um nemmani?” 11 Werentun il Jesuse nowaiy inde mempani an ungunuk Jehovil nowaiy um piltengwarrin; ngande anangk pempir um, wirrangwarrin itye. 6 When

the chief priests and the temple police saw him, they yelled, “Nail him to a cross! Nail him to a cross!” Pilate told them, “You take him and nail him to a cross! I don’t find him guilty of anything.” 7 The crowd replied, “He claimed to be the Son of God! Our Jewish Law says that he must be put to death.” 8 When Pilate heard this, he was terrified. 9 He went back inside and asked Jesus, “Where are you from?” But Jesus didn’t answer. 10 “Why won’t you answer my question?” Pilate asked. “Don’t you know that I have the power to let you go free or to nail you to a cross?” 11 Jesus replied, “If God hadn’t given you the power, you couldn’t do anything at all to me. But the one who handed me over to you did something even worse.”

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John — 19


12 Hikkai

kin amb ai Pilate nemmin yan Jesuse: wunyar Jewsar kaikundun luku; Ungunuk inde nemmin ityan nowaiy inde Cesarald ngaitye; ungunuk korn krun­kun itye inangk governorowe yarnin itye wirrangwarrin inangk Cesare. 13 Yaral an kungir Pilate kile yan morokkun Jesuse wunyitye lewin kinanyir­ungai Judgald lewurmi. 14 Yaral gauwel yarnin ile anangk Jewsar, Nak our yan nomauwe governorowe. 15 Wunyar kaikundun, Crucify ityan, Crucify ityan! Kurrin ile an Pilate, minye, ngate crucifyani ityan nomauwe governor­owe? Wunyar werentun Cesar ellin itye ngurnauwe governorowe. 16 Wunyile yan Pilate pempin anangk, hil amb uk ar crucify ityan.

12 Then

Pilate wanted to set Jesus free. But the crowd again yelled, “If you set this man free, you are no friend of the Emperor! Anyone who claims to be a king is an enemy of the Emperor.” 13 When Pilate heard this, he brought Jesus out. Then he sat down on the judge’s bench at the place known as “The Stone Pavement.” In Aramaic this pavement is called “Gabbatha.” 14 It was about midday on the day before Passover, and Pilate said to the crowd, “Look at your king!” 15 “Kill him! Kill him!” they yelled. “Nail him to a cross!” “So you want me to nail your king to a cross?” Pilate asked. The chief priests replied, “The Emperor is our king!” 16 Then Pilate handed Jesus over to be nailed to a cross.

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John — 19

Wunyar merokkun ityan Jesuse, waiyin ar ityan. 17 Lammin ile yan naitye crossowe, ngoppun itye Golgothangk. 18 Wunyar nail em ityan Jesuse cross­ungai al henggun ningkaiengk yam henggun kornenggun, wallin itye Jesuse tarangk henggun. 19 Wunyil Pilate mungaiyulun al yan papowe tungarar luku Jesuse Nazarethald governorowe Jewsan. 20 Wunyar ngruwar kornar read em at ityan. Kar crucify al atyan Jesuse tapangk townowe Pilatil mungaiyulun papowe al harnakar neppaldar kaldar, Hebrew, Greek, Latin. 21 Wunyar priestar Jewsan yarnin al yan Pilate; mekimb inde mungaiyulun ityan ngurnauwe governorowe; mungaiyul our luku, kile krunkun itye inangk gover­nerowe Jewsan. 22 Werentun an Pilate, Yare atte mungaiyulur, atte mungaiyulur.

Jesus Is Nailed to a Cross

Jesus was taken away, 17 and he carried his cross to a place known as “The Skull.” In Aramaic this place is called “Golgotha.” 18 There Jesus was nailed to the cross, and on each side of him a man was also nailed to a cross. 19 Pilate ordered the charge against Jesus to be written on a board and put above the cross. It read, “Jesus of Nazareth, King of the Jews.” 20 The words were written in Hebrew, Latin, and Greek. The place where Jesus was taken wasn’t far from the city, and many of the Jewish people read the charge against him. 21 So the chief priests went to Pilate and said, “Why did you write that he is King of the Jews? You should have written, ‘He claimed to be King of the Jews.’ ” 22 But Pilate told them, “What is written will not be changed!”

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John — 19


23 Wunyar

yaral ar ellir crucify em an Jesuse, soldierar morokkun naitye maiyngge. Wunyar neranbin an maiyingge a ambe four soldierar. Kinauwe coatow nowaiy itye tulkelin, ngembelin itye. 24 [This verse was not included in the original translation.] 25 Harnakar tangulun tapangk crossawe Jesusald, narkowalle, kinauwe barno, Mary, Cleopald nape, Mary Magdalene. 26 Ungunuk itye Jesuse nakkin al yan narkowalle tangulun tapangk ityan, Jesusald ngaitye tangulun, tapangk, henggengk, tangulun, yarnin itye Jesuse narkowanangk luku. Mimininda nak our ian umauwe porl. 27 Wunyitye yarnin al yan naitye ngaitye, Nak our Ninkowe. Wunyitye hikkai ngaitye Jesusald ityan waiyin narkowan Jesusald kinanyirangk taldumandangk.

23 After

the soldiers had nailed Jesus to the cross, they divided up his clothes into four parts, one for each of them. But his outer garment was made from a single piece of cloth, and it didn’t have any seams. 24 The soldiers said to each other, “Let’s not rip it apart. We’ll gamble to see who gets it.” This happened so that the Scriptures would come true, which say, “They divided up my clothes and gambled for my garments.” The soldiers then did what they had decided. 25 Jesus’ mother stood beside his cross with her sister and Mary the wife of Clopas. Mary Magdalene was standing there too. 26 When Jesus saw his mother and his favourite disciple with her, he said to his mother, “This man is now your son.” 27 Then he said to the disciple, “She is now your mother.” From then on, that disciple took her into his own home.

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John — 19 28 Nglemin

itye Jesuse hikkai ngruwar ellir pekir, yarnin itye luku klallin ap ellin. 29 Naiye itye yummun bottleowe vinegarald. Wunyar kornar yalkin ityan sponge vinegarungai yuppun ityan prangungai pempin ityan inangk Jesuse. 30 Jesusil yan muttun vinegar; yarnin itye luku, Paek ellin, wunyitye pornun. 31 Wunyar Jewsar, hil amb uk nowaiy an nemmin pernelin kornar crossungai Sabbathungai: hil ambe yun passover ; hikkai Sabbath nunkeri nungge; kar Jewsar al yan Pilate reytyuwun hil ambe, lulun an kanauwurle tahrukar pintamin an. 32 Wunyar soldierar lulun tarukengk kinanyirangk korn, yare ar ellir ityan crucified al yan Jesuse. Wunyar lulun tarukengk kinanyirangk yamminye korn. 33 Wunyar ityan nakkin Jesuse kar kungullun itye pornelin, nowaiy ar lulun kinanyirangk tarukengk. 28 Jesus

The Death of Jesus

knew that he had now finished his work. And in order to make the Scriptures come true, he said, “I’m thirsty!” 29 A jar of cheap wine was there. Someone then soaked a sponge with the wine and held it up to Jesus’ mouth on the stem of a hyssop plant. 30 After Jesus drank the wine, he said, “Everything is done!” He bowed his head and died. 31 The

A Spear Is Stuck in Jesus’ Side

next day would be both a Sabbath and the Passover. It was a special day for the Jewish people, and they did not want the bodies to stay on the crosses during that day. So they asked Pilate to break the men’s legs and take their bodies down. 32 The soldiers first broke the legs of the other two men who were nailed there. 33 But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, and they didn’t break his legs.

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34 Wunyile

yan soldierowe lakkin pre­wirre Jesusald; kinanyerinend prewirrenend yaralin krewe bahrekar. 35 Kitye nakkir haranekar, wunyitye an rnungaiulur, nglemin itye yar itye tingowun katyil, hil amb ai ngune our wurruwarrin. 36 Kar ellir luku, hil amb ukke Tungare Jehovald rauwul itye yarnin luku; nowaiy ar lulani kinauwe partpatar. 37 Yamminye Tungare Jehovald itye yarnir, “kar nakkani ityan yaral ar ityan lakkir.” 38 Wunyil ngaitye Jesusald, naitye mitye Joseph Arimathea, reytyuwun ile yan Pilate pempin Jesuse, morok ile yan Pilate ile yan inangk pempin morokkun ile yan Jesuse. 39 Yamminye ngaitye Jesusald, naitye mitye Nicodemus; (Kitye puntir kaldow inangk Jesuseyaral an yonguldye); morokkun ile an myrrh, aloes, spices, hundred pound, talin an ellin. 34 One

of the soldiers stuck his spear into Jesus’ side, and blood and water came out. 35 We know this is true, because it was told by someone who saw it happen. Now you can have faith too. 36 All this happened so that the Scriptures would come true, which say, “No bone of his body will be broken” 37 and, “They will see the one in whose side they stuck a spear.” 38 Joseph

Jesus Is Buried

from Arimathea was one of Jesus’ disciples. He had kept it secret though, because he was afraid of the Jewish leaders. But now he asked Pilate to let him have Jesus’ body. Pilate gave him permission, and Joseph took it down from the cross. 39 Nicodemus also came with about 30 kilograms of spices made from myrrh and aloes. This was the same Nicodemus who had visited Jesus one night.

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40 Wunyengk

krukurin inangk maiy­inggar ityan Jesuse; kengk yuppun spices al yan ; lun ellin Jewsar an gringkarar grauwun. 41 Tapangk naitye crossow Jesusald ellin itye gardenowe; ornangk gardenungai eliin itye mokari tombowe. Tarno korn yuppir ityan gringkari tombungai ungunai. 42 Wunyar kinauwe ngaityar ityan yuppun Jesuse tombungai, amb itye yun itye ellani Sabbath: hil amb uk itye tombawe tapangk.


1 Ungunuli

itye yammalaitye nungge weekald, puntin itye tombangk Mary Magdalene, ungunuk itye trelin ngreye; nakkin ile yan grauwe marte yelkulun tomb an mant. 2 Wunyitye kldein, puntin itye enggunangk Petere, yamminye ngaitye Jesusald, yar itye Jesuse yan pornun. Wunyitye yarnin enggunanyir Mary Magdalene; kar ityan Masterowre pintamin tomb an mant, ngurn ncwaiy nglemin yangi ar al ityan yuppir. 40 The

two men wrapped the body in a linen cloth, together with the spices, which was how the Jewish people buried their dead. 41 In the place where Jesus had been nailed to a cross, there was a garden with a tomb that had never been used. 42 The tomb was nearby, and since it was the time to prepare for the Sabbath, they were in a hurry to put Jesus’ body there.


1 On

Jesus Is Alive

Sunday morning while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been rolled away from the entrance. 2 She ran to Simon Peter and to Jesus’ favourite disciple and said, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb! We don’t know where they have put him.”

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3 Puntin

henggenekengk tombangk Petere, yamminye ngaitye Jesusald. 4 Kengk kldein, yamminye ngaitye ngungkurule puntin tcmbangk. 5 Nakkin itye tombungai. Nakkin itye an maiyinggar yummun naiye, nowaiy itye yappulun. 6 Wunyitye puntin Simon Petere, waiyin ityan, yappulun itye tombangk, nakkin itye an maiyinggar yummun. 7 Kinauwe kurlinyeri nowaiy itye yummun al maiyinggan, kil ai an yuppir. 8 Wunyitye yappulun yamminye ngaitye, ngungkura itye puntir, kile nakkin wunyitye wurruwarrin. 9 Nowaiy henggenekengk nglemin tungare Jehovald nornir itye Jesuse prakuramb itye. 10 Wunyengk henggengk ngaityengk moru engk kenggunanyirangk pulge.

3 Peter

and the other disciple started out for the tomb. 4 They ran side by side, until the other disciple ran faster than Peter and got there first. 5 He bent over and saw the strips of linen cloth lying inside the tomb, but he didn’t go in. 6 When Simon Peter got there, he went into the tomb and saw the strips of cloth. 7 He also saw the piece of cloth that had been used to cover Jesus’ face. It was rolled up and in a place by itself. 8 The disciple who got there first then went into the tomb, and when he saw it, he believed. 9 At that time Peter and the other disciple didn’t know that the Scriptures said Jesus would rise to life. 10 So the two of them went back to the other disciples.

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John — 20 11 Tangulun

itye Mary ngurukwar tombowe, parpin itye. Ungunuk itye parnig tuyuluwarrin itye tombungai. 12 Wunyil nakkin ningkaiengk angelengk lewin; yammalaitye lewin yangi naitye kurle yummir, kityur lewin yangi Jesusald turnar yummir. 13 Kengk yarnin inanyir Mary, mimininda mekimb inde parpin. Yarnin ile kenggunanyir. “Hil amb uk ar pintamir ityan anai Masterowe, nowaiy atte nglemin yangi ar al ityan yuppir. 14 Ungunuk itye yarnir luku ngeraggeyelin itye, wunyile yan nakkin Jesuse, tangulun itye naiye: nowaiy itye Marv nglemin ityan Jesuse. 15 Yarnin itye Jesuse inangk, Mimininda, mekimb inde parpin, ngang inde yan wilkun? Mary nuntun ityan Jesuse ellin gardenamalde. Mary il yarnin inangk, Sir ungunuk inde tuppir ityan ande tingow our an, yang inde yuppir ityan, wunyel atte pintamani ityan.

11 Mary

Jesus Appears to Mary Magdalene

Magdalene stood crying outside the tomb. She was still weeping, when she stooped down 12 and saw two angels inside. They were dressed in white and were sitting where Jesus’ body had been. One was at the head and the other was at the foot. 13 The angels asked Mary, “Why are you crying?” She answered, “They’ve taken away my Lord’s body! I don’t know where they’ve put him.” 14 As soon as Mary said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there. But she didn’t know who he was. 15 Jesus asked her, “Why are you crying? Who are you looking for?” She thought he was the gardener and said, “Sir, if you have taken his body away, please tell me, so I can go and get him.”

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16 Krunkun

ile yan Jesuse, Mary, Ngeraggeyelin itye Mary, yarnin itye inangk Jesuse, Masterowe. 17 Jesusil yarnin inangk, nowaiy inde an pleppin ; nowaiy at) loru nangaiyinangk. Ngcwal inde ananyirangk ngaityungar, tingow ind an narar luku; Loru el ap nangaiyinangk ngaiyinangk, ngananyirangk Godow, nomanyirangk Godow. 18 Tingowun il Mary Magdalene ngai­ tyungar Jesusald, nakkir ill it_yan masterowe, Jesusil yarnir inangk luku. 19 Yaral itye yappulun nungge hikaai ellin yammalaitye nungge weekald; doorow taldumandald itye ellin murilpun, yangi ngaityar Jesusald, yuntuwarrin, turlin ar ananyir Jewsar. Wunyitye puntin Jesuse, tangulun itye tunte taldumandald; yarnin itye luku, ngape ellin nomauwe ngaitye. 20 Yaral itye yarnir luku, wunyil re ar an kinauwe turnar, prewirre; wunyar kinauwe ngaityar kuntun hil amb ar nakkin ityan Jesuse 16 Then

Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him, “Rabboni.” The Aramaic word “Rabboni” means “Teacher.” 17 Jesus told her, “Don’t hold on to me! I have not yet gone to the Father. But tell my disciples that I’m going to the one who is my Father and my God, as well as your Father and your God.” 18 Mary Magdalene then went and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord. She also told them what he had said to her. 19 The

Jesus Appears to His Disciples

disciples were afraid of the Jewish leaders, and on the evening of that same Sunday they locked themselves in a room. Suddenly, Jesus appeared in the middle of the group. He greeted them 20 and showed them his hands and his side. When the disciples saw the Lord, they became very happy.

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John — 20 21 Yarnin

itye Jesuse anangk, nanghy taiyir an, lun ellin atte onom taiyani 22 Yaral itye yarnir luku, wunyel an winkundun; yarnin itye ngate yan pempin onomangk Nunkeri Pangari Jehovald. 23 Ungunuk ungune an tingowun kornar luku, tainpulun itye Jehovah nomauwe wirrangar, wunyel itye, tainpulun. Ungunuk ungune tingowun an kornar luku ngullun itye Jehovah nomauwe wirrangar, wunyel itye ngulun. 24 Yammalaitye ngaitye, naitye mitye Thomas Didymus, nowaiy itye lewin taldumandangk yaral itye Jesuse puntin. 25 Yamminyar ngaityar tingowun ityan, ngurn ityan nakkir masterowe. Wunyitye yarnin Thomase, Yaral atte nakkani perkar nailowald, kinanyirungai turnungar, wun­yatte yuppani anai turnar perkungai, yup­pani anai turne perkungai prewirrald, wunyel ap nuntun katyil ungune tingowir an.

21 After

Jesus had greeted them again, he said, “I’m sending you, just as the Father has sent me.” 22 Then he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, they will be forgiven. But if you don’t forgive their sins, they won’t be forgiven.” 24 Although

Jesus and Thomas

Thomas the Twin was one of the twelve disciples, he wasn’t with the others when Jesus appeared to them. 25 So they told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But Thomas said, “First, I must see the nail scars in his hands and touch them with my finger. I must put my hand where the spear went into his side. I won’t believe unless I do this!”

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John — 20


26 Yaral

eight nunggar, ngaityar Jesusald kar lewin taldumandangk, lewin itye Thomase; doorcwe murilpun. Wunyitye puntin itye Jesuse, tangulun tapangk an; yarnin itye ngape ellin nomauwe ngaitye. 27 Wunyil yarnin inangk Thomase, Yup our umauwe turne, plep our anai turnar ; yup our mai turne pleo our anai prewirre, wunyinde wurruwarrin, katyil ar um tin­gowir. 28 Yarnin itye Thomase luku, Anai masterowe, anai Godowe. 29 Yarnin itye Jesuse, Thomase nginte nakkir an, wunyinde wurruwarrin ap tumbewallir. Nunkeri ellin ar, yare ar nowaiy nakkir an wunyar wurruwarrin an tumbe­wallir. 30 Multuwarrin ennin ile Jesuse kin auwe ngaityar nakkin ityan. Nowaiy atte mungaiyulun narar bookungai. 31 Ngate mungaiulir harnakar, wunyel ungune ilde wurruwarrin Jesuse ellin itye Porl Jehovald. Wunyel ungune tumbewarrin kinanyerinend mityenend. 26 A

week later the disciples were together again. This time, Thomas was with them. Jesus came in while the doors were still locked and stood in the middle of the group. He greeted his disciples 27 and said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and look at my hands! Put your hand into my side. Stop doubting and have faith!” 28 Thomas replied, “You are my Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said, “Thomas, do you have faith because you have seen me? The people who have faith in me without seeing me are the ones who are really blessed!” 30 Jesus

Why John Wrote His Book

worked many other miracles for his disciples, and not all of them are written in this book. 31 But these are written so that you will put your faith in Jesus as the Messiah and the Son of God. If you have faith in him, you will have true life.

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John — 21

ngaityar nakkir ityan mungkulangk Tiberiald, Luku ar nakkir ityan. 2 Harnakar ngaityar lewin thamangk mungkulangk, Thomas Didymus, Nathaniel, Porlengk, Zebedeeald, ninggengk yamminyengk ngaityengk. 3 Wunyitye Petere yarnin luku ngate el ngerin an mame; kar werentun, ngurn el ngowal umanyir. Kar ngowalle yukangai. Kar ngerin yonguldye; nowaiy ar morokkun an mame. 4 Ungunuk trelin ngreye tangulun itye Jesuse thamangk. Nowaiy ar nuntun ellin ityan Jesuse. 5 Wunyil Jesuse kurrin an, Porluna yangalle nomauwe mame; kar werentun, nowaiy eliin mame. 6 Tingowun ile an, Yup our an nomauwe ngere lare muntunt yukald, wunyel ungune pindyani. Wunyar ngerin. Hikkai nowaiy ar yultun ityan ngere; multuwarrin mame.


1 Jesusald

 1 Jesus

Jesus Appears to Seven Disciples

later appeared to his disciples along the shore of Lake Tiberias. 2 Simon Peter, Thomas the Twin, Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, and the brothers James and John, were there, together with two other disciples. 3 Simon Peter said, “I’m going fishing!” The others said, “We’ll go with you.” They went out in their boat. But they didn’t catch a thing that night. 4 Early the next morning Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples didn’t realise who he was. 5 Jesus shouted, “Friends, have you caught anything?” “No!” they answered. 6 So he told them, “Let your net down on the right side of your boat, and you will catch some fish.” They did, and the net was so full of fish that they couldn’t drag it up into the boat.

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John — 21


7 Wunyil

ngaitye, yar itye yan pornun yan Jesuse, yarnin Peterangk; Kitye ellin masterowe, Ungunuk Petere kungun ityan, yuppundelin il naitye maiyingge (kitye ellin merate ungunai) wunyitye tytpullun mungkulangk. 8 Yamminyar ngaityar puntin yukald, yultun an ngere mamungai. 9 Ungunuk ar tangulun thamangk, kar nakkin, kene, krepowe, mame, yummun. 10 Yarnin itye Jesuse. Morok our an mame, hikkai kaldcw an ngerir. 11 Wunyil Petere yultun, ngere thamangk ; multuwarrin mame ngerangk, one hundred and fifty three. Kar nowaiy lulun an ngere. 12 Yarnin itye Jesuse, Ngai ouri, tak, Nowaiy ngaityar kurrin ityan, Ngang inde? kar nglemin ityan Masterowe. 13 Wunyil Jesuse pempin an angk krepowe, mame. 14 Hikkai nakkin an Jesuse nepaldandai ngaityar Jesusald, yaral itye prakkir. 7 Jesus’

favourite disciple told Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon heard that it was the Lord, he put on the clothes that he had taken off while he was working. Then he jumped into the water. 8 The boat was only about 100 metres from shore. So the other disciples stayed in the boat and dragged in the net full of fish. 9 When the disciples got out of the boat, they saw some bread and a charcoal fire with fish on it. 10 Jesus told his disciples, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.” 11 Simon Peter got back into the boat and dragged the net to shore. In it were 153 large fish, but still the net didn’t rip. 12 Jesus said, “Come and eat!” But none of the disciples dared ask who he was. They knew he was the Lord. 13 Jesus took the bread in his hands and gave some of it to his disciples. He did the same with the fish. 14 This was the third time that Jesus appeared to his disciples after he was raised from death.

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John — 21 15 Yaral

ar takkir, wunyil Jesuse yarnin inanyir Petere luku, Simon porl Jonasald nginte an pornun kai? Werentun ile yan Petere, Yes, Masterowe, nginte nglemin pornun um aa um. Yarnin ile inanyir, Nginte munguwun an anauwe lambar. 16 Wunyil Jesuse kurrin ityan Petere ningkandai, Simon porl Jonasald, nginte an pornun an kai? Werentun ile yan, Yes Masterowe, nginte nglemin pornun um ap um. Jesusil tingowun ityan. Nginte munguwun an anai sheepe. 17 Wunyil Jesuse kurrin ityan nepaldandai, Simon Port Jonasald, nginte pornun an kai? Wunyitye parpin itye Petere, hit amb uk Jesuse kurrin ityan nepaldandai luku. Nginte pornun an kai? Wunyile yan werentun Jesuse, Masterowe, nginte nglemin an ngruwar; nginte nglemin pornun um ap um. 15 When

Jesus and Peter

Jesus and his disciples had finished eating, he asked, “Simon son of John, do you love me more than the others do?” Simon Peter answered, “Yes, Lord, you know I do!” “Then feed my lambs,” Jesus said. 16 Jesus asked a second time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter answered, “Yes, Lord, you know I love you!” “Then take care of my sheep,” Jesus told him. 17 Jesus asked a third time, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus had asked him three times if he loved him. So he told Jesus, “Lord, you know everything. You know I love you.”

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John — 21


Luku it Jesuse, Nginte munguwun an anai sheepe. katyil, atte tingowun umangk, yaral inde ellir Porl, nginte yuppundelir umauwe maiyinggar, wunyinde ngoppir yauo ande ngoppir. Yaral inde ellani yande orn. wunyil umangk yuppundelani umauwe mai yinggar yamminye korn; wunyil waiyani um yang inde nowaiy ellani ngoppani. 19 Jesusil yarnir luku, hit amb ai: ting owun an Petere yar itye pornani in ambe yan Jehovah. Yaral itye Jesuse yarnir luku kite yarnin in angk “Waiy ou: an.” 20 Wunyitye Petere ngeraggeyelin, nakkin ile yan ngaitye Jesusald, yare itye an pornun an Jesuse, waiyin. 21 Wunyil Petere kurrin yan Jesuse Masterowe, yar itye el hityekatye. 18 Katyil,

Jesus replied, “Feed my sheep. 18 I tell you for certain that when you were a young man, you dressed yourself and went wherever you wanted to go. But when you are old, you will hold out your hands. Then others will wrap your belt around you and lead you where you don’t want to go.” 19 Jesus said this to tell how Peter would die and bring honour to God. Then he said to Peter, “Follow me!” 20 Peter

Jesus and His Favourite Disciple

turned and saw Jesus’ favourite disciple following them. He was the same one who had sat next to Jesus at the meal and had asked, “Lord, who is going to betray you?” 21 When Peter saw that disciple, he asked Jesus, “Lord, what about him?”

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John — 21 22 Yarnin

itye Jesuse. Mekimb inde kurrin an, kitye el lewani yaral ao puntani. Nginte waiy our an. 23 Wunyar ngaityar, Jesusald kungullun hikkai ngaitye Jesusald, nowaiy pornani. Nowaiy il Jesuse yarnir luku. Hil amb ai il yarnir; kitye, el lewani, yaral ap puntani. 24 Hikkai ngaitye Jesusald tingowun haraneker, kill an mungaiulir haranekar. Tingcwun itye, katyil. Ngurn nglemin il tingowun katyil. 25 Luk ennin il Jesuse ngruwar, Ungunuk atte mungaiulun ngruwar wunyitye ruwe yalkin al harnakar bookowar. Amen.

22 Jesus

answered, “What is it to you, if I want him to live until I return? You must follow me.” 23 So the rumour spread among the other disciples that this disciple wouldn’t die. But Jesus didn’t say he wouldn’t die. He simply said, “What is it to you, if I want him to live until I return?” 24 This disciple is the one who told all of this. He wrote it down, and we know he is telling the truth. 25 Jesus did many other things. If they were all written in books, I don’t suppose there would be room enough in the whole world for all the books.

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THE LORD’S PRAYER 1864 Version (translated by Rev. GW Taplin from Matthew 6:9-13)

Ngaiyeri anam, lewin inde wyirrewarre. Ungunuk urn yarnin umauwe mitye turlin urn. Umauwe kingdom tyiwewar our itye punt. Ngruwar ruwungai um our kung, ungunuk inde an taiyani, luk ennin narar wyirreungai. Pemp our ind arn krepowe hikkai nungge. Tainpul our inde ungunuk arn wirrangwarrin luk ennin arn tainpulun ungunuk ar kornar wirrangwarrin arnangk. Nowaiy inde arnan waiyani yangi ar wirrangar rampaullun arnan wirrangwarrin. Moerpun inde arnan wunyarn nowaiy wirrangwarrin. Nginte ellin governorowe, piltengi, klartin, kaldowamp. Amen.

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Contemporary Version (adapted from an 1874 translation by Taplin in ‘Native Book of Worship’) Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, Nangai namawi, le:wun-inti wayirri-war Narumbi-el-au matji-mitji, Father



heaven-up in hallowed-be-let (it) your-name

thy kingdom come, Ngumawi kingdom kitji-au punt tjiwiwar, your



come loud

thy will be done on earth, Ngruwar ruw-ungai kung-au Whole


ungunai-inti-anam tayin,

understanding-let previously-you-us


as it is in heaven. lun elin narar wayirri-ungai. like being tame-pl. heaven-in

Give us this day our daily bread. Pemp-au-itjan-nam-angk namawi klalpari ikai nanggi Give-let-it-us-to



this day

And forgive us our trespasses, Nginti ti:npul-au ungunai-anam wurangi-warrun, you




as we forgive those who trespass against us. elin-an ti:npulun ungunuk-ar ko:rnar wurangi-warrun-anam-angk. being-we forgiving




And lead us not into temptation, Tau-inti-anam wayun yangi-ar bru:p-ar rampawulun-anam, Stop-you-us

driving (us) where-pl. evil-pl.


But deliver us from evil. Muritpun-anam bru:pi-nendi. shut-us

evil-away from

For thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen. Ngumaw-itji kingdom, nginti piltengi, klartin kaldo-witjeri Amen. yours-it


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THE OLD RUGGED CROSS Translated by Auntie Julia Yandell and Auntie Eileen McHughes   with Mary-Anne Gale

1. War-itji-war ngurli-war Thanggalun rawul yapi Nga:tji relbulun, purlun Ngapi tunkun rawul yapi Yangi nra:gi, katjeri Ruw-ambi bru:p-ar mempur CHORUS Ngapi tunkun rawul yapi Nganawi ngurukuwarrun tantun Ngapi plundun rawul yapi Munmundi ku:lindjer-ambi 4. Rawul-angk yap-angk Ngapi elun katjil Kinawi purlun, ngapi lamun Ngop-an-itj yamalatji Nganawi war pulg-angk Kinawi krantali peranbun CHORUS Ngapi tunkun rawul yapi Nganawi ngurukuwarrun tantun Ngapi plundun rawul yapi Munmundi ku:lindjer-ambi

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1. War-itji-war ngurli-war (high-it-high hill-on) On a hill far away Thanggalun rawul yapi (standing old wood) Stood an old rugged cross Nga:tji relbulun, purlun (totem suffering, being shamed) The emblem of suffering and shame Ngapi tunkun rawul yapi (I love old wood) And I love that old cross Yangi nra:gi, katjeri (where good, really good) Where the dearest and best Ruw-ambi bru:p-ar mempur (land-for evil-ones died) For a world of lost sinners was slain


Ngapi tunkun rawul yapi (I love old wood) So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross Nganawi ngurukuwarrun tantun (My last one laying down) Till my trophies at last lay down Ngapi plundun rawul yapi (I embrace old wood) I will cling to the old rugged cross Munmundi ku:lindjer-ambi (exchange crown of head-for) And exchange it some day for a crown 4. Rawul-angk yap-angk (old-to wood-to) To the old rugged cross (I am true) Ngapi elun katjil I will be ever true Kinawi purlun, ngapi lamun (its shaming, I bear) Its shame and reproach gladly bear Ngop-an-itj yamalatji (come-will-he one (day)) Then he’ll come some day Nganawi war pulg-angk (my high home-to) To my home far away Kinawi krantali peranbun (his greatness sharing) Where his glory forever I’ll share

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TUNGARAR  JEHOVALD Extracts from the

HOLY SCRIPTURES in Ngarrindjeri & English Special Edition released on the occasion of the Raukkan 150th Historic Celebration


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Extracts from the Bible in Ngarrindjeri & English. The Ngarrindjeri are the traditional Aboriginal people of the lower Murray River, western...