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December 24, 2015

Texts, 2015
Posted by Teresa at 11:03 PM * 52 comments

Luke 2:1-14, Anglo-Saxon (via):

Soþlice on þam dagum wæs geworden gebod fram þam casere Augusto, þæt eall ymbehwyrft wære tomearcod. Þeos tomearcodnes wæs æryst geworden fram þam deman Syrige Cirino. And ealle hig eodon, and syndrige ferdon on hyra ceastre. Ða ferde Iosep fram Galilea of þære ceastre Nazareth on Iudeisce ceastre Dauides, seo is genemned Beþleem, for þam þe he wæs of Dauides huse and hirede; þæt he ferde mid Marian þe him beweddod wæs, and wæs geeacnod. Soþlice wæs geworden þa hi þar wæron, hire dagas wæron gefyllede þæt heo cende. And heo cende hyre frumcennedan sunu, and hine mid cildclaþum bewand, and hine on binne alede, for þam þe hig næfdon rum on cumena huse. And hyrdas wæron on þam ylcan rice waciende, and nihtwæccan healdende ofer heora heorda. Þa stod Drihtnes engel wiþ hig, and Godes beorhtnes him ymbe scean; and hi him mycelum ege adredon. And se engel him to cwæð, Nelle ge eow adrædan; soþlice nu ic eow bodie mycelne gefean, se bið eallum folce; for þam to dæg eow ys Hælend acenned, se is Drihten Crist, on Dauides ceastre. And þis tacen eow byð: Ge gemetað an cild hræglum bewunden, and on binne aled. And þa wæs færinga geworden mid þam engle mycelnes heofenlices werydes, God heriendra and þus cweþendra, Gode sy wuldor on heahnesse, and on eorðan sybb mannum godes willan.

Luke 2:1-20, tr. John Wycliffe, 1382 (via)

And it was don in tho daies, a maundement wente out fro the emperour August, that al the world schulde be discryued. :: This firste discryuyng was maad of Cyryn, iustice of Sirie. :: And alle men wenten to make professioun, ech in to his owne citee. :: And Joseph wente vp fro Galilee, fro the citee Nazareth, in to Judee, in to a citee of Dauid, that is clepid Bethleem, for that he was of the hous and of the meyne of Dauid, :: that he schulde knouleche with Marie, his wijf, that was weddid to hym, and was greet with child. :: And it was don, while thei weren there, the daies weren fulfillid, that sche schulde bere child. :: And sche bare hir first borun sone, and wlappide hym in clothis, and leide hym in a cratche, for ther was no place to hym in no chaumbir. :: And scheepherdis weren in the same cuntre, wakynge and kepynge the watchis of the nyyt on her flok. :: And lo! the aungel of the Lord stood bisidis hem, and the cleernesse of God schinede aboute hem; and thei dredden with greet drede. :: And the aungel seide to hem, Nyle ye drede; for lo! Y preche to you a greet ioye, that schal be to al puple. :: For a sauyoure is borun to dai to you, that is Crist the Lord, in the citee of Dauid. :: And this is a tokene to you; ye schulen fynde a yong child wlappid in clothis, and leid in a cratche. :: And sudenli ther was maad with the aungel a multitude of heuenli knyythod, heriynge God, :: and seiynge, Glorie be in the hiyeste thingis to God, and in erthe pees be to men of good wille. :: And it was don, as the aungelis passiden awei fro hem in to heuene, the scheephirdis spaken togider, and seiden, Go we ouer to Bethleem, and se we this word that is maad, which the Lord hath maad, and schewide to vs. :: And thei hiyynge camen, and founden Marie and Joseph, and the yong child leid in a cratche. :: And thei seynge, knewen of the word that was seid to hem of this child. :: And alle men that herden wondriden, and of these thingis that weren seid to hem of the scheephirdis. :: But Marie kepte alle these wordis, berynge togider in hir herte. :: And the scheepherdis turneden ayen, glorifyinge and heriynge God in alle thingis that thei hadden herd and seyn, as it was seid to hem.

Luke 2:1-20, tr. William Tyndale, 1530

And it chaunced in thoose dayes: yt ther went oute a comaundment from Auguste the Emperour that all the woorlde shuld be taxed. :: And this taxynge was ye fyrst and executed when Syrenius was leftenaut in Syria. :: And every man went vnto his awne citie to be taxed. :: And Ioseph also ascended from Galile oute of a cite called Nazareth into Iurie: vnto ye cite of David which is called Bethleem because he was of the housse and linage of David :: to be taxed with Mary his spoused wyfe which was with chylde. :: And it fortuned whyll they were there her tyme was come that she shuld be delyvered. :: And she brought forth her fyrst begotten sonne and wrapped him in swadlynge cloothes and layed him in a manger because ther was no roume for them within in the ynne. :: And ther were in the same region shepherdes abydinge in the felde and watching their flocke by nyght. :: And loo: the angell of ye lorde stode harde by them and the brightnes of ye lorde shone rounde aboute them and they were soare afrayed. :: But the angell sayd vnto them: Be not afrayed. For beholde I bringe you tydinges of greate ioye yt shal come to all ye people: :: for vnto you is borne this daye in the cite of David a saveoure which is Christ ye lorde. :: And take this for a signe: ye hall fynde ye chylde swadled and layed in a mager. :: And streight waye ther was with the angell a multitude of hevenly sowdiers laudynge God and sayinge: :: Glory to God an hye and peace on the erth: and vnto men reioysynge. :: And it fortuned assone as the angels were gone awaye fro them in to heven the shepherdes sayd one to another: let vs goo eve vnto Bethleem and se this thynge that is hapened which the Lorde hath shewed vnto vs. :: And they cam with haste and founde Mary and Ioseph and the babe layde in a mager. :: And when they had sene it they publisshed a brode the sayinge which was tolde them of that chylde. :: And all that hearde it wondred at those thinges which were tolde the of the shepherdes. :: But Mary kept all thoose sayinges and pondered them in hyr hert. :: And the shepherdes retourned praysinge and laudinge God for all that they had herde and sene evyn as it was told vnto them.

Luke 2:1-20, tr. Miles Coverdale, 1535

It fortuned at the same tyme, that there wete out a comaundement fro Augustus the Emperoure, that the whole worlde shulde be taxed. And this taxynge was the first that was executed, whan Syrenius was leftenaunt in Siria. And they wente all, euery one to his owne cite to be taxed. Then Ioseph gat him vp also fro Galile, out of the cite of Nazareth, in to Iewry, to ye cite of Dauid, which is called Bethleem, (because he was of ye house and lynage of Dauid) that he might be taxed wt Mary his spoused wife, which was wt childe. And it fortuned whyle they were there, ye tyme was come, that she shulde be delyuered. And she brought forth hir first begotte sonne, & wrapped him in swadlinge clothes, and layed him in a maunger: for they had els no rowme in the ynne.

And there were in ye same region shepherdes in the felde by the foldes, and watchinge their flocke by night. And beholde, ye angell of the Lorde stode by the, and ye brightnes of the Lorde shone rounde aboute them, and they were sore afrayed. And the angell sayde vnto them: Be not afrayed. Beholde, I brynge you tydiges of greate ioye, which shall happen vnto all people: for vnto you this daye is borne ye Sauioure, eue Christ ye Lorde, in the cite of Dauid. And take this for a token: Ye shal fynde the babe swadled, and layed in a maunger. And straight waye there was by the angell a multitude of heauenly hoostes, which praysed God, and sayde: Glory be vnto God an hye, & peace vpon earth, and vnto men a good wyll.

And it fortuned wha the angels were gone from the in to heaue, the shepherdes sayde one to another: let vs go now euen vnto Bethleem, and se this thinge that is happened, which ye Lorde hath shewed vnto vs. And they came wt haist, & founde both Mary and Ioseph, & the babe layed in ye maunger. And whan they had sene it, they published abrode the sayenge, yt was tolde the of this childe. And all they that herde it, wondred at the wordes, which the shepherdes had tolde them. But Mary kepte all these sayenges, and pondred them in hir hert. And the shepherdes returned, praysinge and laudinge God, for all that they had herde and sene, euen as it was tolde them.

Luke 2:1-14, King James Version, 1611

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city.

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem (because he was of the house and lineage of David), to be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, she being great with child.

And so it was that while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered; and she brought forth her first-born son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes; and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not; for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: That ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host, praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

Luke 2:1-14 - Δοξα εν υψιστοις θεω, και επι γης ειρηνη εν ανθρωποις ευδοκιας
εγενετο δε εν ταις ημεραις εκειναις εξηλθεν δογμα παρα καισαρος αυγουστου απογραφεσθαι πασαν την οικουμενην
    αυτη απογραφη πρωτη εγενετο ηγεμονευοντος της συριας κυρηνιου
    και επορευοντο παντες απογραφεσθαι εκαστος εις την εαυτου πολιν
    ανεβη δε και ιωσηφ απο της γαλιλαιας εκ πολεως ναζαρεθ εις την ιουδαιαν εις πολιν δαυιδ ητις καλειται βηθλεεμ δια το ειναι αυτον εξ οικου και πατριας δαυιδ
    απογραψασθαι συν μαριαμ τη εμνηστευμενη αυτω ουση εγκυω
    εγενετο δε εν τω ειναι αυτους εκει επλησθησαν αι ημεραι του τεκειν αυτην
    και ετεκεν τον υιον αυτης τον πρωτοτοκον και εσπαργανωσεν αυτον και ανεκλινεν αυτον εν φατνη διοτι ουκ ην αυτοις τοπος εν τω καταλυματι
    και ποιμενες ησαν εν τη χωρα τη αυτη αγραυλουντες και φυλασσοντες φυλακας της νυκτος επι την ποιμνην αυτων
    και αγγελος κυριου επεστη αυτοις και δοξα κυριου περιελαμψεν αυτους και εφοβηθησαν φοβον μεγαν
    και ειπεν αυτοις ο αγγελος μη φοβεισθε ιδου γαρ ευαγγελιζομαι υμιν χαραν μεγαλην ητις εσται παντι τω λαω
    οτι ετεχθη υμιν σημερον σωτηρ ος εστιν χριστος κυριος εν πολει δαυιδ
    και τουτο υμιν το σημειον ευρησετε βρεφος εσπαργανωμενον και κειμενον εν φατνη
    και εξαιφνης εγενετο συν τω αγγελω πληθος στρατιας ουρανιου αινουντων τον θεον και λεγοντων
    δοξα εν υψιστοις θεω και επι γης ειρηνη εν ανθρωποις ευδοκιας

(Thank you, Nick Whyte.)

Luke 2:1-20 in Old Church Slavonic:

мѣсѧца дєкѧбр҄ја иг въ навєчєриѥ рождьства хрьстова єванћєлиѥ отъ лѹкъі глава в въ оно врѣмѧ изідє заповѣдь отъ кєсарѣ авгоста напісаті в҄сѫ вьсєлєнѫѭ | сє напісаніє пръвоє бъістъ владѫщѹ сѹрієѭ и кѵрінієѭ | и идѣахѫ вьсі напісатъ сѧ кьждо въ свои градъ | вьзідє жє иосіфь отъ галілєѧ и града назарєтьска вь июдєѭ вь градъ давъідовъ іжє наріцаєтъ сѧ віѳлєємь занє бѣашє отъ домѹ и отьчьствіѣ давъідова | напісатъ сѧ съ марієѭ обрѫчєнѫѭ ємѹ жєноѭ сѫштєѭ нєпраздъноѭ | бъістъ жє єгда бъістє тѹ исплънишѧ сѧ дєниє да родітъ | и роді съінъ свои пръвѣнєць и обитъі и и положі и въ ѣслєхъ занє нє бѣ има мѣста въ обитѣли | и пастъирі бѣахѫ въ тоиждє ст҄ранѣ бъдѧщє и стрѣгѫщє стражѫ нощьнѫѭ о стадѣ своємъ | и сє анћєлъ господьнь ста вь нихъ и слава господьнѣ осіѣ ѧ и ѹбоѣшѧ сѧ ст҄рахомъ вєлиємъ | и рєчє имъ анћєлъ нє боитє сѧ сє бо благовѣщаѭ вамъ радость вєліѭ ѣжє бѫдєт бьсѣмь людємъ | ѣко роді сѧ вамъ съпасъ іжє єстъ христъ господь въ градѣ давъідовѣ | и сє вамъ з҄намєниє обрѧстєтє младьнєць повітъ и лєжѧшть вь ѣслєхъ | и вънєзаапѫ бъістъ съ ангѣломъ м҄ножьство вои нєбєснъіих хвалѧштиихъ бога и глаголѭшть | сла въ въішніих богѹ и на зєми миръ въ чловѣцѣхъ благоволєниє | и бъістъ ѣко отідѫ оть ніхъ анћєлі на нєбо и чловѣци пастъирі рѣшѧ дрѹгь кь дрѹгѹ прѣидѣмъ ѹбо до віѳлєома и відімъ глаголь сь бъівьшіи єгожє господь съказа нам | и прѣидѫ под҄вігьшє сѧ и обрѣтѫ маріѭ и иосифа и младьнєць лєжѧшть вь ѣслєхъ | видѣвъшє жє ськазашѧ о глаголѣ глаголанѣмь о отрочѧті сємъ | и въсі слъішавъшє дівішѧ сѧ о глаголанъіихъ отъ пастъирь кь німъ | маріѣ жє вьсѧ съблюдаашє глаголъі сіи въ срьдьци своємъ | и възвратішѧ сѧ пастъірі славѧштє и хвалѧштє бога о в҄сѣхъ ѣжє слъішашѧ и відѣшѧ ѣкожє глаголано бъисть кь нимъ |

(Thank you, Xopher)

Vulgate: Luke 2:1-14

Factum est autem in diebus illis, exiit edictum a Cæsare Augusto ut describeretur universus orbis. Hæc descriptio prima facta est a præside Syriæ Cyrino: et ibant omnes ut profiterentur singuli in suam civitatem. Ascendit autem et Joseph a Galilæa de civitate Nazareth in Judæam, in civitatem David, quæ vocatur Bethlehem: eo quod esset de domo et familia David, ut profiteretur cum Maria desponsata sibi uxore prægnante. Factum est autem, cum essent ibi, impleti sunt dies ut pareret. Et peperit filium suum primogenitum, et pannis eum involvit, et reclinavit eum in præsepio: quia non erat eis locus in diversorio. Et pastores erant in regione eadem vigilantes, et custodientes vigilias noctis super gregem suum. Et ecce angelus Domini stetit juxta illos, et claritas Dei circumfulsit illos, et timuerunt timore magno. Et dixit illis angelus: Nolite timere: ecce enim evangelizo vobis gaudium magnum, quod erit omni populo: quia natus est vobis hodie Salvator, qui est Christus Dominus, in civitate David. Et hoc vobis signum: invenietis infantem pannis involutum, et positum in præsepio. Et subito facta est cum angelo multitudo militiæ cælestis laudantium Deum, et dicentium: [Gloria in altissimis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus bonæ voluntatis.]

(Thank you, Sisuile.)

Luke 2:14 in Gothic

Warth than in dagans jainans. urrann gagrefts fram kaisara Agustau gameljan allana midjungard. soh than gilstrameleins frumista warth at wisandin kindina Swriais raginondin Saurim Kwreinaiau. jah iddjedun allai ei melidai weseina. hwarjizuh in seinai baurg. urrann than jah Iosef us Galeilaia. us baurg Nazaraith in Iudaian. in baurg Daweidis sei haitada Bethlaihaim duthe ei was us garda fadreinais Daweidis. anameljan mith Mariin. sei in fragiftim was imma qeins. wisandein inkilthon. warth than miththanei. tho wesun jainar. usfullnodedun dagos du bairan izai jah gabar sunu seinana thana frumabaur. jah biwand ina jah galagida ina in uzetin. unte ni was im rumis in stada thamma.

jah hairdjos wesun in thamma samin landa, thairhwakandans jah witandans wahtwom nahts ufaro hairdai seinai. ith aggilus fraujins anaqam ins jah wulthus fraujins biskain ins, jah ohtedun agisa mikilamma. jah qath du im sa aggilus: ni ogeith, unte sai, spillo izwis faheid mikila, sei wairthith allai managein, thatei gabaurans ist izwis himma daga nasjands, saei ist Xristus frauja, in baurg Daweidis. jah thata izwis taikns: bigitid barn biwundan jah galagid in uzetin. jah anaks warth mith thamma aggilau managei harjis himinakundis hazjandane guth jah qithandane:

wulthus in hauhistjam guda
jah ana airthai gawairthi in mannam godis wiljins.

(Thank you, Lisa Spangenberg, a.k.a. the Digital Medievalist; who in turn gives credit to “Jim Marchand, medievalist extraordinaire.”) (see also)

Luke 2:1-14 in Lallans Scots

About this time the Emperor Augustus pat furth an edick ordeinin at aa the fowk i the haill warld suid be registrate. This wis whan Quirinius wis Governor o Syria, an it wis the first time at siccan a thing hed been dune. Sae aabodie gaed tae be registrate, ilkane til his ain toun, Joseph amang the lave.

He belanged til the stock an faimlie o Dauvit, an sae it was wis tae Dauvit’s Toun, Bethlehem in Judaea, at he gaed doun frae Nazareth in Galilee for tae gie in his name, takkin Mary, at wis haundfastit til him, wi him. She wis boukin gin this; an whan they war in Bethlehem, she cam til her time an brocht hame her first-born son. She swealed the bairn in a barrie an beddit him in a heck, sin there wis nae room for them intil the inn.

Nou, i that same pairt the war a wheen herds bidin thereout on the hill an keepin gaird owre their hrisel at nicht. Suddent an angel o the Lord cam an stuid afore them, an the glorie o the Lord shined about them, an they war uncolie frichtit. But the angel said tae them: Binna nane afeard, I bring ye guid news o gryte blytheness for the haill fowk—this day in Dauvit’s Town a saviour hes born til ye, Christ the Lord! This gate ye s’ken it is een as I say: ye will finnd a new-born bairn swealed in a barrie an liggin intil a heck.

Syne in a gliff an unco thrang o the airmies o hieven kythed aside the angel, glein laud tae God an liltin:

Glore tae God i the heicht o heiven, an peace on the yird tae men he delytes in!

(Thank you, Lee Sandlin.)

Luke 2:1-14 in Swedish, trans. 2000

Vid den tiden utfärdade kejsar Augustus en förordning om att hela världen skulle skattskrivas. Det var den första skattskrivningen, och den hölls när Quirinius var ståthållare i Syrien. Alla gick då för att skattskriva sig, var och en till sin stad. Och Josef, som genom sin härkomst hörde till Davids hus, begav sig från Nasaret i Galileen upp till Judeen, till Davids stad Betlehem, för att skattskriva sig tillsammans med Maria, sin trolovade, som väntade sitt barn. Medan de befann sig där var tiden inne för henne att föda, och hon födde sin son, den förstfödde. Hon lindade honom och lade honom i en krubba, eftersom det inte fanns plats för dem inne i härbärget. I samma trakt låg några herdar ute och vaktade sin hjord om natten. Då stod Herrens ängel framför dem och Herrens härlighet lyste omkring dem, och de greps av stor förfäran. Men ängeln sade till dem: “Var inte rädda. Jag bär bud till er om en stor glädje, en glädje för hela folket. I dag har en frälsare fötts åt er i Davids stad, han är Messias, Herren. Och detta är tecknet för er: ni skall finna ett nyfött barn som är lindat och ligger i en krubba.” Och plötsligt var där tillsammans med ängeln en stor himmelsk här som prisade Gud:

“Ära i höjden åt Gud
och på jorden fred åt dem han har utvalt.”

Luke 2:1-14 in Swedish, trans. 1917

Och det hände sig vid den tiden att från kejsar Augustus utgick ett påbud att hela världen skulle skattskrivas. Detta var den första skattskrivningen, och den hölls, när Kvirinius var landshövding över Syrien. Då färdades alla var och en till sin stad, för att låta skattskriva sig. Så gjorde ock Josef; och eftersom han var av Davids hus och släkt, for han från staden Nasaret i Galileen upp till Davids stad, som heter Betlehem, i Judeen, för att låta skattskriva sig jämte Maria, sin trolovade, som var havande. Medan de voro där, hände sig att tiden var inne, då hon skulle föda. Och hon födde sin förstfödde son och lindade honom och lade honom i en krubba, ty det fanns icke rum för dem i härbärget. I samma nejd voro då några herdar ute på marken och höllo vakt om natten över sin hjord. Då stod en Herrens ängel framför dem, och Herrens härlighet kringstrålade dem; och de blevo mycket förskräckta. Men ängeln sade till dem: »Varen icke förskräckta. Se, jag bådar eder en stor glädje, som skall vederfaras allt folket. Ty i dag har en Frälsare blivit född åt eder i Davids stad, och han är Messias, Herren. Och detta skall för eder vara tecknet: I skolen finna ett nyfött barn, som ligger lindat i en krubba.» I detsamma sågs där jämte ängeln en stor hop av den himmelska härskaran, och de lovade Gud och sade:

»Ära vare Gud i höjden, och frid på jorden,
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Luke 2:1-14 in Swedish, trans. 1541 - Gustavus Vasa’s bible, translated from Martin Luther’s bible

Thet begaff sigh j then tijdhen, at aff Keysar Augusto vthgick itt bodh, at all werlden skulle beskattas. Och thenna beskatning war then första, och skeedde vnder then Höffdingen offuer Syrien, Kyrenio. Och the gingo alle hwar vthi sin stadh, til at läta beskatta sigh. Så foor ock Joseph vp aff Galilea, aff then stadhen Nazareth in vthi Judeska landet, til Dauidz stadh, som heter Bethlehem, Ty han war aff Dauidz hws och slecht, på thet han skulle låta beskatta sigh medh Maria sijn troloffuadha hustru, hwilken haffuandes war. Så begaff sigh medhan the woro ther, wordo daghanar fulbordadhe, at hon skulle födha. Och hon födde sin förstfödda Son, och swepte honom j lindaklädher, och ladhe honom nedher j een krubbo, Ty them war icke rwm j herberghena. Och j then samma egnden woro någhre Heerdar, the ther wakadhe och höllo wård om nattena offuer sin hiord. Och sij, Herrans Ängel stoodh när them, och Herrans klarheet kringskeen them, och the wordo stoorligha förfäradhe. Och sadhe Ängelen til them, Warer icke förfäradhe, Sij, iagh bodhar idher stoor glädhi, hwilken allo folckena widerfaras skal, Ty jdagh är idher födder Frelsaren, som är Christus Herren, j Dauidz stadh. Och thetta skal wara idher för tekn. J skole finna Barnet swept j lindaklädher, nedherlagdt j een krubbo. Och strax wardt medh Ängelen itt stoort taal aff then himmelska häärskaran, the ther loffuadhe Gudh, och sadhe, Ära ware Gudh j högden, Och på jordenne fridh, Och menniskiomen en godh wilie.

(Thank you, Mikael Johansson.)

Nederlandse Statenvertaling (1637), Lukas 2:1-20

1 En het geschiedde in diezelfde dagen, dat er een gebod uitging van den Keizer Augustus, dat de gehele wereld beschreven zou worden.
2 Deze eerste beschrijving geschiedde, als Cyrenius over Syrie stadhouder was.
3 En zij gingen allen om beschreven te worden, een iegelijk naar zijn eigen stad.
4 En Jozef ging ook op van Galilea, uit de stad Nazareth, naar Judea, tot de stad Davids, die Bethlehem genaamd wordt, (omdat hij uit het huis en geslacht van David was);
5 Om beschreven te worden met Maria, zijn ondertrouwde vrouw, welke bevrucht was.
6 En het geschiedde, als zij daar waren, dat de dagen vervuld werden, dat zij baren zoude.
7 En zij baarde haar eerstgeboren Zoon, en wond Hem in doeken, en legde Hem neder in de kribbe, omdat voor henlieden geen plaats was in de herberg.
8 En er waren herders in diezelfde landstreek, zich houdende in het veld, en hielden de nachtwacht over hun kudde.
9 En ziet, een engel des Heeren stond bij hen, en de heerlijkheid des Heeren omscheen hen, en zij vreesden met grote vreze.
10 En de engel zeide tot hen: Vreest niet, want, ziet, ik verkondig u grote blijdschap, die al den volke wezen zal;
11 Namelijk dat u heden geboren is de Zaligmaker, welke is Christus, de Heere, in de stad Davids.
12 En dit zal u het teken zijn: gij zult het Kindeken vinden in doeken gewonden, en liggende in de kribbe.
13 En van stonde aan was er met den engel een menigte des hemelsen heirlegers, prijzende God en zeggende:
14 Ere zij God in de hoogste hemelen, en vrede op aarde, in de mensen een welbehagen.
15 En het geschiedde, als de engelen van hen weggevaren waren naar de hemel, dat de herders tot elkander zeiden: Laat ons dan heengaan naar Bethlehem, en laat ons zien het woord, dat er geschied is, hetwelk de Heere ons heeft verkondigd.
16 En zij kwamen met haast, en vonden Maria en Jozef, en het Kindeken liggende in de kribbe.
17 En als zij Het gezien hadden, maakten zij alom bekend het woord, dat hun van dit Kindeken gezegd was.
18 En allen, die het hoorden, verwonderden zich over hetgeen hun gezegd werd van de herders.
19 Doch Maria bewaarde deze woorden alle te zamen, overleggende die in haar hart.
20 En de herders keerde wederom, verheerlijkende en prijzende God over alles, wat zij gehoord en gezien hadden, gelijk tot hen gesproken was.

Luke 2:1-14 in Portuguese:

1. Naqueles tempos apareceu um decreto de César Augusto, ordenando o recenseamento de toda a terra.
2. Este recenseamento foi feito antes do governo de Quirino, na Síria.
3. Todos iam alistar-se, cada um na sua cidade.
4. Também José subiu da Galiléia, da cidade de Nazaré, à Judéia, à Cidade de Davi, chamada Belém, porque era da casa e família de Davi,
5. para se alistar com a sua esposa Maria, que estava grávida.
6. Estando eles ali, completaram-se os dias dela.
7. E deu à luz seu filho primogênito, e, envolvendo-o em faixas, reclinou-o num presépio; porque não havia lugar para eles na hospedaria.
8. Havia nos arredores uns pastores, que vigiavam e guardavam seu rebanho nos campos durante as vigílias da noite.
9. Um anjo do Senhor apareceu-lhes e a glória do Senhor refulgiu ao redor deles, e tiveram grande temor.
10. O anjo disse-lhes: Não temais, eis que vos anuncio uma boa nova que será alegria para todo o povo:
11. hoje vos nasceu na Cidade de Davi um Salvador, que é o Cristo Senhor.
12. Isto vos servirá de sinal: achareis um recém-nascido envolto em faixas e posto numa manjedoura.
13. E subitamente ao anjo se juntou uma multidão do exército celeste, que louvava a Deus e dizia:
14. Glória a Deus no mais alto dos céus e na terra paz aos homens, objetos da benevolência (divina).

(Thank you, Fragano)

Lik 2:1-14 en Kreyòl Ayisyen (Haitian)

1. Lè sa a, Seza Ogis te bay lòd pou yo te konte dènye moun ki nan peyi l’ap gouvènen yo. :: 2. Premye travay sa a te fèt nan tan Kireniyis t’ap kòmande nan peyi yo rele Siri a. :: 3. Tout moun te al fè pran non yo nan lavil kote fanmi yo te soti. :: 4. Jozèf te rete nan peyi Galile, nan yon bouk yo rele Nazarèt. Men, paske li te moun nan fanmi ak ras David, li moute, li ale nan Jide, nan lavil David yo rele Betleyèm lan. :: 5. Jozèf tapral fè yo pran non l’ ansanm ak non Mari, fiyanse li, ki te ansent. :: 6. Antan yo te la, jou pou Mari te akouche a rive. :: 7. Li fè premye pitit li a, yon ti gason. Mari vlope pitit la nan kouchèt, li mete l’ kouche nan yon kay kote yo bay bèt manje, paske pa t’ gen plas pou yo nan lotèl la. :: 8. Nan menm zòn sa a, te gen gadò mouton ki t’ap pase nwit la deyò ap veye mouton yo. :: 9. Lè sa a, yon zanj Bondye parèt devan yo, bèl limyè Bondye a klere tout kote yo te ye a. Yo te pè anpil. :: 10. Men zanj lan di yo konsa: Pa pè. N’ap anonse nou yon bon nouvèl ki pral fè tout pèp la kontan anpil. :: 11. Jòdi a, nan lavil David la, nou gen yon Sovè ki fenk fèt: se Kris la, Seyè a. :: 12. Men remak ki va fè nou rekonèt li: n’a jwenn yon tibebe vlope nan kouchèt, kouche nan yon kay kote yo bay bèt manje. :: 13. Menm lè a, yon foul lòt zanj nan syèl la vin jwenn zanj lan; yo t’ap fè lwanj Bondye, yo t’ap di konsa: :: 14. Lwanj pou Bondye anwo nan syèl la, kè poze sou latè pou tout moun li renmen.

Lúkasar guðspjall 2:1-20 in Icelandic:

En það bar til um þessar mundir, að boð kom frá Ágústus keisara, að skrásetja skyldi alla heimsbyggðina. Þetta var fyrsta skrásetningin og var gjörð þá er Kýreníus var landstjóri á Sýrlandi. Fóru þá allir til að láta skrásetja sig, hver til sinnar borgar. Þá fór og Jósef úr Galíleu frá borginni Nasaret upp til Júdeu, til borgar Davíðs, að láta skrásetja sig ásamt Maríu heitkonu sinni, sem var þunguð. En meðan þau voru þar, kom sá tími, er hún skyldi verða léttari. Fæddi jún þá son sinn frumgetinn, vafði hann reifum og lagði hann í jötu, af því að eigi var rúm handa þeim í gistihúsi.

En í sömu byggð voru hirðar úti í haga og gættu um nóttina hjarðar sinnar. Og engill Drottins stóð hjá þeim, og dýrð Drottins ljómaði kringum þá. Þeir urðu mjög hræddir, en engillinn sagði við þá: “Verið óhræddir, því sjá, ég boða yður mikinn fögnuð, sem veitast mun öllum lýðnum: Yður er í dag frelsari fæddur, sem er Kristur Drottinn, í borg Davíðs. Og hafði þetta til marks: Þið munuð finna ungbarn reifað og lagt í jötu.”

Og í sömu svipan var með englinum fjöldi himneskra hersveita, sem lofuðu Guð og sögðu: Dýrð sé Guði í upphæðum og friður á jörðu með mönnum, sem hann hefur velþóknun á. Þegar englarnir voru farnir frá þeim til himins, sögðu hirðarnir sín á milli: “Förum beint til Betlahem að sjá það, sem gjörst hefur og Drottinn hefur kunngjört oss” Og þeir fóru með skyndi og fundu Maríu og Jósef og ungbarnið, sem lá í jötu. Þegar þeir sáu það, skýrðu þeir frá því, er þeim hafði verið sagt um barn þetta. Og allir, sem heyrðu, undruðust það, er hirðarnir sögðu þeim. En María geymdi allt þetta í hjarta sér og hugleiddi það. Og hirðarnir sneru aftur og vegsömuðu Guð og lofuðu hann fyrir það, sem þeir höfðu heyrt og séð, en allt var það eins og þeim hafði verið sagt.

(Thank you, Sica)

Luke 2:1-20, trans. 1545 by Martin Luther

1. Es begab sich aber zu der Zeit, daß ein Gebot vom Kaiser Augustusausging, daß alle Welt geschätzt würde. :: 2. Und diese Schätzung war die allererste und geschah zu der Zeit, daCyrenius Landpfleger in Syrien war :: 3. Und jedermann ging, daß er sich schätzen ließe, ein. jeglicher inseine Stadt. :: 4. Da machte sich auch auf Joseph aus Galiläa, aus der Stadt Nazareth,in das jüdische Land zur Stadt Davids die da heißt Bethlehem, darum daßer von dem Hause und Geschlechte Davids war :: 5. auf daß er sich schätzen ließe mit Maria, seinem vertrauten Weibe,die war schwanger. :: 6. Und als sie daselbst waren, kam die Zeit, daß sie gebären sollte. :: 7. Und sie gebar ihren ersten Sohn und wickelte ihn in Windeln undlegte ihn in eine Krippe; denn sie hatten sonst keinen Raum in derHerberge. :: 8. Und es waren Hirten in derselbigen Gegend auf dem Felde bei denHürden, die hüteten des Nachts ihre Herde. :: 9. und siehe des Herrn Engel trat zu ihnen, und die Klarheit des Herrnleuchtete um sie, und sie fürchteten sich sehr. :: 10. Und der Engel sprach zu ihnen: Fürchtet euch nicht! Siehe, ichverkündige euch große Freude, die allem Volk widerfahren wird; :: 11. denn euch ist heute der Heiland geboren, welcher ist Christus, derHerr, in der Stadt Davids. :: 12. Und das habt zum Zeichen: Ihr werdet finden das Kind in Windelngewickelt und in einer Krippe liegen. :: 13. Und alsbald war da bei dem Engel die Menge der himmlischenHeerscharen, die lobten Gott und sprachen: :: 14. Ehre sei Gott in der Höhe und Friede auf Erden und den Menschenein Wohlgefallen! :: 15. Und da die Engel von ihnen gen Himmel fuhren, sprachen die Hirtenuntereinander: Laßt uns nun gehen gen Bethlehem und die Geschichtesehen, die da geschehen ist, die uns der Herr kundgetan hat. :: 16. Und sie kamen eilend und fanden beide, Maria und Joseph, dazu dasKind in der Krippe liegen. :: 17. Da sie es aber gesehen hatten breiteten sie das Wort aus, welcheszu ihnen von diesem Kind gesagt war. :: 18. Und alle, vor die es kam, wunderten sich der Rede, die ihnen dieHirten gesagt hatten. :: 19. Maria aber behielt alle diese Worte und bewegete sie in ihremHerzen. :: 20. Und die Hirten kehreten wieder um, preiseten und lobten Gott umalles, was sie gehöret und gesehen hatten, wie denn zu ihnen gesagt war.

(Thank you, Fidelio)

Luke 2:1-14 in Quenya

1. Ar túlë entë auressen i etelendë canwa Auhustus i Táraranello, i mo notumnë quanda ambar. :: 2. Minya notië sina martanë írë Quirinius nánë cáno Sírio. :: 3. Ilyë queni lender náven nótinë, ilquen véra ostoryanna. :: 4. Yando Yósef lendë amba Alilëallo, et i ostollo Nasaret, mir Yúrëa, Laviro ostonna, ya ná estaina Vet-Lehem, pan anes maro ar nossëo Laviro, :: 5. náven nótina as María ye nánë antaina sen vestalessë, ar ye sí nánë lapsarwa. :: 6. Írë engettë tassë, i lúmë túlë yassë columnes lapserya. :: 7. Ar colles yondorya, i minnóna, ar se-vaitanes ar panyane se salquecolcassë, pan lá engë tún nómë mí marmen. :: 8. Enger mavalli i imya nóressë i marner i restassë, tírala lámáreltar i lómissë. :: 9. Ar i Héruo vala tarnë ara te, ar i Héruo alcar caltanë os te, ar túra caurë nampë te. :: 10. Mal i vala quentë téna: “Áva rucë, pan inyë cára sinwa len túra alassë ya nauva i quanda lien, :: 11. an anaië cólina len síra Rehtando, ye ná Hristo, i Heru, Laviro ostossë. :: 12. Ar si nauva tanna len: Hiruvaldë vinimo, vaitana ar caitala salquecolcassë.” :: 13. Ar rincanen engë as i vala rimbë i meneldëa hossëo, laitala Eru ar quétala: :: 14. “Alcar i tarmenissen na Erun, ar cemendë rainë atanin pa i sanas mai.”

(Thank you, Helge Kåre Fauskanger at Ardalambion.)

Matyu 1:1-12 in Jamiecan

Jiizas did baan iina Betliyem, wan toun iina Judiya. Dem taim de, a Erad did a king iina Judiya. Nou, iina dem siem taim de, som waiz man fram di Iis said did kom a Jeruusilem an a aks, :: “We di pikni de we baan di ada die, we fi kom ton king fi di Juu piipl dem? Wi si im staar iina di Iis, we shuo se im baan, an wi kom fi shuo im nof rispek.” :: Nou wen King Erad ier dis ya, dis bada bada im ed, an it bada uol iip a piipl iina Jeruusilem tu. :: Erad kaal evribadi tugeda iina wan miitn — aal a di ed priis an di man dem we tiich Muoziz Laa — an im aks dem a wich paat di Krais — di king we Gad pramis, fi baan. :: Dem ansa se, “Iina Betliyem, kaaz a dat di prafit did rait dong: :: ‘An yu Betliyem we iina Judiya, wen yu luk pan aal di ada toun dem we a liid, yu no wot no les dan dem — yu op de mongks di tap-a-tap toun demkaaz a fram outa yu wan liida a-go kom we a-go protek an liid mi piipl dem we iina Izrel.’” :: Den Erad sen kaal di waiz man dem fi kom kom chek im anda di kwaiyat, an fain out fram dem a wa taim dem did si di staar. :: Im sen dem go a Betliyem an se, “Gwaan go luk fi di pikni. Luk gud gud, an wen unu fain im, kom tel mi, so mi kyan go shuo im nof rispek tu.” :: Afta dem don lisn di king, dem lef go we. Az dem a go bout dem bizniz so, no di sed staar we dem did si iina di Iis said kom bak agen! It galang infronta dem til it riich wich paat di pikni did de, an a uova de-so it tap. :: Wen dem did si di staar agen dem glad-bag bos! :: Dem kom iina di ous an si di pikni wid im mada, Mieri, an dem go dong pan dem nii an priez im. Dem tek out di prezent we dem did bring, an gi di pikni — guol, frangkinsens an mor. :: Nou, chuu Gad did don waan dem aaf, an tel dem iina wan jriim se dem no fi go baka Erad, dem tek wan neda wie go baka dem konchri.

(Thank you, Fragano Ledgister)

Luke 2:1-14 in Amharic

1 በመጀመሪያው ቃል ነበረ፥ ቃልም በእግዚአብሔር ዘንድ ነበረ፥ ቃልም እግዚአብሔር ነበረ። 2 ይህ በመጀመሪያው በእግዚአብሔር ዘንድ ነበረ። 3 ሁሉ በእርሱ ሆነ፥ ከሆነውም አንዳች ስንኳ ያለ እርሱ አልሆነም። 4 በእርሱ ሕይወት ነበረች፥ ሕይወትም የሰው ብርሃን ነበረች። 5 ብርሃንም በጨለማ ይበራል፥ ጨለማም አላሸነፈውም። 6 ከእግዚአብሔር የተላከ ስሙ ዮሐንስ የሚባል አንድ ሰው ነበረ፤ 7 ሁሉ በእርሱ በኩል እንዲያምኑ ይህ ስለ ብርሃን ይመሰክር ዘንድ ለምስክር መጣ። 8 ስለ ብርሃን ሊመሰክር መጣ እንጂ፥ እርሱ ብርሃን አልነበረም። 9 ለሰው ሁሉ የሚያበራው እውነተኛው ብርሃን ወደ ዓለም ይመጣ ነበር። 10 በዓለም ነበረ፥ ዓለሙም በእርሱ ሆነ፥ ዓለሙም አላወቀውም። 11 የእርሱ ወደ ሆነው መጣ፥ የገዛ ወገኖቹም አልተቀበሉትም። 12 ለተቀበሉት ሁሉ ግን፥ በስሙ ለሚያምኑት ለእነርሱ የእግዚአብሔር ልጆች ይሆኑ ዘንድ ሥልጣንን ሰጣቸው፤ 13 እነርሱም ከእግዚአብሔር ተወለዱ እንጂ ከደም ወይም ከሥጋ ፈቃድ ወይም ከወንድ ፈቃድ አልተወለዱም። 14 ቃልም ሥጋ ሆነ፤ ጸጋንና እውነትንም ተመልቶ በእኛ አደረ፥ አንድ ልጅም ከአባቱ ዘንድ እንዳለው ክብር የሆነው ክብሩን አየን።

(Thank you, Nick Whyte.)


Over the years, our readers have also gifted us with:

Maori, from Thomas;
Galego (Galician), from Fragano Ledgister;
Gronings Dutch, from Joris M;
Limburgs, from Abi Sutherland;
Old Georgian, from Tim May;
Schwäbisch, from Debbie;
Tagalog, From Lizzy L;
The 1839 Hawaiian translation, from Linkmeister;
Pitjantjatjara, from Dean Gahlon;
The 1884 Anishinaabemowin translation, from Fidelio;
Modern Irish, from JO’N;
Turkish, from Praisegod Barebones;
Modern colloquial Welsh, Bishop William Morgan’s 1588 Welsh, and the 1988 BCN’s Welsh, from Arwel;
Arabic, from Firefly;
A different version in Greek, from TR;
Armenian, from Praisegod Barebones; and
Frisian, from Nick Whyte.

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Remembering Christmas Day posts and threads from years gone by — 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 — because hey, family photo album.

Merry Christmas, dear all and sundry, and grace and peace and joy be with you in the year to come. Thank you for being here.

Comments on Texts, 2015:
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Merry Christmas all!

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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas from Central Standard Time!

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Merry Christmas to all!

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Merry Christmas from East of Istanbul.

#6 ::: Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 09:09 AM:

Merry Christmas!

I'm up at my mother's house, south of the Catskills. I'd don't mind the total lack of picturesque snow cover.

Listening to the David Sedaris account of being a Macy's Santaland elf.

#7 ::: abi ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 09:17 AM:

Merry Christmas!

We've finally reached the stage where the teenagers are asking us not to get them up too early on Christmas morning. So I got to stay in bed till 10:30. I wrenched my shoulder falling down the stairs last night, but I still managed to reposition and go back to sleep every time the pain woke me.

I have many gifts with which I am delighted, sentimental chocolate, the ingredients for eggnog, the prospect of D&D and good food to come, and (best of all) so many people online and off who make me happy.

May everyone reading this have the equivalent.

#8 ::: P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 10:17 AM:

Merry [holiday of choice] to all!

I have one of my brother's Excellent Fruitcakes in the fridge. (It pleases even fruitcake-haters.)

#9 ::: Pendrift ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 10:41 AM:

Merry Christmas, one and all!

Here's Luke 2:1-14 in Hiligaynon (Ilonggo), spoken in the town where I was born and lived before I sailed to sea.

Lucas 2:1-14
1 Sang sadto nga panahon nga natawo si Juan, naghimo ang Emperador sang Roma nga si Augustus sang kasuguan nga ang mga pumuluyo sang tanan nga nasyon sa iya ginharian dapat magpalista. 2 (Amo ato ang una nga sensos sang si Quirinius ang gobernador sang probinsya sang Syria. 3 Gani nagpauli ang mga tawo sa ila kaugalingon nga banwa agod magpalista.)

4 Amo ini ang kabangdanan nga nagkadto si Jose sa Betlehem nga sakop sang Judea, ang lugar nga sa diin natawo si Haring David, tungod nga isa siya sang mga kaliwat ni David. Nagaestar sadto si Jose sa banwa sang Nazaret nga sakop sang Galilea sang nagkadto siya sa Betlehem. 5 Gindala ni Jose si Maria nga iya palangasaw-on agod magpalista man. Nagabusong na sadto si Maria. 6 Kag sang didto sila sa Betlehem, nag-abot ang tion nga inugbata na niya. 7 Nagbata siya sang lalaki nga amo ang iya kamagulangan nga bata. Ginputos niya sang lampin kag ginpahigda sa pasungan. Didto sila sa kamalig nga para sa mga sapat tungod nga wala gid sing lugar para sa ila sa mga balay nga dalayunan.

8 Malapit sa banwa sang Betlehem may mga manugbantay sang mga karnero nga nagapulaw sa latagon sa pagbantay sang ila mga karnero. 9 Sa hinali lang nagpakita sa ila ang isa ka anghel sang Ginoo kag ginlikupan sila sang kasanag sang Ginoo. Hinadlukan gid sila, 10 pero naghambal ang anghel, “Indi kamo magkahadlok, kay nagkadto ako diri sa inyo agod sugiran ko kamo sang maayong balita nga magahatag sang dako nga kalipay sa tanan nga tawo. 11 Kay subong nga adlaw sa banwa ni Haring David natawo ang inyo manluluwas. Siya amo ang Ginoo nga ginpili sang Dios nga magahari. 12 Amo ini ang tanda sang akon ginasiling: makita ninyo ang bata nga naputos sang lampin kag nagahigda sa pasungan.”

13 Pagkatapos hambal sang anghel, hinali lang nga nagpakita ang madamo gid nga mga anghel kag nag-upod sa iya nga nagadayaw sa Dios. Siling nila,

14 “Dalayawon ang Dios sa langit. May paghidaet na diri sa duta, sa mga tawo nga iya nahamut-an!”

#10 ::: Jacque ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 11:15 AM:

Snerk. Apparently, my Mac doesn't do Amharic. "Little boxes, little boxes...."

And, apparently, Chrome thinks the preview page is in Cebuana, and offers to translate.... (I assume it's reacting to Pendrift's comment.)

#11 ::: beth meacham ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 11:19 AM:

Merry Christmas to all, present and missing.

#12 ::: Elyse ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 12:00 PM:

Merry Christmas all!

#13 ::: Nancy Mittens ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 12:49 PM:

I am here in western New York state, with no snow on the ground, in my new nyancat shirt, wishing everyone a wonderful day.

#14 ::: Mary Aileen ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 12:53 PM:

Merry Christmas! When I clicked over to ML and saw this, my immediate reaction was, "Oh, good! It's not Christmas without Teresa posting Luke in a zillion languages." I hadn't realized I needed that until I saw it.

Locally, pancakes made and et, breakfast dishes washed, presents open, turkey going in the oven. With no small children in the house, we don't rush any more. And the rain has let up after the violent thunderstorms yesterday, although it's still far too warm for Christmas in the Northern Hemisphere.

#15 ::: P J Evans ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 01:13 PM:

Try the Senamirmir Project (
They have Ge'ez fonts, which are used for Amharic.

#16 ::: Tony Zbaraschuk ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 03:18 PM:

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good day!

#18 ::: Fragano Ledgister ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 03:30 PM:

John 1: 1-18 from Di Jamiekan Nyuu Testiment

1Wen taim did staat, di Wod did de bout, an di Wod did de de wid Gad. Matarafak, di Wod a did Gad. 2Di Wod did de bout wid Gad fram bifuo di worl kom bout.
3Gad kaaz di wan we a di Wod fi mek evriting. Notn no de we im neehn mek. 4Im a di wan we mek evriting liv, an a im kyari lait kom gi piipl so dem kyan si. 5Im shain an lait op di daak an di daak kudn tap di lait fram shain!
6Nou, yu did av wan man we Gad did sen kom. Im niem Jan. 7Gad did sen Jan fi tel piipl bout di wan we a di lait, so dem kuda biliiv we Jan se. 8Jan a neehn di lait. Im did onggl kom fi tel piipl bout di lait. 9Da lait de a di riil lait an im kom iina di worl an mek evribadi nuo im.
10A im mek di worl an im kom liv iina it, bot di piipl dem iina di worl neehn nuo a uu im. 11Im kom tu im uona konchri an im uona piipl dem ton dem bak pan im. 12Bot az fi aal a dem we welkom im — dat fi se, dem we chos iina im an im niem, im gi dem di rait fi ton Gad pikni. 13Bot dem no baan iina Gad fambili laka ou naamal pikni baan wid mada an faada, ar kaaz sumadi did fiil fi av seks, ar kaaz wan ozban mek op im main se im waahn pikni. Nuo! A Gad imself mek dem baan.
14Nou, di wan we a di Wod ton man, im kom kom liv mongks wi, an wi si ou im big an powaful. Im a Faada Gad wan an onggl dege-dege Bwai Pikni. Faada Gad sen im kom an a di Faada mek im so big an powaful. Di Bwai Pikni shuo wi nof nof lov iivn duo wi no dizorv it, an a bier chuu sitn im shuo wi bout Gad.
15Jan kom an im tel piipl bout im. Im baal out an tel dem se, “Da wan ya, a im mi did a taak bout wen mi tel unu se, ‘Di sumadi we de kom afta mi, im wie wie biga an beta dan mi, kaaz im did de bout fram lang bifuo mi baan.’ ”
16Siek-a ou im lov wi so moch an tel wi bier chuu sitn bout Gad, wi get muo lov fram im pan tap a di lov we wi did a get aredi. 17Kaaz, yu si, Gad gi Muoziz di Laa fi gi wi, bot im yuuz Jiizas fi mek wi nuo wa chuu, an siek-a Jiizas, im shuo wi lov we wi no dizorv. 18Nobadi neva eva si Gad yet. Di onggl sumadi we eva si im a di wan dege-dege Bwai Pikni, we a Gad imself. Im wel kluos tu di Faada, an a im mek wi nuo wa di Faada komiin laik.

#19 ::: PurpleGirl ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 04:09 PM:

Happy Holidays to All. Hope your celebrations, whether past or going forward, were filled with peace and joy.

I don't come over here to ML enough, I need to do that more in the future. Someone at Balloon Juice mentioned what WQXR was devoting the day to playing and I switched to the radio and turned off the TV. A much better day.

#20 ::: SamChevre ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 06:01 PM:

It was a good and festive day; 20 pounds of roast beef with accompaniments, and a one-day-old baby for the youngest guest.

(Yes, his mother is incredible; it's also her eighth).

#21 ::: Lila ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 08:29 PM:

Ridiculously warm (76 F) and wet (rain yesterday and the day before, rain tonight, cloudy in between) but nevertheless a good Christmas. Saw family, ate too much good food, sang some Bach chorales, made a lot of puns, gave & got some gifts. I hope everyone else's day was lovely too.

#22 ::: Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 10:15 PM:

Meal and desserts over, gifts handed around.

Grudge-holding (but not to me) sibling is AWOL and didn't even call into the family get together. Sibling's gifts collected for eventual delivery. After traveling 2,800 miles and spending hundreds to travel to NY it's on me to borrow a car and plan a special trip across the tri-state area if I want to see grudge-holding sibling.

#23 ::: dotless ı ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 10:25 PM:

Happy Christmas to all!

We're winding down after a really low-key holiday. The timing on all the cooking got away from us, and we decided to let it: the Christmas Eve bacalhoada became lunch on Christmas day. The experimental home-brined ham for Christmas lunch became Christmas supper. The mince pies got done in two small batches on two days, which was just about right. And Christmas Eve supper, perforce, became take-out Chinese food, filling out the Jewish side of the traditions. There are still gifts under the tree that didn't get unwrapped (still 11 days to go, after all), and everyone seems happy with that.

Teresa@0: Thank you. I also realized last night that I was looking forward to this post.

abi@7: I'm sorry to hear about the injury, but glad for all the delights.

#24 ::: Tom Whitmore ::: (view all by) ::: December 25, 2015, 11:34 PM:

We went out for soup dumplings with the librarian for the Eaton collection, who's an old friend of both Karen's and mine from long before we met each other. Good conversation!

Merry Christmas to all here, and may the actual teachings of Jesus be useful to you in the coming year.

#25 ::: Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2015, 12:08 AM:

Happy Boxing Day from the Eastern Time Zone.

No hitting below the belt. Go easy on the leftovers.

#26 ::: C. Wingate ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2015, 12:24 AM:

I was wondering whether I was going to faint at late service, but it turned out the lights actually were flickering, probably from running the AC in a weird regime, trying to keep everyone from fainting.

By this point my internal clock was completely wrecked so that something like brunch was in the afternoon and dinner was at 10. It was a lovely bit of toploin roast, which I'd never done before but was a special at the Safeway, and of course The Soup. I also had leftover lox for brunch from what I made for the family Christmas Eve thing: everyone made a ton of food and hardly ate, so instead of one piece cut each day, I have more than half of what I made uncut.

#27 ::: Lee ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2015, 12:35 AM:

Low-key day here. My partner's daughter has a Christmas birthday, and he baked chocolate orange brownies to take to her party. They were excellent. We saw a couple of her friends who we haven't seen in a long time, which was nice.

#28 ::: Anne Sheller ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2015, 01:32 AM:

Sang at an evening Mass Christmas Eve, slept late on Christmas day, went to dinner at friends' place, so my planned roast beef and Yorkshire pudding will be today. Hope you recover quickly, Abi.

#29 ::: James Harvey ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2015, 05:54 AM:

Applause for the gothic!

#30 ::: David Harmon ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2015, 07:57 AM:

My "Jewish Christmas" was broken up over the surrounding days: Chinese buffet for Christmas Eve, last night I made box mac&cheese with my usual bowl of veggies fried in the butter. (Unfortunately my Mom was sick and didn't gather a group for Chinese outing this year.) I'll hopefully be seeing SW:TFA this Sunday with friends.

A somewhat startling sight before Christmas Eve; one of my neighbor families had a huge pot cooking on their front walk, perched over a portable gas burner (fed from one of those refillable natural-gas tanks). Upon inquiry, the wife said it contained "a sheep".

#31 ::: joann ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2015, 11:23 AM:

Quiet but fun Christmas. Frozen truffle mac and cheese for lunch, which actually seems vaguely celebratory. Dinner was medallions of NY strip steak cooked sous vide with my new wand, yorkshire pudding, and the usual homemade apple chutney, washed down with hard cider aged in a rum barrel.

This all coming off a mountain of activity over the previous month, as I got involved this year in starting up a community singing group, whose first project was caroling throughout December. Also much baking for all the usual suspects and events.

#32 ::: Rikibeth ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2015, 11:51 AM:

Pleasant Christmas here. Continued my dog-walking job, saw The Movie again, and went to a party where Chinese food was among the offerings. Hope everyone else's was equally happy.

#33 ::: Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2015, 11:51 AM:

A new version of the deliriously strange and wonderful I posted last year:

Nesting dolls?

#34 ::: Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2015, 12:35 PM:

Boxing Day Lunch: Cookies. Nougat.

#35 ::: Rikibeth ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2015, 01:18 PM:

Something else I learned: despite the fact that I'm Jewish, Luke 2:1-14 makes me weepy - but ONLY in the KJV.

I blame Linus Van Pelt.

#36 ::: Linkmeister ::: (view all by) ::: December 26, 2015, 09:44 PM:

Mele Kalikimaka to all a day late. Small Christmas gift-giving this year for various reasons. Giant roast beast, Yorkshire, garlic mashed and spinach to make up for it.

Little left o' the latter.

#37 ::: C. Wingate ::: (view all by) ::: December 27, 2015, 05:47 PM:

OK, so today (in Maryland, not Santa Barbara) I had lunch on the deck at the restaurant where my daughter works. Just because. The flowering shrubs all think it's somewhere around March 15th.

#38 ::: David Harmon ::: (view all by) ::: December 27, 2015, 06:22 PM:

C. Wingate #37: Yeah, down here in Virginia we had nearly a shirtsleeve Christmas (except for the rain). Even down here, that ain't normal!

#39 ::: Stefan Jones ::: (view all by) ::: December 27, 2015, 06:47 PM:

Warm in Westchester County. Like early autumn. I walked with my sister and her kids near the Hudson; I had just a dress shirt on.

Just determined that a certain gift item can't legally fly home with me; a vial of some perfumey stinkum, part of a fragance-dispersing ornamental gadget. Which I honestly don't see myself, well, using. This is why I buy friends and relatives things like flash lights and first aid kits. [/Christmas Grump]

#40 ::: Lee ::: (view all by) ::: December 27, 2015, 08:17 PM:

78° at 1:00 this afternoon. 48° when I just now checked. Can you say "cold front"?

#41 ::: oldster ::: (view all by) ::: December 27, 2015, 08:19 PM:

"gebod fram þam casere Augusto"

whence he was called "the big cheese".

#43 ::: Bill Stewart ::: (view all by) ::: December 28, 2015, 03:47 AM:

I'd planned to cook way too many things for the two of us for Christmas, but friends organized a dim sum run, so we did that for lunch (and had coffee for breakfast without making the frozen red bean pastries, which we had Saturday when I was unexpectedly on the phone for work all day*.) Yams and potatoes and homemade cranberry sauce and baked pears and fake-turkey for dinner.

*I'm supposedly on vacation, but the people trying to get the things installed by the end of the year were in a rush and shipped everything to the field from the factory instead of configuring it all first which would have been easy, and I logged in Thursday morning to check my mail and got IM'd. So Thursday and Saturday and probably tomorrow were talking people through setting up hardware that wasn't being extremely cooperative. But at least I was working in the daytime; we had people from India, Amsterdam, Slovakia, Eastern US, and Western US all on various parts of our calls.

#44 ::: dcb ::: (view all by) ::: December 28, 2015, 06:23 PM:

Belatedly, happy festive season to all. Stupidly warm here in London, with some rain but thankfully not the torrents that have been causing severe and dangerous floods further north, particularly in Cumbria. Hope everyone is safe and comfortable.

Two parkruns organised successfully (one on Christmas Day, with mince pies and mulled wince/mulled red grape juice as well as the usual Saturday run) and a good time had by all. Flapjacks and spiced apple juice to prepare for the one on New Year's Day.

Pleasant time with (my husband's) family, and we managed to visit some of my family on the previous weekend.

David Harmon @42: Love that decoration - and it's nicely in keeping with the Boutique Academia link (see TNH's Particles).

#45 ::: Lori Coulson ::: (view all by) ::: December 30, 2015, 02:50 PM:

Happy holidays!

I am back online after a spectacular Windows 10 failure, and have had my computer rolled back to Windows 7. Now comes the fun of reloading a cubic buttload of stuff.

I am seriously looking into cloud storage for all my music, and probably with Amazon as Apple's customer assistance sucks.

Here's to a better New Year for all!

#46 ::: Mary Frances ::: (view all by) ::: December 30, 2015, 04:29 PM:

Happy Holidays to All! And thank you. I just got back in town after a nightmare of delayed and cancelled flights--I really needed to wish people well before I self-destructed on grumpiness . . .

#47 ::: Ingvar M ::: (view all by) ::: December 31, 2015, 07:19 PM:

God fortsättning, everyone.

That's the traditional "past the midnight clock, can be said with a straight face until 20th-Day Knut (January 13th-or-so)" greeting, literally meaning "good continuation".

#48 ::: Ingvar M ::: (view all by) ::: December 31, 2015, 07:19 PM:

Me @ #47:

Doh, locality for greeting missed. "In Sweden". I also find it a lovely lovely sentiment.

#49 ::: Dave Bell ::: (view all by) ::: January 01, 2016, 06:48 AM:

One of the things I have done over Christmas is get my computer set to dual boot, Windows and Linux, from the hard drive, rather than booting from a USB drive.

The actual dual-boot setup was pretty easy, and all my Windows drive space is automagically available. There was some fiddling with getting Linux programs installed again.

1: The Kindle reader for a PC installs using Wine.

2: While it took a bit of trial and error to get the right names. I also got my NAS drive (windows compatible) auto-mounting under Linux. There are several details you need. such as the username and password for the drive. You don't need to restart the system, but...

This is for Ubuntu, and does assume the shared drive is on another Windows machine

As for the mount function:

sudo mount -a

All this is relatively easy to find with Google, but somewhat bewildering because of the Unix geeks pouncing on newbies who ask "too-easy" questions, and the very old answers that still lurk on Google. If you're explaining the setup to mount the drive, it seems that you are forbidden from actually quoting the command to mount it.

(I do a bit of newbie-helping in another venue, and it's easy to assume the newbie knows stuff that used to be commonplace in the PC world of a decade ago.)

((And anyone that says Linux doesn't need rebooting from time-to-time is maybe over-optimistic, but it is better than Windows.))

#50 ::: Avedon ::: (view all by) ::: January 01, 2016, 08:37 PM:

Just thought since it's well after midnight here, time to wish Patrick a happy birthday. :)

#51 ::: Craig R. ::: (view all by) ::: January 03, 2016, 02:07 PM:

We were gifted with having the eldest sprog spend a few weeks back with us (he has been living with grandmama for a little over a year so he can learn to deal with a different living environment)

For a wonder, he and his brother did not *immediately* devolve to "he's looking at my food!" mode.

We put him back on the plane to the wilds of Minnesota this morning at 5:00 AM (well, we left the house for the airport at 5:00 AM)

#52 ::: dotless ı ::: (view all by) ::: January 06, 2016, 10:09 AM:

Is it still ok to post here on Epiphany? We take the most expansive definition of Christmastide we can in this house.

Rikibeth@35: I blame Linus Van Pelt.

Likewise. As a child I found that whole segment incomprehensible but affecting. We just showed A Charlie Brown Christmas to the four-year-old for the first time, and I'm not quite sure how any of it was received, but the music sent me straight back to childhood.

Speaking of music, this is the first year the child really latched onto any carols. The favorite (measured in "what the child most often wakes up singing") seems to be Gaudete, and we're fine with that. (Amazing Spouse corrects me: we're overjoyed with that!) The Coventry Carol is a close second.

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