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Early Indo-European Texts


Todd B. Krause and Jonathan Slocum

This page contains a text in Gothic with a modern English translation. This particular text and its translation are extracted from a lesson in the Early Indo-European Online series, where one may find detailed information about this text (see the Table of Contents page for Gothic Online in EIEOL), and general information about the Gothic language and its speakers' culture.

Luke 4:1-13

4:1 Ith Iesus, ahmins weihis fulls, gawandida sik fram Iaurdanau jah tauhans was in ahmin in authidai 2 dage fidwor tiguns, fraisans fram diabulau. jah ni matida waiht in dagam jainaim, jah at ustauhanaim thaim dagam, bithe gredags warth. 3 jah qath du imma diabulus: jabai sunaus sijais gudis, qith thamma staina ei wairthai hlaibs. 4 jah andhof Iesus withra ina qithands: gamelid ist thatei ni bi hlaib ainana libaid manna, ak bi all waurde gudis.

5 jah ustiuhands ina diabulaus ana fairguni hauhata, ataugida imma allans thiudinassuns this midjungardis in stika melis. 6 jah qath du imma sa diabulus: thus giba thata waldufni thize allata jah wulthu ize, unte mis atgiban ist, jah thishwammeh thei wiljau, giba thata. 7 thu nu jabai inweitis mik in andwairthja meinamma, wairthith thein all. 8 jah andhafjands imma Iesus qath: gamelid ist, fraujan guth theinana inweitais jah imma ainamma fullafahjais.

9 thathroh gatauh ina in Iairusalem jah gasatida ina ana giblin alhs jah qath du imma: jabai sunus sijais gudis, wairp thuk thathro dalath; 10 gamelid ist auk thatei aggilum seinaim anabiudith bi thuk du gafastan thuk, 11 jah thatei ana handum thuk ufhaband, ei hwan ni gastagqjais bi staina fotu theinana. 12 jah andhafjands qath imma Iesus thatei qithan ist: ni fraisais fraujan guth theinana.

13 jah ustiuhands all fraistobnjo diabulus, afstoth fairra imma und mel.


From the King James version:
4:1 And Jesus being full of the Holy Ghost returned from Jordan, and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, 2 Being forty days tempted of the devil. And in those days he did eat nothing: and when they were ended, he afterward hungered. 3 And the devil said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, command this stone that it be made bread. 4 And Jesus answered him, saying, It is written, That man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.
5 And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. 6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. 7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. 8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
9 And he brought him to Jerusalem, and set him on a pinnacle of the temple, and said unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down from hence: 10 For it is written, He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee: 11 And in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone. 12 And Jesus answering said unto him, It is said, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
13 And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.