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Early Indo-European Texts

Gothic

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.

Skeireins IV c16-d23



c16-19 - Ith sa us himina qumana: jabai in leika wisan thuhta: akei ufaro allaim ist.

c20-24 - jah thatei gasahw jag gahausida thata weitwodeith: jah tho weitwodida is ni ainshun nimith:

c25-d3 - Jah thauhjabai us air himina ana airthai in manne garehsnais qam:

d3-10 - akei ni the haldis airtheins was nih us airthai rodjands: Ak himinakunda anafilhands fulhsnja thoei gasahw.

d10-17 - jag gahausida at attin: tho nu insakana wesun fram Iohanne ni in this thatainei ei fins. mikilein gakannidedi:

d17-19 - ak du gatarhjan jah gasakan tho afgudon haifst:

d19-24 - sabailliaus jah markailliaus: thaiei ainana anananthidedun qithan attan jah sunu:

Translation

Translation from William Holmes Bennett (The Gothic Commentary on the Gospel of John, Modern Language Association of America: New York, 1960) --
But "He Who has come from heaven," even if He seemed to be in the flesh, nevertheless "is above all, and what He has seen and heard, that He testifies, and no man receives His testimony." And even though He came from heaven to earth for the plan concerning men, yet He was by no means earthly or speaking from the earth but born of heaven, transmitting the hidden things that He had seen and had heard from the Father. Now these matters were declared by John, not merely that he might proclaim the Lord's greatness, but to censure and rebuke that impious contention of Sabellius and Marcellus, who dared to say that the Father and the Son are one.