It doesn’t matter what you think about the Bible, it is by far the most read book of all time. It’s ancient, it has solid principles to rely on even to this day and although it was written by more than 40 different human beings, the 66 books which form the Bible remain internally accurate and with one single theme from the beginning to the end. When you really read and study it, you realize no human being would be able to write such a book. It’s beyond our mortal ability. I have a deep respect for this book and appreciation that nowadays we can so easily read it! You know, there was a time people were burnt and killed methodically for trying to read the Bible.
But elves don’t know that. In Arda, there’s no Bible. Their history is very different. To mend this huge shame, why not starting to translate a little bit so elves can taste the Bible in their mother tongue? Just for starters, here comes the famous, widespread Psalm 23.
- Yáwë ná mámandillinya. Meruvan munta.
- Salquëa nesselessë cariryen caita; ara mára senda nanda tentaryen.
- Fëanya ceutas. Tulyaryen tiennar failaleva rá esseryan.
- Ananta vantan nuruhuinenandessë, rucin lá ulcallo, an nalyë óni; tulwë ar vandilelya nar i nati yar asyar ni.
- Manwal opo ni sarno opo queni yar tanar henulca nin. Millonen amániel casinya; yulmanya ná mai quanta.
- Tancavë marië ar mára melmë intë sacuvar ni ilyë rer cuilenyava; ar maruvan coassë Yáweva tennoio.