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Psalm 137

An Experience of the Captivity.

1By the rivers of Babylon,
There we [captives] sat down and wept,
When we remembered Zion [the city God imprinted on our hearts].

On the willow trees in the midst of Babylon
We hung our harps.

For there they who took us captive demanded of us a song with words,
And our tormentors [who made a mockery of us demanded] amusement, saying,
“Sing us one of the songs of Zion.”


How can we sing the Lord’s song
In a strange and foreign land?

If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
Let my right hand forget [her skill with the harp].

Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth
If I do not remember you,
If I do not prefer Jerusalem
Above my chief joy.


Remember, O Lord, against the sons of Edom,
The day of [the fall of] Jerusalem,
Who said “Down, down [with her]
To her very foundation.”

O daughter of Babylon, you devastator,
How blessed will be the one
Who repays you [with destruction] as you have repaid us.

How blessed will be the one who seizes and dashes your little ones
Against the rock.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zabbuli 137

1Twatuula ku mabbali g’emigga gy’e Babulooni,
    ne tukaaba amaziga bwe twajjukira Sayuuni.
Ne tuwanika ennanga zaffe
    ku miti egyali awo.
Abaatunyaga ne batulagira okuyimba,
    abaatubonyaabonya ne batulagira okusanyuka;
    nga bagamba nti, “Mutuyimbireyo lumu ku nnyimba za Sayuuni.”

Tunaayimba tutya oluyimba lwa Mukama
    mu nsi eteri yaffe?
Bwe nnaakwerabiranga, ggwe Yerusaalemi,
    omukono gwange ogwa ddyo gukale!
Olulimi lwange lwesibire waggulu w’ekibuno kyange
    singa nkwerabira,
ggwe Yerusaalemi, ne sikulowoozaako
    okusinga ebintu ebirala byonna.

Jjukira, Ayi Mukama, batabani ba Edomu kye baakola,[a]
    ku lunaku Yerusaalemi lwe kyawambibwa;
ne baleekaana nti, “Kisuule,
    kimalirewo ddala n’emisingi gyakyo.”
Ggwe omuwala wa Babulooni, agenda okuzikirizibwa,
    yeesiimye oyo alikusasula ebyo
    nga naawe bye watukola.
Yeesiimye oyo aliddira abaana bo
    n’ababetentera[b] ku lwazi.

Notas al pie

  1. 137:7 Nebukadduneeza bwe yazikiriza Yerusaalemi, bazzukulu ba Edomu baasanyuka okulaba ng’abalabe baabwe Abayisirayiri bazikiridde. Kino kyali kibi nnyo kubanga Abayisirayiri ne bazzukulu ba Edomu baaluganda. Bazzukulu ba Edomu bava mu Esawu
  2. 137:9 Okukakasa nga tewaba n’omu ku b’omu kibuga ekiwambiddwa asigalawo, abaakiwambanga baabetentanga emitwe gy’abaana abato ab’omu kibuga ekyo ku lwazi