Bíbélì Mímọ́ Yorùbá Òde Òn

Saamu 82

Saamu ti Asafu.

1Ọlọ́run ń ṣàkóso nínú ìpéjọpọ̀ ńlá,
    ó ṣe ìdájọ́ láàrín àwọn “ọlọ́run òrìṣà”.

“Yóò ti pẹ́ tó tí ìwọ yóò máa gbèjà àwọn aláìṣòdodo
    kí ó sì ṣe ojú ìṣáájú sí àwọn ènìyàn búburú?
Gbèjà àwọn aláìlágbára àti aláìní baba;
    ṣe ìtọ́jú ẹ̀tọ́ àwọn aláìní àti ẹni ìnilára.
Gba àwọn aláìlágbára àti aláìní;
    gbà wọ́n kúrò lọ́wọ́ àwọn ènìyàn búburú.

“Wọn kò mọ̀ ohun kankan,
    wọn kò lóye ohun kankan.
Wọn ń rìn kiri nínú òkùnkùn;
    à si mí gbogbo ìpìlẹ̀ ayé.

“Mo wí pé, ‘Ẹyin ní “Ọlọ́run òrìṣà”;
    ẹ̀yin ní gbogbo ọmọ Ọ̀gá-ògo jùlọ.’
Ṣùgbọ́n ẹ̀yin ó kú bí ènìyàn lásán;
    ẹ̀yin ó ṣubú bí ọ̀kan nínú ọmọ-aládé.”

Dìde, Ọlọ́run, ṣe ìdájọ́ ayé,
    nítorí gbogbo orílẹ̀-èdè ni ìní rẹ.

The Message

Psalm 82

An Asaph Psalm

1God calls the judges into his courtroom,
    he puts all the judges in the dock.

2-4 “Enough! You’ve corrupted justice long enough,
    you’ve let the wicked get away with murder.
You’re here to defend the defenseless,
    to make sure that underdogs get a fair break;
Your job is to stand up for the powerless,
    and prosecute all those who exploit them.”

Ignorant judges! Head-in-the-sand judges!
    They haven’t a clue to what’s going on.
And now everything’s falling apart,
    the world’s coming unglued.

6-7 “I commissioned you judges, each one of you,
    deputies of the High God,
But you’ve betrayed your commission
    and now you’re stripped of your rank, busted.”

O God, give them their just deserts!
    You’ve got the whole world in your hands!