1Uthenga umene mneneri Habakuku analandira mʼmasomphenya.
Dandawulo la Habakuku
2Kodi inu Yehova, ndidzakhala ndikukupemphani thandizo kwa nthawi yayitali motani,
Kapena kufuwulira kwa inu kuti, “Chiwawa kuno!”
3Chifukwa chiyani mukundionetsa zinthu zoyipa?
Chifukwa chiyani mukundionetsa mavutowa?
Ndikuona chiwonongeko ndi chiwawa;
pali ndewu ndi kukangana kwambiri.
4Kotero malamulo anu atha mphamvu,
ndipo chilungamo sichikugwira ntchito.
Anthu oyipa aposa olungama,
kotero apotoza chilungamo.
Yankho la Yehova
5“Yangʼanani pakati pa mitundu ya anthu, ndipo penyetsetsani,
ndipo muthedwe nazo nzeru.
Pakuti ndidzachitadi zinthu pa nthawi yanu
zimene inu simudzazikhulupirira,
ngakhale wina atakufotokozerani.
6Pakuti taonani, Ine ndikuwutsa Ababuloni,
anthu ankhanza ndiponso amphamvu,
amene amapita pa dziko lonse lapansi
kukalanda malo amene si awo.
7Iwowa ndi anthu ochititsa mantha, ndipo ndi owopsa;
amadzipangira okha malamulo
ndi kudzipezera okha ulemu.
8Akavalo awo ndi aliwiro kwambiri kupambana akambuku
ndi owopsa kupambana mimbulu yolusa nthawi ya madzulo.
Okwerapo awo akuthamanga molunjika;
a pa akavalo awo ndi ochokera kutali,
akuwuluka ngati chiwombankhanga chofuna kugwira nyama;
9onse akubwera atakonzekera zachiwawa.
Gulu la ankhondo likubwera ngati mphepo ya mʼchipululu
ndi kugwira akapolo ochuluka ngati mchenga.
ndiponso kuchitira chipongwe olamulira.
Akupeputsa mizinda yonse yotetezedwa;
akumanga mitumbira ndi kulanda mizindayo.
11Kenaka amasesa mofulumira ngati mphepo nʼkumangopitirirabe,
anthu ochimwa, amene mphamvu zawo ndiye mulungu wawo.”
Dandawulo Lachiwiri la Habakuku
12Inu Yehova, kodi sindinu wachikhalire?
Mulungu wanga, Woyera wanga, ife sitidzafa.
Inu Yehova, munawasankha anthuwo kuti abweretse chiweruzo;
Inu Thanthwe, munawayika iwowo kuti atilange.
13Maso anu ndi oyera kwambiri safuna kuona choyipa;
Inu simulekerera cholakwa.
Chifukwa chiyani nanga mukulekerera anthu ochita zachinyengowa?
Chifukwa chiyani muli chete pamene anthu oyipa
akuwononga anthu olungama kupambana iwowo?
14Mwasandutsa anthu kukhala ngati nsomba zamʼnyanja,
ngati zolengedwa zamʼnyanja zimene zilibe wolamulira.
15Mdani wawo woyipa amakoka anthu onse ndi mbedza,
amawakola mu ukonde wake,
amawasonkhanitsa mu khoka lake;
kotero iyeyo amakondwa ndi kusangalala.
16Choncho iye amaperekera nsembe ukonde wake
ndiponso kufukizira lubani khoka lake,
popeza ukonde wakewo ndiye umamubweretsera moyo wapamwamba
ndipo amadya chakudya chabwino kwambiri.
17Kodi iye azipitirabe kugwiritsa ntchito makoka akewo,
kuwononga mitundu ya anthu mopanda chifundo?
1The burden which Habakkuk the prophet did see. 2O LORD, how long shall I cry, and thou wilt not hear! even cry out unto thee of violence, and thou wilt not save! 3Why dost thou shew me iniquity, and cause me to behold grievance? for spoiling and violence are before me: and there are that raise up strife and contention. 4Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment doth never go forth: for the wicked doth compass about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceedeth.1.4 wrong: or, wrested
5¶ Behold ye among the heathen, and regard, and wonder marvellously: for I will work a work in your days, which ye will not believe, though it be told you. 6For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs.1.6 breadth: Heb. breadths 7They are terrible and dreadful: their judgment and their dignity shall proceed of themselves.1.7 their judgment…: or, from them shall proceed the judgment of these, and the captivity of these 8Their horses also are swifter than the leopards, and are more fierce than the evening wolves: and their horsemen shall spread themselves, and their horsemen shall come from far; they shall fly as the eagle that hasteth to eat.1.8 fierce: Heb. sharp 9They shall come all for violence: their faces shall sup up as the east wind, and they shall gather the captivity as the sand.1.9 their…: or, the supping up of their faces, etc: or, their faces shall look (Heb. the opposition of their faces) toward the east 10And they shall scoff at the kings, and the princes shall be a scorn unto them: they shall deride every strong hold; for they shall heap dust, and take it. 11Then shall his mind change, and he shall pass over, and offend, imputing this his power unto his god.
12¶ Art thou not from everlasting, O LORD my God, mine Holy One? we shall not die. O LORD, thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, O mighty God, thou hast established them for correction.1.12 mighty…: Heb. rock1.12 established: Heb. founded 13Thou art of purer eyes than to behold evil, and canst not look on iniquity: wherefore lookest thou upon them that deal treacherously, and holdest thy tongue when the wicked devoureth the man that is more righteous than he?1.13 iniquity: or, grievance 14And makest men as the fishes of the sea, as the creeping things, that have no ruler over them?1.14 creeping: or, moving 15They take up all of them with the angle, they catch them in their net, and gather them in their drag: therefore they rejoice and are glad.1.15 drag: or, flue net 16Therefore they sacrifice unto their net, and burn incense unto their drag; because by them their portion is fat, and their meat plenteous.1.16 plenteous: or, dainty: Heb. fat 17Shall they therefore empty their net, and not spare continually to slay the nations?