Mawu a Mulungu mu Chichewa Chalero

Masalimo 120

Nyimbo yoyimba pokwera ku Yerusalemu.

1Ndimafuwulira kwa Yehova mʼmasautso anga,
    ndipo Iye amandiyankha.
Pulumutseni Yehova ku milomo yabodza,
    ndi kwa anthu achinyengo.

Kodi adzakuchitani chiyani,
    ndipo adzawonjezerapo zotani, inu anthu achinyengo?
Adzakulangani ndi mivi yakuthwa ya munthu wankhondo,
    ndi makala oyaka a mtengo wa tsanya.

Tsoka ine kuti ndimakhala ku Mesaki,
    kuti ndimakhala pakati pa matenti a ku Kedara!
Kwa nthawi yayitali ndakhala pakati
    pa iwo amene amadana ndi mtendere.
Ine ndine munthu wamtendere;
    koma ndikamayankhula, iwo amafuna nkhondo.

Amplified Bible

Psalm 120

Prayer for Breaking Away from the Treacherous.

A Song of [a]Ascents.

1In my trouble I cried to the Lord,
And He answered me.

Rescue my soul, O Lord, from lying lips,
And from a deceitful tongue.

What shall be given to you, and what more shall be done to you,
You deceitful tongue?—

Sharp arrows of the warrior,
With the [b]burning coals of the broom tree.


Woe to me, for I sojourn in Meshech,
and I live among the tents of Kedar [among hostile people]!

Too long my soul has had its dwelling
With those who hate peace.

I am for peace, but when I speak,
They are for war.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 120:1 It is possible that the fifteen psalms (chs 120-134) known as the “Songs of Degrees or Ascents” were sung by the caravans of pilgrims going up to attend the annual feasts at Jerusalem. But it is equally possible that the title has reference to some peculiarity in connection with the music or the manner of using it.
  2. Psalm 120:4 The ancient rabbis explained that coals from a broom tree are unusual in that they continue burning on the inside even after they are extinguished on the outside. They compared this to a person who listens to slander: even if you try to persuade him otherwise and he seems to be convinced, he is still “burning” on the inside, i.e. still unconvinced.