Ndakatulo ya Etani, wa banja la Ezara.
1Ndidzayimba za chikondi chachikulu cha Yehova kwamuyaya;
ndi pakamwa panga ndidzachititsa kuti kukhulupirika kwanu kudziwike ku mibado yonse.
2 Ndidzalalikira kuti chikondi chanu chidzakhazikika mpaka muyaya,
kuti Inu munakhazikitsa kukhulupirika kwanu kumwamba kwenikweniko.
3 Inu munati, “Ndachita pangano ndi wosankhidwa wanga,
ndalumbira kwa Davide mtumiki wanga kuti,
4 ‘Ndidzakhazikitsa zidzukulu zako mpaka muyaya.
Ndidzachititsa kuti mpando wako waufumu ukhazikike ku mibado yonse,’ ”
5 Mayiko akumwamba amatamanda zozizwitsa zanu Yehova,
kukhulupirika kwanunso, mu msonkhano wa oyera mtima anu.
6 Pakuti ndani mu mlengalenga angalingane ndi Yehova?
Ndani wofanana ndi Yehova pakati pa zolengedwa zakumwamba?
7 Mu msonkhano wa oyera mtima Mulungu amaopedwa kwambiri;
Iye ndiye wochititsa mantha kupambana onse amene amuzungulira.
8 Inu Yehova Mulungu Wamphamvuzonse, ndani wofanana nanu?
Yehova ndinu wamphamvu ndipo kukhulupirika kwanu kwakuzungulirani.
9 Mumalamula nyanja ya mafunde awukali;
pamene mafunde ake awundana Inu mumawakhalitsa bata.
10 Munaphwanya Rahabe monga munthu wophedwa;
ndi dzanja lanu lamphamvu munabalalitsa adani anu.
11 Mayiko akumwamba ndi anu ndiponso dziko lapansi ndi lanu;
munapanga dziko lonse ndi zonse zili mʼmenemo.
12 Munalenga Kumpoto ndi Kummwera;
Tabori ndi Herimoni akuyimba ndi chimwemwe pa dzina lanu.
13 Mkono wanu ndi wamphamvu;
dzanja lanu ndi lamphamvu, dzanja lanu lamanja ndi lopambana.
14 Chilungamo ndi chiweruzo cholungama ndiye maziko a mpando wanu waufumu;
chikondi ndi kukhulupirika zimayenda patsogolo panu.
15 Ndi odala amene aphunzira kuyamika Inu,
amene amayenda mʼkuwunika kwa nkhope yanu Yehova.
16 Amakondwera mʼdzina lanu tsiku lonse lathunthu;
amasangalala koposa mʼchilungamo chanu.
17 Pakuti Inu ndiye ulemerero wawo ndi mphamvu yawo
ndipo mwa kukoma mtima kwanu Inu mumakweza nyanga yathu.
18 Ndithudi, chishango chathu ndi cha Yehova,
Mfumu yathu kwa Woyerayo wa Israeli.
19 Kale munayankhula mʼmasomphenya,
kwa anthu anu okhulupirika munati,
“Ndapatsa mphamvu wankhondo;
ndakweza mnyamata wochokera pakati pa anthu.
20 Ndamupeza mtumiki wanga Davide;
ndamudzoza ndi mafuta opatulika.
21 Dzanja langa lidzamuchirikiza;
zoonadi, mkono wanga udzamupatsa mphamvu.
22 Adani sadzamulamula kuti apereke msonkho;
anthu oyipa sadzamusautsa.
23 Ndidzaphwanya adani ake pamaso pake
ndi kukantha otsutsana naye.
24 Chikondi changa chokhulupirika chidzakhala naye,
ndipo kudzera mʼdzina langa nyanga yake idzakwezedwa.
25 Ndidzayika dzanja lake pa nyanja,
dzanja lake lamanja pa mitsinje.
26 Iyeyo adzafuwula kwa Ine kuti, ‘Ndinu Atate anga,
Mulungu wanga, Thanthwe ndi Chipulumutso changa.’
27 Ndidzamuyika kuti akhale mwana wanga woyamba kubadwa;
wokwezedwa kwambiri pakati pa mafumu a dziko lapansi.
28 Ndidzamusungira chifundo changa kwamuyaya,
ndipo pangano langa ndi iye silidzatha.
29 Ine ndidzakhazikitsa zidzukulu zake mpaka muyaya,
mpando wake waufumu ngati masiku a miyamba.
30 “Ngati ana ake adzataya lamulo langa
ndi kusatsatira malangizo anga,
31 ngati adzaswa malamulo anga
ndi kulephera kusunga ziphunzitso zanga,
32 Ine ndidzalanga tchimo lawo ndi ndodo,
mphulupulu zawo powakwapula.
33 Koma sindidzachotsa chikondi changa pa iye,
kapena kukhala wosakhulupirika kwa iyeyo.
34 Sindidzaswa pangano langa
kapena kusintha zimene milomo yanga yayankhula.
35 Ndinalumbira kamodzi mwa kuyera kwanga
ndipo sindidzanama kwa Davide,
36 kuti zidzukulu zake zidzakhale kwamuyaya
ndipo mpando wake waufumu udzakhazikika pamaso panga ngati dzuwa;
37 udzakhazikika kwamuyaya monga mwezi,
mboni yokhulupirika mʼmitambo.
38 “Koma tsopano Inu mwamukana, mwamutaya,
mwamukwiyira kwambiri wodzozedwa wanu.
39 Mwakana pangano ndi mtumiki wanu
ndipo mwadetsa mʼfumbi chipewa chake chaufumu.
40 Inu mwagumula makoma ake onse
ndipo mwasandutsa bwinja malinga ake.
41 Onse amene amadutsa amalanda zinthu zake;
iye wakhala chotonzedwa cha anansi ake.
42 Mwakweza dzanja lamanja la adani ake;
mwachititsa kuti adani ake akondwere.
43 Mwabunthitsa lupanga lake,
simunamuthandize pa nkhondo.
44 Inu mwathetsa kukongola kwa ulemerero wake
ndipo mwagwetsa pansi mpando wake waufumu.
45 Mwachepetsa masiku a unyamata wake;
mwamuphimba ndi chofunda chochititsa manyazi.
46 “Mpaka liti Yehova? Kodi mudzadzibisa mpaka kalekale?
Mpaka liti ukali wanu udzayaka ngati moto?
47 Kumbukirani kuti masiku a moyo wanga ndi ochepa
pakuti munalenga kwachabe anthu onse!
48 Kodi ndi munthu uti angakhale ndi moyo ndi kusaona imfa?
Kapena kudzipulumutsa yekha ku mphamvu ya manda?
49 Inu Ambuye kodi chili kuti chikondi chanu chachikulu choyamba chija,
chimene mwa kukhulupirika kwanu munalumbira kwa Davide?
50 Kumbukirani, Ambuye momwe mtumiki wanu wanyozedwera,
momwe ndakhalira ndi kusunga mu mtima mwanga mawu a pangano a anthu a mitundu yonse,
51 mawu achipongwe amene adani anu akhala akunyoza, Inu Yehova,
ndi mawu amene akhala akunyoza mayendedwe onse a wodzozedwa wanu.
52 “Matamando akhale kwa Yehova mpaka muyaya!”
Ameni ndi Ameni.
1I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.
5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?
7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?
9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
12 The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
17 For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.
18 For the Lord is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
20 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.
22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
33 Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.
41 All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.
42 Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.
44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
46 How long, Lord? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
49 Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
51 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Lord; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
52 Blessed be the Lord for evermore. Amen, and Amen.