Pemphero la Mose munthu wa Mulungu.
1Ambuye, mwakhala muli malo athu okhalamo
pa mibado yonse.
2 Mapiri asanabadwe,
musanalenge nʼkomwe dziko lapansi ndi dziko lonse,
kuyambira muyaya mpaka muyaya Inu ndinu Mulungu.
3 Inu mumabwezera anthu ku fumbi,
mumati, “Bwerera ku fumbi iwe mwana wa munthu.”
4 Pakuti zaka 1,000 pamaso panu
zili ngati tsiku limene lapita
kapena ngati kamphindi ka usiku.
5 Inu mumasesa anthu mʼtulo ta imfa,
iwo ali ngati udzu watsopano wa mmawa,
6 ngakhale kuti mmawa umaphuka watsopano,
pofika madzulo wauma ndi kufota.
7 Ife tathedwa ndi mkwiyo wanu;
ndipo taopsezedwa ndi kuyipidwa kwanu.
8 Mwayika mphulupulu zathu pamaso panu,
machimo athu obisika poonekera pamaso panu.
9 Masiku athu onse amatha ali pansi pa ukali wanu;
timatsiriza zaka zathu ndi kubuwula.
10 Kuchuluka kwa masiku athu ndi 70,
kapena 80 ngati tili ndi mphamvu;
komabe zaka zonsezi ndi za mavuto ndi nkhawa,
zimatha mofulumira ndipo ife timawulukira kutali.
11 Kodi ndani amadziwa mphamvu ya mkwiyo wanu?
Pakuti ukali wanu ndi waukulu ngati ulemu umene uyenera Inu.
12 Tiphunzitseni kuwerenga masiku athu molondola,
kuti tikhale ndi mtima wanzeru.
13 Lezani mtima Inu Yehova! Kodi mudzatikwiyira mpaka liti?
Achitireni chifundo atumiki anu.
14 Mutikhutitse mmawa ndi chikondi chanu chosatha,
kuti tiyimbe ndi chimwemwe ndi kukhala okondwa masiku athu onse.
15 Tisangalatseni masiku ambiri monga masiku amene mwatisautsa,
kwa zaka zambiri monga momwe tinaonera mavuto.
16 Ntchito zanu zionetsedwe kwa atumiki anu,
kukongola kwanu kwa ana awo.
17 Kukoma mtima kwa Ambuye Mulungu wathu kukhale pa ife;
tikhazikitsireni ntchito ya manja athu;
inde, khazikitsani ntchito ya manja athu.
1Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
3 Thou turnest man to destruction; and sayest, Return, ye children of men.
4 For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past, and as a watch in the night.
5 Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass which groweth up.
6 In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up; in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.
7 For we are consumed by thine anger, and by thy wrath are we troubled.
8 Thou hast set our iniquities before thee, our secret sins in the light of thy countenance.
9 For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told.
10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
11 Who knoweth the power of thine anger? even according to thy fear, so is thy wrath.
12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
13 Return, O Lord, how long? and let it repent thee concerning thy servants.
14 O satisfy us early with thy mercy; that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.
15 Make us glad according to the days wherein thou hast afflicted us, and the years wherein we have seen evil.
16 Let thy work appear unto thy servants, and thy glory unto their children.
17 And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.