Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Okukungubaga 1

Yerusaalemi Kifuuse Matongo

1Ekibuga ekyajjulanga abantu nga kyabuliddwa!

Ekyabanga eky’amaanyi mu mawanga,
    nga kifuuse nga nnamwandu!
Eyali kabaka omukazi ng’alina amasaza,
    afuuse omuddu omukazi.

Ekiro akaaba nnyo nnyini,
    n’amaziga ne gakulukuta ku matama ge.
Mu baganzi be bonna,
    talina n’omu amubeesabeesa.
Mikwano gye bonna bamuliddemu olukwe,
    bafuuse balabe be.

Yuda agenze mu buwaŋŋanguse
    oluvannyuma lw’okubonaabona n’okukozesebwa n’obukambwe ng’omuddu.
Kati abeera mu bannamawanga,
    talaba kifo kya kuwummuliramu.
Bonna abamunoonya bamusanga
    mu nnaku ye.

Enguudo za Sayuuni zikungubaga,
    kubanga tewali n’omu ajja ku mbaga zaakyo ezaalagibwa.
Emiryango gye gyonna girekeddwa awo,
    bakabona be, basinda;
bawala be abaweereza bali mu buyinike,
    naye yennyini ali mu nnaku.

Abamuyigganya bafuuse bakama be;
    abalabe be beeyagala,
kubanga Mukama amuleeseeko ennaku,
    olw’ebibi bye ebingi.
Abaana be batwalibbwa mu buwaŋŋanguse,
    bawambiddwa omulabe.

Ekitiibwa kyonna ekyali ku muwala wa Sayuuni
    kimuweddeko,
abalangira be bafuuse ng’ennangaazi
    ezibuliddwa omuddo;
mu bunafu,
    badduse ababagoba.

Mu nnaku ez’okubonaabona kwe ng’asagaasagana,
    Yerusaalemi ajjukira ebintu eby’omuwendo byonna
    bye yalinanga mu nnaku ez’edda.
Abantu be bwe baagwa mu mikono gy’omulabe,
    tewaali n’omu amubeera;
abalabe be ne bamutunuulira
    ne bamusekerera olw’okugwa kwe.

Yerusaalemi yayonoona nnyo nnyini,
    bw’atyo n’afuuka atali mulongoofu.
Bonna abaamussangamu ekitiibwa bamunyooma,
    kubanga balabye bw’asigalidde awo;
ye yennyini asinda,
    era akwatibwa ensonyi.

Obutali bulongoofu bwe bwali mu birenge bye;
    teyassaayo mwoyo ku bulamu bwe obw’ebiseera ebijja.
Okugwa kwe kwali kwa kyewuunyo;
    tewaali n’omu amubeesabeesa.
“Ayi Mukama, tunuulira okubonaabona kwange,
    kubanga omulabe awangudde.”

10 Omulabe yagololera omukono
    ku bintu bya Yerusaalemi byonna eby’omuwendo;
yalaba amawanga amakaafiiri
    nga gayingira awatukuvu we,
beebo be wali ogaanye
    okuyingira mu kuŋŋaaniro lyo.

11 Abantu be bonna basinda
    nga bwe banoonya ekyokulya;
eby’obugagga byabwe babiwanyisaamu emmere,
    okusobola okuba abalamu.
“Laba, Ayi Mukama Katonda, onziseeko omwoyo
    kubanga nnyoomebwa.”

12 “Mmwe tekibakwatako, mmwe mwenna abayitawo?
    mwetegereze mulabe
obanga waliwo obuyinike obwenkana,
    obwantukako,
Mukama bwe yanteekako
    ku lunaku olw’obusungu bwe obungi.

13 “Yaweereza omuliro okuva waggulu,
    ne gukka mu magumba gange.
Yatega ebigere byange akatimba,
    n’anzizaayo emabega.
Yandeka mpuubadde,
    nga nzirise olunaku lwonna.

14 “Ebibi byange binfuukidde ekikoligo;
    bisibiddwa ne binywezebwa omukono gwe.
Binzitoowerera mu bulago,
    era bimmazeemu amaanyi.
Mukama ampaddeyo mu mikono gy’abo
    be siyinza kugumiikiriza.

15 “Mukama anyoomye
    abalwanyi abazira bonna abaali nange;
akuŋŋaanyizza eggye okunwanyisa,
    okuzikiriza abavubuka bange.
Mukama alinnyiridde Omuwala Embeerera owa Yuda,
    ng’omuntu bw’asambirira ezabbibu mu lyato ng’asogola.

16 “Kyenva nkaaba,
    amaaso gange ne gajjula amaziga,
kubanga tewali n’omu andi kumpi okumbeesabeesa,
    ayinza okunzizaamu amaanyi.
Abaana bange banakuwavu
    kubanga omulabe awangudde.”

17 Sayuuni agolola emikono gye,
    naye tewali n’omu amudduukirira.
Mukama awadde ekiragiro ku Yakobo
    baliraanwa be babeere balabe be;
Yerusaalemi afuuse
    ekintu ekitali kirongoofu wakati mu bo.

18 Mukama mutuukirivu,
    newaakubadde nga najeemera ekiragiro kye.
Muwulirize mmwe amawanga gonna,
    mutunuulire okubonaabona kwange;
Abavubuka bange ne bawala bange
    batwalibbwa mu busibe.

19 “Nakoowoola bannange bannyambe,
    naye tebanfaako;
bakabona bange n’abakadde b’ekibuga kyange
    bazikiririra mu kibuga
nga banoonya ekyokulya
    baddemu amaanyi.

20 “Laba, Ayi Mukama Katonda bwe ndi omunakuwavu!
    Ndi mu kubonaabona,
n’omutima gwange teguteredde
    kubanga njeemye nnyo ekiyitiridde.
Ebweru ekitala kirindiridde okunsanyaawo,
    ne mu nnyumba mulimu kufa kwereere.

21 “Abantu bawulidde okusinda kwange,
    naye tewali n’omu ananyamba.
Abalabe bange bonna bawulidde okusinda kwange;
    basanyukidde ekyo ky’okoze.
Olunaku lwe walangirira,
    lubatuukeko, babeere nga nze.

22 “Obabonereze olw’obutali butuukirivu bwabwe bwonna,
    nga nze bwe wambonereza.
Okusinda kwange kungi
    n’omutima gwange guzirika.”

New International Version - UK

Lamentations 1

1[a]How deserted lies the city,
    once so full of people!
How like a widow is she,
    who once was great among the nations!
She who was queen among the provinces
    has now become a slave.

Bitterly she weeps at night,
    tears are on her cheeks.
Among all her lovers
    there is no one to comfort her.
All her friends have betrayed her;
    they have become her enemies.

After affliction and harsh labour,
    Judah has gone into exile.
She dwells among the nations;
    she finds no resting place.
All who pursue her have overtaken her
    in the midst of her distress.

The roads to Zion mourn,
    for no one comes to her appointed festivals.
All her gateways are desolate,
    her priests groan,
her young women grieve,
    and she is in bitter anguish.

Her foes have become her masters;
    her enemies are at ease.
The Lord has brought her grief
    because of her many sins.
Her children have gone into exile,
    captive before the foe.

All the splendour has departed
    from Daughter Zion.
Her princes are like deer
    that find no pasture;
in weakness they have fled
    before the pursuer.

In the days of her affliction and wandering
    Jerusalem remembers all the treasures
    that were hers in days of old.
When her people fell into enemy hands,
    there was no one to help her.
Her enemies looked at her
    and laughed at her destruction.

Jerusalem has sinned greatly
    and so has become unclean.
All who honoured her despise her,
    for they have all seen her naked;
she herself groans
    and turns away.

Her filthiness clung to her skirts;
    she did not consider her future.
Her fall was astounding;
    there was none to comfort her.
‘Look, Lord, on my affliction,
    for the enemy has triumphed.’

10 The enemy laid hands
    on all her treasures;
she saw pagan nations
    enter her sanctuary –
those you had forbidden
    to enter your assembly.

11 All her people groan
    as they search for bread;
they barter their treasures for food
    to keep themselves alive.
‘Look, Lord, and consider,
    for I am despised.’

12 ‘Is it nothing to you, all you who pass by?
    Look around and see.
Is any suffering like my suffering
    that was inflicted on me,
that the Lord brought on me
    in the day of his fierce anger?

13 ‘From on high he sent fire,
    sent it down into my bones.
He spread a net for my feet
    and turned me back.
He made me desolate,
    faint all the day long.

14 ‘My sins have been bound into a yoke[b];
    by his hands they were woven together.
They have been hung on my neck,
    and the Lord has sapped my strength.
He has given me into the hands
    of those I cannot withstand.

15 ‘The Lord has rejected
    all the warriors in my midst;
he has summoned an army against me
    to[c] crush my young men.
In his winepress the Lord has trampled
    Virgin Daughter Judah.

16 ‘This is why I weep
    and my eyes overflow with tears.
No one is near to comfort me,
    no one to restore my spirit.
My children are destitute
    because the enemy has prevailed.’

17 Zion stretches out her hands,
    but there is no one to comfort her.
The Lord has decreed for Jacob
    that his neighbours become his foes;
Jerusalem has become
    an unclean thing among them.

18 ‘The Lord is righteous,
    yet I rebelled against his command.
Listen, all you peoples;
    look on my suffering.
My young men and young women
    have gone into exile.

19 ‘I called to my allies
    but they betrayed me.
My priests and my elders
    perished in the city
while they searched for food
    to keep themselves alive.

20 ‘See, Lord, how distressed I am!
    I am in torment within,
and in my heart I am disturbed,
    for I have been most rebellious.
Outside, the sword bereaves;
    inside, there is only death.

21 ‘People have heard my groaning,
    but there is no one to comfort me.
All my enemies have heard of my distress;
    they rejoice at what you have done.
May you bring the day you have announced
    so that they may become like me.

22 ‘Let all their wickedness come before you;
    deal with them
as you have dealt with me
    because of all my sins.
My groans are many
    and my heart is faint.’

Notas al pie

  1. Lamentations 1:1 This chapter is an acrostic poem, the verses of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. Lamentations 1:14 Most Hebrew manuscripts; many Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint He kept watch over my sins
  3. Lamentations 1:15 Or has set a time for me / when he will