Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zabbuli 1

EKITABO I

Zabbuli 1–41

1Alina omukisa omuntu
    atatambulira mu kuteesa kw’ababi,
era atayimirira mu kibiina ky’ababi,
    newaakubadde okutuula n’abo abanyooma ebya Katonda.
Naye asanyukira okugondera amateeka ga Mukama,
    era mu mateeka ago mw’alowooleza emisana n’ekiro.
Afaanana ng’omuti ogwasimbibwa ku mabbali g’omugga,
    ogubala ebibala byagwo mu ntuuko zaabyo,
n’ebikoola byagwo tebiwotoka.
    Na buli ky’akola kivaamu birungi byereere.

Naye abakola ebibi tebakola bwe batyo.
    Bali ng’ebisusunku ebifuumuuliddwa.
Noolwekyo abakola ebibi tebaligumira lunaku lwa kusalirako musango;
    newaakubadde aboonoonyi okuyimirira mu kibiina ky’abatuukirivu.

Kubanga Mukama alabirira ekkubo ly’abatuukirivu,
    naye ekkubo ly’abakola ebibi liribula.

The Message

Psalm 1

1How well God must like you—
    you don’t hang out at Sin Saloon,
    you don’t slink along Dead-End Road,
    you don’t go to Smart-Mouth College.

2-3 Instead you thrill to God’s Word,
    you chew on Scripture day and night.
You’re a tree replanted in Eden,
    bearing fresh fruit every month,
Never dropping a leaf,
    always in blossom.

4-5 You’re not at all like the wicked,
    who are mere windblown dust—
Without defense in court,
    unfit company for innocent people.

God charts the road you take.
The road they take is Skid Row.