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Zabbuli 140

Ya mukulu w’okuyimba. Zabbuli ya Dawudi.

1Omponye abakola ebibi, Ayi Mukama,
    omponye abantu abakambwe;
abateesa mu mitima gyabwe okukola ebibi;
    abanoonya entalo buli kiseera.
Ebigambo byabwe byogi ng’ennimi z’emisota;
    ebiva mu kamwa kaabwe busagwa ng’obw’essalambwa.

Onkuume abakola ebibi baleme okunkwatako, Ayi Mukama;
    omponye abantu abakambwe
    abateesa okunkyamya.
Abantu ab’amalala banteze omutego;
    banjuluzza ekitimba kyabwe;
    ne batega emitego mu kkubo lyange.

Nagamba Mukama nti, “Ggwe oli Katonda wange.”
    Wulira okwegayirira kwange, onsaasire, Ayi Mukama!
Ayi Mukama, Mukama wange, ggw’omponya n’amaanyi go,
    ggwe engabo yange mu lutalo.
Ayi Mukama, abakola ebibi tobawa bye beetaaga,
    era tokkiriza ntekateeka zaabwe kutuukirira;
    baleme kuba na malala wadde okwenyumiriza.

Abanneetoolodde baleke enkwe zaabwe
    zibeekyusizeeko baboneebone.
10 Amanda agaaka omuliro gabagwire;
    basuulibwe mu muliro,
    bakasukibwe mu bunnya obutakoma mwe bataliva emirembe gyonna.
11 Tokkiriza balimba kweyongera bungi;
    abakambwe bayigganyizibwe bazikirire.

12 Mmanyi nga Mukama ayamba abo ababonaabona, y’ayamba abanaku okuyisibwa mu bwenkanya.
13 Abatuukirivu banaakutenderezanga,
    era w’oli we banaabeeranga.

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Psalm 140

Prayer for Protection against the Wicked.

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1Rescue me, O Lord, from evil men;
Protect me from violent men.

They devise evil things in their hearts;
They continually [gather together and] stir up wars.

They sharpen their tongues like a serpent’s;
Poison of a viper is under their lips. Selah.


Keep me, O Lord, from the hands of the wicked;
Protect me from violent men
Who intend to trip up my steps.

The proud have hidden a trap for me, and cords;
They have spread a net by the wayside;
They have set traps for me. Selah.


I said to the Lord, “You are my God;
Listen to the voice of my supplications, O Lord.

“O God the Lord, the strength of my salvation,
You have covered my head in the day of battle.

“Do not grant, O Lord, the desires of the wicked;
Do not further their evil device, that they not be exalted. Selah.


“Those who surround me raise their heads;
May the mischief of their own lips come upon them.
10 
“Let burning coals fall upon them;
Let them be thrown into the fire,
Into deep [water] pits from which they cannot rise.
11 
“Do not let a slanderer be established in the earth;
Let evil quickly hunt the violent man [to overthrow him and stop his evil acts].”

12 
I know [with confidence] that the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted,
And [will secure] justice for the poor.
13 
Surely the righteous will give thanks to Your name;
The upright will dwell in Your presence.