Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zabbuli 28

Zabbuli ya Dawudi.

1Nkukoowoola ggwe, Ayi Mukama, Olwazi lwange,
    tolema kumpuliriza;
kubanga bw’onoonsiriikirira
    nzija kuba nga bali abakkirira mu kinnya.
Owulire eddoboozi ery’okwegayirira kwange,
    nga mpanise emikono gyange
okwolekera ekifo kyo ekisinga byonna obutukuvu,
    nga nkukaabirira okunnyamba.

Tontwalira mu boonoonyi,
    abakola ebibi;
abanyumya obulungi ne bannaabwe,
    so ng’emitima gyabwe gijjudde bukyayi bwerere.
Basasule ng’ebikolwa byabwe bwe biri,
    n’olw’ebyambyone bye bakoze.
Basasule olwa byonna emikono gyabwe gye bisobezza,
    obabonereze nga bwe basaanidde.

Olwokubanga tebafaayo ku mirimu gya Mukama,
    oba ku ebyo bye yakola n’emikono gye,
alibazikiririza ddala,
    era talibaddiramu.

Atenderezebwe Mukama,
    kubanga awulidde eddoboozi ly’okwegayirira kwange.
Mukama ge maanyi gange,
    era ye ngabo yange, ye gwe neesiga.
Bwe ntyo ne nyambibwa.
    Omutima gwange gunaajaguzanga, ne mmuyimbira ennyimba ez’okumwebazanga.

Mukama y’awa abantu be amaanyi,
    era kye kiddukiro eky’obulokozi bw’oyo gwe yafukako amafuta.
Olokole abantu bo, obawe omukisa abalonde bo.
    Obakulemberenga ng’omusumba, era obawanirirenga emirembe gyonna.

The Message

Psalm 28

A David Psalm

1Don’t turn a deaf ear
    when I call you, God.
If all I get from you is
    deafening silence,
I’d be better off
    in the Black Hole.

I’m letting you know what I need,
    calling out for help
And lifting my arms
    toward your inner sanctum.

3-4 Don’t shove me into
    the same jail cell with those crooks,
With those who are
    full-time employees of evil.
They talk a good line of “peace,”
    then moonlight for the Devil.

Pay them back for what they’ve done,
    for how bad they’ve been.
Pay them back for their long hours
    in the Devil’s workshop;
Then cap it with a huge bonus.

Because they have no idea how God works
    or what he is up to,
God will smash them to smithereens
    and walk away from the ruins.

6-7 Blessed be God
    he heard me praying.
He proved he’s on my side;
    I’ve thrown my lot in with him.

Now I’m jumping for joy,
    and shouting and singing my thanks to him.

8-9 God is all strength for his people,
    ample refuge for his chosen leader;
Save your people
    and bless your heritage.
Care for them;
    carry them like a good shepherd.