The Message

Psalm 143

A David Psalm

11-2 Listen to this prayer of mine, God;
    pay attention to what I’m asking.
Answer me—you’re famous for your answers!
    Do what’s right for me.
But don’t, please don’t, haul me into court;
    not a person alive would be acquitted there.

3-6 The enemy hunted me down;
    he kicked me and stomped me within an inch of my life.
He put me in a black hole,
    buried me like a corpse in that dungeon.
I sat there in despair, my spirit draining away,
    my heart heavy, like lead.
I remembered the old days,
    went over all you’ve done, pondered the ways you’ve worked,
Stretched out my hands to you,
    as thirsty for you as a desert thirsty for rain.

7-10 Hurry with your answer, God!
    I’m nearly at the end of my rope.
Don’t turn away; don’t ignore me!
    That would be certain death.
If you wake me each morning with the sound of your loving voice,
    I’ll go to sleep each night trusting in you.
Point out the road I must travel;
    I’m all ears, all eyes before you.
Save me from my enemies, God
    you’re my only hope!
Teach me how to live to please you,
    because you’re my God.
Lead me by your blessed Spirit
    into cleared and level pastureland.

11-12 Keep up your reputation, God—give me life!
    In your justice, get me out of this trouble!
In your great love, vanquish my enemies;
    make a clean sweep of those who harass me.
And why? Because I’m your servant.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zabbuli 143

Zabbuli Ya Dawudi.

1Wulira okusaba kwange, Ayi Mukama,
    wulira okwegayirira kwange!
Ggwe omwesigwa
    era omutuukirivu jjangu ombeere.
Tonsalira musango,
    kubanga mu maaso go tewali n’omu atuukiridde.
Omulabe wange angoba n’ankwata n’ansuula wansi;
    anteeka mu kizikiza ne nfaanana ng’abaafa edda.
Noolwekyo omwoyo gwange guweddemu endasi,
    n’omutima gwange gwennyise.
Nzijukira ennaku ez’edda,
    ne nfumiitiriza ku ebyo bye wakola byonna,
    ne ndowooza ku mirimu gy’emikono gyo.
Ngolola emikono gyange gy’oli,
    ne nkuyaayaanira ng’ettaka ekkalu bwe liyaayaanira enkuba.

Yanguwa okunziramu, Ayi Mukama,
    kubanga omwoyo gwange guggwaamu amaanyi.
Tonkisa maaso go,
    nneme okufaanana ng’abafu.
Obudde nga bukedde, nsaba ondage okwagala kwo okutaggwaawo;
    kubanga ggwe gwe neesiga.
Njigiriza ekkubo lye nsaana okutambuliramu,
    kubanga omwoyo gwange gwonna guli gy’oli.
Mponya, Ayi Mukama, abalabe bange,
    kubanga ggwe kiddukiro kyange.
10 Njigiriza okukola by’oyagala,
    kubanga ggwe Katonda wange!
Omwoyo wo omulungi ankulembere,
    antambulize mu kkubo eddungi ery’omuseetwe.

11 Olw’erinnya lyo, Ayi Mukama, onkuume,
    mu butuukirivu bwo onzigye mu kabi.
12 Omalewo abalabe bange olw’okwagala kwo,
    ozikirize n’abanjigganya bonna,
    kubanga nze ndi muddu wo.