The Message

Psalm 2

11-6 Why the big noise, nations?
Why the mean plots, peoples?
Earth-leaders push for position,
Demagogues and delegates meet for summit talks,
The God-deniers, the Messiah-defiers:
“Let’s get free of God!
Cast loose from Messiah!”
Heaven-throned God breaks out laughing.
At first he’s amused at their presumption;
Then he gets good and angry.
Furiously, he shuts them up:
“Don’t you know there’s a King in Zion? A coronation banquet
Is spread for him on the holy summit.”

7-9 Let me tell you what God said next.
He said, “You’re my son,
And today is your birthday.
What do you want? Name it:
Nations as a present? continents as a prize?
You can command them all to dance for you,
Or throw them out with tomorrow’s trash.”

10-12 So, rebel-kings, use your heads;
Upstart-judges, learn your lesson:
Worship God in adoring embrace,
Celebrate in trembling awe. Kiss Messiah!
Your very lives are in danger, you know;
His anger is about to explode,
But if you make a run for God—you won’t regret it!

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zabbuli 2

1Lwaki amawanga geegugunga
    n’abantu ne bateganira obwereere okusala enkwe?
Bakabaka ab’ensi bakuŋŋaanye,
    n’abafuzi ne bateeseza wamu
ku Mukama
    ne ku Kristo we, nga bagamba nti,
“Ka tukutule enjegere zaabwe,
    era tweyambulemu ekikoligo kyabwe.”

Naye Katonda oyo atuula mu ggulu,
    abasekerera busekerezi, n’enkwe zaabwe ezitaliimu zimusesa.
N’alyoka abanenya ng’ajjudde obusungu,
    n’abatiisa nnyo ng’aswakidde.
N’abagamba nti, “Ddala ddala nateekawo kabaka owange
    ku lusozi lwange Sayuuni olutukuvu.”

Nzija kulangirira ekiragiro kya Mukama:

kubanga yaŋŋamba nti, “Ggwe oli Mwana wange,
    olwa leero nfuuse kitaawo.
Nsaba,
    nange ndikuwa amawanga gonna okuba obusika bwo,
    era n’ensi yonna gy’ekoma okuba amatwale go.
Olibafugisa omuggo ogw’ekyuma,
    era olibabetenta ng’entamu y’omubumbi.”

10 Kale nno mubeere n’amagezi mmwe bakabaka;
    muyige okulabulwa mmwe abafuzi b’ensi.
11 Muweereze Mukama nga mumutya,
    era musanyuke n’okukankana.
12 Mwanirize Omwana, mumusembeze Mukama aleme okubasunguwalira
    n’okubazikiriza nga muli mu kkubo lyammwe;
kubanga obusungu bwe bubuubuuka mangu.
    Kyokka bonna abaddukira gy’ali balina omukisa.