The Message

Psalm 63

A David Psalm, When He Was out in the Judean Wilderness

1God—you’re my God!
    I can’t get enough of you!
I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God,
    traveling across dry and weary deserts.

2-4 So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open,
    drinking in your strength and glory.
In your generous love I am really living at last!
    My lips brim praises like fountains.
I bless you every time I take a breath;
    My arms wave like banners of praise to you.

5-8 I eat my fill of prime rib and gravy;
    I smack my lips. It’s time to shout praises!
If I’m sleepless at midnight,
    I spend the hours in grateful reflection.
Because you’ve always stood up for me,
    I’m free to run and play.
I hold on to you for dear life,
    and you hold me steady as a post.

9-11 Those who are out to get me are marked for doom,
    marked for death, bound for hell.
They’ll die violent deaths;
    jackals will tear them limb from limb.
But the king is glad in God;
    his true friends spread the joy,
While small-minded gossips
    are gagged for good.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zabbuli 63

Zabbuli ya Dawudi, bwe yali mu ddungu lya Yuda.

1Ayi Katonda, oli Katonda wange,
    nkunoonya n’omutima gwange gwonna;
emmeeme yange ekwetaaga,
    omubiri gwange gwonna gukuyaayaanira,
nga nnina ennyonta ng’ali
    mu nsi enkalu omutali mazzi.

Nkulabye ng’oli mu kifo kyo ekitukuvu,
    ne ndaba amaanyi go n’ekitiibwa kyo.
Kubanga okwagala kwo okutaggwaawo kusinga obulamu;
    akamwa kange kanaakutenderezanga.
Bwe ntyo nnaakutenderezanga obulamu bwange bwonna;
    nnaayimusanga emikono gyange mu linnya lyo.
Emmeeme yange enekkutanga ebyassava n’obugagga;
    nnaayimbanga nga nkutendereza n’emimwa egy’essanyu.

Nkujjukira nga ndi ku kitanda kyange,
    era nkufumiitirizaako mu ssaawa ez’ekiro.
Olw’okuba ng’oli mubeezi wange,
    nnyimba nga ndi mu kisiikirize ky’ebiwaawaatiro byo.
Emmeeme yange yeekwata ku ggwe;
    omukono gwo ogwa ddyo gumpanirira.

Naye abo abannoonya okunzita balizikirizibwa,
    baliserengeta emagombe.
10 Balisaanawo n’ekitala;
    ne bafuuka emmere y’ebibe.

11 Naye ye kabaka anaajagulizanga mu Katonda;
    bonna abalayira mu linnya lya Katonda banaatenderezanga Katonda,
    naye akamwa k’abalimba kalisirisibwa.