New International Reader's Version

Psalm 102

Psalm 102

A prayer of a suffering person who has become weak. They pour out their problems to the Lord.

Lord, hear my prayer.
    Listen to my cry for help.
Don’t turn your face away from me
    when I’m in trouble.
Pay attention to me.
    When I call out for help, answer me quickly.

My days are disappearing like smoke.
    My body burns like glowing coals.
My strength has dried up like grass.
    I even forget to eat my food.
I groan out loud because of my suffering.
    I’m nothing but skin and bones.
I’m like a desert owl.
    I’m like an owl among destroyed buildings.
I can’t sleep. I’ve become
    like a bird alone on a roof.
All day long my enemies laugh at me.
    Those who make fun of me use my name as a curse.
I eat ashes as my food.
    My tears fall into what I’m drinking.
10 You were very angry with me.
    So you picked me up and threw me away.
11 The days of my life are like an evening shadow.
    I dry up like grass.

12 But Lord, you are seated on your throne forever.
    Your fame will continue for all time to come.
13 You will rise up and show deep concern for Zion.
    The time has come for you to help Zion.
14 The stones of your destroyed city are priceless to us.
    Even its dust brings deep concern to us.
15 The nations will worship the Lord.
    All the kings on earth will respect his glorious power.
16 The Lord will build Zion again.
    He will appear in his glory.
17 He will answer the prayer of those who don’t have anything.
    He won’t say no to their cry for help.

18 Let this be written down for those born after us.
    Then people who are not yet born can praise the Lord.
19 Here is what should be written.
    “The Lord looked down from his temple in heaven.
    From heaven he viewed the earth.
20 He heard the groans of the prisoners.
    He set free those who were sentenced to death.”
21 So people will talk about him in Zion.
    They will praise him in Jerusalem.
22 Nations and kingdoms
    will gather there to worship the Lord.

23 When I was still young, he took away my strength.
    He wasn’t going to let me live much longer.
24 So I said, “My God, don’t let me die in the middle of my life.
    You will live for all time to come.
25 In the beginning you made the earth secure.
    You placed it on its foundations.
    Your hands created the heavens.
26 They will pass away. But you will remain.
    They will all wear out like a piece of clothing.
You will make them like clothes
    that are taken off and thrown away.
27 But you remain the same.
    Your years will never end.
28 Our children will live with you.
    Their sons and daughters will be safe in your care.”

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zabbuli 102

Okusaba kw’oyo ali mu buyinike ng’ayigganyizibwa nga yeeyongedde okunafuwa, n’afukumula byonna ebimuli ku mutima mu maaso ga Mukama.

1Wulira okusaba kwange, Ayi Mukama,
    okkirize okukoowoola kwange kutuuke gy’oli.
Tonneekweka
    mu biseera eby’obuyinike bwange.
Ntegera okutu kwo
    onnyanukule mangu bwe nkukoowoola!

Kubanga ennaku zange zifuumuuka ng’omukka,
    n’amagumba gange gaaka ng’amanda.
Omutima gwange gulinnyirirwa ng’omuddo, era guwotose;
    neerabira n’okulya emmere yange.
Olw’okwaziirana kwange okunene,
    nzenna nfuuse ŋŋumbagumba.
Ndi ng’ekiwuugulu eky’omu ddungu,
    era ng’ekiwuugulu eky’omu nsiko.
Nsula ntunula,
    nga ndi ng’ekinyonyi ekitudde kyokka ku kasolya k’ennyumba.
Abalabe bange banvuma olunaku lwonna;
    abo abanduulira bakozesa linnya lyange nga bakolima.
Kubanga ndya evvu ng’alya emmere,
    n’amaziga gange ne geegattika mu kyokunywa kyange.
10 Olw’obusungu n’okunyiiga kwo;
    onneegobyeko n’onsuula eyo.
11 Ennaku zange ziri ng’ekisiikirize ky’olweggulo nga buziba;
    mpotoka ng’omuddo.

12 Naye ggwe, Ayi Mukama, obeera mu ntebe yo ey’obwakabaka emirembe n’emirembe;
    erinnya lyo linajjukirwanga ab’omu mirembe gyonna.
13 Olisituka n’osaasira Sayuuni,
    kino kye kiseera okulaga Sayuuni omukwano;
    ekiseera kye wateekateeka kituuse.
14 Kubanga amayinja gaakyo abaweereza bo bagaagala nnyo,
    n’enfuufu y’omu kibuga ekyo ebakwasa ekisa.
15 Amawanga gonna ganaatyanga erinnya lya Mukama;
    ne bakabaka bonna ab’ensi banaakankananga olw’ekitiibwa kyo.
16 Kubanga Mukama alizimba Sayuuni buto,
    era n’alabika mu kitiibwa kye.
17 Alyanukula okusaba kw’abanaku;
    talinyooma kwegayirira kwabwe.

18 Bino leka biwandiikirwe ab’omu mirembe egirijja,
    abantu abatannatondebwa bwe balibisoma balyoke batendereze Mukama.
19 Bategeere nti Mukama yatunula wansi ng’asinziira waggulu mu kifo kye ekitukuvu;
    Mukama yasinzira mu ggulu n’atunuulira ensi,
20 okuwulira okusinda kw’abasibe,
    n’okusumulula abo abasaliddwa ogw’okufa.
21 Erinnya lya Mukama, liryoke litenderezebwe mu Sayuuni,
    bamutenderezenga mu Yerusaalemi;
22 abantu nga bakuŋŋaanye, awamu n’obwakabaka,
    okusinza Mukama.

23 Mukama ammazeemu amaanyi nga nkyali muvubuka;
    akendeezezza ku nnaku z’obulamu bwange.
24 Ne ndyoka mmukaabira nti,
    “Ayi Katonda wange, tontwala nga nkyali mu makkati g’emyaka gy’obulamu bwange,
    ggw’abeera omulamu emirembe gyonna.
25 Ku ntandikwa wassaawo omusingi gw’ensi;
    n’eggulu gy’emirimu gy’emikono gyo.
26 Byonna biriggwaawo, naye ggwe oli wa lubeerera.
    Byonna birikaddiwa ng’ebyambalo.
    Olibikyusa ng’ebyambalo, ne bisuulibwa.
27 Naye ggwe tokyuka oli wa lubeerera
    n’emyaka gyo tegirikoma.
28 Abaana b’abaweereza bo baliba mu ddembe;
    ne bazzukulu baabwe banaabeeranga w’oli nga tebalina kye batya.”