For the director of music. A psalm of David.
1 God, I praise you.
Don’t remain silent.
2 Sinful people who lie and cheat have spoken against me.
They have used their tongues to tell lies about me.
3 They gather all around me with their words of hatred.
They attack me without any reason.
4 They bring charges against me,
even though I love them
and pray for them.
5 They pay me back with evil for the good things I do.
They pay back my love with hatred.
6 Appoint an evil person to take my enemies to court.
Let him stand at their right hand and bring charges against them.
7 When they are tried, let them be found guilty.
May even their prayers judge them.
8 May their days be few.
Let others take their places as leaders.
9 May their children’s fathers die.
May their wives become widows.
10 May their children be driven from their destroyed homes.
May they wander around like beggars.
11 May everything those people own be taken away to pay for what they owe.
May strangers rob them of everything they’ve worked for.
12 May no one be kind to them
or take pity on the children they leave behind.
13 May their family line come to an end.
May their names be forgotten by those who live after them.
14 May the Lord remember the evil things their fathers have done.
May he never erase the sins of their mothers.
15 May the Lord never forget their sins.
Then he won’t let people remember the names of my enemies anymore.
16 They never thought about doing anything kind.
Instead, they drove those who were poor and needy to their deaths.
They did the same thing to those whose hearts were broken.
17 They loved to curse others.
May their curses come back on them.
They didn’t find any pleasure in giving anyone their blessing.
May no blessing ever come to them.
18 They cursed others as easily as they put on clothes.
Cursing was as natural to them as getting a drink of water
or putting olive oil on their bodies.
19 May their curses cover them like coats.
May their curses be wrapped around them like a belt forever.
20 May that be the Lord’s way of paying back
those who bring charges against me.
May it happen to those who say
evil things about me.
21 But Lord and King,
help me so that you bring honor to yourself.
Because your love is so good, save me.
22 I am poor and needy.
My heart is wounded deep down inside me.
23 I fade away like an evening shadow.
I’m like a locust that someone brushes off.
24 My knees are weak because I’ve gone without food.
My body is very thin.
25 Those who bring charges against me laugh at me.
When they see me, they shake their heads at me.
26 Lord my God, help me.
Save me because of your faithful love.
27 Lord, let my enemies know that you yourself have saved me.
You have done it with your own hand.
28 They may curse me.
But may you bless me.
May those who attack me be put to shame.
But may I be filled with joy.
29 May those who bring charges against me be clothed with dishonor.
May they be wrapped in shame as if it were a coat.
30 With my mouth I will continually praise the Lord.
I will praise him when all his people gather for worship.
31 He stands ready to help those who need it.
He saves them from those who are ready to sentence them to death.
Ya Makulu wa Bayimbi. Zabbuli ya Dawudi.
1Ayi Katonda wange gwe ntendereza,
2 Kubanga abantu abakola ebibi era abalimba,
3 Banfukumulidde ebigambo eby’obukyayi,
ne bannumbagana awatali nsonga.
4 Bwe mbalaga omukwano, bo bandaga bukyayi;
kyokka nze mbasabira.
5 Bwe mbakolera ebirungi bo bansasulamu bibi;
bwe mbalaga okwagala bo bankyawa bukyayi.
6 Mumulabire omuntu omukozi w’ebibi amwolekere;
7 Bwe banaawoza, omusango gumusinge;
n’okusaba kwe kufuuke kwonoona.
8 Aleme kuwangaala;
omuntu omulala amusikire.
9 Abaana be basigalire awo nga tebaliiko kitaabwe,
ne mukyala we afuuke nnamwandu.
10 Abaana be bataataaganenga nga bagenda basabiriza;
bagobebwe ne mu bifulukwa mwe basula.
11 Amubanja ajje awambe ebibye byonna;
n’abagwira bamunyageko ebintu bye byonna bye yakolerera.
12 Waleme kubaawo amusaasira,
wadde akolera abaana be ebyekisa.
13 Ezzadde lye lizikirizibwe,
n’amannya g’abazzukulu be gasangulwe mu ago ag’omu mulembe oguliddirira.
14 Mukama ajjukirenga ebyonoono bya bakadde be;
n’ekibi kya nnyina kireme kwerabirwanga.
15 Mukama ajjukirenga ebyonoono byabwe bulijjo,
n’ensi ebeerabirire ddala.
16 Kubanga talowoozangako kukolera muntu yenna kya kisa;
naye yayigganyanga abaavu, n’abeetaaga,
n’abanakuwavu n’abatuusa ne ku kufa.
17 Yayagalanga nnyo okukolima; kale ebikolimo bimwefuulire. Teyayagalanga mikisa; kale gimwesambire ddala!
18 Yeeteekako okukolima ng’ekyambalo,
ne kumutobya ng’amazzi,
ne kuyingira mu magumba ge ng’amafuta.
19 Kubeerenga ng’ekyambalo ky’ayambadde,
era ng’olukoba lwe yeesibye emirembe gyonna.
20 Ebyo byonna y’eba ebeera empeera, Mukama gy’awa abo abandoopaloopa,
era abanjogerako eby’akabi ebyereere.
21 Naye ggwe, Ayi Mukama Katonda wange,
nnwanirira olw’erinnya lyo;
era omponye olw’okwagala kwo okulungi okutaggwaawo.
22 Kubanga ndi mwavu era ali mu kwetaaga,
n’omutima gwange gunyolwa nnyo.
23 Sikyaliwo, ndi ng’ekisiikirize eky’akawungeezi;
mmansuddwa eri ng’enzige.
24 Amaviivi gange ganafuye olw’okusiiba;
omubiri gwange gukozze ne guggwaamu ensa.
25 Abandoopaloopa bansekerera;
bwe bandaba nga banyeenyeza omutwe.
26 Mbeera, Ayi Mukama Katonda wange!
Ondokole ng’okwagala kwo okutaggwaawo bwe kuli.
27 Baleke bategeere nti ggwe okikoze,
n’omukono gwo Ayi Mukama.
28 Balikoma, naye ggwe olimpa omukisa!
Leka abannumbagana baswale,
naye nze omuddu wo nga nsanyuka!
29 Abandoopa baswazibwe,
n’ensonyi zaabwe zibabuzeeko obwekyusizo.
30 Nneebazanga Mukama n’akamwa kange;
nnaamutenderezanga wakati mu kibiina ekinene.
31 Kubanga alwanirira omunaku ali mu kwetaaga,
n’amuwonya abo abaagala afe.