New International Reader's Version

Psalm 137

Psalm 137

We were sitting by the rivers of Babylon.
    We wept when we remembered what had happened to Zion.
On the nearby poplar trees
    we hung up our harps.
Those who held us as prisoners asked us to sing.
    Those who enjoyed hurting us ordered us to sing joyful songs.
    They said, “Sing one of the songs of Zion to us!”

How can we sing the songs of the Lord
    while we are in another land?
Jerusalem, if I forget you,
    may my right hand never be able to play the harp again.
If I don’t remember you,
    may my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth so I can’t sing.
May it happen if I don’t consider Jerusalem
    to be my greatest joy.

Lord, remember what the people of Edom did
    on the day Jerusalem fell.
“Tear it down!” they cried.
    “Tear it down to the ground!”

People of Babylon, you are sentenced to be destroyed.
    Happy is the person who pays you back
    according to what you have done to us.
Happy is the person who grabs your babies
    and smashes them against the rocks.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zabbuli 137

1Twatuula ku mabbali g’emigga gy’e Babulooni,
    ne tukaaba amaziga bwe twajjukira Sayuuni.
Ne tuwanika ennanga zaffe
    ku miti egyali awo.
Abaatunyaga ne batulagira okuyimba,
    abaatubonyaabonya ne batulagira okusanyuka;
    nga bagamba nti, “Mutuyimbireyo lumu ku nnyimba za Sayuuni.”

Tunaayimba tutya oluyimba lwa Mukama
    mu nsi eteri yaffe?
Bwe nnaakwerabiranga, ggwe Yerusaalemi,
    omukono gwange ogwa ddyo gukale!
Olulimi lwange lwesibire waggulu w’ekibuno kyange
    singa nkwerabira,
ggwe Yerusaalemi, ne sikulowoozaako
    okusinga ebintu ebirala byonna.

Jjukira, Ayi Mukama, batabani ba Edomu kye baakola,[a]
    ku lunaku Yerusaalemi lwe kyawambibwa;
ne baleekaana nti, “Kisuule,
    kimalirewo ddala n’emisingi gyakyo.”
Ggwe omuwala wa Babulooni, agenda okuzikirizibwa,
    yeesiimye oyo alikusasula ebyo
    nga naawe bye watukola.
Yeesiimye oyo aliddira abaana bo
    n’ababetentera[b] ku lwazi.

Notas al pie

  1. 137:7 Nebukadduneeza bwe yazikiriza Yerusaalemi, bazzukulu ba Edomu baasanyuka okulaba ng’abalabe baabwe Abayisirayiri bazikiridde. Kino kyali kibi nnyo kubanga Abayisirayiri ne bazzukulu ba Edomu baaluganda. Bazzukulu ba Edomu bava mu Esawu
  2. 137:9 Okukakasa nga tewaba n’omu ku b’omu kibuga ekiwambiddwa asigalawo, abaakiwambanga baabetentanga emitwe gy’abaana abato ab’omu kibuga ekyo ku lwazi