New International Reader's Version

Psalm 18

Psalm 18

For the director of music. A psalm of David, the servant of the Lord. He sang the words of this song to the Lord. He sang them when the Lord saved him. He saved him from the power of all his enemies and of Saul. David said,

I love you, Lord.
    You give me strength.

The Lord is my rock and my place of safety. He is the God who saves me.
    My God is my rock. I go to him for safety.
    He is like a shield to me. He’s the power that saves me. He’s my place of safety.
I called out to the Lord. He is worthy of praise.
    He saved me from my enemies.

The ropes of death were almost wrapped around me.
    A destroying flood swept over me.
The ropes of the grave were tight around me.
    Death set its trap in front of me.
When I was in trouble, I called out to the Lord.
    I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice.
    My cry for help reached his ears.

The earth trembled and shook.
    The base of the mountains rocked back and forth.
    It trembled because the Lord was angry.
Smoke came out of his nose.
    Flames of fire came out of his mouth.
    Burning coals blazed out of it.
He opened the heavens and came down.
    Dark clouds were under his feet.
10 He stood on the cherubim and flew.
    The wings of the wind lifted him up.
11 He covered himself with darkness.
    The dark rain clouds of the sky were like a tent around him.
12 Clouds came out of the brightness that was all around him.
    They came with hailstones and flashes of lightning.
13 The Lord thundered from heaven.
    The voice of the Most High God was heard.
14 He shot his arrows and scattered our enemies.
    He sent great flashes of lightning and chased the enemies away.
15 The bottom of the sea could be seen.
    The foundations of the earth were uncovered.
Lord, it happened when your anger blazed out.
    It came like a blast of breath from your nose.

16 He reached down from heaven. He took hold of me.
    He lifted me out of deep waters.
17 He saved me from my powerful enemies.
    He set me free from those who were too strong for me.
18 They opposed me when I was in trouble.
    But the Lord helped me.
19 He brought me out into a wide and safe place.
    He saved me because he was pleased with me.

20 The Lord has been good to me because I do what is right.
    He has rewarded me because I lead a pure life.
21 I have lived the way the Lord wanted me to.
    I am not guilty of turning away from my God.
22 I keep all his laws in mind.
    I haven’t turned away from his commands.
23 He knows that I am without blame.
    He knows I’ve kept myself from sinning.
24 The Lord has rewarded me for doing what is right.
    He has rewarded me because I haven’t done anything wrong.

25 Lord, to those who are faithful you show that you are faithful.
    To those who are without blame you show that you are without blame.
26 To those who are pure you show that you are pure.
    But to those whose paths are crooked you show that you are clever.
27 You save those who aren’t proud.
    But you bring down those whose eyes are proud.
28 Lord, you keep the lamp of my life burning brightly.
    You are my God. You bring light into my darkness.
29 With your help I can attack a troop of soldiers.
    With the help of my God I can climb over a wall.

30 God’s way is perfect.
    The Lord’s word doesn’t have any flaws.
He is like a shield
    to all who go to him for safety.
31 Who is God except the Lord?
    Who is the Rock except our God?
32 God gives me strength for the battle.
    He keeps my way secure.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer.
    He causes me to stand on the highest places.
34 He trains my hands to fight every battle.
    My arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 Lord, you are like a shield that keeps me safe.
    Your strong right hand keeps me going.
    Your help has made me great.
36 You give me a wide path to walk on
    so that I don’t twist my ankles.

37 I chased my enemies and caught them.
    I didn’t turn back until they were destroyed.
38 I crushed them so that they couldn’t get up.
    They fell under my feet.
39 Lord, you gave me strength to fight the battle.
    You made my enemies humble in front of me.
40 You made them turn their backs and run away.
    So I destroyed my enemies.
41 They cried out for help. But there was no one to save them.
    They called out to the Lord. But he didn’t answer them.
42 I beat them as fine as dust blown by the wind.
    I stomped on them like mud in the streets.

43 You saved me when my own people attacked me.
    You made me the ruler over nations.
    People I didn’t know serve me now.
44 People from other lands bow down to me in fear.
    As soon as they hear me, they obey me.
45 All of them give up hope.
    They come trembling out of their hiding places.

46 The Lord lives! Give praise to my Rock!
    Give honor to God my Savior!
47 He is the God who pays back my enemies.
    He brings the nations under my control.
48     He saves me from my enemies.
You have honored me more than them.
    You have saved me from a man who wanted to hurt me.
49 Lord, I will praise you among the nations.
    I will sing the praises of your name.
50 The Lord helps his king win great battles.
    He shows his faithful love to his anointed king.
    He shows it to David and to his family forever.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zabbuli 18

Ya Mukulu wa Bayimbi. Zabbuli ya Dawudi gye yayimbira Mukama bwe yamuwonya abalabe be ne Sawulo.

1Nkwagala Ayi Mukama kubanga ggwe maanyi gange.

Mukama lwe lwazi lwange, ky’ekigo kyange ekigumu era ye mununuzi wange,
    ye Katonda wange era lwe lwazi lwange mwe neekweka;
    ye ngabo yange era ye mulokozi wange ow’amaanyi, era kye kigo kyange ekinywevu.
Nkoowoola Mukama asaana okutenderezebwa,
    era amponya eri abalabe bange.

Emiguwa gy’okufa gyanneetooloola;
    embuyaga ez’okusaanawo zansaanikira.
Ebisiba eby’amagombe byanneetooloola;
    n’emitego gy’okufa ne ginjolekera.
Mu nnaku yange nakoowoola Mukama;
    ne nkaabirira Katonda wange annyambe.
Yawulira eddoboozi lyange ng’ali mu yeekaalu ye;
    omulanga gwange ne gutuuka mu matu ge.

Emisingi gy’ensi ne gikankana ne giyuuguuma;
    ensozi ne zinyeenyezebwa ne ziseeseetuka,
    kubanga yali asunguwadde.
Omukka ne gunyooka nga guva mu nnyindo ze.
    Omuliro ne guva mu kamwa ke,
    ne gukoleeza amanda ne gabuubuuka.
Yayabuluza eggulu n’akka wansi;
    ebire ebikutte nga biri wansi w’ebigere bye.
10 Yeebagala kerubi n’abuuka,[a]
    n’aseeyeeyeza ku biwaawaatiro by’empewo.
11 Yafuula ekizikiza ekyamwetooloolanga
    okuba enkuufiira ey’ebire ebijjudde amazzi.
12 Okumasamasa okwali mu maaso ge ne kuva mu bire bye,
    n’okumyansa kw’eggulu n’omuzira.
13 Mukama yabwatuka ng’asinziira mu ggulu; oyo Ali Waggulu Ennyo yayogera;
    mu kamwa ke ne muvaamu omuzira n’okumyansa kw’eggulu.
14 Yalasa obusaale bwe n’asaasaanya abalabe;
    n’okumyansa okw’eggulu n’abawangula.
15 Ebiwonvu eby’omu nnyanja ne bibikkulwa
    n’emisingi gy’ensi ne gyeyerula
olw’okunenya kwo Ayi Mukama
    n’olw’okubwatuka kw’omukka ogw’omu nnyindo zo.

16 Mukama yagolola omukono gwe ng’ali waggulu,
    n’ankwata n’annyinyulula mu mazzi amangi.
17 Yamponya abalabe bange ab’amaanyi,
    abankyawa, abo abaali bansinza amaanyi.
18 Bannumba nga ndi mu buzibu,
    naye Mukama n’annyamba.
19 N’antwala mu kifo ekigazi n’amponya,
    kubanga yansanyukira nnyo.
20 Mukama ankoledde ng’obutuukirivu bwange bwe buli,
    ansasudde ng’ebikolwa byange ebirungi bwe biri.
21 Kubanga ntambulidde mu makubo ga Mukama,
    ne sikola kibi eri Katonda wange.
22 Ddala ddala amateeka ga Mukama gonna ngagondedde,
    era ne siva ku biragiro bye.
23 Sisobyanga mu maaso ge
    era nneekuuma obutayonoona.
24 Noolwekyo, Mukama ansasudde ng’obutuukirivu bwange bwe buli,
    era ng’ebikolwa byange ebirungi bwe biri by’alaba.

25 Eri omwesigwa weeraga ng’oli mwesigwa,
    n’eri atalina musango weeraga nga tolina musango.
26 Eri abalongoofu weeraga ng’oli mulongoofu,
    n’eri abakyamu weeraga ng’obasinza amagezi.
27 Owonya abawombeefu,
    naye abeegulumiza obakkakkanya.
28 Okoleezezza ettaala yange;
    Ayi Mukama Katonda wange, ekizikiza kyange okimulisizza.
29 Bwe mbeera naawe nsobola okulumba abalabe bange;
    nga ndi ne Katonda wange nsobola okuwalampa bbugwe.

30 Katonda byonna by’akola bigolokofu;
    Mukama ky’asuubiza akituukiriza;
era bwe buddukiro
    bw’abo bonna abamwekwekamu.
31 Kale, ani Katonda, wabula Mukama?
    Era ani Lwazi, wabula Katonda waffe?
32 Oyo ye Katonda ampa amaanyi era aluŋŋamya ekkubo lyange.
33 Ebigere byange abinyweza ng’eby’empeewo,
    n’ansobozesa okuyimirira ku ntikko z’ensozi.
34 Anjigiriza okulwana entalo,
    ne nsobola n’okuleega omutego ogw’obusaale ogw’ekikomo.
35 Ompadde obulokozi bwo okuba engabo yange;
    era ompaniridde n’omukono gwo ogwa ddyo;
    weetoowazizza n’ongulumiza.
36 Ongaziyirizza ekkubo ebigere byange we biyita,
    obukongovvule bwange ne butanuuka.

37 Nagoba abalabe bange embiro,
    ne mbakwata ne sidda mabega okutuusa nga mbazikirizza.
38 Nababetenta ne batasobola na kugolokoka,
    ne mbalinnyako ebigere byange.
39 Ompadde amaanyi ag’okulwana;
    abalabe bange ne banvuunamira.
40 Okyusizza abalabe bange ne bankuba amabega ne badduka,
    ne ndyoka nsanyaawo abo bonna abankyawa.
41 Baalaajana naye tewaali yabawonya;
    ne bakaabirira Mukama, naye n’atabaddamu.
42 Ne mbamerengula ng’enfuufu empewo gy’efuumuula;
    ne mbasammula eri ng’ebisooto by’omu luguudo.

43 Omponyezza obulumbaganyi bw’abantu;
    n’onfuula omufuzi w’amawanga.
    Abantu be nnali simanyi ne bafuuka abaweereza bange.
44 Olumpulira ne baŋŋondera,
    bannamawanga ne bajugumira mu maaso gange.
45 Bannamawanga baggwaamu omutima
    ne bava mu bigo byabwe nga bakankana.
46 Mukama mulamu! Atenderezebwe, Olwazi lwange;
    era agulumizibwe Katonda w’obulokozi bwange.
47 Ye Katonda, asasula ku lwange abankola obubi
    era akakkanya amawanga ne ngafuga.
    Amponyeza abalabe bange.
48 Ayi Mukama, ongulumizizza okusinga abalabe bange,
    n’onkuuma abakambwe ne batankwatako.
49 Noolwekyo, Ayi Mukama, nnaakutenderezanga mu mawanga,
    era nnaayimbanga nga ntendereza erinnya lyo.
50 Awa kabaka obuwanguzi obw’amaanyi,
    amulaga ebyekisa emirembe gyonna oyo gwe yafukako amafuta,
    eri Dawudi n’eri ezzadde lye.

Notas al pie

  1. 18:10 Bakerubi batonde ba Katonda era babeera mu kitiibwa kye. Be balabirira Entebe ey’Obwakabaka ey’Obwakatonda.