New International Reader's Version

Psalm 44

Psalm 44

For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah.

God, we have heard what you did.
    Those who came before us have told us
what you did in their days,
    in days long ago.
By your power you drove out the nations.
    You gave our people homes in the land.
You crushed the people who were there.
    And you made our people do well.
They didn’t win the land with their swords.
    They didn’t gain success by their own power.
Your powerful right hand and your mighty arm gave them victory.
    You gave them success because you loved them.

You are my King and my God.
    You give victories to the people of Jacob.
With your help we push back our enemies.
    By your power we walk all over them.
I put no trust in my bow.
    My sword doesn’t bring me victory.
But you give us victory over our enemies.
    You put them to shame.
All day long we talk about how great God is.
    We will praise your name forever.

But now you have turned your back on us and made us humble.
    You don’t march out with our armies anymore.
10 You made us turn and run from our enemies.
    They have taken what belongs to us.
11 You handed us over to be eaten up like sheep.
    You have scattered us among the nations.
12 You sold your people for very little.
    You didn’t gain anything when you sold them.

13 You have made us something that our neighbors laugh at.
    Those who live around us make fun of us and tease us.
14 The nations make jokes about us.
    They shake their heads at us.
15 All day long I have to live with my shame.
    My face is covered with it.
16 That’s because they laugh at me and attack me with their words.
    They want to get even with me.

17 All of this happened to us,
    even though we had not forgotten you.
    We had not broken the covenant you made with us.
18 Our hearts had not turned away from you.
    Our feet had not wandered from your path.
19 But you crushed us and left us to the wild dogs.
    You covered us over with deep darkness.

20 We didn’t forget our God.
    We didn’t spread out our hands in prayer to a false god.
21 If we had, God would have discovered it.
    He knows the secrets of our hearts.
22 But because of you, we face death all day long.
    We are considered as sheep to be killed.

23 Lord, wake up! Why are you sleeping?
    Get up! Don’t say no to us forever.
24 Why do you turn your face away from us?
    Why do you forget our pain and troubles?

25 We are brought down to the dust.
    Our bodies lie flat on the ground.
26 Rise up and help us.
    Save us because of your faithful love.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zabbuli 44

Ya mukulu wa bayimbi. Zabbuli ya Batabani ba Koola.

1Ayi Katonda, twawulira n’amatu gaffe,
    bajjajjaffe baatubuulira,
ebyo bye wakola mu biro byabwe,
    mu nnaku ez’edda ezaayita.
Nga bwe wagoba amawanga mu nsi
    n’ogiwa bajjajjaffe,
wasaanyaawo amawanga
    n’okulaakulanya bajjajjaffe.
Ekitala kyabwe si kye kyabaleetera okuwangula ensi,
    n’omukono gwabwe si gwe gwabalokola;
wabula baawangula n’omukono gwo ogwa ddyo
    awamu n’obulungi bwo, kubanga wabaagala.

Ggwe oli Kabaka wange, era Katonda wange;
    awa Yakobo obuwanguzi.
Ku lulwo tunaawangulanga abalabe baffe;
    ku lw’erinnya lyo tunaalinnyiriranga abalabe baffe.
Ddala ddala omutego gwange ogw’obusaale si gwe neesiga,
    n’ekitala kyange si kye kimpa obuwanguzi.
Wabula ggwe otulokola mu balabe baffe,
    n’oswaza abo abatuyigganya.
Twenyumiririza mu Katonda olunaku lwonna.
    Era tunaatenderezanga erinnya lyo emirembe gyonna.

Naye kaakano otusudde ne tuswala;
    era tokyatabaala na magye gaffe.
10 Watuzza emabega okuva mu bifo mwe twali ng’abalabe baffe balaba,
    abatuyigganya ne batunyaga.
11 Watuwaayo okuliibwa ng’endiga;
    n’otusaasaanya mu mawanga.
12 Watunda abantu bo omuwendo mutono nnyo,
    n’otobaako ky’oganyulwa.

13 Watufuula ekivume eri baliraanwa baffe,
    ekinyoomebwa era ekisekererwa abo abatwetoolodde.
14 Otufudde ekinyoomebwa mu mawanga gonna;
    era abantu banyeenya emitwe gyabwe.
15 Nswazibwa obudde okuziba,
    amaaso gange ne gajjula ensonyi,
16 olw’abo abangigganya, abanvuma nga tebandabamu ka buntu,
    olw’omulabe amaliridde okuwoolera eggwanga.

17 Ebyo byonna bitutuseeko,
    newaakubadde nga tetukwerabidde,
    wadde obutagondera ndagaano yo.
18 Omutima gwaffe tegukuvuddeeko,
    so tetugaanyi kutambulira mu kkubo lyo.
19 Naye ggwe otubonerezza n’otulekera emisege,
    n’otuleka mu kizikiza ekikutte.

20 Ddala singa twerabira erinnya lya Katonda waffe,
    ne tusinza katonda omulala,
21 ekyo Katonda waffe teyandikizudde?
    Kubanga ye amanyi n’ebikisibwa mu mutima.
22 Katonda waffe, tetukuvuddeeko, kubanga ku lulwo tuttibwa obudde okuziba,
    era tuli ng’endiga ez’okusalibwa.

23 Golokoka Ayi Mukama, lwaki weebase?
    Zuukuka! Totusuula Ayi Mukama!
24 Lwaki otwekwese?
    Lwaki tofaayo ku kulumwa kwaffe n’okujoogebwa?

25 Ddala ddala tusuuliddwa mu nfuufu;
    tuli ku ttaka.
26 Golokoka otuyambe;
    tulokole olw’okwagala kwo okutaggwaawo.