For the director of music. A psalm of David when the prophet Nathan came to him. Nathan came to him after David had committed adultery with Bathsheba.
1 God, have mercy on me
according to your faithful love.
Because your love is so tender and kind,
wipe out my lawless acts.
2 Wash away all the evil things I’ve done.
Make me pure from my sin.
3 I know the lawless acts I’ve committed.
I can’t forget my sin.
4 You are the one I’ve really sinned against.
I’ve done what is evil in your sight.
So you are right when you sentence me.
You are fair when you judge me.
5 I know I’ve been a sinner ever since I was born.
I’ve been a sinner ever since my mother became pregnant with me.
6 I know that you wanted faithfulness even when I was in my mother’s body.
You taught me wisdom in that secret place.
7 Sprinkle me with hyssop, then I will be clean.
Wash me, then I will be whiter than snow.
8 Let me hear you say, “Your sins are forgiven.”
That will bring me joy and gladness.
Let the body you have broken be glad.
9 Take away all my sins.
Wipe away all the evil things I’ve done.
10 God, create a pure heart in me.
Give me a new spirit that is faithful to you.
11 Don’t send me away from you.
Don’t take your Holy Spirit away from me.
12 Give me back the joy that comes from being saved by you.
Give me a spirit that obeys you so that I will keep going.
13 Then I will teach your ways to those who commit lawless acts.
And sinners will turn back to you.
14 You are the God who saves me.
I have committed murder.
God, take away my guilt.
Then my tongue will sing about how right you are
no matter what you do.
15 Lord, open my lips so that I can speak.
Then my mouth will praise you.
16 You don’t take delight in sacrifice.
If you did, I would bring it.
You don’t take pleasure in burnt offerings.
17 The greatest sacrifice you want is a broken spirit.
God, you will gladly accept a heart
that is broken because of sadness over sin.
18 May you be pleased to give Zion success.
May it please you to build up the walls of Jerusalem.
19 Then you will delight in the sacrifices of those who do what is right.
Whole burnt offerings will bring delight to you.
And bulls will be offered on your altar.
Ya Mukulu wa Bayimbi. Zabbuli ya Dawudi. Nnabbi Nasani bwe yajja eri Dawudi, Dawudi ng’amaze okutwala Basuseba n’okutemula bba, Uliya.
1Onsaasire, Ayi Mukama,
ggwe alina okwagala okutaggwaawo.
Olw’okusaasira kwo okungi
nziggyaako ebyonoono byange byonna.
2 Nnaazaako obutali butuukirivu bwange,
ontukulize ddala okuva mu kibi kyange.
3 Ebyonoono byange mbikkiriza,
era ebibi byange mbimanyi bulijjo.
4 Ggwe wennyini ggwe nnyonoonye,
ne nkola ebitali bya butuukirivu mu maaso go ng’olaba;
noolwekyo by’oyogera bituufu,
era n’ensala yo ey’omusango ya bwenkanya.
5 Ddala, nazaalibwa mu kibi;
kasookedde ntondebwa mu lubuto lwa mmange ndi mwonoonyi.
6 Oyagala amazima agaviira ddala mu mutima gwange.
Ompe amagezi munda ddala mu nze.
7 Onnaaze n’ezobu[a] ntukule
onnaaze ntukule n’okusinga omuzira.
8 Onzirize essanyu n’okwesiima,
amagumba gange ge wamenyaamenya gasanyuke.
9 Totunuulira bibi byange,
era osangule ebyonoono byange byonna.
10 Ontondemu omutima omulongoofu, Ayi Katonda,
era onteekemu omwoyo omulungi munda yange.
11 Tongoba w’oli,
era tonzigyako Mwoyo wo Omutukuvu.
12 Onkomezeewo essanyu ery’obulokozi bwo,
era ompe omutima ogugondera by’oyagala,
13 ndyoke njigirizenga aboonoonyi amakubo go,
n’abakola ebibi bakukyukirenga bakomewo gy’oli.
14 Ondokole mu kibi eky’okuyiwa omusaayi, Ayi Katonda,
ggwe Katonda ow’obulokozi bwange;
olulimi lwange lunaatenderezanga obutuukirivu bwo.
15 Ayi Mukama, yasamya emimwa gyange,
n’akamwa kange kanaakutenderezanga.
16 Tosanyukira ssaddaaka, nandigikuleetedde;
n’ebiweebwayo ebyokebwa tobisanyukira.
17 Ssaddaaka Katonda gy’ayagala gwe mwoyo ogutegedde okusobya kwagwo.
Omutima ogumenyese era oguboneredde,
Ayi Katonda, toogugayenga.
18 Okulaakulanye Sayuuni nga bw’osiima.
Yerusaalemi okizzeeko bbugwe waakyo.
19 Olyoke osanyukire ssaddaaka ey’obutuukirivu,
ebiweebwayo ebyokebwa ebikusanyusa;
n’ente ziweebweyo ku kyoto kyo.
Notas al pie
- 51:7 Ezobu kimera ekisangibwa mu Asiya, era kikozesebwa okutuukiriza obulombolombo obw’enjawulo okutukuzibwa, mu Baebbulaniya