New International Reader's Version

Psalm 58

Psalm 58

For the director of music. A miktam of David to the tune of “Do Not Destroy.”

Are you rulers really fair when you speak?
    Do you judge people honestly?
No, in your hearts you plan to be unfair.
    With your hands you do terrible things on the earth.
Even from birth those who are evil go down the wrong path.
    From the day they are born they go the wrong way and spread lies.
Their words are like the poison of a snake.
    They are like the poison of a cobra that has covered up its ears.
It won’t listen to a snake charmer’s tune,
    even if the charmer plays very well.

God, break the teeth in the mouths of those sinners!
    Lord, tear out the sharp teeth of those lions!
Let those people disappear like water that flows away.
    When they draw their bows, let their arrows fall short of the target.
Let them be like a slug that melts away as it moves along.
    Let them be like a baby that is born dead and never sees the sun.

Evil people will be swept away before burning thorns can heat a pot.
    And it doesn’t matter if the thorns are green or dry.
10 Godly people will be glad when those who have hurt them are paid back.
    They will dip their feet in the blood of those who do evil.
11 Then people will say,
    “The godly will get their reward.
    There really is a God who judges the earth.”

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Zabbuli 58

Ya Mukulu wa Bayimbi. Ku ddoboozi, “Tozikiriza.” Zabbuli ya Dawudi.

1Ddala mwogera eby’amazima oba musirika busirisi?
    Abaana b’abantu mubasalira emisango mu bwenkanya?
Nedda, mutegeka ebitali bya bwenkanya mu mitima gyammwe;
    era bye mukola bireeta obwegugungo mu nsi.

Abakola ebibi bakyama nga baakazaalibwa,
    bava mu lubuto nga balina ekibi, era bakula boogera bya bulimba.
Balina obusagwa ng’obw’omusota;
    bali ng’enswera etawulira ezibikira amatu gaayo;
n’etawulira na luyimba lwa mukugu
    agisendasenda okugikwata.

Ayi Katonda, menya amannyo gaabwe;
    owangulemu amannyo g’empologoma zino, Ayi Mukama.
Leka babule ng’amazzi agakulukuta ne gagenda.
    Bwe banaanuula omutego, leka obusaale bwabwe bwe balasa bufufuggale.
Babe ng’ekkovu erisaanuukira mu lugendo lwalyo.
    Babe ng’omwana azaaliddwa ng’afudde, ataliraba ku njuba!

Nga n’entamu tennabuguma,
    alibayerawo n’obusungu obungi nga kibuyaga ow’amaanyi ennyo.
10 Omutuukirivu alisanyuka ng’alabye bamuwalanidde eggwanga,
    olwo n’ebigere bye ne bisaabaana omusaayi ogw’abakola ebibi.
11 Awo abantu bonna balyogera nti,
    “Ddala, abatuukirivu balwanirirwa.
    Ddala waliwo Katonda alamula mu bwenkanya ku nsi.”