New International Reader's Version

Psalm 69

Psalm 69

For the director of music. A psalm of David to the tune of “Lilies.”

God, save me.
    My troubles are like a flood.
    I’m up to my neck in them.
I’m sinking in deep mud.
    I have no firm place to stand.
I am out in deep water.
    The waves roll over me.
I’m worn out from calling for help.
    My throat is very dry.
My eyes grow tired
    looking for my God.
Those who hate me without any reason
    are more than the hairs on my head.
Many people who don’t have any reason to be my enemies
    are trying to destroy me.
They force me to give back
    what I didn’t steal.

God, you know how foolish I’ve been.
    My guilt is not hidden from you.

Lord, you are the Lord who rules over all.
    May those who put their hope in you not be dishonored because of me.
You are the God of Israel.
    May those who worship you not be put to shame because of me.
Because of you, people laugh at me.
    My face is covered with shame.
I’m an outsider to my own family.
    I’m a stranger to my own mother’s children.
My great love for your house destroys me.
    Those who make fun of you make fun of me also.
10 When I weep and go without eating,
    they laugh at me.
11 When I put on rough clothing to show how sad I am,
    people make jokes about me.
12 Those who gather in public places make fun of me.
    Those who get drunk make up songs about me.

13 But Lord, I pray to you.
    May this be the time you help me.
God, answer me because you love me so much.
    Save me, as you always do.
14 Save me from the trouble I’m in.
    It’s like slippery mud, so don’t let me sink in it.
Save me from those who hate me.
    Save me from the deep water I’m in.
15 Don’t let the floods cover me.
    Don’t let the deep water swallow me up.
    Don’t let the grave close its mouth over me.
16 Lord, answer me because your love is so good.
    Turn to me because you are so kind.
17 Don’t turn your face away from me.
    Answer me quickly. I’m in trouble.
18 Come near and save me.
    Set me free from my enemies.

19 You know how they make fun of me.
    They dishonor me and put me to shame.
    You know all about my enemies.
20 They have broken my heart by saying evil things about me.
    It has left me helpless.
I looked for pity, but I didn’t find any.
    I looked for someone to comfort me, but I didn’t find anyone.
21 They put bitter spices in my food.
    They gave me vinegar when I was thirsty.

22 Let their feast be a trap and a snare.
    Let my enemies get what’s coming to them.
23 Let their eyes grow weak so they can’t see.
    Let their backs be bent forever.
24 Pour out your anger on them.
    Let them feel what it is like.
25 May their homes be deserted.
    May no one live in their tents.
26 They attack those you have wounded.
    They talk about the pain of those you have hurt.
27 Charge them with one crime after another.
    Don’t save them.
28 May their names be erased from the book of life.
    Don’t include them in the list of those who do right.

29 I’m in pain. I’m in deep trouble.
    God, save me and keep me safe.

30 I will praise God’s name by singing to him.
    I will bring him glory by giving him thanks.
31 That will please the Lord more than offering him an ox.
    It will please him more than offering him a bull with its horns and hooves.
32 Poor people will see it and be glad.
    The hearts of those who worship God will be strengthened.
33 The Lord hears those who are in need.
    He doesn’t forget his people in prison.

34 Let heaven and earth praise him.
    Let the oceans and everything that moves in them praise him.
35 God will save Zion.
    He will build the cities of Judah again.
Then people will live in them and own the land.
36     The children of those who serve God will receive it.
    Those who love him will live there.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zabbuli 69

Ya Mukulu wa Bayimbi. Mu ddoboozi ery’Amalanga. Zabbuli ya Dawudi.

1Ondokole, Ayi Katonda,
    kubanga amazzi gandi mu bulago.
Ntubira mu bitosi
    nga sirina we nnywereza kigere.
Ntuuse ebuziba
    n’amataba gansaanikira.
Ndajanye ne nkoowa,
    n’emimiro ginkaze.
Amaaso ganzizeeko ekifu gakooye
    olw’okutunula enkaliriza nga nnindirira Katonda wange.
Abo abankyayira obwereere
    bangi okusinga enviiri ez’oku mutwe gwange;
abalabe bange bangi
    abannoonya okunzita awatali nsonga;
ne mpalirizibwa mbaddizeewo
    ekyo kye sibbanga.

Ayi Katonda, omanyi obusirusiru bwange,
    n’okusobya kwange tekukukwekeddwa.

Sisaana kuswaza
    abo abakwesiga,
    Ayi Mukama, Mukama ow’Eggye.
Abo abakunoonya
    baleme kuswazibwa ku lwange,
    Ayi Katonda wa Isirayiri.
Ngumiikirizza okuvumwa ku lulwo,
    n’amaaso gange ne gajjula ensonyi.
Nfuuse nga omugwira eri baganda bange,
    munnaggwanga eri abaana ba mmange.
Nzijudde obuggya olw’ennyumba yo,
    n’abo abakuvuma bavuma nze.
10 Bwe nkaaba ne nsiiba,
    ekyo nakyo ne kinvumisa.
11 Bwe nnyambala ebibukutu ne nfuuka eky’okuzanyisa kyabwe.
12 Abo abatuula ku mulyango gw’ekibuga banduulira,
    era nfuuse luyimba lw’abatamiivu.

13 Naye nze, Ayi Mukama, nsaba ggwe,
    mu kiseera eky’ekisa kyo.
Olw’okwagala kwo okungi, onnyanukule, Ayi Katonda,
    ondokole nga bwe wasuubiza.
14 Onnyinyulule mu ttosi
    nneme okutubira;
omponye abankyawa,
    onzigye mu mazzi amangi;
15 amataba galeme okumbuutikira
    n’obuziba okunsanyaawo,
    n’ennyanja ereme okummira.

16 Onnyanukule, Ayi Mukama olw’obulungi bw’okwagala kwo;
    onkyukire olw’okusaasira kwo okungi.
17 Tokisa muddu wo maaso go; yanguwa okunziramu,
    kubanga ndi mu kabi.
18 Onsemberere onziruukirire,
    onnunule mu balabe bange.

19 Omanyi bwe nsekererwa, ne bwe nswazibwa ne bwe siteekebwamu kitiibwa,
    era n’abalabe bange bonna obamanyi.
20 Okusekererwa kunkutudde omutima
    era kummazeemu amaanyi.
Nanoonya okusaasirwa ne kumbula,
    n’ow’okumpooyawooya naye nga simulaba.
21 Mu kifo ky’emmere bampa mususa,
    era bwe nalumwa ennyonta bampa nkaatu.

22 Emmere yaabwe gye bategese okulya ebafuukire ekyambika,
    n’embaga zaabwe ez’ebiweebwayo zibafuukire omutego.
23 Amaaso gaabwe gazibe baleme okulaba,
    n’emigongo gyabwe gyewetenga ennaku zonna.
24 Bayiweeko ekiruyi kyo,
    obamalewo n’obusungu obw’amaanyi go obungi.
25 Ebifo byabwe bifuuke bifulukwa,
    waleme kubaawo n’omu abeera mu weema zaabwe.
26 Kubanga bayigganya oyo gw’ofumise,
    ne boogera ku bulumi bw’oyo gw’olumizza.
27 Bavunaane omusango kina gumu,
    era tobaganya kugabana ku bulokozi bwo.
28 Bawanduukululwe mu kitabo ky’obulamu;
    baleme kulabika ku lukalala lw’abatuukirivu.

29 Ndi mu bulumi era mu nnaku;
    obulokozi bwo, Ayi Katonda, bunkuume.
30 Nnaatenderezanga erinnya lya Katonda nga nnyimba;
    nnaamugulumizanga n’okwebaza.
31 Kino kinaasanyusanga Mukama okusinga okumuwa ente ennume,
    oba okumuwa seddume n’amayembe gaayo, n’ebigere byayo.
32 Abaavu banaakirabanga ne basanyuka;
    mmwe abanoonya Katonda omutima gwammwe ne gubeera omulamu.
33 Kubanga Mukama awulira abo abali mu kwetaaga,
    era ababe ne bwe baba mu busibe, tabanyooma.

34 Kale eggulu n’ensi bimutenderezenga
    awamu n’ennyanja zonna n’ebyo ebizirimu.
35 Kubanga Katonda alirokola Sayuuni,
    n’ebibuga bya Yuda n’abizimba buggya,
abantu ne babibeerangamu nga byabwe.
36     Abaana b’abaweereza be balikisikira;
    n’abo abaagala erinnya lya Mukama omwo mmwe banaabeeranga.