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Habakkuk 1

1The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received.

Habakkuk’s Complaint

How long, Lord, must I call for help,
    but you do not listen?
Or cry out to you, “Violence!”
    but you do not save?
Why do you make me look at injustice?
    Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?
Destruction and violence are before me;
    there is strife, and conflict abounds.
Therefore the law is paralyzed,
    and justice never prevails.
The wicked hem in the righteous,
    so that justice is perverted.

The Lord’s Answer

“Look at the nations and watch—
    and be utterly amazed.
For I am going to do something in your days
    that you would not believe,
    even if you were told.
I am raising up the Babylonians,[a]
    that ruthless and impetuous people,
who sweep across the whole earth
    to seize dwellings not their own.
They are a feared and dreaded people;
    they are a law to themselves
    and promote their own honor.
Their horses are swifter than leopards,
    fiercer than wolves at dusk.
Their cavalry gallops headlong;
    their horsemen come from afar.
They fly like an eagle swooping to devour;
    they all come intent on violence.
Their hordes[b] advance like a desert wind
    and gather prisoners like sand.
10 They mock kings
    and scoff at rulers.
They laugh at all fortified cities;
    by building earthen ramps they capture them.
11 Then they sweep past like the wind and go on—
    guilty people, whose own strength is their god.”

Habakkuk’s Second Complaint

12 Lord, are you not from everlasting?
    My God, my Holy One, you[c] will never die.
You, Lord, have appointed them to execute judgment;
    you, my Rock, have ordained them to punish.
13 Your eyes are too pure to look on evil;
    you cannot tolerate wrongdoing.
Why then do you tolerate the treacherous?
    Why are you silent while the wicked
    swallow up those more righteous than themselves?
14 You have made people like the fish in the sea,
    like the sea creatures that have no ruler.
15 The wicked foe pulls all of them up with hooks,
    he catches them in his net,
he gathers them up in his dragnet;
    and so he rejoices and is glad.
16 Therefore he sacrifices to his net
    and burns incense to his dragnet,
for by his net he lives in luxury
    and enjoys the choicest food.
17 Is he to keep on emptying his net,
    destroying nations without mercy?

Notas al pie

  1. Habakkuk 1:6 Or Chaldeans
  2. Habakkuk 1:9 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
  3. Habakkuk 1:12 An ancient Hebrew scribal tradition; Masoretic Text we

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Kaabakuuku 1

1Buno bwe bubaka bwa Mukama, Kaabakuuku nnabbi bwe yafuna.

Kaabakuuku yeemulugunya olw’Obutali Bwenkanya

Ayi Mukama, ndituusa ddi okukukaabirira
    naye nga tompuliriza?
Lwaki nkukaabirira nti, “Ebikolwa eby’obukambwe bimpitiriddeko,”
    naye n’otonnyamba?
Lwaki ondaga obutali bwenkanya
    era lwaki ogumiikiriza obukyamu?
Kubanga okuzikiriza n’ebikolwa eby’obukambwe biri mu maaso gange,
    empaka n’ennyombo byeyongede.
Amateeka kyegavudde gatagonderwa
    era n’obwenkanya ne butakolebwa.
Ababi be basinga abatuukirivu obungi era babeebunguludde,
    n’obwenkanya ne bulinnyirirwa.

Okuddamu kwa Mukama

“Mutunuulire amawanga, mwetegereze. Mwewuunyize ddala nnyo.
Kubanga ŋŋenda kukola omulimu mu nnaku zammwe
    gwe mutalikkiriza
    newaakubadde nga mugubuuliddwa.
Kubanga laba, nkuyimusiza Abakaludaaya,
    eggwanga eryo eririna ettima era ekkambwe,
ababunye ensi eno n’eri
    nga bawamba amawanga agatali gaabwe.
Ba ntiisa, batiibwa,
    be beetekera amateeka gaabwe era be bagassa mu nkola,
    nga balwanirira ekitiibwa kyabwe.
Embalaasi zaabwe zidduka okukira engo,
    era mu bukambwe zikira emisege egy’ekiro.
Abasajja abeebagala embalaasi bava mu nsi ey’ewala
    era bajja beesaasaanyizza
ne banguwa okutuuka ng’ensega bw’erumba ky’eneerya.
    Bajja n’eryanyi bonna,
ebibinja byabwe birumba ng’embuyaga ey’omu ddungu;
    ne balyoka bayoola abawambe abangi ng’omusenyu.
10 Weewaawo, basekerera bakabaka
    ne baduulira n’abakungu.
Basekerera buli kibuga ekiriko ekigo
    ne bakituumako ebifunfugu ne balinnyira okwo, ne bakiwamba.
11 Awo ne bayita nga bakunta ng’embuyaga;
    abantu bano omusango be gwasinga, eryanyi lyabwe ye katonda waabwe.”

Kaabakuuku Yeemulugunya Ogwokubiri

12 Ayi Mukama toli wa mirembe na mirembe,
    ggwe Mukama Katonda wange, si ggwe Mutukuvu wange? Tetulifa.
Ayi Mukama ggwe wabateekawo n’obawa amaanyi batusalire emisango.
    Era ggwe Olwazi, wabateekawo kubonereza.
13 Amaaso go gajjudde obulongoofu tegatunula ku kibi,
    so toyinza kugumiikiriza bukyamu.
Kale lwaki ggwe ogumiikiriza ab’enkwe,
    n’osirika ng’omubi amalirawo ddala
    omuntu amusinga obutuukirivu?
14 Kubanga abantu obafudde ng’ebyennyanja eby’omu nnyanja,
    ng’ebitonde eby’omu nnyanja ebitaliiko abifuga.
15 Omulabe omubi abakwata bonna ng’eddobo,
    oluusi n’abawalula mu katimba ke,
n’abakuŋŋaanya mu kiragala kye
    n’alyoka asanyuka n’ajaguza.
16 Kyava awaayo ssaddaaka eri akatimba ke
    n’ayotereza n’ekiragala kye obubaane;
akatimba ke kamuwa obulamu obw’okwejalabya,
    n’alya emmere ey’ekigagga.
17 Kale, bwe batyo bwe banaalekebwa okutikkula obutimba bwabwe,
    n’okusaanyaawo amawanga awatali kusaasira?