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Habakkuk 1:1-17

1The prophecy that Habakkuk the prophet received.

Habakkuk’s Complaint

2How long, Lord, must I call for help,

but you do not listen?

Or cry out to you, “Violence!”

but you do not save?

3Why do you make me look at injustice?

Why do you tolerate wrongdoing?

Destruction and violence are before me;

there is strife, and conflict abounds.

4Therefore the law is paralyzed,

and justice never prevails.

The wicked hem in the righteous,

so that justice is perverted.

The Lord’s Answer

5“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.

6I am raising up the Babylonians,1:6 Or Chaldeans

that ruthless and impetuous people,

who sweep across the whole earth

to seize dwellings not their own.

7They are a feared and dreaded people;

they are a law to themselves

and promote their own honor.

8Their 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;

9they all come intent on violence.

Their hordes1:9 The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain. advance like a desert wind

and gather prisoners like sand.

10They mock kings

and scoff at rulers.

They laugh at all fortified cities;

by building earthen ramps they capture them.

11Then they sweep past like the wind and go on—

guilty people, whose own strength is their god.”

Habakkuk’s Second Complaint

12Lord, are you not from everlasting?

My God, my Holy One, you1:12 An ancient Hebrew scribal tradition; Masoretic Text we will never die.

You, Lord, have appointed them to execute judgment;

you, my Rock, have ordained them to punish.

13Your 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?

14You have made people like the fish in the sea,

like the sea creatures that have no ruler.

15The 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.

16Therefore he sacrifices to his net

and burns incense to his dragnet,

for by his net he lives in luxury

and enjoys the choicest food.

17Is he to keep on emptying his net,

destroying nations without mercy?

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Kaabakuuku 1:1-17

11:1 Nak 1:1Buno bwe bubaka bwa Mukama, Kaabakuuku nnabbi bwe yafuna.

Kaabakuuku yeemulugunya olw’Obutali Bwenkanya

21:2 a Zab 13:1-2; 22:1-2 b Yer 14:9Ayi Mukama, ndituusa ddi okukukaabirira

naye nga tompuliriza?

Lwaki nkukaabirira nti, “Ebikolwa eby’obukambwe bimpitiriddeko,”

naye n’otonnyamba?

31:3 a nny 13 b Yer 20:8 c Zab 55:9Lwaki ondaga obutali bwenkanya

era lwaki ogumiikiriza obukyamu?

Kubanga okuzikiriza n’ebikolwa eby’obukambwe biri mu maaso gange,

empaka n’ennyombo byeyongede.

41:4 a Zab 119:126 b Yob 19:7; Is 1:23; 5:20; Ez 9:9Amateeka kyegavudde gatagonderwa

era n’obwenkanya ne butakolebwa.

Ababi be basinga abatuukirivu obungi era babeebunguludde,

n’obwenkanya ne bulinnyirirwa.

Okuddamu kwa Mukama

51:5 a Is 29:9 b Bik 13:41*“Mutunuulire amawanga, mwetegereze. Mwewuunyize ddala nnyo.

Kubanga ŋŋenda kukola omulimu mu nnaku zammwe

gwe mutalikkiriza

newaakubadde nga mugubuuliddwa.

61:6 a 2Bk 24:2 b Yer 13:20Kubanga laba, nkuyimusiza Abakaludaaya,

eggwanga eryo eririna ettima era ekkambwe,

ababunye ensi eno n’eri

nga bawamba amawanga agatali gaabwe.

71:7 Is 18:7; Yer 39:5-9Ba ntiisa, batiibwa,

be beetekera amateeka gaabwe era be bagassa mu nkola,

nga balwanirira ekitiibwa kyabwe.

81:8 Yer 4:13Embalaasi 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.

91:9 Kbk 2:5Bajja n’eryanyi bonna,

ebibinja byabwe birumba ng’embuyaga ey’omu ddungu;

ne balyoka bayoola abawambe abangi ng’omusenyu.

101:10 2By 36:6Weewaawo, basekerera bakabaka

ne baduulira n’abakungu.

Basekerera buli kibuga ekiriko ekigo

ne bakituumako ebifunfugu ne balinnyira okwo, ne bakiwamba.

111:11 a Yer 4:11-12 b Dan 4:30Awo ne bayita nga bakunta ng’embuyaga;

abantu bano omusango be gwasinga, eryanyi lyabwe ye katonda waabwe.”

Kaabakuuku Yeemulugunya Ogwokubiri

121:12 a Is 31:1 b Is 10:6Ayi 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.

131:13 Kgb 3:34-36Amaaso 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?

14Kubanga abantu obafudde ng’ebyennyanja eby’omu nnyanja,

ng’ebitonde eby’omu nnyanja ebitaliiko abifuga.

151:15 a Is 19:8 b Yer 16:16Omulabe omubi abakwata bonna ng’eddobo,

oluusi n’abawalula mu katimba ke,

n’abakuŋŋaanya mu kiragala kye

n’alyoka asanyuka n’ajaguza.

161:16 Yer 44:8Kyava awaayo ssaddaaka eri akatimba ke

n’ayotereza n’ekiragala kye obubaane;

akatimba ke kamuwa obulamu obw’okwejalabya,

n’alya emmere ey’ekigagga.

171:17 Is 14:6; 19:8Kale, bwe batyo bwe banaalekebwa okutikkula obutimba bwabwe,

n’okusaanyaawo amawanga awatali kusaasira?