New International Version

Micah 7:1-20

Israel’s Misery

1What misery is mine!

I am like one who gathers summer fruit

at the gleaning of the vineyard;

there is no cluster of grapes to eat,

none of the early figs that I crave.

2The faithful have been swept from the land;

not one upright person remains.

Everyone lies in wait to shed blood;

they hunt each other with nets.

3Both hands are skilled in doing evil;

the ruler demands gifts,

the judge accepts bribes,

the powerful dictate what they desire—

they all conspire together.

4The best of them is like a brier,

the most upright worse than a thorn hedge.

The day God visits you has come,

the day your watchmen sound the alarm.

Now is the time of your confusion.

5Do not trust a neighbor;

put no confidence in a friend.

Even with the woman who lies in your embrace

guard the words of your lips.

6For a son dishonors his father,

a daughter rises up against her mother,

a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—

a man’s enemies are the members of his own household.

7But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord,

I wait for God my Savior;

my God will hear me.

Israel Will Rise

8Do not gloat over me, my enemy!

Though I have fallen, I will rise.

Though I sit in darkness,

the Lord will be my light.

9Because I have sinned against him,

I will bear the Lord’s wrath,

until he pleads my case

and upholds my cause.

He will bring me out into the light;

I will see his righteousness.

10Then my enemy will see it

and will be covered with shame,

she who said to me,

“Where is the Lord your God?”

My eyes will see her downfall;

even now she will be trampled underfoot

like mire in the streets.

11The day for building your walls will come,

the day for extending your boundaries.

12In that day people will come to you

from Assyria and the cities of Egypt,

even from Egypt to the Euphrates

and from sea to sea

and from mountain to mountain.

13The earth will become desolate because of its inhabitants,

as the result of their deeds.

Prayer and Praise

14Shepherd your people with your staff,

the flock of your inheritance,

which lives by itself in a forest,

in fertile pasturelands.7:14 Or in the middle of Carmel

Let them feed in Bashan and Gilead

as in days long ago.

15“As in the days when you came out of Egypt,

I will show them my wonders.”

16Nations will see and be ashamed,

deprived of all their power.

They will put their hands over their mouths

and their ears will become deaf.

17They will lick dust like a snake,

like creatures that crawl on the ground.

They will come trembling out of their dens;

they will turn in fear to the Lord our God

and will be afraid of you.

18Who is a God like you,

who pardons sin and forgives the transgression

of the remnant of his inheritance?

You do not stay angry forever

but delight to show mercy.

19You will again have compassion on us;

you will tread our sins underfoot

and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.

20You will be faithful to Jacob,

and show love to Abraham,

as you pledged on oath to our ancestors

in days long ago.

Luganda Contemporary Bible

Mikka 7:1-20

1Ddala zinsanze nze.

Ndi ng’omuntu akungula ebibala

okuva mu bifo eby’enjawulo eby’ennimiro y’emizabbibu;

tewali kirimba kya mizabbibu kulyako,

wadde emizeeyituuni egisooka okwengera gye njagala ennyo.

27:2 a Zab 12:1 b Mi 3:10 c Yer 5:26Abantu abatya Katonda, baweddewo mu nsi;

tewali n’omu mulongoofu asigaddewo.

Bonna banoonya okuyiwa omusaayi,

buli omu anoonya okutega muganda we ekitimba.

37:3 Nge 4:16Emikono gyabwe gyombi mikugu mu kukola ebibi;

omufuzi asaba ebirabo,

n’omulamuzi alya enguzi,

n’ab’amaanyi mu nsi, beekolera kye baagala

nga basala enkwe.

47:4 a Ez 2:6 b Is 22:5; Kos 9:7Mu abo bonna asingamu obulungi, afaanana ng’omweramannyo;

asingamu ku mazima y’asinga olukomera lw’amaggwa obubi.

Naye olunaku lw’abakuumi bammwe lutuuse,

era kino kye kiseera eky’okutabukatabuka.

57:5 Yer 9:4Tewesiga muntu n’omu,

wadde mukwano gwo,

newaakubadde mukazi wo,

Weegendereze by’oyogera.

67:6 a Ez 22:7 b Mat 10:35-36*Kubanga omulenzi agaya kitaawe,

n’omwana alwanyisa nnyina,

muka mwana n’alwanyisa nnyazaala we.

Abalabe b’omuntu, bantu be, ab’omu nju ye bennyini.

77:7 a Zab 130:5; Is 25:9 b Zab 4:3Naye nze nnindirira Mukama nga nnina essuubi,

nnindirira Katonda Omulokozi wange;

Katonda wange anampulira.

87:8 a Nge 24:17 b Zab 37:24; Am 9:11 c Is 9:2Tonjeeyereza ggwe omulabe wange,

kubanga wadde ngudde, nnaayimuka.

Ne bwe naatuula mu kizikiza,

Mukama anaabeera ekitangaala kyange.

97:9 a Kgb 3:39-40 b Is 46:13Nnaagumikirizanga Mukama bw’anaabanga ambonereza,

kubanga nnyonoonye mu maaso ge,

okutuusa lw’alimpolereza,

n’anziza buggya.

Alindeeta mu kitangaala,

era ndiraba obutuukirivu bwe.

107:10 a Zab 35:26 b Is 51:23 c Zek 10:5Olwo omulabe wange alikiraba,

n’aswala,

oyo eyanjeeyerezanga ng’agamba nti,

“Ali ludda wa Mukama Katonda wo?”

Ndisanyuka ng’agudde,

era alirinnyirirwa ng’ebitoomi eby’omu nguudo.

117:11 Is 54:11Olunaku olw’okuzimba bbugwe wo lulituuka,

olunaku olw’okugaziya ensalo yo.

127:12 Is 19:23-25Mu biro ebyo abantu balijja gy’oli

nga bava mu Bwasuli ne mu bibuga by’e Misiri,

n’okuva e Misiri okutuuka ku mugga Fulaati,

n’okuva ku nnyanja emu okutuuka ku nnyanja endala,

n’okuva ku lusozi olumu okutuuka ku lusozi olulala.

137:13 Is 3:10-11Ensi erifuuka matongo,

olw’ebikolwa by’abantu abagibeeramu.

Okusaba N’okutendereza

147:14 a Mi 5:4 b Zab 23:4 c Yer 50:19Lunda abantu bo n’omuggo gwo,

ekisibo kye weeroboza,

ababeera bokka mu kibira

mu malundiro amagimu.

Baleke baliire mu Basani ne Gireyaadi, nga mu biseera eby’edda.

157:15 Kuv 3:20; Zab 78:12Nga bwe kyali mu nnaku ze mwaviiramu mu Misiri,

nzija kubalaga ebikulu eby’ekitalo.

167:16 Is 26:11Amawanga galikiraba ne gakwatibwa ensonyi,

ne gamalibwamu amaanyi.

Abantu baago balikwata ku mimwa gyabwe

n’amatu gaabwe ne gaziba.

177:17 Is 25:3; 49:23; 59:19Balirya enfuufu ng’omusota,

ng’ebisolo ebyewalula.

Balifuluma obunnya bwabwe nga bakankana

ne bakyuka okudda eri Mukama Katonda waffe, ne babatya.

187:18 a Is 43:25; Yer 50:20 b Zab 103:8-13 c Mi 2:12 d Kuv 34:9 e Zab 103:9 f Yer 32:41Katonda ki omulala ali nga ggwe,

asonyiwa ekibi era n’asonyiwa ebyonoono byabo

abaasigalawo ku bantu be?

Obusungu bwe tebubeerera emirembe gyonna,

naye asanyukira okusaasira.

197:19 a Is 43:25 b Yer 31:34Alikyuka n’atukwatirwa ekisa nate; alirinnyirira ebibi byaffe,

n’asuula ebyonoono byaffe byonna mu buziba bw’ennyanja.

207:20 Ma 7:8; Luk 1:72Olikola eby’amazima bye wasuubiza Yakobo,

n’ebyekisa bye wasuubiza Ibulayimu,

nga bwe weeyama eri bajjajjaffe

okuva mu nnaku ez’edda.