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Psalm 17

Psalm 17

A prayer of David.

Hear me, Lord, my plea is just;
    listen to my cry.
Hear my prayer—
    it does not rise from deceitful lips.
Let my vindication come from you;
    may your eyes see what is right.

Though you probe my heart,
    though you examine me at night and test me,
you will find that I have planned no evil;
    my mouth has not transgressed.
Though people tried to bribe me,
    I have kept myself from the ways of the violent
    through what your lips have commanded.
My steps have held to your paths;
    my feet have not stumbled.

I call on you, my God, for you will answer me;
    turn your ear to me and hear my prayer.
Show me the wonders of your great love,
    you who save by your right hand
    those who take refuge in you from their foes.
Keep me as the apple of your eye;
    hide me in the shadow of your wings
from the wicked who are out to destroy me,
    from my mortal enemies who surround me.

10 They close up their callous hearts,
    and their mouths speak with arrogance.
11 They have tracked me down, they now surround me,
    with eyes alert, to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like a lion hungry for prey,
    like a fierce lion crouching in cover.

13 Rise up, Lord, confront them, bring them down;
    with your sword rescue me from the wicked.
14 By your hand save me from such people, Lord,
    from those of this world whose reward is in this life.
May what you have stored up for the wicked fill their bellies;
    may their children gorge themselves on it,
    and may there be leftovers for their little ones.

15 As for me, I will be vindicated and will see your face;
    when I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing your likeness.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zabbuli 17

Okusaba kwa Dawudi.

1Wulira, Ayi Mukama, okukoowoola kwange nga nneegayirira,
    wuliriza okukaaba kwange.
Tega okutu owulirize okukoowoola kwange,
    kubanga tekuva ku mimwa gya bulimba.
Nzigyako omusango;
    kubanga olaba ekituufu.

Weekenneenyezza omutima gwange era n’onkebera n’ekiro.
    Ne bw’onongezesa toobeeko kibi ky’onsangamu;
    kubanga mmaliridde obutayogeranga bya bulimba.
Ggwe, gwe nkoowoola,
    ngoberedde ebigambo by’akamwa ko,
ne neewala
    ebikolwa by’abantu abakambwe.
Nnyweredde mu makubo go,
    era ebigere byange tebiigalekenga.

Nkukoowoola, Ayi Katonda, kubanga mmanyi ng’onnyanukula;
    ontegere okutu kwo owulire okusaba kwange.
Ndaga okwagala kwo okutaggwaawo, okwewuunyisa,
    ggwe alokola n’omukono gwo ogwa ddyo
    abo bonna abakweyuna nga badduka abalabe baabwe.
Onkuume ng’emmunye ey’eriiso lyo; onkweke mu kisiikirize ky’ebiwaawaatiro byo.
Omponye ababi abannumba,
    n’abalabe bange abanneetoolodde.

10 Omutima gwabwe mukakanyavu,
    n’akamwa kaabwe koogera by’amalala.
11 Banzingizza era banneetoolodde;
    bansimbye amaaso nga beeteeseteese okunsuula wansi.
12 Bali ng’empologoma enjala gy’eruma eyeeteeseteese okutaagula omuyiggo gwayo
    era ng’empologoma enkulu eteeze.

13 Golokoka n’ekitala kyo, Ayi Mukama,
    oyolekere abalabe bange obawangule, omponye ababi abo.
14 Ayi Mukama, mponya abantu,
    abantu ab’ensi n’omukono gwo, kubanga balowooleza mu bya bulamu buno byokka, n’emigabo gyabwe giri mu nsi.

Embuto zaabwe zigezze,
    obagaggawazizza ne baterekera n’abaana baabwe
    ne bazzukulu baabwe.
15 Nze ndikulaba n’amaaso mu butuukirivu
    era ndimatira, bwe ndiraba obwenyi bwo nga nzuukuse.