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Psalm 78

Psalm 78

A maskil[a] of Asaph.

My people, hear my teaching;
    listen to the words of my mouth.
I will open my mouth with a parable;
    I will utter hidden things, things from of old—
things we have heard and known,
    things our ancestors have told us.
We will not hide them from their descendants;
    we will tell the next generation
the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord,
    his power, and the wonders he has done.
He decreed statutes for Jacob
    and established the law in Israel,
which he commanded our ancestors
    to teach their children,
so the next generation would know them,
    even the children yet to be born,
    and they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God
    and would not forget his deeds
    but would keep his commands.
They would not be like their ancestors—
    a stubborn and rebellious generation,
whose hearts were not loyal to God,
    whose spirits were not faithful to him.

The men of Ephraim, though armed with bows,
    turned back on the day of battle;
10 they did not keep God’s covenant
    and refused to live by his law.
11 They forgot what he had done,
    the wonders he had shown them.
12 He did miracles in the sight of their ancestors
    in the land of Egypt, in the region of Zoan.
13 He divided the sea and led them through;
    he made the water stand up like a wall.
14 He guided them with the cloud by day
    and with light from the fire all night.
15 He split the rocks in the wilderness
    and gave them water as abundant as the seas;
16 he brought streams out of a rocky crag
    and made water flow down like rivers.

17 But they continued to sin against him,
    rebelling in the wilderness against the Most High.
18 They willfully put God to the test
    by demanding the food they craved.
19 They spoke against God;
    they said, “Can God really
    spread a table in the wilderness?
20 True, he struck the rock,
    and water gushed out,
    streams flowed abundantly,
but can he also give us bread?
    Can he supply meat for his people?”
21 When the Lord heard them, he was furious;
    his fire broke out against Jacob,
    and his wrath rose against Israel,
22 for they did not believe in God
    or trust in his deliverance.
23 Yet he gave a command to the skies above
    and opened the doors of the heavens;
24 he rained down manna for the people to eat,
    he gave them the grain of heaven.
25 Human beings ate the bread of angels;
    he sent them all the food they could eat.
26 He let loose the east wind from the heavens
    and by his power made the south wind blow.
27 He rained meat down on them like dust,
    birds like sand on the seashore.
28 He made them come down inside their camp,
    all around their tents.
29 They ate till they were gorged—
    he had given them what they craved.
30 But before they turned from what they craved,
    even while the food was still in their mouths,
31 God’s anger rose against them;
    he put to death the sturdiest among them,
    cutting down the young men of Israel.

32 In spite of all this, they kept on sinning;
    in spite of his wonders, they did not believe.
33 So he ended their days in futility
    and their years in terror.
34 Whenever God slew them, they would seek him;
    they eagerly turned to him again.
35 They remembered that God was their Rock,
    that God Most High was their Redeemer.
36 But then they would flatter him with their mouths,
    lying to him with their tongues;
37 their hearts were not loyal to him,
    they were not faithful to his covenant.
38 Yet he was merciful;
    he forgave their iniquities
    and did not destroy them.
Time after time he restrained his anger
    and did not stir up his full wrath.
39 He remembered that they were but flesh,
    a passing breeze that does not return.

40 How often they rebelled against him in the wilderness
    and grieved him in the wasteland!
41 Again and again they put God to the test;
    they vexed the Holy One of Israel.
42 They did not remember his power—
    the day he redeemed them from the oppressor,
43 the day he displayed his signs in Egypt,
    his wonders in the region of Zoan.
44 He turned their river into blood;
    they could not drink from their streams.
45 He sent swarms of flies that devoured them,
    and frogs that devastated them.
46 He gave their crops to the grasshopper,
    their produce to the locust.
47 He destroyed their vines with hail
    and their sycamore-figs with sleet.
48 He gave over their cattle to the hail,
    their livestock to bolts of lightning.
49 He unleashed against them his hot anger,
    his wrath, indignation and hostility—
    a band of destroying angels.
50 He prepared a path for his anger;
    he did not spare them from death
    but gave them over to the plague.
51 He struck down all the firstborn of Egypt,
    the firstfruits of manhood in the tents of Ham.
52 But he brought his people out like a flock;
    he led them like sheep through the wilderness.
53 He guided them safely, so they were unafraid;
    but the sea engulfed their enemies.
54 And so he brought them to the border of his holy land,
    to the hill country his right hand had taken.
55 He drove out nations before them
    and allotted their lands to them as an inheritance;
    he settled the tribes of Israel in their homes.

56 But they put God to the test
    and rebelled against the Most High;
    they did not keep his statutes.
57 Like their ancestors they were disloyal and faithless,
    as unreliable as a faulty bow.
58 They angered him with their high places;
    they aroused his jealousy with their idols.
59 When God heard them, he was furious;
    he rejected Israel completely.
60 He abandoned the tabernacle of Shiloh,
    the tent he had set up among humans.
61 He sent the ark of his might into captivity,
    his splendor into the hands of the enemy.
62 He gave his people over to the sword;
    he was furious with his inheritance.
63 Fire consumed their young men,
    and their young women had no wedding songs;
64 their priests were put to the sword,
    and their widows could not weep.

65 Then the Lord awoke as from sleep,
    as a warrior wakes from the stupor of wine.
66 He beat back his enemies;
    he put them to everlasting shame.
67 Then he rejected the tents of Joseph,
    he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim;
68 but he chose the tribe of Judah,
    Mount Zion, which he loved.
69 He built his sanctuary like the heights,
    like the earth that he established forever.
70 He chose David his servant
    and took him from the sheep pens;
71 from tending the sheep he brought him
    to be the shepherd of his people Jacob,
    of Israel his inheritance.
72 And David shepherded them with integrity of heart;
    with skillful hands he led them.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 78:1 Title: Probably a literary or musical term

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zabbuli 78

Oluyimba lwa Asafu.

1Muwulire okuyigiriza kwange mmwe abantu bange,
    musseeyo omwoyo ku bye njogera.
Ndyogerera mu ngero,
    njogere ebintu eby’ekyama ebyaliwo edda,
ebintu bye twawulira ne tumanya;
    ebintu bajjajjaffe bye baatutegeeza.
Tetuubikisenga baana baabwe,
    naye tunaabuuliranga buli mulembe ogunnaddangawo
ebikolwa bya Mukama eby’ekitalo,
    n’amaanyi ge n’ebyamagero bye yakola.
Yawa Yakobo ebiragiro,
    n’ateeka amateeka mu Isirayiri;
n’alagira bajjajjaffe
    babiyigirizenga abaana baabwe,
ab’omu mulembe oguliddirira nabo babimanye,
    n’abaana abalizaalibwa,
    nabo babiyigirize abaana baabwe,
balyoke beesigenga Katonda,
    era balemenga okwerabira ebyo byonna Katonda bye yakola;
    naye bagonderenga ebiragiro bye.
Baleme okuba nga bajjajjaabwe,
    omulembe ogw’abakakanyavu
era abajeemu abatali bawulize,
    ab’emyoyo egitali myesigwa eri Katonda.

Abaana ba Efulayimu abaalina obusaale obw’okulwanyisa,
    naye ne badduka mu lutalo,
10 tebaatuukiriza ndagaano ya Katonda;
    ne bagaana okugondera amateeka ga Mukama.
11 Beerabira ebyo bye yakola,
    n’ebyamagero bye yabalaga.
12 Yakola ebyamagero mu maaso ga bajjajjaabwe nga bali
    mu nsi y’e Misiri, mu kitundu kya Zowani.
13 Ennyanja yajaawulamu,
    amazzi ne geetuuma ebbali n’ebbali ng’ebisenge.
14 Emisana yabakulemberanga n’ekire,
    n’ekiro n’abakulemberanga n’empagi ey’omuliro.
15 Yayasa enjazi mu ddungu,
    n’abawa amazzi amangi agaali ng’agava mu buziba bw’ennyanja.
16 Yaggya ensulo mu lwazi,
    n’akulukusa amazzi ng’emigga.

17 Naye bo ne beeyongera bweyongezi okwonoona,
    ne bajeemera Oyo Ali Waggulu Ennyo nga bali mu ddungu.
18 Ne bagezesa Katonda mu bugenderevu,
    nga bamusaba emmere gye baalulunkanira.
19 Era ne boogera ku Katonda; nga bagamba nti,
    “Katonda asobola okutuliisiza mu ddungu?
20 Weewaawo yakuba olwazi,
    amazzi ne gakulukuta ng’emigga;
naye anaatuwa emmere?
    Anaawa abantu be ennyama?”
21 Awo Mukama bwe yawulira ebyo n’asunguwala nnyo;
    omuliro gwe ne gwaka ku Yakobo,
    n’obusungu bwe ne bubuubuukira ku Isirayiri.
22 Kubanga tebakkiriza Katonda,
    era tebeesiga maanyi ge agalokola.
23 Naye era n’alagira eggulu;
    n’aggulawo enzigi z’omu ggulu.
24 N’abaweereza maanu okuva mu ggulu balye.
    Yabawa emmere eyava mu ggulu.
25 Abantu ne balya emmere ya bamalayika;
    Mukama n’abawanga emmere nnyingi eyabamaliranga ddala.
26 N’akunsa empewo ey’Ebuvanjuba okuva mu ggulu,
    era n’aweereza empewo okuva obukiika obwaddyo n’amaanyi ge.
27 Yatonnyesa ennyama okuva mu ggulu ennyingi ennyo ng’enfuufu;
    n’abaweereza n’obunyonyi enkumu ennyo ng’omusenyu gw’okulubalama lw’ennyanja.
28 Ebyokulya ebyo n’abisuula wakati mu lusiisira lwabwe;
    okwetooloola eweema zaabwe.
29 Awo ne balya ne bakkuta nnyo;
    kubanga yabawa kye baali bayaayaanira.
30 Naye bwe baali nga bakyalulunkana,
    nga n’emmere ekyali mu kamwa kaabwe,
31 obusungu bwa Mukama ne bubabuubuukirako,
    n’abattamu abasajja abasinga amaanyi;
    abavubuka ba Isirayiri ne bazikirizibwa.

32 Naye newaakubadde ebyo byonna byabatuukako, kyokka beeyongera okwonoona;
    newaakubadde nga yabakolera ebyamagero, naye tebakkiriza.
33 Mukama kyeyava asala ku myaka gyabwe,
    n’abaleetako okuzikirizibwa okw’amangu era okw’entiisa.
34 Bwe yattanga abamu ku bo, ne balyoka bamunoonya,
    ne beenenya ne badda gy’ali.
35 Ne bajjukira nti Katonda lwe Lwazi lwabwe;
    era nti Katonda Ali Waggulu Ennyo ye Mununuzi waabwe.
36 Kyokka baamuwaananga n’emimwa gyabwe,
    nga bwe bamulimba n’ennimi zaabwe,
37 so tebaali beesigwa mu mitima gyabwe,
    era nga tebatuukiriza ndagaano ye.
38 Naye ye n’abakwatirwanga ekisa
emirundi n’emirundi ng’akoma ku busungu bwe,
    n’atabamalirako kiruyi kye okubazikiririza ddala.
39 Yajjukira nga baali mubiri bubiri;
    ng’empewo egenda n’etedda!

40 Baamujeemeranga nnyo bwe baali mu ddungu;
    ne banakuwaza nnyo omutima gwe.
41 Ne baddamu ne bakema Katonda,
    ne banyiiza Omutukuvu wa Isirayiri.
42 Tebajjukira buyinza bwe;
    wadde olunaku lwe yabanunulirako mu mikono gy’omulabe;
43 bwe yalaga obubonero bwe mu Misiri,
    n’ebyamagero bye mu kitundu kya Zowani,
44 yafuula amazzi g’emigga gyabwe omusaayi,
    ne batanywa mazzi gaagyo.
45 Yabaweereza agabinja g’ensowera ne zibaluma,
    n’abaweereza n’ebikere ne bibadaaza.
46 Ebirime n’ebibala byabwe yabiwa enzige
    ne bulusejjera.
47 Yazikiriza emizabbibu gyabwe n’omuzira,
    era ne gukuba n’emisukomooli gyabwe.
48 Yatta ente zaabwe n’amayinja g’omuzira;
    n’ebisibo byabwe ne bittibwa eraddu.
49 Obusungu bwe obungi bwababuubuukirako,
    n’ekiruyi kye n’obukambwe ne bibamalamu ensa.
    N’alyoka abasindikira ekibinja kya bamalayika okubazikiriza.
50 Yabalaga obusungu bwe,
    n’atabasonyiwa kufa,
    n’abasindikira kawumpuli.
51 Yatta ababereberye bonna ab’omu Misiri,
    nga be bavubuka ab’ebibala ebibereberye eby’omu nnyumba ya Kaamu.
52 N’alyoka afulumya abantu be ng’endiga,
    n’abatambuza mu ddungu ng’ekisibo.
53 N’abaluŋŋamya mu mirembe nga tebatya,
    ennyanja n’esaanyaawo abalabe baabwe.
54 N’abatuusa ku nsalo y’ensi entukuvu;
    ku lusozi lwe yeewangulira, n’omukono gwe ogwa ddyo.
55 Yagobamu amawanga nga balaba,
    n’abagabanyiza ebitundu by’ensi eyo;
    n’atuuza bulungi ebika bya Isirayiri mu maka gaabyo.
56 Naye era ne bakema Katonda;
    ne bamujeemera oyo Ali Waggulu Ennyo,
    ne bagaana okugondera ebiragiro bye.
57 Ne bamuvaako ne baba bakuusa nga bajjajjaabwe bwe baali,
    ne baggwaamu obwesigwa ng’omutego gw’obusaale omukyamu.
58 Kubanga baasunguwaza Katonda olw’ebifo ebigulumivu bo bye beegunjira okusinzizangamu,
    ne bamukwasa obuggya olwa bakatonda baabwe abalala.
59 Katonda bwe yabiraba n’asunguwala nnyo, n’aviira ddala ku Isirayiri.
60 N’ava mu weema ey’omu Siiro[a],
    eweema mwe yabeeranga ng’ali mu bantu be.
61 N’awaayo amaanyi ge mu busibe,
    n’ekitiibwa kye n’akiwaayo eri omulabe.
62 Abantu be yabaleka ne battibwa n’ekitala,
    n’asunguwalira omugabo gwe.
63 Omuliro ne gusaanyaawo abavubuka baabwe abalenzi,
    ne bawala baabwe ne babulwa ow’okubawasa.
64 Bakabona baabwe battibwa n’ekitala, ne bannamwandu baabwe tebaasobola kubakungubagira.

65 Awo Mukama n’alyoka agolokoka ng’ali nga ava mu tulo,
    ng’omusajja omuzira azuukuka mu tulo ng’atamidde.
66 N’akuba abalabe be ne badduka;
    n’abaswaza emirembe gyonna.
67 Mukama yaleka ennyumba ya Yusufu,
    n’ekika kya Efulayimu n’atakironda;
68 naye n’alonda ekika kya Yuda,
    lwe lusozi Sayuuni lwe yayagala.
69 N’azimba awatukuvu we ne wagulumira ng’ensozi empanvu;
    ne waba ng’ensi gye yanyweza emirembe gyonna.
70 Yalonda Dawudi omuweereza we;
    n’amuggya mu kulunda endiga.
71 Ave mu kuliisa endiga,
    naye alundenga Yakobo, be bantu be,
    era alabirirenga Isirayiri omugabo gwe, gwe yeerondera.
72 N’abalabirira n’omutima ogutaliimu bukuusa,
    n’abakulembera n’amagezi g’emikono gye.

Notas al pie

  1. 78:60 Siiro kye kyali ekifo ekitukuvu awasinzibwanga edda mu biro bya Yoswa. Kyali mu bitundu bya Efulayimu wakati wa Beseri ne Sekemu. Essanduuko y’Endagaano yaterekebwanga eyo okutuusa mu biro bya Samwiri; kyokka Abafirisuuti baakizikiriza