New Living Translation

Habakkuk 1

1This is the message that the prophet Habakkuk received in a vision.

Habakkuk’s Complaint

How long, O Lord, must I call for help?
    But you do not listen!
“Violence is everywhere!” I cry,
    but you do not come to save.
Must I forever see these evil deeds?
    Why must I watch all this misery?
Wherever I look,
    I see destruction and violence.
I am surrounded by people
    who love to argue and fight.
The law has become paralyzed,
    and there is no justice in the courts.
The wicked far outnumber the righteous,
    so that justice has become perverted.

The Lord’s Reply

The Lord replied,

“Look around at the nations;
    look and be amazed![a]
For I am doing something in your own day,
    something you wouldn’t believe
    even if someone told you about it.
I am raising up the Babylonians,[b]
    a cruel and violent people.
They will march across the world
    and conquer other lands.
They are notorious for their cruelty
    and do whatever they like.
Their horses are swifter than cheetahs[c]
    and fiercer than wolves at dusk.
Their charioteers charge from far away.
    Like eagles, they swoop down to devour their prey.

“On they come, all bent on violence.
    Their hordes advance like a desert wind,
    sweeping captives ahead of them like sand.
10 They scoff at kings and princes
    and scorn all their fortresses.
They simply pile ramps of earth
    against their walls and capture them!
11 They sweep past like the wind
    and are gone.
But they are deeply guilty,
    for their own strength is their god.”

Habakkuk’s Second Complaint

12 O Lord my God, my Holy One, you who are eternal—
    surely you do not plan to wipe us out?
O Lord, our Rock, you have sent these Babylonians to correct us,
    to punish us for our many sins.
13 But you are pure and cannot stand the sight of evil.
    Will you wink at their treachery?
Should you be silent while the wicked
    swallow up people more righteous than they?

14 Are we only fish to be caught and killed?
    Are we only sea creatures that have no leader?
15 Must we be strung up on their hooks
    and caught in their nets while they rejoice and celebrate?
16 Then they will worship their nets
    and burn incense in front of them.
“These nets are the gods who have made us rich!”
    they will claim.
17 Will you let them get away with this forever?
    Will they succeed forever in their heartless conquests?

Notas al pie

  1. 1:5 Greek version reads Look, you mockers; / look and be amazed and die. Compare Acts 13:41.
  2. 1:6 Or Chaldeans.
  3. 1:8 Or leopards.

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?