A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.
1 I took my troubles to the Lord;
I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer.
2 Rescue me, O Lord, from liars
and from all deceitful people.
3 O deceptive tongue, what will God do to you?
How will he increase your punishment?
4 You will be pierced with sharp arrows
and burned with glowing coals.
5 How I suffer in far-off Meshech.
It pains me to live in distant Kedar.
6 I am tired of living
among people who hate peace.
7 I search for peace;
but when I speak of peace, they want war!
Nyimbo yoyimba pokwera ku Yerusalemu.
1Ndimafuwulira kwa Yehova mʼmasautso anga,
ndipo Iye amandiyankha.
2 Pulumutseni Yehova ku milomo yabodza,
ndi kwa anthu achinyengo.
3 Kodi adzakuchitani chiyani,
ndipo adzawonjezerapo zotani, inu anthu achinyengo?
4 Adzakulangani ndi mivi yakuthwa ya munthu wankhondo,
ndi makala oyaka a mtengo wa tsanya.
5 Tsoka ine kuti ndimakhala ku Mesaki,
kuti ndimakhala pakati pa matenti a ku Kedara!
6 Kwa nthawi yayitali ndakhala pakati
pa iwo amene amadana ndi mtendere.
7 Ine ndine munthu wamtendere;
koma ndikamayankhula, iwo amafuna nkhondo.