New Living Translation

Psalm 68

Psalm 68

For the choir director: A song. A psalm of David.

Rise up, O God, and scatter your enemies.
    Let those who hate God run for their lives.
Blow them away like smoke.
    Melt them like wax in a fire.
    Let the wicked perish in the presence of God.
But let the godly rejoice.
    Let them be glad in God’s presence.
    Let them be filled with joy.
Sing praises to God and to his name!
    Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds.[a]
His name is the Lord
    rejoice in his presence!

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—
    this is God, whose dwelling is holy.
God places the lonely in families;
    he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.
But he makes the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

O God, when you led your people out from Egypt,
    when you marched through the dry wasteland, Interlude
the earth trembled, and the heavens poured down rain
    before you, the God of Sinai,
    before God, the God of Israel.
You sent abundant rain, O God,
    to refresh the weary land.
10 There your people finally settled,
    and with a bountiful harvest, O God,
    you provided for your needy people.

11 The Lord gives the word,
    and a great army[b] brings the good news.
12 Enemy kings and their armies flee,
    while the women of Israel divide the plunder.
13 Even those who lived among the sheepfolds found treasures—
    doves with wings of silver
    and feathers of gold.
14 The Almighty scattered the enemy kings
    like a blowing snowstorm on Mount Zalmon.

15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic,
    with many peaks stretching high into the sky.
16 Why do you look with envy, O rugged mountains,
    at Mount Zion, where God has chosen to live,
    where the Lord himself will live forever?

17 Surrounded by unnumbered thousands of chariots,
    the Lord came from Mount Sinai into his sanctuary.
18 When you ascended to the heights,
    you led a crowd of captives.
You received gifts from the people,
    even from those who rebelled against you.
    Now the Lord God will live among us there.

19 Praise the Lord; praise God our savior!
    For each day he carries us in his arms. Interlude
20 Our God is a God who saves!
    The Sovereign Lord rescues us from death.

21 But God will smash the heads of his enemies,
    crushing the skulls of those who love their guilty ways.
22 The Lord says, “I will bring my enemies down from Bashan;
    I will bring them up from the depths of the sea.
23 You, my people, will wash[c] your feet in their blood,
    and even your dogs will get their share!”

24 Your procession has come into view, O God—
    the procession of my God and King as he goes into the sanctuary.
25 Singers are in front, musicians behind;
    between them are young women playing tambourines.
26 Praise God, all you people of Israel;
    praise the Lord, the source of Israel’s life.
27 Look, the little tribe of Benjamin leads the way.
    Then comes a great throng of rulers from Judah
    and all the rulers of Zebulun and Naphtali.

28 Summon your might, O God.[d]
    Display your power, O God, as you have in the past.
29 The kings of the earth are bringing tribute
    to your Temple in Jerusalem.
30 Rebuke these enemy nations—
    these wild animals lurking in the reeds,
    this herd of bulls among the weaker calves.
Make them bring bars of silver in humble tribute.
    Scatter the nations that delight in war.
31 Let Egypt come with gifts of precious metals[e];
    let Ethiopia[f] bring tribute to God.
32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth.
    Sing praises to the Lord. Interlude
33 Sing to the one who rides across the ancient heavens,
    his mighty voice thundering from the sky.
34 Tell everyone about God’s power.
    His majesty shines down on Israel;
    his strength is mighty in the heavens.
35 God is awesome in his sanctuary.
    The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.

Praise be to God!

Notas al pie

  1. 68:4 Or rides through the deserts.
  2. 68:11 Or a host of women.
  3. 68:23 As in Greek and Syriac versions; Hebrew reads shatter.
  4. 68:28 As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Greek and Syriac versions; most Hebrew manuscripts read Your God has commanded your strength.
  5. 68:31a Or of rich cloth.
  6. 68:31b Hebrew Cush.

Endagaano Enkadde nʼEndagaano Empya

Zabbuli 68

Ya Mukulu wa Bayimbi. Oluyimba lwa Dawudi.

1Katonda agolokoke, abalabe be basaasaane,
    n’abo abamukyawa bamudduke.
Ng’empewo bw’efuumuula omukka,
    naawe bafuumuule bw’otyo;
envumbo nga bw’esaanuuka mu muliro,
    n’abakola ebibi bazikirire bwe batyo mu maaso ga Katonda!
Naye abatuukirivu basanyuke
    bajagulize mu maaso ga Katonda,
    nga bajjudde essanyu.

Muyimbire Katonda,
    muyimbe nga mutendereza erinnya lye;
mumuyimusize amaloboozi gammwe oyo atambulira mu bire.
    Erinnya lye ye Mukama, mujagulize mu maaso ge.
Ye Kitaawe w’abataliiko bakitaabwe, ye mukuumi wa bannamwandu;
    ye Katonda abeera mu kifo kye ekitukuvu.
Katonda afunira abatalina we babeera ekifo eky’okubeeramu,
    aggya abasibe mu kkomera n’abagaggawaza;
    naye abajeemu babeera mu bifo bikalu ddala.

Ayi Katonda, bwe wakulembera abantu bo,
    n’obayisa mu ddungu,
ensi yakankana,
    eggulu ne lifukumula enkuba mu maaso ga Katonda;
n’olusozi Sinaayi ne lukankana
    awali Katonda, Katonda wa Isirayiri!
Watonnyesa enkuba nnyingi ku nsi, Ayi Katonda;
    ensi y’obusika bwo n’ogizzaamu obugimu bwe bwali nga buggweerera;
10 abantu bo ne babeera omwo; era olw’ekisa kyo ekingi, Ayi Katonda,
    abaavu ne bafuna bye beetaaga okuva ku bugagga bwo.
11 Mukama yalangirira;
    ne babunyisa ekigambo kye; baali bangi ne boogera nti:
12 “Bakabaka badduse n’amaggye gaabwe;
    abantu ne bagabana omunyago.
13 Balabe bwe banyirira n’obugagga bwa ffeeza ne zaabu!
    Babikkiddwa ng’ejjuba bwe libikkibwa
    ebiwaawaatiro byalyo.”
14 Ayinzabyonna yasaasaanya bakabaka,
    ne baba ng’omuzira bwe gugwa ku Zalumoni.
15 Ggwe olusozi olw’ekitiibwa, olusozi lwa Basani;
    ggwe olusozi olw’emitwe emingi, olusozi lwa Basani!
16 Lwaki otunuza obuggya ggwe olusozi olw’emitwe emingi?
    Lwaki okwatirwa obuggya olusozi Katonda lwe yalonda okufugirako?
    Ddala okwo Mukama kw’anaabeeranga ennaku zonna.
17 Mukama ava ku lusozi Sinaayi
    nga yeetooloddwa amagaali enkumi n’enkumi
    n’ajja mu kifo kye ekitukuvu.
18 Bwe walinnyalinnya olusozi,
    ng’abanyage bakugoberera;
    abantu ne bakuwa ebirabo
nga ne bakyewaggula mwebali;
    bw’atyo Mukama Katonda n’abeeranga wamu nabo.
19 Atenderezebwe Mukama, Katonda omulokozi waffe,
    eyeetikka emigugu gyaffe egya buli lunaku.
20 Katonda waffe ye Katonda alokola;
    era tuddukira eri Mukama Katonda okuwona okufa.
21 Ddala, Katonda alibetenta emitwe gy’abalabe be,
    kubanga ne mu bukadde bwabwe balemera mu bibi byabwe.
22 Mukama agamba nti, “Ndibakomyawo nga mbaggya mu Basani,
    ndibazza nga mbaggya mu buziba bw’ennyanja,
23 mulyoke munaabe ebigere byammwe mu musaayi gw’abalabe bammwe,
    n’embwa zammwe zeefunire ebyokulya.”

24 Ekibiina kyo ky’okulembedde bakirabye, Ayi Katonda,
    balabye abali ne Katonda wange, era Kabaka wange, ng’otambula okugenda mu watukuvu;
25 abayimbi nga bakulembedde, ab’ebivuga nga bavaako emabega
    ne wakati waabwe nga waliwo abawala abakuba ebitaasa.
26 Mutendereze Katonda mu kibiina ekinene;
    mumutendereze Mukama, mmwe abakuŋŋaanye abangi Abayisirayiri.
27 Waliwo ekika kya Benyamini asinga obuto kye kikulembedde,
    ne kuddako ekibinja ekinene eky’abalangira ba Yuda,
    n’abalangira ba Zebbulooni n’abalangira ba Nafutaali.

28 Laga obuyinza bwo, Ayi Katonda,
    otulage amaanyi go, Ayi Katonda onyweze ebyo by’otukoledde.
29 Bakabaka balikuleetera ebirabo
    olwa Yeekaalu yo eri mu Yerusaalemi.
30 Nenya ensolo enkambwe ey’omu bisaalu,
    eggana lya ziseddume eriri mu nnyana z’amawanga.
Gikkakkanye ereete omusolo ogwa ffeeza.
    Osaasaanye amawanga agasanyukira entalo.
31 Ababaka baliva e Misiri,
    ne Kuusi aligondera Katonda.

32 Muyimbire Katonda mmwe obwakabaka obw’ensi zonna.
    Mutendereze Mukama.
33 Oyo eyeebagala eggulu erya waggulu ery’edda,
    eddoboozi lye ery’amaanyi liwuluguma okuva mu ggulu.
34 Mulangirire obuyinza bwa Katonda,
    ekitiibwa kye kibuutikidde Isirayiri;
    obuyinza bwe buli mu bire.
35 Oli wa ntiisa, Ayi Katonda, mu kifo kyo ekitukuvu.
    Katonda wa Isirayiri, yawa abantu obuyinza n’amaanyi.

Katonda atenderezebwe.