The Lord’s Prayer in Swahili

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Baba Yetu uliye mbinguni,
Jina lako litukuzwe;
Ufalme wako ufike,
Utakalo lifanyike
Duniani kama mbinguni.
Utupe leo mkate wetu wa kila siku,
Utusamehe makosa yetu,
Kama nasi tunavyowasamehe waliotukosea.
Usitutie katika kishawishi,
Lakini utuopoe maovuni.
Amina.

Line-By-Line Translation

Baba Yetu uliye mbinguni,
Our father who art in heaven,

Jina lako litukuzwe;
Hallowed be thy name;

Ufalme wako ufike,
[or: Ufalme wako uje]
Thy kingdom come,

Utakalo lifanyike
[or: Mapenzi yako yatimizwe]
Thy will be done

Duniani kama mbinguni.
On earth as it is in heaven.

Utupe leo mkate wetu wa kila siku,
Give us this day our daily bread,

Utusamehe makosa yetu,
And forgive us our trespasses/debts

Kama nasi tunavyowasamehe waliotukosea.
[or: Kama nasi tunavyowasamehe wadeni wetu.]
As we forgive those who trespass against us [or: as we forgive our debtors]

Usitutie katika kishawishi,
[or: Na usitutie majaribuni]
And lead us not into temptation

Lakini utuopoe maovuni.
[or: Lakini utuopoe na yule mwovu]
But deliver us from evil [or: deliver us from the evil one].

[Kwa kuwa ufalme ni wako, na nguvu, na utukufu, hata milele.]
For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.

Amina.
Amen

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Categories Lord's Prayer | Tags: , , , | Posted on April 27, 2013

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