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Psalm 115

Pagan Idols Contrasted with the Lord.

1Not to us, O Lord, not to us,
But to Your name give glory
Because of Your lovingkindness, because of Your truth and faithfulness.

Why should the nations say,
“Where, now, is their God?”

But our God is in heaven;
He does whatever He pleases.

The idols [of the nations] are silver and gold,
The work of man’s hands.

They have mouths, but they cannot speak;
They have eyes, but they cannot see;

They have ears, but they cannot hear;
They have noses, but they cannot smell;

They have hands, but they cannot feel;
They have feet, but they cannot walk;
Nor can they make a sound with their throats.

Those who make them will become like them,
Everyone who trusts in them.


O Israel, trust and take refuge in the Lord! [Be confident in Him, cling to Him, rely on His word!]
He is their help and their shield.
10 
O house of Aaron, trust in the Lord;
He is their help and their shield.
11 
You who [reverently] fear the Lord, trust in Lord;
He is their help and their shield.
12 
The Lord has been mindful of us; He will bless,
He will bless the house of Israel;
He will bless the house of Aaron.
13 
He will bless those who fear and worship the Lord [with awe-inspired reverence and submissive wonder],
Both the small and the great.
14 
May the Lord give you [great] increase,
You and your children.
15 
May you be blessed of the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.

16 
The heavens are the heavens of the Lord,
But the earth He has given to the children of men.
17 
The dead do not praise the Lord,
Nor do any who go down into silence;
18 
But as for us, we will bless and affectionately and gratefully praise the Lord
From this time forth and forever.
Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 115

Onyankopɔn nokwafo baako pɛ no

1Wo nko, O Awurade, wo nko, na ɛnyɛ yɛn, na ɛsɛ sɛ wɔhyɛ yɛn anuonyam, esiane wo dɔ a ɛwɔ hɔ daa ne wo trenee nti. Adɛn nti na ɛsɛ sɛ aman bisa yɛn se, “Mo Nyankopɔn wɔ he?”

Yɛn Nyankopɔn wɔ soro; ɔyɛ nea ɔpɛ. Wɔde dwetɛ ne sikakɔkɔɔ a wɔnam onipa nsa so na ayɛ wɔn anyame. Wɔwɔ ano, nanso wontumi nkasa. Wɔwɔ ani, nanso wonhu ade. Wɔwɔ aso, nanso wɔnte asɛm. Wɔwɔ hwene, nanso wɔnte ade. Wɔwɔ nsa, nanso wɔnte nka. Wɔwɔ nan, nanso wɔnnantew. Wontumi nso nnyigye. Ma wɔn a wɔyɛɛ wɔn na wɔwɔ wɔn mu gyidi no nyɛ sɛ ahoni no ara.

Mo Israelfo, momfa mo ho nto Awurade so. Ɔboa mo na ɔbɔ mo ho ban. 10 Onyankopɔn asɔfo, momfa mo ho nto Awurade so. Ɔboa mo na ɔbɔ mo ho ban. 11 Mo a mosom no nyinaa momfa mo ho nto Awurade so. Ɔboa mo na ɔbɔ mo ho ban.

12 Awurade kae yɛn na obehyira yɛn. Obehyira Israelfo ne Onyankopɔn asɔfo nyinaa. 13 Obehyira obiara a odi no ni; akɛse ne nkumaa nyinaa pɛ. 14 Awurade mma, mo ne mo asefo nyinaa nwo mma! 15 Awurade a ɔbɔɔ ɔsoro ne asase no nhyira mo. 16 Ɔsoro yɛ Awurade nko de, na ɔde asase maa onipa.

17 Awufo nkamfo Awurade. Saa ara nso na wɔn a wɔkɔ ase dinn beae hɔ no nkamfo Awurade. 18 Nanso yɛn ateasefo bɛda no ase nnɛ ne daa nyinaa. Kamfo Awurade!