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Psalm 25

Prayer for Protection, Guidance and Pardon.

A Psalm of David.

1To You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.

O my God, in You I [have unwavering] trust [and I rely on You with steadfast confidence],
Do not let me be ashamed or my hope in You be disappointed;
Do not let my enemies triumph over me.

Indeed, none of those who [expectantly] wait for You will be ashamed;
Those who turn away from what is right and deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed (humiliated, embarrassed).


Let me know Your ways, O Lord;
Teach me Your paths.

Guide me in Your truth and teach me,
For You are the God of my salvation;
For You [and only You] I wait [expectantly] all the day long.

Remember, O Lord, Your [tender] compassion and Your lovingkindnesses,
For they have been from of old.

Do not remember the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
According to Your lovingkindness remember me,
For Your goodness’ sake, O Lord.


Good and upright is the Lord;
Therefore He instructs sinners in the way.

He leads the humble in justice,
And He teaches the humble His way.
10 
All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and goodness and truth and faithfulness
To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.
11 
For Your name’s sake, O Lord,
Pardon my wickedness and my guilt, for they are great.

12 
Who is the man who fears the Lord [with awe-inspired reverence and worships Him with submissive wonder]?
He will teach him [through His word] in the way he should choose.
13 
His soul will dwell in prosperity and goodness,
And his descendants will inherit the land.
14 
The secret [of the wise counsel] of the Lord is for those who fear Him,
And He will let them know His covenant and reveal to them [through His word] its [deep, inner] meaning.
15 
My eyes are continually toward the Lord,
For He will bring my feet out of the net.

16 
Turn to me [Lord] and be gracious to me,
For I am alone and afflicted.
17 
The troubles of my heart are multiplied;
Bring me out of my distresses.
18 
Look upon my affliction and my trouble,
And forgive all my sins.
19 
Look upon my enemies, for they are many;
They hate me with cruel and violent hatred.
20 
Guard my soul and rescue me;
Do not let me be ashamed or disappointed,
For I have taken refuge in You.
21 
Let integrity and uprightness protect me,
For I wait [expectantly] for You.
22 
O God, redeem Israel,
Out of all his troubles.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 25

Akwankyerɛ ne ogye mpaebɔ

1O, wo Awurade na mebɔ wo mpae; wo mu, me Nyankopɔn, na mahotoso wɔ. Gye me fi nkogu animguase mu. Mma m’atamfo ani mmmere me. Wɔn a wɔde wɔn ho to wo so no nni nkogu, na mmom wɔn a wɔsɔre tia wo no.

Kyerɛ me w’akwan, O Awurade; da no adi kyerɛ me. Kyerɛ me na mentena ase wo nokware mu; efisɛ, wo ne me Nyankopɔn a wugye me nkwa. Daa mede me ho to wo so. Kae, O Awurade, w’adɔe ne wo dɔ a efi tete woada no adi akyerɛ me no. Fa me mmabun mu bɔne ne mfomso kyɛ me. Kae me wo dɔ a wode dɔ me daa no, Awurade!

Esiane sɛ Awurade yɛ ɔtreneeni na oye nti, ɔkyerɛ nnebɔneyɛfo kwan a wɔmfa so. Ɔkyerɛ ahobrɛasefo ɔkwan pa ne n’apɛde. 10 Ɔde nokware ne ɔdɔ di wɔn a wodi n’apam ne ne mmara so no anim.

11 Di wo bɔhyɛ so, Awurade, na fa me bɔne kyɛ me, efisɛ, ɛdɔɔso.

12 Wɔn a wotie Awurade no behu ɔkwan a ɛsɛ sɛ wɔfa so.

13 Wobenya nkɔso daa, na wɔn mma afa asase no.

14 Awurade fa wɔn a wotie no no nnamfo, na ɔne wɔn hyɛ n’apam no mu den. 15 Mede me ho to Awurade so sɛ ɔmmoa me daa nyinaa; ogye me fi amane mu. 16 Dan w’ani hwɛ me, O Awurade, na hu me mmɔbɔ efisɛ, meyɛ ɔbaakofo a mayɛ mmerɛw. 17 Yi me dadwene ne me haw nyinaa fi me so. 18 Dwen me mmɔborɔyɛ ne m’amanehunu ho na fa me bɔne nyinaa kyɛ me. 19 Hwɛ atamfo dodow a mewɔ; hwɛ ɔtan a wɔtan me. 20 Bɔ me ho ban na gye me nkwa. Yi me fi nkogu mu. Merebɛpɛ guankɔbea wɔ wo nkyɛn.

21 Me trenee ne me nokware nhwɛ me so efisɛ, mewɔ wo mu ahotoso. 22 O, Onyankopɔn, gye wo man Israel fi wɔn haw mu.