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Psalm 40

God Sustains His Servant.

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.

He brought me up out of a horrible pit [of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock, steadying my footsteps and establishing my path.

He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many will see and fear [with great reverence]
And will trust confidently in the Lord.


Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who makes the Lord his trust,
And does not regard the proud nor those who lapse into lies.

Many, O Lord my God, are the wonderful works which You have done,
And Your thoughts toward us;
There is none to compare with You.
If I would declare and speak of your wonders,
They would be too many to count.


Sacrifice and meal offering You do not desire, nor do You delight in them;
You have opened my ears and given me the capacity to hear [and obey Your word];
Burnt offerings and sin offerings You do not require.

Then I said, “Behold, I come [to the throne];
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

“I delight to do Your will, O my God;
Your law is within my heart.”


I have proclaimed good news of righteousness [and the joy that comes from obedience to You] in the great assembly;
Behold, I will not restrain my lips [from proclaiming Your righteousness],
As You know, O Lord.
10 
I have not concealed Your righteousness within my heart;
I have proclaimed Your faithfulness and Your salvation.
I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great assembly.

11 
Do not withhold Your compassion and tender mercy from me, O Lord;
Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
12 
For innumerable evils have encompassed me;
My sins have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see.
They are more numerous than the hairs of my head,
And my heart has failed me.

13 
Be pleased, O Lord, to save me;
O Lord, make haste to help me.
14 
Let those be ashamed and humiliated together
Who seek my life to destroy it;
Let those be turned back [in defeat] and dishonored
Who delight in my hurt.
15 
Let those be appalled and desolate because of their shame
Who say to me, “Aha, aha [rejoicing in my misfortune]!”
16 
Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
Let those who love Your salvation say continually,
“The Lord be magnified!”
17 
Even though I am afflicted and needy,
Still the Lord takes thought and is mindful of me.
You are my help and my rescuer.
O my God, do not delay.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 40

Ayeyi Dwom

1Mede boasetɔ twɛnee Awurade mmoa. Afei ɔtee me nne ne sufrɛ. Oyii me fii amane amoa a ɛyɛ owu amoa mu. Ɔde me sii ɔbotan so a bɔne bi nka me. Ɔkyerɛɛ me dwom foforo to; dwom a wɔde yi yɛn Nyankopɔn ayɛ. Dodow a wohu eyi no, ɛbɛbɔ wɔn kɔkɔ ma wɔde wɔn ho ato Awurade so. Nhyira nka wɔn a wɔde wɔn ho to Awurade so na wɔmfa wɔn ho nto anyame so anaasɛ wɔmfa wɔn ho mmɔ wɔn a wɔsom anyame ho.

Woayɛ nneɛma bebree ama yɛn, O Awurade, yɛn Nyankopɔn; obi nte sɛ wo! Woayɛ nhyehyɛe a ɛyɛ nwonwa bebree ama yɛn. Merentumi nka ne nyinaa; ɛdɔɔso dodo.

Wonhwehwɛ afɔrebɔ ne ɔhyew afɔre; wompɛ mmoa a wɔhyew wɔn mu wɔ afɔremuka so. Saa ara nso na wompɛ afɔre a wɔbɔ de popa bɔne. Mmom, woama me aso sɛ memfa ntie wo, enti mibuae se, “Me ni; nsɛm a wokae se minni so no wɔ Mmara nhoma no mu. M’ani gye sɛ meyɛ w’apɛde, me Nyankopɔn! Mede wo nkyerɛkyerɛ sie me koma mu.”

Wo nkurɔfo nyinaa bɔ gua a, Awurade, meka asɛmpa no se, wugye yɛn nkwa. Wunim sɛ merennyae ka da. 10 Memfaa nkwagye ho asɛm no nsiei. Daa meka wo nokware ne boa a woboa ho asɛm. Wo nkurɔfo bɔ gua a, menka m’ano ntom wɔ wo nokware ne pɛ a daa wopɛ yɛn asɛm no ho.

11 Awurade, minim sɛ worennyae ahummɔbɔ a wuhu me no da. Wo dɔ ne wo nokware no begye me nkwa daa daa.

Mmoa mpaebɔ

12 Ɔhaw bebree atwa me ho ahyia; ɛdɔɔso a merentumi nkan! Me bɔne adɔɔso, enti afei minhu ade bio. Ɛdɔɔso sen me tinhwi a ɛwɔ me tiri so; enti mapa abaw.

13 Gye me nkwa, Awurade! Boa me mprempren! 14 Wɔn a wɔpɛ sɛ wokum me no, ma wonni wɔn so na wɔn adwene nyɛ basabasa. Ma wɔn a me haw nti wɔn ani agye no, ntew nsan na wɔn anim ngu ase. 15 Wɔn a wodi me ho fɛw no, ma wɔn koma ntu wɔ wɔn nkogu ho.

16 Ma wɔn a wɔba wo nkyɛn no ani nnye na wonni ahurusi. Ma wɔn a wɔda wo nkwagye no so ase no nka daa se, “Awurade yɛ ɔkɛse!”

17 Mayɛ mmerɛw, na ahia me, O Awurade, nanso wo werɛ mfi me. Wone m’agyenkwa ne me Nyankopɔn; yɛ ntɛm begye me!