King James Version

Psalm 10

1Why standest thou afar off, O Lord? why hidest thou thyself in times of trouble?

The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined.

For the wicked boasteth of his heart's desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them.

He hath said in his heart, I shall not be moved: for I shall never be in adversity.

His mouth is full of cursing and deceit and fraud: under his tongue is mischief and vanity.

He sitteth in the lurking places of the villages: in the secret places doth he murder the innocent: his eyes are privily set against the poor.

He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

10 He croucheth, and humbleth himself, that the poor may fall by his strong ones.

11 He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.

12 Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up thine hand: forget not the humble.

13 Wherefore doth the wicked contemn God? he hath said in his heart, Thou wilt not require it.

14 Thou hast seen it; for thou beholdest mischief and spite, to requite it with thy hand: the poor committeth himself unto thee; thou art the helper of the fatherless.

15 Break thou the arm of the wicked and the evil man: seek out his wickedness till thou find none.

16 The Lord is King for ever and ever: the heathen are perished out of his land.

17 Lord, thou hast heard the desire of the humble: thou wilt prepare their heart, thou wilt cause thine ear to hear:

18 To judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that the man of the earth may no more oppress.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 10

Atemmu ho mpaebɔ

1O Awurade, adɛn nti na wowɔ akyirikyiri saa? Adɛn nti na wuhintaw wo ho mmere a yɛrehu amane? Nnebɔneyɛfo yɛ ahantan na wɔtane mmɔborɔfo ani. Kyere wɔn wɔ wɔn mfiri a wɔasunsum mu. Ɔdebɔneyɛfo ani gye ne bɔne ho; oniberefo dome Awurade na ɔpo no.

Ɔdebɔneyɛfo mmu Awurade; n’ahantan mu, odwen sɛ Onyankopɔn ho nhia. Ɔdebɔneyɛfo di nkonim wɔ biribiara mu. Ɔnte Onyankopɔn atemmu ase. Ɔserew n’atamfo. Ɔka kyerɛ ne ho se, “Merenni nkogu da; merentɔ ɔhaw mu da.”

Ne kasa yɛ nnome, atoro ne ahunahuna. Ɔtan ne bɔne wɔ ne kasa mu. Ɔhintaw ne ho wɔ nkuraase pɛ sɛ okum atreneefo. Ɔtetɛw n’atamfo a wonni obi. Ɔtwɛn wɔ kokoam te sɛ gyata. Ɔda hɔ twɛn mmɔborɔfo. Ɔkyere wɔn n’afiri mu twe wɔn ase de wɔn kɔ. 10 Ɔde n’ahoɔden dodow no kyere ɔkrabirifo ka no hyɛ. 11 Ɔdebɔneyɛfo no ka kyerɛ ne ho se, “Ɛmfa Onyankopɔn ho! Wabu n’ani agu so, na ɔrenhu me da!”

12 O Awurade, twe saa nne- bɔneyɛfo no aso! Kae amanehunufo. 13 Adɛn nti na ɛsɛ sɛ ɔdebɔneyɛfo tia Onyankopɔn na ɔka kyerɛ ne ho se, “Ɔrentwe m’aso?” 14 Nanso, wuhu; wuhu ɔhaw ne amanehunu na woasiesie wo ho sɛ wobɛboa. Onibie de ne ho hyɛ wo nsa. Woboa mmɔborɔfo daa. 15 Bubu nnebɔneyɛfo tumi wɔ wɔn bɔne mu. Twe wɔn aso wɔ wɔn bɔne a wɔayɛ no ho kosi sɛ wobegyae yɛ.

16 Awurade yɛ ɔhene daa nyinaa. Wɔn a wɔsom anyame foforo no bɛyera n’asase so.

17 O Awurade, wubetie awiɛmfo mpaebɔ; wobɛhyɛ wɔn nkuran. 18 Wubetie mmɔborɔfo ne nyisaa su, na woabu wɔn bem sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a ɔdasani renhunuhuna wɔn bio.