King James Version

Psalm 141

1Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto me; give ear unto my voice, when I cry unto thee.

Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice.

Set a watch, O Lord, before my mouth; keep the door of my lips.

Incline not my heart to any evil thing, to practise wicked works with men that work iniquity: and let me not eat of their dainties.

Let the righteous smite me; it shall be a kindness: and let him reprove me; it shall be an excellent oil, which shall not break my head: for yet my prayer also shall be in their calamities.

When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.

Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.

But mine eyes are unto thee, O God the Lord: in thee is my trust; leave not my soul destitute.

Keep me from the snares which they have laid for me, and the gins of the workers of iniquity.

10 Let the wicked fall into their own nets, whilst that I withal escape.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 141

Anwummere mpaebɔ

1Merefrɛ wo, Awurade, boa me mprempren! Sɛ mefrɛ wo a, gye me so. Gye me mpaebɔ sɛ aduhuam ne me nsa a mapagyaw sɛ anwummere afɔrebɔ.

Awurade, wɛn m’ano na ɔwɛmfo mmɛwɛn m’anofafa. Twe me fi bɔne a mepɛ sɛ meyɛ ho na mma memmfa me ho mmmɔ nnebɔneyɛfo wɔ wɔn amumɔyɛ mu. Na mma mennkɔ wɔn adidi ase. Onipa pa betumi atwe m’aso aka m’anim ayamye so, nanso menhwehwɛ nnebɔneyɛfo nkyɛn anuonyam efisɛ, daa mebɔ mpae tia wɔn nneyɛe bɔne no. Sɛ wɔtow wɔn ahemfo fi abotan mmepɔw so bɛhwe fam a, nnipa begye adi sɛ me nsɛm a meka no yɛ nokware. Wɔte sɛ dua a wɔapae mu na wɔatwitwa mu asinasin; saa na wɔn nnompe bɛbɔ ahwete wɔ damoa ho.

Nanso Awurade, me Nyankopɔn, mekɔ so de me ho to wo so. Mehwehwɛ wo banbɔ. Mma me nnwu! Bɔ me ho ban fi mfiri a wɔasunsum me no mu ne nnebɔneyɛfo firi mu. 10 Ma nnebɔneyɛfo no ara firi nyi wɔn na menkɔ me baabi asomdwoe mu.