King James Version

Psalm 18

1I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.

There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.

13 The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay.

19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.

23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

24 Therefore hath the Lord recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.

27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

28 For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.

29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

31 For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God?

32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.

34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.

39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.

41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the Lord, but he answered them not.

42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.

43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

45 The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.

46 The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.

48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 18

Dawid nkonimdi dwom

1Sɛnea medɔ wo fa no, Awurade! Wone me gyefo. Awurade ne me gyefo; ɔno ne m’abankɛse. Me Nyankopɔn ne me guankɔbea; enti sɛ mewɔ ne nkyɛn a, bɔne renka me. Ɔbɔ me ho ban sɛ kyɛm. Ɔbɔ me ho ban de me sie dwoodwoo. Mefrɛ Awurade, na ogye me fi m’atamfo nsam. Monkamfo Awurade!

Owu guu me nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn. Ɔsɛe asorɔkye bɔ faa me so. Owu guu me nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn maa damoa sum me afiri.

Me haw mu, misu frɛɛ Awurade. Mefrɛɛ me Nyankopɔn pɛɛ mmoa. N’asɔrefi hɔ, ɔtee me nne. Otiee me sufrɛ boaa me. Afei asase wosowee biribiri. Mmepɔw fapem wosowee efisɛ, na Onyankopɔn bo afuw. Wusiw fii ne hwene mu. Na ogyaframa ne gyabiriw a ɛredɛw fii n’anom. Ɔpaee ɔsoro mu abien, na ɔnam mu baa fam a omununkum aduru ne nan ase sum. 10 Otuu ntɛm so wɔ abɔde bi ntaban so; ɔnam mframa ntaban so kɔe. 11 Ɔde sum kataa ne ho. Omununkum a ɛyɛ duru na nsu a ahyɛ ma twaa ne ho hyiae. 12 Asukɔtwea ne ogya dɛw fi aprannaa a edi n’anim no mu pae faa omununkum no mu.

13 Awurade paee aprannaa fi soro, na wɔtee Ɔsorosoroni no nne. 14 Ɔtow ne bɛmma no de bɔɔ n’atamfo hwetee; ɔpaee aprannaa ma woguanee. 15 Ɛpo no so daa hɔ na asase fapem so nso daa hɔ, bere a wokaa w’atamfo anim, Awurade, na wopɔɔ wɔn so abufuw mu no.

16 Awurade fi soro bae besoo me mu; ɔtwee me fii nsu a emu dɔ mu. 17 Ogyee me fi atamfo a wɔn ho yɛ hu ne wɔn a wɔtan me nsam efisɛ, na wɔyɛ den dodo ma me.

18 Bere a mewɔ ɔhaw mu, wɔbaa me so, nanso Awurade bɔɔ me ho ban. 19 Ogyee me fii amane mu. Ogyee me efisɛ, n’ani sɔɔ me. 20 Awurade tuaa me ka efisɛ, meyɛ nea ɛteɛ. Ohyiraa me efisɛ, menyɛ bɔne. 21 Madi Awurade mmara so. Mentwee me ho mfii me Nyankopɔn ho. 22 Madi ne mmara nyinaa so. Menyɛɛ ne mmara ho asoɔden. 23 Onim sɛ mfomso nni me ho; onim sɛ menyɛ bɔne. 24 Ɛno nti, otua me ka efisɛ, meyɛ ade trenee; na onim nso sɛ menyɛ bɔne.

25 O Awurade, wudi nokware kyerɛ wɔn a wodi wo nokware, na wuye ma wɔn a wɔyɛ pɛ. 26 Woyɛ kronn ma wɔn a wɔyɛ kronn, na wo bo fuw wɔn a wɔyɛ amumɔyɛ. 27 Wugye ahobrɛasefo nkwa na wobrɛ ahantanfo ase. 28 O Awurade, woma me hann; wopam me sum. 29 Woma me ahoɔden de kɔ m’atamfo so, na wosan ma me tumi de di wɔn so.

30 Onyankopɔn, wo nneyɛe yɛ pɛ! Wo nsɛm nni huammɔ. Ɔte sɛ kyɛm ma wɔn a wɔpɛ ne hɔ guankɔbea. 31 Awurade no nko ne Onyankopɔn, na Onyankopɔn nko ne yɛn gyefo.

32 Ɔno ne Onyankopɔn a ɔhyɛ me den na ɔma me kwan yɛ dwoodwoo. 33 Ɔkyerɛ me nan kwan sɛ ɔforote. Ɔma me tena dwoodwoo wɔ mmepɔw mu. 34 Ɔkyerɛ me akodi sɛnea metumi de agyan a ɛyɛ den ako.

35 O Awurade, wobɔ me ho ban, gye me nkwa. Wo hwɛ ama mayɛ kɛse. Wo tumi agye me nkwa. 36 Woabɔ me ho ban afi ɔkyere mu na menhwee ase. 37 Metaa m’atamfo kyere wɔn. Menhome kosi sɛ mɛsɛe wɔn. 38 Mebɔ wɔn hwe fam na wontumi nsɔre. Wɔda hɔ nkogu mu wɔ m’anim. 39 Woma me ahoɔden de ko ɔko no ma midi m’atamfo so. 40 Woma m’atamfo guan fi me ho; mesɛe wɔn a wɔtan me. 41 Wosu pɛ mmoa nanso obi mmegye wɔn. Wɔfrɛ Awurade nanso ommua wɔn. 42 Meyam wɔn ma wɔyɛ sɛ mfutuma a mframa bɔ gu. Mitiatia wɔn so sɛ ɔkwan mu atɛkyɛ. 43 Wugyee me fii adɔnyɛfo nsam ma midii amanaman so; nnipa a minnim wɔn mpo abɛyɛ m’asomfo. 44 Amanfrafo kotow m’anim; wɔte me nne a, wotie m’asɛm. 45 Wɔn akokoduru sa na wofi wɔn abankɛse mu ba ahopopo so.

46 Awurade te ase! Kamfo me gyefo! Pae mu ka Onyankopɔn a ogye me nkwa no kɛseyɛ. 47 Ɔma midi m’atamfo so nkonim; ɔbrɛ aman a wɔhyɛ m’ase no ase. 48 Ogye me fi m’atamfo nsam. O Awurade, ma minni m’atamfo so nkonim, na bɔ me ho ban fi basabasayɛfo nsam. 49 Ɛno nti, mekamfo wo wɔ aman so. Meto ayeyi dwom ma wo. 50 Onyankopɔn ma ne hene di nkonim akɛse; daa ɔda ne dɔ adi kyerɛ nea wayi no, Dawid ne n’asefo daa nyinaa.