1In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.
2 Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.
3 For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake lead me, and guide me.
4 Pull me out of the net that they have laid privily for me: for thou art my strength.
5 Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.
6 I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the Lord.
7 I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
8 And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my feet in a large room.
9 Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: mine eye is consumed with grief, yea, my soul and my belly.
10 For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: my strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.
11 I was a reproach among all mine enemies, but especially among my neighbours, and a fear to mine acquaintance: they that did see me without fled from me.
12 I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.
13 For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
14 But I trusted in thee, O Lord: I said, Thou art my God.
15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake.
17 Let me not be ashamed, O Lord; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.
18 Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.
19 Oh how great is thy goodness, which thou hast laid up for them that fear thee; which thou hast wrought for them that trust in thee before the sons of men!
20 Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues.
21 Blessed be the Lord: for he hath shewed me his marvellous kindness in a strong city.
22 For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee.
23 O love the Lord, all ye his saints: for the Lord preserveth the faithful, and plentifully rewardeth the proud doer.
24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord.
Onyankopɔn mu gyidi mpaebɔ
1Mereba wo nkyɛn, Awurade, ama woabɔ me ho ban, na mma wonnni me so nkonim. Woyɛ Onyankopɔn treneeni. Mesrɛ wo sɛ gye me nkwa! 2 Tie me! Gye me nkwa mprempren! Yɛ me guankɔbea na bɔ me ho ban na gye me nkwa. 3 Woyɛ me guankɔbea ne me hwɛfo. Kyerɛ me kwan na di m’anim sɛnea woahyɛ me bɔ no. 4 Gye me fi firi a wɔasum me no mu. Bɔ me ho ban fi amane mu. 5 Mede me ho hyɛ wo hwɛ pa ase. Wubegye me nkwa, Awurade,woyɛ ɔnokwafo Nyankopɔn. 6 Wukyi wɔn a wɔsom anyamehunu, enti mede me ho to wo so. 7 M’ani begye na madi ahurusi esiane wo dɔ a wodɔ me daa nti. Wuhuu m’amanehunu; wunim me haw. 8 Woamma m’atamfo ankyere me; woama mitumi kɔ baabiara a mepɛ.
9 Hu me mmɔbɔ, Awurade, efisɛ, mewɔ ɔhaw mu; masu ama m’ani yɛ me yaw; mabrɛ dodo. 10 Awerɛhow ama mahaw, na osu atew me nkwa nna so. Me haw ama mayɛ mmerɛw, na me nnompe mpo akisa. 11 M’atamfo nyinaa ne m’afɛfo titiriw bɔ me ahohora; nnipa a wonim me suro me. Sɛ wohu me wɔ kwan so a, woguan. 12 Obiara werɛ afi me te sɛ nea mawu. Mete sɛ biribi a wɔatow akyene. 13 Mete sɛ atamfo ka asomsɛm; ahunahuna atwa me ho ahyia. Wɔrepam me tiri so apɛ me akum me.
14 Nanso mede me ho ato wo so, O Awurade; woyɛ me Nyankopɔn. 15 Daa mehyɛ wo hwɛ ase. Gye me fi m’atamfo ne wɔn a wɔtaa me no nsam.
16 Fa ayamye hwɛ wo somfo. Gye me nkwa wɔ wo dɔ a ɛnsa da no mu. 17 Mefrɛ wo se, Awurade, mma m’anim nngu ase. Mmom ma nnebɔneyɛfo anim ngu ase; ma wɔnkɔ asaman komm. 18 Bɔ atorofo ne ahantanfo ne wɔn a wɔka nsɛm tia atreneefo ano.
19 Nnepa a woakora ama wɔn a wɔhyɛ wo anuonyam no yɛ nwonwa. Obiara nim sɛ wo ye, na wobɔ wɔn a wɔde wɔn ho to wo so ho ban.
20 Wode wɔn sie w’anim dwoodwoo fi nnipa nsusuw bɔne ho. Woka wɔn hyɛ wo nwini ase yi wɔn fi atamfo kasatia mu. 21 Kamfo Awurade! Sɛ ɛba sɛ wɔatwa me ho ahyia aba me so no, ne dɔ a oyi no adi kyerɛ me no yɛ nwonwa.
22 Misuroe, na misusuwii sɛ wapam me afi n’anim. Nanso bere a misu frɛɛ no se ɔmmɛboa me no, ɔtee me su.
23 Mo a mugye Awurade di no nyinaa monnɔ no. Awurade bɔ nea ogye no di no ho ban, na ɔtwe ahantanfo aso sɛnea ɛfata wɔn. 24 Mo a mowɔ anidaso wɔ Awurade mu no, monyɛ den. Mo bo nyɛ duru.