King James Version

Psalm 35

1Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.

Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.

Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord chase them.

Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the Lord persecute them.

For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.

Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.

And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation.

10 All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?

11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:

16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.

21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.

22 This thou hast seen, O Lord: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.

23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

24 Judge me, O Lord my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.

25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.

26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.

27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 35

Mmoa mpaebɔ

1Tia wɔn a wotia me, Awurade, na ko tia wɔn a wɔko tia me! Fa wo kyɛm ne wo nkatabo begye me. Ma wo peaw ne w’abonnua so tia wɔn a wɔtaa me. Ka kyerɛ me se wubegye me. Wɔn a wɔpɛ sɛ wokum me no, di wɔn so na gu wɔn anim ase! Na wɔn a wɔyɛ adwene tia me no ma wɔnsan wɔn akyi na wɔn adwene nyɛ basaa. Ma wɔnyɛ sɛ ntɛtɛ a mframa bɔ gu wɔ bere a Awurade taa wɔn no! Ma wɔn akwan nnuru sum na emu nyɛ toro bere a Awurade bɔfo bɔ wɔn hwe fam no! Wosum me firi kwa na wotuu amoa tenten sɛ mentɔ mu. Nanso ansa na wobehu no na ɔsɛe akyere wɔn dedaw. Wɔn ara wɔn firi beyi wɔn na ɛde wɔn akɔ sɛe mu.

Na Awurade nti, m’ani begye; menya ahotɔ efisɛ, wagye me nkwa. 10 Mifi me koma nyinaa mu bɛka akyerɛ Awurade se, “Obi nte sɛ wo. Wobɔ ahoɔmmerɛwfo ho ban fi ahoɔdenfo ho, ɛnna wobɔ mmɔborɔfo nso ho ban fi asisifo ho.

11 Nnebɔneyɛfo di adanse tia me na wɔde bɔne a minnim ho hwee to me so. 12 Wɔde bɔne tua papa a meyɛ so ka nam so ma mepa abaw. 13 Nanso bere a wɔyaree no, mifuraa ayiasetam na mannidi nso; misii me ti ase bɔɔ mpae 14 sɛnea mɛbɔ mpae ama adamfo anaa onua bi. Mekɔɔ so twaa agyaadwo sɛ obi a ɔresu ne na. 15 Nanso ɔhaw too me no, wɔn nyinaa ani gyei, boaa wɔn ho ano, dii me ho fɛw. Amamfrafo hwee me, na wɔkɔɔ so hwee me ara. 16 Wɔhwɛɛ me ɔtan so te sɛ nnipa a wodi obubuafo ho fɛw.

17 Awurade, wobɛkɔ so ahwɛ wɔn saa ara akosi da bɛn? Gye me fi wɔn nsam. Gye me nkwa fi saa agyata yi nsam. 18 Na mɛda wo ase wɔ wo manfo anim. Mɛkamfo wo wɔ wɔn nyinaa anim.

19 Mma m’atamfo, saa atorofo no, nni me nkogu no ho ahurusi. Mma wɔn a wɔtan me kwa nni m’awerɛhow ho ahurusi. 20 Wɔnkasa sɛ nnamfo; na mmom wɔfa akwan horow so twa asomdwoepɛfo ho atoro. 21 Wɔteɛm ka to me so se, “Yehuu nea woyɛe no!” 22 Nanso wo, O Awurade, woahu eyi. Enti nyɛ komm, Awurade; ntew wo ho nkɔ akyiri!

23 Keka wo ho, O Awurade, na bɔ me ho ban. Sɔre, me Nyankopɔn, na ka ma me. 24 Woyɛ ɔtreneeni; O Awurade, enti bu me bem. Mma m’atamfo nni ahurusi wɔ m’amanehunu ho. 25 Mma wonnsise wɔn ho se, “Yɛapam no afi yɛn ho, na saa na na yɛrehwehwɛ!” 26 Ma wɔn a wodi ahurusi wɔ m’amanehunu ho no nni nkogu koraa, na wɔn adwene nyɛ basabasa; ma aniwu ne animguase nka wɔn a wɔka se woye sen me no. 27 Ma wɔn a wɔpɛ sɛ wohu sɛ wɔagyaa me no nteɛteɛm ahosɛpɛw so se, “Awurade so! N’ani sɔ ne somfo nkonimdi.” 28 Na mɛpae mu maka wo treneeyɛ na mɛkamfo wo daa nyinaa.