King James Version

Psalm 55

1Give ear to my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication.

Attend unto me, and hear me: I mourn in my complaint, and make a noise;

Because of the voice of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked: for they cast iniquity upon me, and in wrath they hate me.

My heart is sore pained within me: and the terrors of death are fallen upon me.

Fearfulness and trembling are come upon me, and horror hath overwhelmed me.

And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

Lo, then would I wander far off, and remain in the wilderness. Selah.

I would hasten my escape from the windy storm and tempest.

Destroy, O Lord, and divide their tongues: for I have seen violence and strife in the city.

10 Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.

11 Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

12 For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:

13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.

14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.

15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.

16 As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord shall save me.

17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

18 He hath delivered my soul in peace from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.

19 God shall hear, and afflict them, even he that abideth of old. Selah. Because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.

20 He hath put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him: he hath broken his covenant.

21 The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet were they drawn swords.

22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never suffer the righteous to be moved.

23 But thou, O God, shalt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in thee.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 55

Adamfo a n’adamfo ayi no ama mpaebɔ

1O Onyankopɔn, tie me mpaebɔ. Nnan wo ho nkyerɛ me nkotosrɛ! Tie me na bua me! Me dadwene ama mabrɛ. M’atamfo ahunahuna abɔ me hu na amumɔyɛfo nyadi abubu me. Wɔma ɔhaw ba me so; wɔn bo afuw me, na wɔtan me. Mabɔ hu na owu ahunahuna abubu me. Ehu ne ahopopo akyekyere me. Ahohuru afa me. Sɛ mewɔ ntaban sɛ aburuburu a, anka metu akɔpɛ homebea akyirikyiri. Anka metu akɔ akyirikyiri akɔkyekyere fi wɔ sare so. Anka, ntɛm so, mɛpɛ hintabea afi mframa a ano yɛ den ne ahum ano.

O Awurade! Toto m’atamfo kasa. Mihu basabasayɛ wɔ kuropɔn no mu 10 awia ne anadwo ama bɔne ne ɔhaw ahyɛ no ma. 11 Amumɔyɛ wɔ baabiara. Nsisi ne nnaadaa ahyɛ mmɔnten so ma.

12 Sɛ ɛyɛɛ ɔtamfo na ɔreserew me a, anka metumi agyina ano; sɛ ɛyɛɛ ɔtamfo na ɔrehoahoa ne ho kyerɛ me a, anka metumi de me ho asie no. 13 Nanso, ɛyɛ wo, me yɔnko pa. 14 Me ne wo aka atirimsɛm asom wɔ Hyiadan baako mu.

15 M’atamfo nwuwu ansa na wɔn bere aso. Ma wɔnkɔ asaman anikan. Bɔne wɔ wɔn afi ne wɔn koma mu. 16 Nanso misu frɛ Awurade Nyankopɔn sɛ ɔmmoa me na obegye me nkwa nso. 17 Anɔpa, awia, anadwo, me nsɛm ne m’apinisi kɔ ne nkyɛn na ɔbɛte me nne. 18 Ɔde me befi ɔko a mereko atia m’atamfo dodow no mu no aba dwoodwoo.

19 Onyankopɔn a wadi hene fi tete no betie me na wadi wɔn so efisɛ, wɔmpɛ sɛ wɔsakra, na wonsuro no nso.

20 Me yɔnko a odi kan kɔɔ ne nnamfonom so. Wanni ne bɔhyɛ so. 21 Na n’ano asɛm yɛ dɛ sen wo, nanso na ɔtan wɔ ne koma mu. Ne nsɛm yɛ brɛoo sɛ ngo, nanso etwa te sɛ nkrante a ɛyɛ nnam.

22 Gyaa wo haw mu ma Awurade na ɔbɛko agye wo. Ɔremma ɔnokwafo nni nkogu. 23 Nanso, wo, O Onyankopɔn, bɛma awudifo ne atorofo akɔ wɔn damoa mu ansa na wɔawie wɔn nkwa nna fa. Me de, mede me ho meto wo so.