King James Version

Psalm 71

1In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion.

Deliver me in thy righteousness, and cause me to escape: incline thine ear unto me, and save me.

Be thou my strong habitation, whereunto I may continually resort: thou hast given commandment to save me; for thou art my rock and my fortress.

Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man.

For thou art my hope, O Lord God: thou art my trust from my youth.

By thee have I been holden up from the womb: thou art he that took me out of my mother's bowels: my praise shall be continually of thee.

I am as a wonder unto many; but thou art my strong refuge.

Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.

Cast me not off in the time of old age; forsake me not when my strength faileth.

10 For mine enemies speak against me; and they that lay wait for my soul take counsel together,

11 Saying, God hath forsaken him: persecute and take him; for there is none to deliver him.

12 O God, be not far from me: O my God, make haste for my help.

13 Let them be confounded and consumed that are adversaries to my soul; let them be covered with reproach and dishonour that seek my hurt.

14 But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more.

15 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof.

16 I will go in the strength of the Lord God: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only.

17 O God, thou hast taught me from my youth: and hitherto have I declared thy wondrous works.

18 Now also when I am old and greyheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.

19 Thy righteousness also, O God, is very high, who hast done great things: O God, who is like unto thee!

20 Thou, which hast shewed me great and sore troubles, shalt quicken me again, and shalt bring me up again from the depths of the earth.

21 Thou shalt increase my greatness, and comfort me on every side.

22 I will also praise thee with the psaltery, even thy truth, O my God: unto thee will I sing with the harp, O thou Holy One of Israel.

23 My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and my soul, which thou hast redeemed.

24 My tongue also shall talk of thy righteousness all the day long: for they are confounded, for they are brought unto shame, that seek my hurt.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 71

Akwakoraa mpaebɔ

1Awurade, maba wo nkyɛn sɛ ma me guankɔbea. Mma wonnni me so da! Esiane sɛ woyɛ ɔtreneeni nti, boa me na gye me. Tie me na gye me nkwa! Fa me sie wɔ wo nwini ase ne w’abankɛse mu, fa bɔ me ho ban; wone me guankɔbea ne me hwɛfo. Me Nyankopɔn gye me fi amumɔyɛfo ne atirimɔdenfo tumi ne nnebɔneyɛfo nsam. Awurade, m’ani da wo so. Mede me ho too wo so bere a na misua. Me nkwa nna nyinaa, mede me ho ato wo so. Efi bere a wɔwoo me, woabɔ me ho ban. Mɛkamfo wo daa. M’abrabɔ ayɛ nhwɛso ama nnipa pii efisɛ, woyɛ me gyefo a woyɛ den. Fi anɔpa kosi anwummere, mekamfo na meda w’anuonyam adi.

Afei a magow yi, mpa me. Afei a mayɛ mmerɛw yi, mpa me. 10 M’atamfo pɛ sɛ wokum me. Wɔkasa kɔ me tiri so apam. 11 Wɔka se, “Onyankopɔn agyaw no hɔ; momma yenni n’akyi nkɔkyere no na obiara nni hɔ a obegye no.” 12 Ntew wo ho ntena akyiri, O Onyankopɔn; me Nyankopɔn, yɛ ntɛm begye me. 13 Ma wɔn a wɔtaa me no nni nkogu na wɔnsɛe wɔn. Ma wɔn a wɔpɛ sɛ wopira me ani nwu na wɔn anim ngu ase. 14 Daa mede m’ani bɛto wo so; mɛkɔ so akamfo wo daa daa. 15 Mɛka w’ayamye akyerɛ. Fi anɔpa kosi anwummere nyinaa mɛka wo nkwagye ho asɛm; emu yɛ duru sen me ntease. 16 Mɛkamfo wo tumi, Otumfoɔ Awurade. Mɛpae mu aka w’adɔe ho asɛm; wo nkutoo de. 17 Woakyerɛ me fi me mmofraase na mekɔ so ka w’anwonwasɛm ho asɛm. 18 Afei a mabɔ akwakoraa na me ti so afuw dwen yi, nnyaw me, O Onyankopɔn! Ka me ho bere a mepae mu ka wo tumi ne wo kɛseyɛ ho asɛm kyerɛ nkyirimma nyinaa no. 19 Wo treneeyɛ, Onyankopɔn, du wim. Woayɛ nneɛma akɛse; obi nte sɛ wo. 20 Woama ɔhaw ne amanehunu aba me so de, nanso wobɛma manya ahoɔden bio; wobɛtwe me afi damoa ho. 21 Wobɛyɛ me kɛse asen daa. Wobɛkyekye me werɛ bio.

22 Mede sanku bɛkamfo wo. Me Nyankopɔn, mɛkamfo wo nokware. Me sanku so mɛbɔ nnwom ama wo, Israel ɔkronkronni. 23 Migu so rebɔ no, mɛteɛm anigye so. Mede me nipadua nyinaa bɛto dwom efisɛ, woagye me nkwa. 24 Fi anɔpa kosi anwummere nyinaa mɛka wo treneeyɛ ho asɛm akyerɛ efisɛ, wɔn a wɔpɛ sɛ wɔhaw me no, woadi wɔn so nkonim ama wɔn anim agu ase.