1I will sing of the mercies of the Lord for ever: with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.
2 For I have said, Mercy shall be built up for ever: thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens.
3 I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto David my servant,
4 Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne to all generations. Selah.
5 And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O Lord: thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints.
6 For who in the heaven can be compared unto the Lord? who among the sons of the mighty can be likened unto the Lord?
7 God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be had in reverence of all them that are about him.
8 O Lord God of hosts, who is a strong Lord like unto thee? or to thy faithfulness round about thee?
9 Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.
10 Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
11 The heavens are thine, the earth also is thine: as for the world and the fulness thereof, thou hast founded them.
12 The north and the south thou hast created them: Tabor and Hermon shall rejoice in thy name.
13 Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
14 Justice and judgment are the habitation of thy throne: mercy and truth shall go before thy face.
15 Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of thy countenance.
16 In thy name shall they rejoice all the day: and in thy righteousness shall they be exalted.
17 For thou art the glory of their strength: and in thy favour our horn shall be exalted.
18 For the Lord is our defence; and the Holy One of Israel is our king.
19 Then thou spakest in vision to thy holy one, and saidst, I have laid help upon one that is mighty; I have exalted one chosen out of the people.
20 I have found David my servant; with my holy oil have I anointed him:
21 With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.
22 The enemy shall not exact upon him; nor the son of wickedness afflict him.
23 And I will beat down his foes before his face, and plague them that hate him.
24 But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
25 I will set his hand also in the sea, and his right hand in the rivers.
26 He shall cry unto me, Thou art my father, my God, and the rock of my salvation.
27 Also I will make him my firstborn, higher than the kings of the earth.
28 My mercy will I keep for him for evermore, and my covenant shall stand fast with him.
29 His seed also will I make to endure for ever, and his throne as the days of heaven.
30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
33 Nevertheless my lovingkindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
34 My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.
35 Once have I sworn by my holiness that I will not lie unto David.
36 His seed shall endure for ever, and his throne as the sun before me.
37 It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven. Selah.
38 But thou hast cast off and abhorred, thou hast been wroth with thine anointed.
39 Thou hast made void the covenant of thy servant: thou hast profaned his crown by casting it to the ground.
40 Thou hast broken down all his hedges; thou hast brought his strong holds to ruin.
41 All that pass by the way spoil him: he is a reproach to his neighbours.
42 Thou hast set up the right hand of his adversaries; thou hast made all his enemies to rejoice.
43 Thou hast also turned the edge of his sword, and hast not made him to stand in the battle.
44 Thou hast made his glory to cease, and cast his throne down to the ground.
45 The days of his youth hast thou shortened: thou hast covered him with shame. Selah.
46 How long, Lord? wilt thou hide thyself for ever? shall thy wrath burn like fire?
47 Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain?
48 What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
49 Lord, where are thy former lovingkindnesses, which thou swarest unto David in thy truth?
50 Remember, Lord, the reproach of thy servants; how I do bear in my bosom the reproach of all the mighty people;
51 Wherewith thine enemies have reproached, O Lord; wherewith they have reproached the footsteps of thine anointed.
52 Blessed be the Lord for evermore. Amen, and Amen.
Dwom a wɔto ɔman amanehunu bere mu
1O Awurade, daa mɛto wo dɔ a wowɔ daa no ho dwom; mɛda wo nokware no adi daa daa. 2 Minim sɛ wo dɔ no bɛtena daa nyinaa, na wo nokware no tim hɔ te sɛ wim.
3 Wokae se, “Me ne onipa a mayi no no ayɛ apam; mahyɛ me somfo Dawid bɔ. 4 Daa w’aseni na ɔbɛyɛ ɔhene. Mɛhwɛ w’abusua so daa daa.”
5 Ɔsorofo to anwonwade a woyɛ ho dwom; wɔto wo nokware ho dwom, Awurade. 6 Obi nni soro a ɔte sɛ wo, Awurade. Ɔsorofo no biara sɛso nte sɛ wo. 7 Wodi wo ni w’atreneefo agyinatufo mu, na wɔde suro gyina w’anim. 8 Awurade Nyankopɔn Tumfoɔ, obi kɛseyɛ nsen wo. Biribiara mu, O Awurade, woyɛ ɔnokwafo.
9 Wo na wudi ɛpo ne tumi nyinaa so. Wobrɛ n’asorɔkye ase. 10 Wububu ɔtɔfo Rahab kum no. Wonam w’ahoɔden so dii w’atamfo so. 11 Ɔsoro ne asase yɛ wo dea. Wobɔɔ wiase ne nea ɛwɔ mu nyinaa. 12 Wobɔɔ atifi ne anafo. Bepɔw Tabor ne Bepɔw Hermon to dwom ma wo di ahurusi. 13 Wo tumi so! W’ahoɔden nso so!
14 Wokyekyeree w’aheman wɔ trenee ne nokware so. Ɔdɔ ne nokware da adi wɔ nea woyɛ biara mu. 15 Wɔn a wɔto nnwom de som wo no ahotɔ yɛ bebree. Saa ara nso na ɛte wɔ wɔn a wɔte adɔe hann mu no! 16 Esiane wo nti, wɔn ani gye da mu no nyinaa na wɔkamfo wo wɔ wo papayɛ ho. 17 Woma yedi nkonim akɛse; wo dɔ mu na yedi nkonim no. 18 O Awurade, wo na wuyii ɔhwɛfo maa yɛn. O, Israel Nyankopɔn Kronkron, na womaa yɛn yɛn hene.
19 Tete no, anisoadehu mu, woka kyerɛɛ wo somfo nokwafo no se, “M’aboa ɔsraani a wagye din no; mede ahengua no ama obi a mayi no afi nnipa no mu. 20 Mede ngo kronkron asra m’akoa Dawid de akyerɛ sɛ ɔno na masi no ɔhene. 21 M’ahoɔden bɛka ne ho daa; me tumi bɛma no ahoɔden. 22 N’atamfo rentumi nni ne so da. Amumɔyɛfo rentumi nni ne so. 23 Mebubu n’atamfo na makum obiara a ɔtan no. 24 Mɛdɔ no na madi no nokware. Mɛma no adi nkonim daa. 25 Mɛtrɛw n’ahemman mu fi po mu kosi Asu Efrata mu. 26 Ɔbɛka akyerɛ me se, “Wone m’agya ne me Nyankopɔn; wone me hwɛfo ne m’agyenkwa.
27 Mɛyɛ no m’abakan, ahene no mu nyinaa ɔkɛseɛ. 28 Medi bɔ a mɛhyɛ no no so daa. Na apam a me ne no apam no nso, bɛtena hɔ daa daa. 29 N’abusua bɛtena hɔ daa daa te sɛ wim. N’aseni na daa ɔbɛyɛ ɔhene. 30 Nanso sɛ n’asefo anni me mmara so na sɛ wɔantena ase sɛnea me mmara te, 31 sɛ wobu me mmara so na wɔanni me mmara so a, 32 ɛnne, mɛtwe wɔn aso wɔ wɔn bɔne ho na mɛma wɔahu amane wɔ wɔn mfomso ho. 33 Nanso merennyae dɔ a mede dɔ Dawid no na meremmu bɔ a mehyɛɛ no no so. 34 Apam a me ne no hyɛe no nso, meremmu so, na bɔ a mehyɛɛ no no nso, merenyi mu baako mpo. 35 Menam me din kronkron no so ahyɛ no bɔ prɛko. Merentwa Dawid atoro da. 36 Obenya asefo daa na mɛhwɛ n’ahemman so mmere dodow a owia bɔ yi. 37 Ɛbɛyɛ afebɔɔ sɛ ɔsram, ɔdansefo nokwafo a ɔwɔ wim no.”
Nkogu a ɔhene dii ho agyaadwotwa
38 Nanso wo bo afuw ɔhene a wuyii no no; woatew wo ho afi ne ho na woapa no. 39 Woagu apam a wo ne wo somfo pamee no atow n’ahenkyɛw ato atɛkyɛ mu. 40 Woabubu ne kurow no afasuw nyinaa agu fam ama n’abankɛse nyinaa ayɛ amamfo. 41 Wɔn a wotwam wɔ hɔ wia n’agyapade. N’afipamfo serew no. 42 Wode nkonim no ama n’atamfo. Woama wɔn nyinaa anya ahotɔ. 43 Woama n’akode ayɛ ɔkwa, ama wobedi no so wɔ ɔko mu. 44 Woagye n’adehye akyeampoma atow n’ahengua akyene fam. 45 Woama wabɔ akwakoraa mono de aniwu akata ne ho.
46 Awurade, wode wo ho besie afebɔɔ? W’abufuw bɛhyew sɛ ogya akosi da bɛn? 47 Kae tiaa a me nkwa nna yɛ. Kae sɛ wobɔɔ yɛn nyinaa sɛ adasamma! 48 Hena na ɔbɛtena ase a ɔrenwu da? Ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na ɔdasani atew ne ho afi damoa ho?
49 Awurade, wo dɔ a na wowɔ kan no ho nsɛnkyerɛnne bi wɔ he? Bɔ a wohyɛɛ Dawid no bi wɔ he? 50 Mma wo werɛ mmfi kasatia a me a meyɛ wo somfo, wɔkasa tia me no ne sɛnea minya boasetɔ ma abosonsomfo nnome no. 51 W’atamfo kasa tia wo hene a woayi no no, O Awurade! Baabiara a ɔbɛfa no, wɔkasa tia no.
52 Kamfo Awurade daa daa!