The Message

Psalm 101

A David Psalm

11-8 My theme song is God’s love and justice,
    and I’m singing it right to you, God.
I’m finding my way down the road of right living,
    but how long before you show up?
I’m doing the very best I can,
    and I’m doing it at home, where it counts.
I refuse to take a second look
    at corrupting people and degrading things.
I reject made-in-Canaan gods,
    stay clear of contamination.
The crooked in heart keep their distance;
    I refuse to shake hands with those who plan evil.
I put a gag on the gossip
    who bad-mouths his neighbor;
I can’t stand
    arrogance.
But I have my eye on salt-of-the-earth people—
    they’re the ones I want working with me;
Men and women on the straight and narrow—
    these are the ones I want at my side.
But no one who traffics in lies
    gets a job with me; I have no patience with liars.
I’ve rounded up all the wicked like cattle
    and herded them right out of the country.
I purged God’s city
    of all who make a business of evil.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 101

Ɔhene bɔhyɛ

1Me dwom yi fa nokware ne trenee ho, na meto ma wo, Awurade.

Me suban bɛyɛ pɛ. Da bɛn na wobɛba me nkyɛn? Mɛtena ase kronn wɔ me fi, na meremma bɔne kwan. Mekyi wɔn a wɔtwe wɔn ho fi Onyankopɔn ho no. Me ne wɔn nni biribiara yɛ. Merenni atoro na me ne bɔne nnya biribiara nyɛ. Mɛtwe me ho afi obi a odi ne yɔnko ho nseku no ho. Na me ne onipa a ɔyɛ ahantan ne atutupɛ remmɔ. Megye wɔn a wodi Onyankopɔn nokware atom na me ne wɔn atena m’ahemfi. Wɔn a wodi nokware pa ara no na mɛma wɔasom me. Ɔtorofo biara rentena m’ahemfi. Na nyaatwomni biara nso remma m’anim. Adekyee biara, mɛsɛe amumɔyɛfo a wɔwɔ asase yi so, na mapam nnebɔneyɛfo afi Awurade kurow mu.