The Message

Psalm 105

11-6 Hallelujah!

Thank God! Pray to him by name!
    Tell everyone you meet what he has done!
Sing him songs, belt out hymns,
    translate his wonders into music!
Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs,
    you who seek God. Live a happy life!
Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works;
    be alert for signs of his presence.
Remember the world of wonders he has made,
    his miracles, and the verdicts he’s rendered—
        O seed of Abraham, his servant,
        O child of Jacob, his chosen.

7-15 He’s God, our God,
    in charge of the whole earth.
And he remembers, remembers his Covenant—
    for a thousand generations he’s been as good as his word.
It’s the Covenant he made with Abraham,
    the same oath he swore to Isaac,
The very statute he established with Jacob,
    the eternal Covenant with Israel,
Namely, “I give you the land.
    Canaan is your hill-country inheritance.”
When they didn’t count for much,
    a mere handful, and strangers at that,
Wandering from country to country,
    drifting from pillar to post,
He permitted no one to abuse them.
    He told kings to keep their hands off:
“Don’t you dare lay a hand on my anointed,
    don’t hurt a hair on the heads of my prophets.”

16-22 Then he called down a famine on the country,
    he broke every last blade of wheat.
But he sent a man on ahead:
    Joseph, sold as a slave.
They put cruel chains on his ankles,
    an iron collar around his neck,
Until God’s word came to the Pharaoh,
    and God confirmed his promise.
God sent the king to release him.
    The Pharaoh set Joseph free;
He appointed him master of his palace,
    put him in charge of all his business
To personally instruct his princes
    and train his advisors in wisdom.

23-42 Then Israel entered Egypt,
    Jacob immigrated to the Land of Ham.
God gave his people lots of babies;
    soon their numbers alarmed their foes.
He turned the Egyptians against his people;
    they abused and cheated God’s servants.
Then he sent his servant Moses,
    and Aaron, whom he also chose.
They worked marvels in that spiritual wasteland,
    miracles in the Land of Ham.
He spoke, “Darkness!” and it turned dark—
    they couldn’t see what they were doing.
He turned all their water to blood
    so that all their fish died;
He made frogs swarm through the land,
    even into the king’s bedroom;
He gave the word and flies swarmed,
    gnats filled the air.
He substituted hail for rain,
    he stabbed their land with lightning;
He wasted their vines and fig trees,
    smashed their groves of trees to splinters;
With a word he brought in locusts,
    millions of locusts, armies of locusts;
They consumed every blade of grass in the country
    and picked the ground clean of produce;
He struck down every firstborn in the land,
    the first fruits of their virile powers.
He led Israel out, their arms filled with loot,
    and not one among his tribes even stumbled.
Egypt was glad to have them go—
    they were scared to death of them.
God spread a cloud to keep them cool through the day
    and a fire to light their way through the night;
They prayed and he brought quail,
    filled them with the bread of heaven;
He opened the rock and water poured out;
    it flowed like a river through that desert—
All because he remembered his Covenant,
    his promise to Abraham, his servant.

43-45 Remember this! He led his people out singing for joy;
    his chosen people marched, singing their hearts out!
He made them a gift of the country they entered,
    helped them seize the wealth of the nations
So they could do everything he told them—
    could follow his instructions to the letter.


Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 105

Onyankopɔn ne ne nkurɔfo

1Monna Awurade ase; monna ne kɛseyɛ adi. Ka nea wayɛ kyerɛ aman. Monto ayeyi nnwom mma Awurade! Monka anwonwade a wayɛ no nkyerɛ. Momma mo ani nnye sɛ yɛyɛ ne de. Momma wɔn a wɔsom no no nyinaa ho nsɛpɛw wɔn. Monkɔ Awurade nkyɛn na ɔmmoa mo na monkɔ so nsom na daa.

Mo Abraham asefo, n’asomfo; mo Yakob asefo, ɔbarima a oyii no, monkae anwonwade a Onyankopɔn yɛe ne atɛn a obui. Awurade yɛ yɛn Nyankopɔn. Ne mmara wɔ hɔ ma wiase nyinaa. Obedi n’apam so daa daa ne ne bɔhyɛ so kosi nkyirimma mpempem so. Obedi apam a ɔne Abraham pamee no ne bɔ a ɔhyɛɛ Isak no so. 10 Awurade ne Yakob yɛɛ apam a ɛbɛtena hɔ daa daa. 11 Ɔkae se, “Mede Kanaan asase no bɛma wo na ɛbɛyɛ wo de.” 12 Na Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo a wɔwɔ Kanaan no sua, na na wɔyɛ amamfrafo nso. 13 Wofi aman so kɔɔ aman so; fi ahemman mu kɔɔ ahemman mu. 14 Nanso Onyankopɔn amma obi anhyɛ wɔn so; ɔbɔɔ ahene no kɔkɔ sɛ wɔmmɔ wɔn ho ban. Ɔkae se, 15 “Monnhaw m’asomfo a mayi wɔn; mommfa mo nsa nnka m’adiyifo.”

16 Awurade maa ɔkɔm kɛse bae wɔn man mu hɔ, na ɔfaa wɔn nnuan nyinaa. 17 Nanso ɔsomaa ɔbarima bi dii wɔn anim; Yosef a wɔtɔn no sɛ akoa no. 18 Woguu ne nan nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn, na wɔde ne kɔn hyɛɛ dabedan mu, 19 kosii sɛ nea ɔhyɛɛ ho nkɔm no baa mu. Awurade asɛm daa n’asɛm no mu nokware adi. 20 Afei Misraimhene ma wogyaa no; aman so hene gyaa no. 21 Ɔde no fraa n’amammufo mu yɛɛ no asase no nyinaa so panyin, 22 a na odi ɔhene no mpanyimfo nyinaa so, na ɔwɔ tumi sɛ ɔkyerɛ n’afotufo no nea wɔnyɛ.

23 Afei, Yakob kɔɔ Misraim kɔtenaa ɔman no mu. 24 Awurade maa ne nkurɔfo woo mma bebree na ɔyɛɛ wɔn den sen wɔn atamfo. 25 Ɔmaa Misraimfo no tanee ne nkurɔfo ani na wosisii n’asomfo no.

26 Afei ɔsomaa ne somfo Mose ne Aaron a wayi wɔn no. 27 Wɔyɛɛ Onyankopɔn tumidwuma yɛɛ anwonwade wɔ Misraim. 28 Onyankopɔn maa sum durui ɔman no mu, nanso Misraimfo no antie ne mmara no. 29 Ɔmaa wɔn nsu nyinaa danee mogya, kum mu mpataa nyinaa. 30 Mpɔtorɔ bu faa ɔman no so kosii sɛ ahemfi hɔ nyinaa danee mpɔtorɔ. 31 Onyankopɔn hyɛe maa nwansena ne ntontom baa ɔman no mu bɔrebɔre. 32 Ɔmaa asukɔtwea ne anyinam danee nsu tɔe wɔ asase no so, 33 sɛee wɔn bobe ne wɔn borɔdɔma bubuu nnua nyinaa gui. 34 Ɔhyɛe maa mmoadabi bae wɔn dodow mu 35 bɛsɛee asase no so mfumduan nyinaa.

36 Okum Misraimfo mmarima a wɔyɛ mmakan nyinaa. 37 Afei odii Israelfo no anim de wɔn puei. Wɔsoaa dwetɛ ne sikakɔkɔɔ a na wɔn nyinaa wɔ apɔwmuden ne ahoɔden. 38 Na Misraimfo no suro wɔn nti, wotu fii hɔ no, wɔn ani gyei.

39 Onyankopɔn maa omununkum kataa ne nkurɔfo so, na ogya maa wɔn hann de kyerɛɛ wɔn kwan anadwo. 40 Wobisae na ɔmaa wɔn mmoko. Ɔmaa aduan fi soro bae na wodi mee. 41 Obuee ɔbotan mu maa nsu fii mu bae ma ɛfaa sare no so nyinaa sɛ asubɔnten. 42 Ɔkaee bɔ kronkron bi a ɔhyɛɛ Abraham no.

43 Enti odii ne nkurɔfo no anim de wɔn puei, na wɔtoo nnwom teɛteɛɛm ahosɛpɛw so. 44 Ɔde nnipa foforo bi nsase maa wɔn ma wɔfaa wɔn mfuw no. 45 Sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a ne nkurɔfo bedi ne mmara ne n’ahyɛde nyinaa so.