The Message

Psalm 107

11-3 Oh, thank God—he’s so good!
    His love never runs out.
All of you set free by God, tell the world!
    Tell how he freed you from oppression,
Then rounded you up from all over the place,
    from the four winds, from the seven seas.

4-9 Some of you wandered for years in the desert,
    looking but not finding a good place to live,
Half-starved and parched with thirst,
    staggering and stumbling, on the brink of exhaustion.
Then, in your desperate condition, you called out to God.
    He got you out in the nick of time;
He put your feet on a wonderful road
    that took you straight to a good place to live.
So thank God for his marvelous love,
    for his miracle mercy to the children he loves.
He poured great draughts of water down parched throats;
    the starved and hungry got plenty to eat.

10-16 Some of you were locked in a dark cell,
    cruelly confined behind bars,
Punished for defying God’s Word,
    for turning your back on the High God’s counsel—
A hard sentence, and your hearts so heavy,
    and not a soul in sight to help.
Then you called out to God in your desperate condition;
    he got you out in the nick of time.
He led you out of your dark, dark cell,
    broke open the jail and led you out.
So thank God for his marvelous love,
    for his miracle mercy to the children he loves;
He shattered the heavy jailhouse doors,
    he snapped the prison bars like matchsticks!

17-22 Some of you were sick because you’d lived a bad life,
    your bodies feeling the effects of your sin;
You couldn’t stand the sight of food,
    so miserable you thought you’d be better off dead.
Then you called out to God in your desperate condition;
    he got you out in the nick of time.
He spoke the word that healed you,
    that pulled you back from the brink of death.
So thank God for his marvelous love,
    for his miracle mercy to the children he loves;
Offer thanksgiving sacrifices,
    tell the world what he’s done—sing it out!

23-32 Some of you set sail in big ships;
    you put to sea to do business in faraway ports.
Out at sea you saw God in action,
    saw his breathtaking ways with the ocean:
With a word he called up the wind—
    an ocean storm, towering waves!
You shot high in the sky, then the bottom dropped out;
    your hearts were stuck in your throats.
You were spun like a top, you reeled like a drunk,
    you didn’t know which end was up.
Then you called out to God in your desperate condition;
    he got you out in the nick of time.
He quieted the wind down to a whisper,
    put a muzzle on all the big waves.
And you were so glad when the storm died down,
    and he led you safely back to harbor.
So thank God for his marvelous love,
    for his miracle mercy to the children he loves.
Lift high your praises when the people assemble,
    shout Hallelujah when the elders meet!

33-41 God turned rivers into wasteland,
    springs of water into sunbaked mud;
Luscious orchards became alkali flats
    because of the evil of the people who lived there.
Then he changed wasteland into fresh pools of water,
    arid earth into springs of water,
Brought in the hungry and settled them there;
    they moved in—what a great place to live!
They sowed the fields, they planted vineyards,
    they reaped a bountiful harvest.
He blessed them and they prospered greatly;
    their herds of cattle never decreased.
But abuse and evil and trouble declined
    as he heaped scorn on princes and sent them away.
He gave the poor a safe place to live,
    treated their clans like well-cared-for sheep.

42-43 Good people see this and are glad;
    bad people are speechless, stopped in their tracks.
If you are really wise, you’ll think this over—
    it’s time you appreciated God’s deep love.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 107

NKYƐM A ƐTO SO ANUM

NNWOM 107-150

Onyankopɔn adɔe

1“Monna Awurade ase efisɛ oye; n’adɔe wɔ hɔ daa!” Ti saa asɛm yi mu fa kamfo Awurade, mo a wagye mo. Wagye mo afi mo atamfo nsam.

Ɔde mo afi amanɔnne. Ɔde mo afi apuei ne atɔe, atifi ne anafo. Ebinom nantew sare a ɔkwan nna mu so a wontumi nhu kwan mma kurom mmɛtena mu. Ɔkɔm ne sukɔm dee wɔn maa wɔn anidaso sae. Na wɔn haw mu, wɔfrɛɛ Awurade na ogyee wɔn fii wɔn haw mu. Ɔde wɔn faa ɔkwan tee so baa kurom faako a wobetumi atena. Ɛsɛ sɛ wɔda Awurade ase wɔ ne dɔ a ɛnsa no ne anwonwade a ɔyɛ maa wɔn no ho. Wɔn a sukɔm de wɔn no, ɔma wɔn nsu nom na wɔn a ɔkɔm de wɔn no, ɔde nnepa ahyɛ wɔn ma. 10 Na ebinom a wɔyɛ nneduafo a wɔrehu amane wɔ nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn mu te mmɔborɔ ne sum mu, 11 efisɛ, wɔasɔre atia Otumfoɔ Nyankopɔn mmara na wɔabu n’ahyɛde so. 12 Adwuma a ɛyɛ den ma wɔbrɛe; wɔbɛtew ahwe na wɔrennya obi nso wɔn mu. 13 Afei wɔn haw mu, wɔfrɛɛ Awurade na ogyee wɔn amanehunu no mu. 14 Oyii wɔn fii wɔn mmɔborɔ ne esum no mu bubuu wɔn nkɔnsɔnkɔnsɔn no mu asinasin. 15 Ɛsɛ sɛ wɔda Awurade ase wɔ ne dɔ a ɛnsa da no ne anwonwade a ɔyɛ maa wɔn no ho. 16 Obubu kɔbere apon twitwa nnade mu.

17 Ebinom kwasea nti, wohuu amane wɔ wɔn bɔne ho. 18 Wohu aduan a, wontumi nnyina efisɛ, na wɔreyɛ awuwu. 19 Afei, wɔn haw mu, wɔfrɛɛ Awurade na ogyee wɔn fii wɔn amanehunu mu. 20 Ɔnam ne kasa so saa wɔn yare gyee wɔn fii damoa mu. 21 Ɛsɛ sɛ wɔda Awurade ase wɔ ne dɔ a ɛnsa da no ne anwonwade a ɔyɛ maa wɔn no ho. 22 Ɛsɛ sɛ wɔbɔ afɔre da no ase na wɔto ahosɛpɛw nnwom de kyerɛ nea wayɛ nyinaa.

23 Ebinom tenaa ahyɛn mu wɔ po so a na po so adwumayɛ na wofi mu didi. 24 Wohui sɛ Awurade tumi yɛ anwonwade wɔ po so nso. 25 Ɔkasae mmaa ahum fii ase tui na ɛwosowoo asorɔkye no. 26 Ahyɛn no pagyaw kɔɔ soro na ɛsan bɔ wuraa po no mu, kɔɔ ase pɛɛ. Saa amanehunu yi maa nnipa bo tui 27 ma wokyim tɔɔ ntintan sɛ asabofo. Wɔn suahu nyinaa ho amma mfaso. 28 Afei wɔn haw mu no, wɔfrɛɛ Awurade na ogyee wɔn fii wɔn haw no mu. 29 Ɔbrɛɛ ahum no ase na asorɔkye no yɛɛ dinn. 30 Ɛyɛɛ dinn no, wɔn ani gyei na ɔde wɔn baa hyɛngyinabea a na wɔpɛ sɛ wɔba hɔ no asomdwoe mu. 31 Ɛsɛ sɛ wɔda Awurade ase wɔ ne dɔ a ɛnsa da no ne anwonwade a ɔyɛ maa wɔn no ho. 32 Ɛsɛ sɛ wɔpae mu ka ne kɛseyɛ wɔ nnipa nyinaa anim na wɔkamfo no wɔ agyinatufo mpanyimfo anim.

33 Awurade maa nsubɔnten yoyowee koraa, na otwaa nsuwa teɛ a ɛteɛ so. 34 Ɔmaa asase pa danee sare a nkyene wɔ mu esiane amumɔyɛsɛm a na wɔn a wɔte hɔ no yɛ no nti. 35 Ɔsesaa sare maa nsu twitwaa mmura wɔ hɔ maa nsuwa nso bɔɔ asase kesee so. 36 Ɔmaa wɔn a ɔkɔm de wɔn tenaa hɔ na wɔkyekyeree kurow tenaa mu wɔ hɔ. 37 Woduaa mfuw no mu nnɔbae ne bobe na wotwaa nnɔbae bebree. 38 Ohyiraa ne nkurɔfo ma wɔwoo mma bebree. Wamma wɔn anantwi dodow no so antew.

39 Bere a wodii Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo so na wodii wɔn nya atirimmɔden so no, 40 ne bo fuw weretɔfo no ma wokyinkyinii sare a ɔkwan nna baabiara no so. 41 Nanso ogyee wɔn a ade ahia wɔn no fii wɔn ahokyere mu na ɔmaa wɔn abusua no ase trɛwee. 42 Atreneefo hu eyi ma wɔn ani gye na wɔma amumɔyɛfo nyinaa yɛ komm.

43 Momma wɔn a wɔyɛ anyansafo no nsusuw eyinom ho na wonhu Awurade dɔ a ɛwɔ hɔ daa no.