The Message

Psalm 120

A Pilgrim Song

11-2 I’m in trouble. I cry to God,
    desperate for an answer:
“Deliver me from the liars, God!
    They smile so sweetly but lie through their teeth.”

3-4 Do you know what’s next, can you see what’s coming,
    all you barefaced liars?
Pointed arrows and burning coals
    will be your reward.

5-7 I’m doomed to live in Meshech,
    cursed with a home in Kedar,
My whole life lived camping
    among quarreling neighbors.
I’m all for peace, but the minute
    I tell them so, they go to war!

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 120

Mmoa mpaebɔ

1Bere a mewɔ ɔhaw mu no, mefrɛɛ Awurade, na ogyee me so.

Awurade, gye me fi atorofo ne nnaadaafo nsam. Mo atorofo, munim nea Onyankopɔn bɛyɛ mo? Munim asotwe a ɔbɛtwe mo? Ɔde asraafo agyan a ano yɛ hwirenhwiren ne gyabiriw a adɔ kɔɔ!

Mo mu tena yɛ tan sɛ Mesek ne Kedar tena. Me ne wɔn a wokyi asomdwoe atena akyɛ! Meka asomdwoe ho asɛm a, wɔpere ɔko.