The Message

Psalm 124

A Pilgrim Song of David

11-5 If God hadn’t been for us
    —all together now, Israel, sing out!—
If God hadn’t been for us
    when everyone went against us,
We would have been swallowed alive
    by their violent anger,
Swept away by the flood of rage,
    drowned in the torrent;
We would have lost our lives
    in the wild, raging water.

Oh, blessed be God!
    He didn’t go off and leave us.
He didn’t abandon us defenseless,
    helpless as a rabbit in a pack of snarling dogs.

We’ve flown free from their fangs,
    free of their traps, free as a bird.
Their grip is broken;
    we’re free as a bird in flight.

God’s strong name is our help,
    the same God who made heaven and earth.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 124

Onyankopɔn bɔ ne nkurɔfo ho ban

1Sɛ Awurade nni yɛn afa a, anka yɛbɛyɛ dɛn? Bua, O Israel! “Sɛ Awurade nni yɛn afa na yɛn atamfo baa yɛn so no a, anka wɔn abufuhyew a etia yɛn no, wɔbɛmene yɛn anikann; na anka nsuyiri no bɛtwe yɛn akɔ na nsu no akata yɛn so ama ɔhweam a ano yɛ den no afa yɛn.”

Momma yɛnna Awurade a wamma yɛn atamfo ho kwan amma wɔansɛe yɛn no ase. Yɛaguan te sɛ anomaa a wafi ɔbɔmmɔfo afiri mu afi. Afiri no abubu ama yɛanya kwan afi mu.

Yɛn mmoa fi Awurade a ɔbɔɔ soro ne asase no nkyɛn.