The Message

Psalm 2

11-6 Why the big noise, nations?
Why the mean plots, peoples?
Earth-leaders push for position,
Demagogues and delegates meet for summit talks,
The God-deniers, the Messiah-defiers:
“Let’s get free of God!
Cast loose from Messiah!”
Heaven-throned God breaks out laughing.
At first he’s amused at their presumption;
Then he gets good and angry.
Furiously, he shuts them up:
“Don’t you know there’s a King in Zion? A coronation banquet
Is spread for him on the holy summit.”

7-9 Let me tell you what God said next.
He said, “You’re my son,
And today is your birthday.
What do you want? Name it:
Nations as a present? continents as a prize?
You can command them all to dance for you,
Or throw them out with tomorrow’s trash.”

10-12 So, rebel-kings, use your heads;
Upstart-judges, learn your lesson:
Worship God in adoring embrace,
Celebrate in trembling awe. Kiss Messiah!
Your very lives are in danger, you know;
His anger is about to explode,
But if you make a run for God—you won’t regret it!

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 2

Ɔhene a Onyankopɔn ayi no

1Adɛn nti na amanaman hyehyɛ adɔnyɛ ho? Adɛn nti na nnipa bɔ pɔw a ɛho nhia? Wɔn ahemfo asɔre, wɔn sodifo ka bom bɔ pɔw tia Awurade ne ɔhene a wɔayi no no. Wɔka se, “Momma yɛntwe yɛn ho mfi wɔn mmara ne wɔn tumi ase.”

Nanso Awurade te n’ahengua so serew, di wɔn nhyehyɛe hunu no ho fɛw. Ɔbɔ wɔn kɔkɔ abufuw so, yi wɔn hu abufuhyew mu.

Ɔka se, “Masi me hene wɔ Sion bepɔw kronkron no so.”

Nea wasi no hene no bua se, “Mɛka asɛm a Awurade apae mu aka no. Ɔka kyerɛɛ me se, ‘Woyɛ me babarima; ɛnnɛ mayɛ w’agya. Bisa me na mede wiase aman nyinaa bɛhyɛ wo nsa; asase nyinaa bɛyɛ wo dea. Wode dade poma bedi wɔn so, na woabobɔ wɔn sɛ ɔnwemfo nhina.’“

10 Mo ahene, muntie saa kɔkɔbɔ yi. Mo a mudi aman so wɔ wiase, munsua sɛ: 11 Mobɛsom Awurade osuro mu. 12 Momma mo ho mpopo na monkotow no. Sɛ anyɛ saa a, ne bo befuw na moawu prɛko pɛ. Nhyira nka wɔn a woguan kɔtoa no.