The Message

Psalm 41

A David Psalm

11-3 Dignify those who are down on their luck;
    you’ll feel good—that’s what God does.
God looks after us all,
    makes us robust with life—
Lucky to be in the land,
    we’re free from enemy worries.
Whenever we’re sick and in bed,
    God becomes our nurse,
    nurses us back to health.

4-7 I said, “God, be gracious!
    Put me together again—
    my sins have torn me to pieces.”
My enemies are wishing the worst for me;
    they make bets on what day I will die.
If someone comes to see me,
    he mouths empty platitudes,
All the while gathering gossip about me
    to entertain the street-corner crowd.
These “friends” who hate me
    whisper slanders all over town.
They form committees
    to plan misery for me.

8-9 The rumor goes out, “He’s got some dirty,
    deadly disease. The doctors
    have given up on him.”
Even my best friend, the one I always told everything
    —he ate meals at my house all the time!—
    has bitten my hand.

10 God, give grace, get me up on my feet.
    I’ll show them a thing or two.

11-12 Meanwhile, I’m sure you’re on my side—
    no victory shouts yet from the enemy camp!
You know me inside and out, you hold me together,
    you never fail to stand me tall in your presence
    so I can look you in the eye.

13 Blessed is God, Israel’s God,
    always, always, always.
    Yes. Yes. Yes.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 41

Ɔyarefo mpaebɔ

1Nhyira nka wɔn a ahiafo asɛm yɛ wɔn asɛnhia. Awurade bɛboa wɔn wɔ wɔn haw mu. Awurade bɛbɔ wɔn ne wɔn nkwa ho ban de wɔn asie. Ɔbɛma wɔn ahotɔ wɔ asase no so. Ɔrennyaa wɔn mma wɔn atamfo tumi. Awurade bɛboa wɔn wɔn yare mu na wasa wɔn yare.

Mekae se, “Mayɛ bɔne atia wo, Awurade; hu me mmɔbɔ na sa me yare.” M’atamfo ka atirimmɔdensɛm fa me ho. Wɔpɛ sɛ miwu na werɛ fi me. Wɔn a wobehu me no nyɛ nokwafo. Wɔboa nsɛm a ennim wɔ me ho no ano na wɔakɔka wɔ mmaa nyinaa. Wɔn a wɔtan me no keka me ho asomsɛm kyerɛ wɔn ho wɔn ho. Wɔbɔ wɔn tirim ka nea ennim fa me ho. Wɔka se, “Ne yare no mu yɛ den. Ɔrensɔre mfi ne mpa so bio.”

Mpo, me yɔnko pa ara a mede me ho too ne so; nea me ne no too nsa didii, asɔre atia me. 10 Hu me mmɔbɔ, Awurade, na sa me yare, na metua m’atamfo so ka. 11 Wɔrenni me so nkonim na minim sɛ w’ani sɔ me. 12 Wobɛboa me efisɛ, meyɛ ade trenee. Wode me besie wo nkyɛn daa daa.

13 Kamfo Awurade, Israel Nyankopɔn. Kamfo no nnɛ ne daa nyinaa!

Amen! Amen!