The Message

Psalm 54

A David Psalm, When the Ziphites Reported to Saul, “David Is Hiding Out with Us”

11-2 God, for your sake, help me!
    Use your influence to clear me.
Listen, God—I’m desperate.
    Don’t be too busy to hear me.

Outlaws are out to get me,
    hit men are trying to kill me.
Nothing will stop them;
    God means nothing to them.

4-5 Oh, look! God’s right here helping!
    God’s on my side,
Evil is looping back on my enemies.
    Don’t let up! Finish them off!

6-7 I’m ready now to worship, so ready.
    I thank you, God—you’re so good.
You got me out of every scrape,
    and I saw my enemies get it.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 54

Ogye mpaebɔ

1Gye me wo tumi mu, O Onyankopɔn; ma menne me ho, wo tumi mu! Tie me mpaebɔ, O Onyankopɔn; tie me nsɛm! Ahantanfo reba me so. Atirimɔdenfo pɛ sɛ wokum me; wɔn a wonsuro Onyankopɔn.

Nanso Onyankopɔn ne me boafo. Awurade ne me hwɛfo. Awurade nnyina m’atamfo bɔne so ntwe wɔn aso. Ɔbɛsɛe wɔn efisɛ, ɔyɛ ɔnokwafo. Mede anigye bɛbɔ wo afɔre, O Awurade; mɛda wo ase efisɛ, wuye.

Woagye me afi me haw nyinaa mu, na mahu sɛ woadi m’atamfo so.