The Message

Psalm 57

A David Psalm, When He Hid in a Cave from Saul

11-3 Be good to me, God—and now!
    I’ve run to you for dear life.
I’m hiding out under your wings
    until the hurricane blows over.
I call out to High God,
    the God who holds me together.
He sends orders from heaven and saves me,
    he humiliates those who kick me around.
God delivers generous love,
    he makes good on his word.

I find myself in a pride of lions
    who are wild for a taste of human flesh;
Their teeth are lances and arrows,
    their tongues are sharp daggers.

Soar high in the skies, O God!
    Cover the whole earth with your glory!

They booby-trapped my path;
    I thought I was dead and done for.
They dug a mantrap to catch me,
    and fell in headlong themselves.

7-8 I’m ready, God, so ready,
    ready from head to toe,
Ready to sing, ready to raise a tune:
    “Wake up, soul!
Wake up, harp! wake up, lute!
    Wake up, you sleepyhead sun!”

9-10 I’m thanking you, God, out loud in the streets,
    singing your praises in town and country.
The deeper your love, the higher it goes;
    every cloud is a flag to your faithfulness.

11 Soar high in the skies, O God!
    Cover the whole earth with your glory!

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 57

Mmoa mpaebɔ

1Hu me mmɔbɔ, O Onyankopɔn, hu me mmɔbɔ efisɛ, merebɛpɛ guankɔbea wo nkyɛn. Wo ntaban ase nwini bɔ me ho ban kosi sɛ asorɔkye a ɛrehuru no dwo. Misu frɛ Onyankopɔn, Ɔsorosoroni no; Onyankopɔn a ɔma me nea ehia me nyinaa no. Obegye me so wɔ soro hɔ na wagye me nkwa. Obedi wɔn a wɔhyɛ me so so nkonim. Onyankopɔn bɛma mahu ne dɔ a ɔde dɔ me daa ne ne nokware. Atamfo a wɔte sɛ agyata a wɔwe nnipa na atwa me ho ahyia. Wɔn se te sɛ mpeaw ne mmɛmma, na wɔn tɛkrɛma te sɛ nkrante nnamnnam. O Onyankopɔn, kyerɛ wo kɛseyɛ wɔ wim, na kyerɛ w’anuonyam wɔ wiase mmaa nyinaa.

M’atamfo atrɛw asau mu pɛ sɛ wɔde kyere me; amanehunu ahyɛ me so. Wotuu amoa wɔ me kwan mu, nanso wɔn ara na wɔtɔɔ mu.

Mewɔ gyidi dennen, O Onyankopɔn; mɛto dwom na makamfo wo. Keka wo ho, me kra. Keka wo ho sanku ne bɛnta so. Mɛkanyan owia. Mɛda wo ase, O Awurade, akyerɛ aman. Mɛkamfo wo akyerɛ nnipa. 10 Wo dɔ a wowɔ daa no du soro; wo nokware kɔka wim.

11 Kyerɛ wo kɛseyɛ wɔ wim, O Onyankopɔn, ne w’anuonyam wɔ asase so mmaa nyinaa.