The Message

Psalm 60

A David Psalm, When He Fought Against Aram-naharaim and Aram-zobah and Joab Killed Twelve Thousand Edomites at the Valley of Salt

11-2 God! you walked off and left us,
    kicked our defenses to bits
And stalked off angry.
    Come back. Oh please, come back!

You shook earth to the foundations,
    ripped open huge crevasses.
Heal the breaks! Everything’s
    coming apart at the seams.

3-5 You made your people look doom in the face,
    then gave us cheap wine to drown our troubles.
Then you planted a flag to rally your people,
    an unfurled flag to look to for courage.
Now do something quickly, answer right now,
    so the one you love best is saved.

6-8 That’s when God spoke in holy splendor,
    “Bursting with joy,
I make a present of Shechem,
    I hand out Succoth Valley as a gift.
Gilead’s in my pocket,
    to say nothing of Manasseh.
Ephraim’s my hard hat,
    Judah my hammer;
Moab’s a scrub bucket,
    I mop the floor with Moab,
Spit on Edom,
    rain fireworks all over Philistia.”

9-10 Who will take me to the thick of the fight?
    Who’ll show me the road to Edom?
You aren’t giving up on us, are you, God?
    refusing to go out with our troops?

11-12 Give us help for the hard task;
    human help is worthless.
In God we’ll do our very best;
    he’ll flatten the opposition for good.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 60

Ogye ho mpaebɔ

1Woapo yɛn, Onyankopɔn, adi yɛn so; wo bo afuw yɛn nanso afei, dan w’ani kyerɛ yɛn. Woama asase no awosow na woapae mu; afei sa n’apirakuru no, efisɛ, emu retetew. Woama wo nkurɔfo ahu amane yiye; yɛtɔ ntintan sɛ wɔn a wɔabobow nsa.

Woabɔ wɔn a wosuro wo no kɔkɔ sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a wobefi afobu mu. Fa wo tumi gye yɛn. Gye yɛn mpaebɔ so sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a wobegye nnipa a wodɔ wɔn no. Onyankopɔn akasa afi Kronkron mu Kronkron se, “Nkonim mu, mɛkyɛ Sekem mu, na makyekyɛ Sukot bon no mu ama me nkurɔfo. Gilead ne Manase wɔ me, na Efraim yɛ me dade kyɛw, ɛnna Yuda yɛ m’ahenni akyeampoma. Moab bɛyɛ me guaresɛn na matow me mpaboa agu Edom so de akyerɛ sɛ ɛyɛ me de. Filistifo no susuwii sɛ wɔbɛteɛm sɛ wɔadi me so nkonim anaa?”

O Onyankopɔn, hena na ɔde me bɛkɔ kurow a wɔabɔ ho ban no mu? Hena na ɔde me bɛkɔ Edom? 10 Nokware sɛ woapo yɛn? Ɛnyɛ yɛn asraafo na wode wɔn betu sa? 11 Boa yɛn tia atamfo no. Ɔdasani mmoa nka hwee.

12 Sɛ Onyankopɔn wɔ yɛn afa yi, yebedi nkonim. Obedi yɛn atamfo so.