The Message

Psalm 63

A David Psalm, When He Was out in the Judean Wilderness

1God—you’re my God!
    I can’t get enough of you!
I’ve worked up such hunger and thirst for God,
    traveling across dry and weary deserts.

2-4 So here I am in the place of worship, eyes open,
    drinking in your strength and glory.
In your generous love I am really living at last!
    My lips brim praises like fountains.
I bless you every time I take a breath;
    My arms wave like banners of praise to you.

5-8 I eat my fill of prime rib and gravy;
    I smack my lips. It’s time to shout praises!
If I’m sleepless at midnight,
    I spend the hours in grateful reflection.
Because you’ve always stood up for me,
    I’m free to run and play.
I hold on to you for dear life,
    and you hold me steady as a post.

9-11 Those who are out to get me are marked for doom,
    marked for death, bound for hell.
They’ll die violent deaths;
    jackals will tear them limb from limb.
But the king is glad in God;
    his true friends spread the joy,
While small-minded gossips
    are gagged for good.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 63

Onyankopɔn ho anigyina

1O Onyankopɔn, woyɛ me Nyankopɔn na m’ani agyina wo. Me nipadua nyinaa hwehwɛ wo te sɛ asase a ɛso awo na srade ne nsu nni mu. Wo ho sukɔn de me kra. Ma minhu wo wɔ Kronkron mu Kronkron hɔ; ma minhu sɛ woyɛ ɔkɛse ne onuonyamfo. Wo dɔ a wodɔ daa no ye sen nkwa ankasa mpo, enti mɛkamfo wo. Sɛ mete ase yi, mɛda wo ase. Mɛma me nsa so abɔ wo mpae. Me kra bedidi na amee na mɛto anigye nnwom ayi wo ayɛ.

Meda mpa so nyinaa, mekae wo. Anadwo nyinaa, midwen wo ho efisɛ, daa woyɛ me boafo. Wo ntaban ase nwini mu na mɛto anigye dwom. Me bata wo ho na wo nsa hwɛ me so yiye. Wɔn a wɔpɛ sɛ wokum me no bɛkɔ asaman ase pɛɛ. 10 Wobekum wɔn wɔ ɔko mu na mpataku awe wɔn nam. 11 Esiane sɛ Onyankopɔn ma no nkonim nti, ɔhene no benya ahosɛpɛw. Wɔn a wɔhyɛ bɔ wɔ Onyankopɔn din mu no bɛkamfo no, nanso atorofo ano de, wɔbɛto mu.