The Message

Psalm 72

A Solomon Psalm

11-8 Give the gift of wise rule to the king, O God,
    the gift of just rule to the crown prince.
May he judge your people rightly,
    be honorable to your meek and lowly.
Let the mountains give exuberant witness;
    shape the hills with the contours of right living.
Please stand up for the poor,
    help the children of the needy,
    come down hard on the cruel tyrants.
Outlast the sun, outlive the moon—
    age after age after age.
Be rainfall on cut grass,
    earth-refreshing rain showers.
Let righteousness burst into blossom
    and peace abound until the moon fades to nothing.
Rule from sea to sea,
    from the River to the Rim.

9-14 Foes will fall on their knees before God,
    his enemies lick the dust.
Kings remote and legendary will pay homage,
    kings rich and resplendent will turn over their wealth.
All kings will fall down and worship,
    and godless nations sign up to serve him,
Because he rescues the poor at the first sign of need,
    the destitute who have run out of luck.
He opens a place in his heart for the down-and-out,
    he restores the wretched of the earth.
He frees them from tyranny and torture—
    when they bleed, he bleeds;
    when they die, he dies.

15-17 And live! Oh, let him live!
    Deck him out in Sheba gold.
Offer prayers unceasing to him,
    bless him from morning to night.
Fields of golden grain in the land,
    cresting the mountains in wild exuberance,
Cornucopias of praise, praises
    springing from the city like grass from the earth.
May he never be forgotten,
    his fame shine on like sunshine.
May all godless people enter his circle of blessing
    and bless the One who blessed them.

18-20 Blessed God, Israel’s God,
    the one and only wonder-working God!
Blessed always his blazing glory!
    All earth brims with his glory.
Yes and Yes and Yes.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 72

Mpae a wɔbɔ ma ɔhene

1Kyerɛ ɔhene no na ommu w’atɛntrenee, O Onyankopɔn. Kyɛ no atemmu nyansa no bi sɛnea ɔde nokware bedi wo nkurɔfo so na wahwɛ wɔn a wɔremia wɔn no trenee mu. Asase no nkɔ so frɔmfrɔm. Ma trenee mmra asase no so. Ma ɔhene mmu ahiafo atɛn pa. Ma ɔmmoa ahiafo na onni wɔn a womia wɔn afɛfo so nkonim. Wo nkurɔfo nsom wo mmere dodow a owia bɔ yi, na ɔsram nso hyerɛn kɔsi daa daa yi.

Ma ɔhene no nyɛ sɛ osu a ɛtɔ wɔ afum, ɛnyɛ sɛ obosu a egugu asase no so. Ma trenee mmu so ne nkwa nna mu, na nkɔso mmɔ atenaseɛ mmere dodow a ɔsram kɔ so haran yi. N’ahenni befi po akosi po na afi Efrata akosi asase ano. Nnipa a wɔwɔ sare no so bɛkotow n’anim. N’atamfo bɛtow wɔn ho agu fam. 10 Sampanya ahene ne ɛhɔ supɔw no sofo bɛma no akyɛde. Arabia ahene ne Etiopia ahene bɛkyɛ no akyɛde. 11 Ahene nyinaa bɛkotow n’anim; aman nyinaa bɛsom no.

12 Ahiafo a wɔfrɛ no no, ogye wɔn ne mmɔborɔfo ne wɔn a wonni ahwɛfo nyinaa. 13 Ohu wɔn a wɔayɛ mmerɛw ne ahiafo mmɔbɔ. Ogye wɔn a ade ahia wɔn no nkwa. 14 Ogye wɔn fi ɔhyɛ ne basabasayɛ mu. Wɔn nkwa som no bo.

15 Ɔhene nkwa so! Wɔmfa sikakɔkɔɔ mfi Arabia mmrɛ no. Wɔmmɔ mpae mma no bere biara. Onyankopɔn nhyira nka no daa daa. 16 Aburow mmu so wɔ asase no so. Afuduan mmu so wɔ nkoko so, na aba mmra bebree sɛ Lebanon. Nnipa nhyɛ nkurow so ma te sɛ sare so sare. 17 Daa, wɔnkae ɔhene din na ne din ntena nkyɛ sɛ owia. Aman nyinaa nkamfo no. Wɔnsrɛ Onyankopɔn na onhyira wɔn na wɔnsrɛ ahotɔ mma ɔhene.

18 Monkamfo Awurade, Israel Nyankopɔn! Ɔno nko ara na ɔyɛ saa anwonwade yi. 19 Monkamfo ne din a anuonyam ahyɛ no ma no daa daa. N’anuonyam nhyɛ wiase nyinaa ma, Amen! Amen!

20 Yisai ba Dawid mpaebɔ no awiei ni.