The Message

Psalm 85

A Korah Psalm

11-3 God, you smiled on your good earth!
    You brought good times back to Jacob!
You lifted the cloud of guilt from your people,
    you put their sins far out of sight.
You took back your sin-provoked threats,
    you cooled your hot, righteous anger.

4-7 Help us again, God of our help;
    don’t hold a grudge against us forever.
You aren’t going to keep this up, are you?
    scowling and angry, year after year?
Why not help us make a fresh start—a resurrection life?
    Then your people will laugh and sing!
Show us how much you love us, God!
    Give us the salvation we need!

8-9 I can’t wait to hear what he’ll say.
    God’s about to pronounce his people well,
The holy people he loves so much,
    so they’ll never again live like fools.
See how close his salvation is to those who fear him?
    Our country is home base for Glory!

10-13 Love and Truth meet in the street,
    Right Living and Whole Living embrace and kiss!
Truth sprouts green from the ground,
    Right Living pours down from the skies!
Oh yes! God gives Goodness and Beauty;
    our land responds with Bounty and Blessing.
Right Living strides out before him,
    and clears a path for his passage.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 85

Ɔman yiyedi mpaebɔ

1Awurade, woahu wo asase mmɔbɔ; woama Israel adi yiye bio. Wode wo nkurɔfo bɔne nyinaa akyɛ wɔn. Wugyaee w’abufuw a wode kɔɔ wɔn so no.

Fa yɛn san bra, O Onyankopɔn, yɛn agyenkwa na gyae sɔ a w’ani nsɔ yɛn no! Wo bo befuw yɛn akosi daa nyinaa? W’abufuw to rentwa da? Hyɛ yɛn den bio, na yɛn, wo nkurɔfo, bɛkamfo wo. Dɔ yɛn daa, O Awurade, na gye yɛn nkwa, boa yɛn.

Meretie nea Awurade Nyankopɔn reka. Ɔhyɛɛ yɛn a yɛyɛ ɔno ara ne nkurɔfo no bɔ se, sɛ yɛannan amfa akwammɔne so a, akyinnye biara nni ho sɛ wasiesie ne ho sɛ wɔn a wodi no ni no, obegye wɔn nkwa, na ne nkwagye no bɛtena yɛn asase no so.

10 Ɔdɔ ne nokware behyia, na trenee ne asomdwoee ayɛ atuu. 11 Onipa nokware befi asase so akɔ soro, na Onyankopɔn trenee fi soro aba asase so. 12 Awurade bɛma yɛanya nkɔso, na yɛn asase anya nnɔbae bebree. 13 Atreneefo bedi Awurade anim asiesie ne kwan ama no.