Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 140

Banbɔ mpaebɔ

1Awurade, gye me fi nnebɔneyɛfo nsam; na bɔ me ho ban fi basabasayɛfo nsam. Daa wɔdwene bɔne ho na wɔakɔka ntɔkwaw. Wɔn tɛkrɛma te sɛ awɔ a bɔre ahyɛ wɔn ma. Awurade, bɔ me ho ban fi amumɔyɛfo tumi ase; gye me fi basabasayɛfo a wɔdwene tia me, pɛ m’asehwe no nsam. Ahantanfo asum me firi; wɔasum wɔn mfiri na ɔkwan ho nyinaa wɔasunsum mfiri repɛ me ayi me.

Meka kyerɛ Awurade se, “Wone me Nyankopɔn.” Tie me sufrɛ na boa me, Awurade! Awurade me Nyankopɔn, me hwɛfo dennen, woabɔ me ho ban wɔ ɔko mu. Awurade, mfa nea amumɔyɛfo hwehwɛ mma wɔn; mma wɔn nsusuw bɔne no nnni nkonim. Mma m’atamfo nnni nkonim. Ma ahunahuna a wɔrehunahuna me no ntew mfa wɔn so. 10 Ma nnyansrama ngu wɔn so. Ma wɔntow wɔn ngu amoa donkudonku a wɔrentumi mfi bio mu.

11 Ma wɔn a wɔka nsɛmmɔne gu wɔn yɔnkonom so no nni nkogu. Ma bɔne nni basabasayɛfo so na ɛnsɛe wɔn. 12 Awurade, minim sɛ woko gye ahiafo ma wonya wɔn kyɛfa. 13 Atreneefo bɛkamfo wo ampa; wɔbɛtena nkwa mu wɔ wo nkyɛn.

New International Version - UK

Psalm 140

Psalm 140[a]

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Rescue me, Lord, from evildoers;
    protect me from the violent,
who devise evil plans in their hearts
    and stir up war every day.
They make their tongues as sharp as a serpent’s;
    the poison of vipers is on their lips.[b]

Keep me safe, Lord, from the hands of the wicked;
    protect me from the violent,
    who devise ways to trip my feet.
The arrogant have hidden a snare for me;
    they have spread out the cords of their net
    and have set traps for me along my path.

I say to the Lord, ‘You are my God.’
    Hear, Lord, my cry for mercy.
Sovereign Lord, my strong deliverer,
    you shield my head in the day of battle.
Do not grant the wicked their desires, Lord;
    do not let their plans succeed.

Those who surround me proudly rear their heads;
    may the mischief of their lips engulf them.
10 May burning coals fall on them;
    may they be thrown into the fire,
    into miry pits, never to rise.
11 May slanderers not be established in the land;
    may disaster hunt down the violent.

12 I know that the Lord secures justice for the poor
    and upholds the cause of the needy.
13 Surely the righteous will praise your name,
    and the upright will live in your presence.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 140:1 In Hebrew texts 140:1-13 is numbered 140:2-14.
  2. Psalm 140:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verses 5 and 8.