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 Living Translation

Psalm 140

Psalm 140

For the choir director: A psalm of David.

O Lord, rescue me from evil people.
    Protect me from those who are violent,
those who plot evil in their hearts
    and stir up trouble all day long.
Their tongues sting like a snake;
    the venom of a viper drips from their lips. Interlude

O Lord, keep me out of the hands of the wicked.
    Protect me from those who are violent,
    for they are plotting against me.
The proud have set a trap to catch me;
    they have stretched out a net;
    they have placed traps all along the way. Interlude

I said to the Lord, “You are my God!”
    Listen, O Lord, to my cries for mercy!
O Sovereign Lord, the strong one who rescued me,
    you protected me on the day of battle.
Lord, do not let evil people have their way.
    Do not let their evil schemes succeed,
    or they will become proud. Interlude

Let my enemies be destroyed
    by the very evil they have planned for me.
10 Let burning coals fall down on their heads.
    Let them be thrown into the fire
    or into watery pits from which they can’t escape.
11 Don’t let liars prosper here in our land.
    Cause great disasters to fall on the violent.

12 But I know the Lord will help those they persecute;
    he will give justice to the poor.
13 Surely righteous people are praising your name;
    the godly will live in your presence.