Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 22

Awerɛhow mu su ne ayeyi dwom

1Me Nyankopɔn, me Nyankopɔn, adɛn nti na woagyaw me? Masu mmɔborɔsu repɛ mmoa, nanso ennu. Mefrɛ wo awia, me Nyankopɔn, nanso wunnye me so. Mefrɛ wo anadwo, nanso minnya home. Nanso wɔasi wo hene sɛ ɔkronkronni a Israel kamfo wo. Yɛn nenanom de wɔn ho too wo so; wɔde wɔn ho too wo so, na wugyee wɔn nkwa. Wɔfrɛɛ wo, na wɔnam so fii amane mu. Wɔde wɔn ho too wo so, na woanni wɔn huammɔ.

Mprempren, menyɛ onipa bio. Meyɛ osunson a wommu no na obiara tiatia ne so. Obiara a ohu me di me ho fɛw. Wɔtwe wɔn tɛkrɛma wosow wɔn ti. Wɔka se, “Wode wo ho too Awurade so na adɛn nti na onnye wo nkwa? Sɛ Awurade pɛ w’asɛm a, adɛn nti na ɔmmoa wo?”

Wo na wode me fi m’awo mu bae dwoodwoo. Na meyɛ akokoaa no, wo na wohwɛɛ me so. 10 Efi bere a wɔwoo me na mede me ho metoo wo so, na woyɛ me Nyankopɔn daa. 11 Ntew wo ho mfi me ho! Amane abɛn, na ɔboafo nni baabi.

12 M’atamfo atwa me ho ahyia sɛ anantwinini. Wɔatwa me ho ahyia te sɛ anantwinini a wɔn ho yɛ hu a wofi Basan. 13 Wobuebue wɔn anom te sɛ agyata a wɔrepɔ so retetew me. 14 M’ahoɔden asa; asa te sɛ nsu a wɔahwie agu fam. Me nnompe ahodwow. Me koma ayɛ sɛ nku a anan. 15 Me menewa mu ayow te sɛ mfutuma. Na me tɛkrɛma tare m’anom. Woagyaw me sɛ minwu wɔ mfutuma mu. 16 Nnebɔneyɛfo atwa me ho ahyia; wɔte sɛ akramankuw a wɔaka me ahyɛ wɔn ntam. Wɔkeka me nsa ne me nan. 17 Me nnompe nyinaa apuepue. M’atamfo hwɛ me haa. 18 Wɔbɔ me ntade so ntonto kyekyɛ ma wɔn ho.

19 O Awurade, ntew wo ho mfi me ho! Bra ntɛm begye me nkwa! 20 Gye me fi nkrante ano; gye me nkwa fi saa akraman yi mu. 21 Gye me nkwa fi saa agyata yi mu. Minni mmoa biara wɔ saa anantwinini yi mu.

22 Mɛka nea woayɛ akyerɛ me nkurɔfo. Mɛkamfo wo wɔ wɔn aguabɔ ase. 23 “Monkamfo no, mo a moyɛ Awurade asomfo! Munni no ni, mo a moyɛ Yakob asefo! Monsom no, mo Israelfo! 24 Ɔnto ohiani anaa ɔmanehunufo agyaagyaamu. Onnyaw wɔn hɔ na mmom sɛ wɔfrɛ no a, ogye wɔn so.”

25 Bagua no nyinaa anim na mɛkamfo wo wɔ nea woayɛ ama me no ho. Wɔn a wɔsom wo no anim na mɛbɔ afɔre a mahyɛ ho bɔ no. 26 Ahiafo bedi dodow biara a wɔpɛ. Wɔn a wɔba Awurade nkyɛn no bɛkamfo no. Wɔbɛkɔ so daa daa. 27 Aman nyinaa bɛkae Awurade. Wɔn a wɔwɔ wiase afanan nyinaa bɛkɔ ne nkyɛn akɔsom no.

28 Awurade yɛ ɔhene, na odi aman nyinaa so. 29 Ahantanfo nyinaa bɛkotow no. Adasamma nyinaa bɛkotow no. 30 Nkyirimma nyinaa bɛsom no. Nnipa bɛka Awurade ho asɛm akyerɛ nkyirimma. 31 Wɔbɛka akyerɛ wɔn a wonnya nwoo wɔn no se, “Awurade gyee ne nkurɔfo nkwa.”

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 22

Psalm 22

For the director of music. A psalm of David to the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.”

My God, my God, why have you deserted me?
    Why do you seem so far away when I need you to save me?
    Why do you seem so far away that you can’t hear my groans?
My God, I cry out in the daytime. But you don’t answer.
    I cry out at night. But you don’t let me sleep.

But you rule from your throne as the Holy One.
    You are the God Israel praises.
Our people of long ago put their trust in you.
    They trusted in you, and you saved them.
They cried out to you and were saved.
    They trusted in you, and you didn’t let them down.

Everyone treats me like a worm and not a man.
    They hate me and look down on me.
All those who see me laugh at me.
    They shout at me and make fun of me.
    They shake their heads at me.
They say, “He trusts in the Lord.
    Let the Lord help him.
If the Lord is pleased with him,
    let him save him.”

But you brought me out of my mother’s body.
    You made me trust in you
    even when I was at my mother’s breast.
10 From the time I was born, you took good care of me.
    Ever since I came out of my mother’s body, you have been my God.
11 Don’t be far away from me.
    Trouble is near,
    and there is no one to help me.

12 Many enemies are all around me.
    They are like strong bulls from the land of Bashan.
13 They are like roaring lions that tear to pieces what they kill.
    They open their mouths wide to attack me.
14 My strength is like water that is poured out on the ground.
    I feel as if my bones aren’t connected.
My heart has turned to wax.
    It has melted away inside me.
15 My mouth is dried up like a piece of broken pottery.
    My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.
    You bring me down to the edge of the grave.
16 A group of sinful people has closed in on me.
    They are all around me like a pack of dogs.
    They have pierced my hands and my feet.
17 Everyone can see all my bones right through my skin.
    People stare at me. They laugh when I suffer.
18 They divide up my clothes among them.
    They cast lots for what I am wearing.

19 Lord, don’t be so far away from me.
    You give me strength. Come quickly to help me.
20 Save me from being killed by the sword.
    Save the only life I have. Save me from the power of those dogs.
21 Save me from the mouths of those lions.
    Save me from the horns of those wild oxen.

22 I will announce your name to my people.
    I will praise you among those who are gathered to worship you.
23 You who have respect for the Lord, praise him!
    All you people of Jacob, honor him!
    All you people of Israel, worship him!
24 He has not forgotten the one who is hurting.
    He has not turned away from his suffering.
He has not turned his face away from him.
    He has listened to his cry for help.

25 Because of what you have done,
    I will praise you in the whole community of those who worship you.
In front of those who respect you,
    I will keep my promises.
26 Those who are poor will eat and be satisfied.
    Those who seek the Lord will praise him.
    May their hearts be filled with new hope!
27 People from one end of the earth to the other
    will remember and turn to the Lord.
The people of all the nations
    will bow down in front of him.
28 The Lord is King.
    He rules over the nations.

29 All rich people of the earth will feast and worship God.
    All who go down to the grave will kneel in front of him.
    Those who cannot keep themselves alive will kneel.
30 Those who are not yet born will serve him.
    Those who are born later will be told about the Lord.
31 And they will tell people who have not yet been born,
    “The Lord has done what is right!”