Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 35

Mmoa mpaebɔ

1Tia wɔn a wotia me, Awurade, na ko tia wɔn a wɔko tia me! Fa wo kyɛm ne wo nkatabo begye me. Ma wo peaw ne w’abonnua so tia wɔn a wɔtaa me. Ka kyerɛ me se wubegye me. Wɔn a wɔpɛ sɛ wokum me no, di wɔn so na gu wɔn anim ase! Na wɔn a wɔyɛ adwene tia me no ma wɔnsan wɔn akyi na wɔn adwene nyɛ basaa. Ma wɔnyɛ sɛ ntɛtɛ a mframa bɔ gu wɔ bere a Awurade taa wɔn no! Ma wɔn akwan nnuru sum na emu nyɛ toro bere a Awurade bɔfo bɔ wɔn hwe fam no! Wosum me firi kwa na wotuu amoa tenten sɛ mentɔ mu. Nanso ansa na wobehu no na ɔsɛe akyere wɔn dedaw. Wɔn ara wɔn firi beyi wɔn na ɛde wɔn akɔ sɛe mu.

Na Awurade nti, m’ani begye; menya ahotɔ efisɛ, wagye me nkwa. 10 Mifi me koma nyinaa mu bɛka akyerɛ Awurade se, “Obi nte sɛ wo. Wobɔ ahoɔmmerɛwfo ho ban fi ahoɔdenfo ho, ɛnna wobɔ mmɔborɔfo nso ho ban fi asisifo ho.

11 Nnebɔneyɛfo di adanse tia me na wɔde bɔne a minnim ho hwee to me so. 12 Wɔde bɔne tua papa a meyɛ so ka nam so ma mepa abaw. 13 Nanso bere a wɔyaree no, mifuraa ayiasetam na mannidi nso; misii me ti ase bɔɔ mpae 14 sɛnea mɛbɔ mpae ama adamfo anaa onua bi. Mekɔɔ so twaa agyaadwo sɛ obi a ɔresu ne na. 15 Nanso ɔhaw too me no, wɔn nyinaa ani gyei, boaa wɔn ho ano, dii me ho fɛw. Amamfrafo hwee me, na wɔkɔɔ so hwee me ara. 16 Wɔhwɛɛ me ɔtan so te sɛ nnipa a wodi obubuafo ho fɛw.

17 Awurade, wobɛkɔ so ahwɛ wɔn saa ara akosi da bɛn? Gye me fi wɔn nsam. Gye me nkwa fi saa agyata yi nsam. 18 Na mɛda wo ase wɔ wo manfo anim. Mɛkamfo wo wɔ wɔn nyinaa anim.

19 Mma m’atamfo, saa atorofo no, nni me nkogu no ho ahurusi. Mma wɔn a wɔtan me kwa nni m’awerɛhow ho ahurusi. 20 Wɔnkasa sɛ nnamfo; na mmom wɔfa akwan horow so twa asomdwoepɛfo ho atoro. 21 Wɔteɛm ka to me so se, “Yehuu nea woyɛe no!” 22 Nanso wo, O Awurade, woahu eyi. Enti nyɛ komm, Awurade; ntew wo ho nkɔ akyiri!

23 Keka wo ho, O Awurade, na bɔ me ho ban. Sɔre, me Nyankopɔn, na ka ma me. 24 Woyɛ ɔtreneeni; O Awurade, enti bu me bem. Mma m’atamfo nni ahurusi wɔ m’amanehunu ho. 25 Mma wonnsise wɔn ho se, “Yɛapam no afi yɛn ho, na saa na na yɛrehwehwɛ!” 26 Ma wɔn a wodi ahurusi wɔ m’amanehunu ho no nni nkogu koraa, na wɔn adwene nyɛ basabasa; ma aniwu ne animguase nka wɔn a wɔka se woye sen me no. 27 Ma wɔn a wɔpɛ sɛ wohu sɛ wɔagyaa me no nteɛteɛm ahosɛpɛw so se, “Awurade so! N’ani sɔ ne somfo nkonimdi.” 28 Na mɛpae mu maka wo treneeyɛ na mɛkamfo wo daa nyinaa.

New International Version

Psalm 35

Psalm 35

Of David.

Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me;
    fight against those who fight against me.
Take up shield and armor;
    arise and come to my aid.
Brandish spear and javelin[a]
    against those who pursue me.
Say to me,
    “I am your salvation.”

May those who seek my life
    be disgraced and put to shame;
may those who plot my ruin
    be turned back in dismay.
May they be like chaff before the wind,
    with the angel of the Lord driving them away;
may their path be dark and slippery,
    with the angel of the Lord pursuing them.

Since they hid their net for me without cause
    and without cause dug a pit for me,
may ruin overtake them by surprise—
    may the net they hid entangle them,
    may they fall into the pit, to their ruin.
Then my soul will rejoice in the Lord
    and delight in his salvation.
10 My whole being will exclaim,
    “Who is like you, Lord?
You rescue the poor from those too strong for them,
    the poor and needy from those who rob them.”

11 Ruthless witnesses come forward;
    they question me on things I know nothing about.
12 They repay me evil for good
    and leave me like one bereaved.
13 Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth
    and humbled myself with fasting.
When my prayers returned to me unanswered,
14     I went about mourning
    as though for my friend or brother.
I bowed my head in grief
    as though weeping for my mother.
15 But when I stumbled, they gathered in glee;
    assailants gathered against me without my knowledge.
    They slandered me without ceasing.
16 Like the ungodly they maliciously mocked;[b]
    they gnashed their teeth at me.

17 How long, Lord, will you look on?
    Rescue me from their ravages,
    my precious life from these lions.
18 I will give you thanks in the great assembly;
    among the throngs I will praise you.
19 Do not let those gloat over me
    who are my enemies without cause;
do not let those who hate me without reason
    maliciously wink the eye.
20 They do not speak peaceably,
    but devise false accusations
    against those who live quietly in the land.
21 They sneer at me and say, “Aha! Aha!
    With our own eyes we have seen it.”

22 Lord, you have seen this; do not be silent.
    Do not be far from me, Lord.
23 Awake, and rise to my defense!
    Contend for me, my God and Lord.
24 Vindicate me in your righteousness, Lord my God;
    do not let them gloat over me.
25 Do not let them think, “Aha, just what we wanted!”
    or say, “We have swallowed him up.”

26 May all who gloat over my distress
    be put to shame and confusion;
may all who exalt themselves over me
    be clothed with shame and disgrace.
27 May those who delight in my vindication
    shout for joy and gladness;
may they always say, “The Lord be exalted,
    who delights in the well-being of his servant.”

28 My tongue will proclaim your righteousness,
    your praises all day long.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 35:3 Or and block the way
  2. Psalm 35:16 Septuagint; Hebrew may mean Like an ungodly circle of mockers,