Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 4

Ahohiabere mu anwummere mpae

1O Onyankopɔn, woaka se meyɛ pɛ wɔ w’anim; daa wohwɛ me wɔ m’ahohia mu; enti mprempren tie me sufrɛ. Hu me mmɔbɔ. Tie me mpaebɔ.

Mobɛbɔ me ahohora akosi da bɛn? Mubedi nneɛma hunu ne nea enye akyi akosi da bɛn?

Kae sɛ Awurade ayi atreneefo ama ne ho; na sɛ misu frɛ no a, otie me. Bɔ hu, na gyae bɔne yɛ; sɛ woda wo mpa so komm a, dwen eyi ho kɔ akyiri. Bɔ afɔre a ɛfata ma Awurade, na fa wo werɛ hyɛ ne mu. Nnipa bebree srɛ sɛ: “O Awurade, hyira yɛn na yɛ yɛn adɔe!” Nanso anigye a woama me anya no dɔɔso sen wɔn aburow ne wɔn nsa a wobenya daakye nyinaa. Sɛ metɔ hɔ a, meda asomdwoe mu; O wo Awurade nko na hwɛ me so.

Amplified Bible

Psalm 4

Evening Prayer of Trust in God.

To the Chief Musician; on stringed instruments. A Psalm of David.

1Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness!
You have freed me when I was hemmed in and relieved me when I was in distress;
Be gracious to me and hear [and respond to] my prayer.

O sons of men, how long will my honor and glory be [turned into] shame?
How long will you [my enemies] love worthless (vain, futile) things and seek deception and lies? Selah.

But know that the Lord has set apart for Himself [and dealt wonderfully with] the godly man [the one of honorable character and moral courage—the one who does right].
The Lord hears and responds when I call to Him.

Tremble [with anger or fear], and do not sin;
Meditate in your heart upon your bed and be still [reflect on your sin and repent of your rebellion]. Selah.

Offer righteous sacrifices;
Trust [confidently] in the Lord.

Many are saying, “Oh, that we might see some good!”
Lift up the light of Your face upon us, O Lord.

You have put joy in my heart,
More than [others know] when their wheat and new wine have yielded abundantly.

In peace [and with a tranquil heart] I will both lie down and sleep,
For You alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety and confident trust.