Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 58

Mpae a wɔbɔ ma Onyankopɔn twe amumɔyɛfo aso

1Ampa ara sɛ mo atumfoɔ mubu atɛntrenee? Mubu nnipa nyinaa atɛn pɛpɛɛpɛ? Dabi! Mudwen amumɔyɛ a mubetumi nko ara ho na moayɛ bɔne akɛse wɔ asase no so. Amumɔyɛfo fom daa wɔ wɔn nkwa nna mu. Wodi atoro fi da a wɔde woo wɔn. Bɔre ahyɛ wɔn ma te sɛ awɔ. Wosisiw wɔn aso te sɛ ɔprammini sotifo a ɔnte ɔwɔ ntafowayifo no nne, anaa nkonyaayifo a ɔyɛ den dwom.

Bubu saa agyata a wɔn ho yɛ hu yi se, O Onyankopɔn. Ma wontwa mu nkɔ sɛ sunsuansu; ma wɔnyam wɔn sɛ wura a egu kwan mu. Ma wɔnyɛ sɛ nwaw a amanaman fa wɔn. Ma wɔnyɛ sɛ abanoma a owu awoe na onhu hann. Ansa na wobehu no na wɔatwa wɔn sɛ wura, na Onyankopɔn abufuw mu, obehuw wɔn agu wɔ bere a wɔte ase.

10 Sɛ wɔtwe nnebɔneyɛfo aso a, atreneefo ani begye. Wɔbɛnantew afa amumɔyɛfo no mogya mu. 11 Nnipa bɛka se, “Ampa ara wɔatua atreneefo ka na, nokware, Onyankopɔn a obu wiase atɛn wɔ hɔ.”

Amplified Bible

Psalm 58

Prayer for the Punishment of the Wicked.

To the Chief Musician; set to [the tune of] “Do Not Destroy.” A Mikhtam of David. [A record of memorable thoughts of David].

1Do you indeed speak righteousness, O gods (heavenly beings)?
Do you judge fairly, O sons of men?

No, in your heart you devise wrongdoing;
On earth you deal out the violence of your hands.

The wicked are estranged from the womb;
These go astray from birth, speaking lies [even twisted partial truths].

Their poison is like the venom of a serpent;
They are like the deaf horned viper that stops up its ear,

So that it does not listen to the voice of charmers,
Or of the skillful enchanter casting [cunning] spells.

O God, break their teeth in their mouth;
Break out the fangs of the young lions, O Lord.

Let them flow away like water that runs off;
When he aims his arrows, let them be as headless shafts.

Let them be as a snail which melts away (secretes slime) as it goes along,
Like the miscarriage of a woman which never sees the sun.

Before your cooking pots can feel the fire of thorns [burning under them as fuel],
He will sweep them away with a whirlwind, the green and the burning ones alike.

The [unyieldingly] righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance [of God];
He will wash his feet in the blood of the wicked.
Men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous;
Surely there is a God who judges on the earth.”