Dwom a wɔto ɔman amanehunu bere mu
1O Awurade, daa mɛto wo dɔ a wowɔ daa no ho dwom; mɛda wo nokware no adi daa daa. 2 Minim sɛ wo dɔ no bɛtena daa nyinaa, na wo nokware no tim hɔ te sɛ wim.
3 Wokae se, “Me ne onipa a mayi no no ayɛ apam; mahyɛ me somfo Dawid bɔ. 4 Daa w’aseni na ɔbɛyɛ ɔhene. Mɛhwɛ w’abusua so daa daa.”
5 Ɔsorofo to anwonwade a woyɛ ho dwom; wɔto wo nokware ho dwom, Awurade. 6 Obi nni soro a ɔte sɛ wo, Awurade. Ɔsorofo no biara sɛso nte sɛ wo. 7 Wodi wo ni w’atreneefo agyinatufo mu, na wɔde suro gyina w’anim. 8 Awurade Nyankopɔn Tumfoɔ, obi kɛseyɛ nsen wo. Biribiara mu, O Awurade, woyɛ ɔnokwafo.
9 Wo na wudi ɛpo ne tumi nyinaa so. Wobrɛ n’asorɔkye ase. 10 Wububu ɔtɔfo Rahab kum no. Wonam w’ahoɔden so dii w’atamfo so. 11 Ɔsoro ne asase yɛ wo dea. Wobɔɔ wiase ne nea ɛwɔ mu nyinaa. 12 Wobɔɔ atifi ne anafo. Bepɔw Tabor ne Bepɔw Hermon to dwom ma wo di ahurusi. 13 Wo tumi so! W’ahoɔden nso so!
14 Wokyekyeree w’aheman wɔ trenee ne nokware so. Ɔdɔ ne nokware da adi wɔ nea woyɛ biara mu. 15 Wɔn a wɔto nnwom de som wo no ahotɔ yɛ bebree. Saa ara nso na ɛte wɔ wɔn a wɔte adɔe hann mu no! 16 Esiane wo nti, wɔn ani gye da mu no nyinaa na wɔkamfo wo wɔ wo papayɛ ho. 17 Woma yedi nkonim akɛse; wo dɔ mu na yedi nkonim no. 18 O Awurade, wo na wuyii ɔhwɛfo maa yɛn. O, Israel Nyankopɔn Kronkron, na womaa yɛn yɛn hene.
19 Tete no, anisoadehu mu, woka kyerɛɛ wo somfo nokwafo no se, “M’aboa ɔsraani a wagye din no; mede ahengua no ama obi a mayi no afi nnipa no mu. 20 Mede ngo kronkron asra m’akoa Dawid de akyerɛ sɛ ɔno na masi no ɔhene. 21 M’ahoɔden bɛka ne ho daa; me tumi bɛma no ahoɔden. 22 N’atamfo rentumi nni ne so da. Amumɔyɛfo rentumi nni ne so. 23 Mebubu n’atamfo na makum obiara a ɔtan no. 24 Mɛdɔ no na madi no nokware. Mɛma no adi nkonim daa. 25 Mɛtrɛw n’ahemman mu fi po mu kosi Asu Efrata mu. 26 Ɔbɛka akyerɛ me se, “Wone m’agya ne me Nyankopɔn; wone me hwɛfo ne m’agyenkwa.
27 Mɛyɛ no m’abakan, ahene no mu nyinaa ɔkɛseɛ. 28 Medi bɔ a mɛhyɛ no no so daa. Na apam a me ne no apam no nso, bɛtena hɔ daa daa. 29 N’abusua bɛtena hɔ daa daa te sɛ wim. N’aseni na daa ɔbɛyɛ ɔhene. 30 Nanso sɛ n’asefo anni me mmara so na sɛ wɔantena ase sɛnea me mmara te, 31 sɛ wobu me mmara so na wɔanni me mmara so a, 32 ɛnne, mɛtwe wɔn aso wɔ wɔn bɔne ho na mɛma wɔahu amane wɔ wɔn mfomso ho. 33 Nanso merennyae dɔ a mede dɔ Dawid no na meremmu bɔ a mehyɛɛ no no so. 34 Apam a me ne no hyɛe no nso, meremmu so, na bɔ a mehyɛɛ no no nso, merenyi mu baako mpo. 35 Menam me din kronkron no so ahyɛ no bɔ prɛko. Merentwa Dawid atoro da. 36 Obenya asefo daa na mɛhwɛ n’ahemman so mmere dodow a owia bɔ yi. 37 Ɛbɛyɛ afebɔɔ sɛ ɔsram, ɔdansefo nokwafo a ɔwɔ wim no.”
Nkogu a ɔhene dii ho agyaadwotwa
38 Nanso wo bo afuw ɔhene a wuyii no no; woatew wo ho afi ne ho na woapa no. 39 Woagu apam a wo ne wo somfo pamee no atow n’ahenkyɛw ato atɛkyɛ mu. 40 Woabubu ne kurow no afasuw nyinaa agu fam ama n’abankɛse nyinaa ayɛ amamfo. 41 Wɔn a wotwam wɔ hɔ wia n’agyapade. N’afipamfo serew no. 42 Wode nkonim no ama n’atamfo. Woama wɔn nyinaa anya ahotɔ. 43 Woama n’akode ayɛ ɔkwa, ama wobedi no so wɔ ɔko mu. 44 Woagye n’adehye akyeampoma atow n’ahengua akyene fam. 45 Woama wabɔ akwakoraa mono de aniwu akata ne ho.
46 Awurade, wode wo ho besie afebɔɔ? W’abufuw bɛhyew sɛ ogya akosi da bɛn? 47 Kae tiaa a me nkwa nna yɛ. Kae sɛ wobɔɔ yɛn nyinaa sɛ adasamma! 48 Hena na ɔbɛtena ase a ɔrenwu da? Ɛbɛyɛ dɛn na ɔdasani atew ne ho afi damoa ho?
49 Awurade, wo dɔ a na wowɔ kan no ho nsɛnkyerɛnne bi wɔ he? Bɔ a wohyɛɛ Dawid no bi wɔ he? 50 Mma wo werɛ mmfi kasatia a me a meyɛ wo somfo, wɔkasa tia me no ne sɛnea minya boasetɔ ma abosonsomfo nnome no. 51 W’atamfo kasa tia wo hene a woayi no no, O Awurade! Baabiara a ɔbɛfa no, wɔkasa tia no.
52 Kamfo Awurade daa daa!
The Lord’s Covenant with David, and Israel’s Afflictions.
A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem, of Ethan the Ezrahite.
1I will sing of the goodness and lovingkindness of the Lord forever;
With my mouth I will make known Your faithfulness from generation to generation.
For I have said, “Goodness and lovingkindness will be built up forever;
In the heavens [unchangeable and majestic] You will establish Your faithfulness.”
[God has said] “I have made a covenant with My chosen one;
I have sworn to David My servant,
I will establish your seed forever
And I will build up your throne for all generations.” Selah.
The heavens (angels) praise Your wonders, O Lord,
Your faithfulness also in the assembly of the holy ones.
For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord?
Who among the divine beings is like the Lord,
A God greatly feared and reverently worshiped in the council of the holy [angelic] ones,
And awesome above all those who are around Him?
O Lord God of hosts, who is like You, O mighty Lord?
Your faithfulness surrounds You [as an intrinsic, unchangeable part of Your very being].
You rule the swelling of the sea;
When its waves rise, You still them.
You have crushed Rahab (Egypt) like one who is slain;
You have scattered Your enemies with Your mighty arm.
The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours;
The world and all that is in it, You have founded and established them.
The north and the south, You have created them;
Mount Tabor and Mount Hermon shout for joy at Your name.
You have a strong arm;
Mighty is Your hand, Your right hand is exalted.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne;
Lovingkindness and truth go before You.
Blessed and happy are the people who know the joyful sound [of the trumpet’s blast]!
They walk, O Lord, in the light and favor of Your countenance!
In Your name they rejoice all the day,
And in Your righteousness they are exalted.
For You are the glory of their strength [their proud adornment],
And by Your favor our horn is exalted.
For our shield belongs to the Lord,
And our king to the Holy One of Israel.
Once You spoke in a vision to Your godly ones,
And said, “I have given help to one who is mighty [giving him the power to be a champion for Israel];
I have exalted one chosen from the people.
“I have found David My servant;
With My holy oil I have anointed him,
With whom My hand shall be established and steadfast;
My arm also shall strengthen him.
“The enemy will not outwit him,
Nor will the wicked man afflict or humiliate him.
“I will crush his adversaries before him,
And strike those who hate him.
“My faithfulness and My steadfast lovingkindness shall be with him,
And in My name shall his horn be exalted [great power and prosperity shall be conferred upon him].
“I will also [a]set his hand on the [Mediterranean] sea,
And his right hand on the rivers [the tributaries of the Euphrates].
“He will cry to Me, ‘You are my Father,
My God, and the rock of my salvation.’
“I will also make him My firstborn (preeminent),
The highest of the kings of the earth.
“My lovingkindness I will keep for him forevermore,
And My covenant will be confirmed to him.
“His descendants I will establish forever,
And his throne [will endure] as the days of heaven.
“If his children [b]turn away from My law
And do not walk in My ordinances,
If they break My statutes
And do not keep My commandments,
Then I will punish their transgression with the rod [of discipline],
And [correct] their wickedness with stripes.
“Nevertheless, I will not break off My lovingkindness from him,
Nor allow My faithfulness to fail.
“My covenant I will not violate,
Nor will I alter the utterance of My lips.
“Once [for all] I have sworn by My holiness, [My vow which cannot be violated];
I will not lie to David.
“His [c]descendants shall endure forever
And his throne [will continue] as the sun before Me.
“It shall be established forever like the moon,
And the witness in the heavens is ever faithful.” Selah.
But [in apparent contradiction of all this] You [the faithful Lord] have cast off and rejected;
You have been full of wrath against Your anointed.
You have spurned and repudiated the covenant with Your servant;
You have profaned his crown [by casting it] in the dust.
You have broken down all his [city] walls;
You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
All who pass along the road rob him;
He has become the scorn of his neighbors.
You have exalted the right hand of his foes;
You have made all his enemies rejoice.
Also, You have turned back the edge of his sword
And have not made him [strong enough] to stand in battle.
You have put an end to his splendor
And have hurled his throne to the ground.
You have shortened the days of his youth;
You have covered him with shame. Selah.
How long, O Lord?
Will You hide Yourself forever?
Will Your wrath burn like fire?
Remember how fleeting my lifetime is;
For what vanity, [for what emptiness, for what futility, for what wisp of smoke] You have created all the sons of men!
What man can live and not see death?
Can he rescue his soul from the [powerful] hand of Sheol (the nether world, the place of the dead)? Selah.
O Lord, where are Your former lovingkindnesses [so abundant in the days of David and Solomon],
Which You swore to David in Your faithfulness?
Remember, O Lord, the reproach of Your servants [scorned, insulted, and disgraced];
How I bear in [d]my heart the reproach of all the many peoples,
With which Your enemies have taunted, O Lord,
With which they have mocked the footsteps of Your anointed.
Blessed be the Lord forevermore!
Amen and Amen.