Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 97

Onyankopɔn, Ɔhene Kɛse

1Awurade yɛ ɔhene! Asase, ma w’ani nnye! Nsupɔw a ɛwɔ po mu nyinaa, monsɛpɛw mo ho!

Omununkum ne esum atwa ne ho ahyia; odi hene atɛntrenee ne nokware mu. Ogya di n’anim a ɛrehyew n’atamfo a wɔatwa ne ho ahyia no. N’anyinam hyerɛn wiase nyinaa; asase hu ma ne ho popo. Mmepɔw nan te sɛ nku wɔ Awurade anim, Awurade a asase nyinaa yɛ ne de anim. Ɔsorofo da ne trenee adi, na aman nyinaa hu n’anuonyam.

Wogu obiara a ɔsom ahoni no anim ase; anyame nyinaa kotow Awurade anim. Nnipa a wɔwɔ Sion ani agye, na Yuda nkurow nso ho sɛpɛw wɔn ma w’atɛn a worebebu no, O Awurade. Awurade Tumfoɔ, wo na wudi asase nyinaa so; woso sen anyame nyinaa mpɛn bebree.

10 Awurade dɔ wɔn a wokyi bɔne; ɔbɔ ne nkurɔfo nkwa ho ban. Ogye wɔn fi amumɔyɛfo tumi ase. 11 Hann hyerɛn atreneefo so, na anigye ba wɔn a wɔyɛ papa so. 12 Mo atreneefo nyinaa mo ani nnye wɔ nea Awurade ayɛ ama mo no nti! Monkae nea Onyankopɔn kronkron no ayɛ, na monna no ase.

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Psalm 97

The Lord’s Power and Dominion.

1The Lord reigns, let the earth rejoice;
Let the many islands and coastlands be glad.

Clouds and thick darkness surround Him [as at Sinai];
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of His throne.

Fire goes before Him
And burns up His adversaries on all sides.

His lightnings have illuminated the world;
The earth has seen and trembled.

The mountains melted like wax at the presence of the Lord,
At the presence of the Lord of the whole earth.

The heavens declare His righteousness,
And all the peoples see His glory and brilliance.

Let all those be [deeply] ashamed who serve carved images,
Who boast in idols.
Worship Him, all you gods!

Zion heard this and was glad,
And the daughters (cities) of Judah rejoiced [in relief]
Because of Your judgments, O Lord.

For You are the Lord Most High over all the earth;
You are exalted far above all gods.

You who love the Lord, hate evil;
He protects the souls of His godly ones (believers),
He rescues them from the hand of the wicked.
Light is sown [like seed] for the righteous and illuminates their path,
And [irrepressible] joy [is spread] for the upright in heart [who delight in His favor and protection].
Rejoice in the Lord, you righteous ones [those whose moral and spiritual integrity places them in right standing with God],
And praise and give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.