New American Standard Bible

Psalm 13

Prayer for Help in Trouble.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

1How long, O Lord? Will You forget me forever?
How long will You hide Your face from me?
How long shall I take counsel in my soul,
Having sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long will my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
Enlighten my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,
And my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,”
And my adversaries will rejoice when I am shaken.

But I have trusted in Your lovingkindness;
My heart shall rejoice in Your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
Because He has dealt bountifully with me.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 13

Mmoa mpaebɔ

1Awurade, wo werɛ befi me akosi da bɛn? Daa nyinaa anaa? Wubehintaw wo ho afi me ho akosi da bɛn? Mentena ɔhaw mu nkosi da bɛn? Awerɛhow nhyɛ me koma ma awia ne anadwo nkosi da bɛn? M’atamfo nni me so nkonim nkosi da bɛn? O Awurade, me Nyankopɔn, tew w’ani hwɛ me na bua me. Ma me ahoɔden; mma me nnwu. Mma m’atamfo nka se, “Yɛadi ne so nkonim.” Mma wɔn ani nnnye m’asehwe ho.

Mede me ho to wo dɔ a ɛnsa da no so. M’ani begye efisɛ, wubegye me nkwa. O Awurade, mɛto dwom ama wo efisɛ, woayɛ me adɔe.