New International Reader's Version

Psalm 13

Psalm 13

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Lord, how long must I wait? Will you forget me forever?
    How long will you turn your face away from me?
How long must I struggle with my thoughts?
    How long must my heart be sad day after day?
    How long will my enemies keep winning the battle over me?

Lord my God, look at me and answer me.
    Give me new life, or I will die.
Then my enemies will say, “We have beaten him.”
    They will be filled with joy when I die.

But I trust in your faithful love.
    My heart is filled with joy because you will save me.
I will sing praise to the Lord.
    He has been so good to 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.