New International Reader's Version

Psalm 141

Psalm 141

A psalm of David.

I call out to you, Lord. Come quickly to help me.
    Listen to me when I call out to you.
May my prayer come to you like the sweet smell of incense.
    When I lift up my hands in prayer, may it be like the evening sacrifice.

Lord, guard my mouth.
    Keep watch over the door of my lips.
Don’t let my heart be drawn to what is evil.
    Don’t let me join with people who do evil.
    Don’t let me eat their fancy food.

If a godly person hit me, it would be an act of kindness.
    If they would correct me, it would be like pouring olive oil on my head.
    I wouldn’t say no to it.

I will always pray against the things that sinful people do.
    When their rulers are thrown down from the rocky cliffs,
    those evil people will realize that my words were true.
They will say, “As clumps of dirt are left from plowing up the ground,
    so our bones will be scattered near an open grave.”

But Lord and King, I keep looking to you for help.
    I go to you for safety. Don’t let me die.
Keep me from the traps of those who do evil.
    Save me from the traps they have set for me.
10 Let evil people fall into their own nets.
    But let me go safely on my way.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 141

Anwummere mpaebɔ

1Merefrɛ wo, Awurade, boa me mprempren! Sɛ mefrɛ wo a, gye me so. Gye me mpaebɔ sɛ aduhuam ne me nsa a mapagyaw sɛ anwummere afɔrebɔ.

Awurade, wɛn m’ano na ɔwɛmfo mmɛwɛn m’anofafa. Twe me fi bɔne a mepɛ sɛ meyɛ ho na mma memmfa me ho mmmɔ nnebɔneyɛfo wɔ wɔn amumɔyɛ mu. Na mma mennkɔ wɔn adidi ase. Onipa pa betumi atwe m’aso aka m’anim ayamye so, nanso menhwehwɛ nnebɔneyɛfo nkyɛn anuonyam efisɛ, daa mebɔ mpae tia wɔn nneyɛe bɔne no. Sɛ wɔtow wɔn ahemfo fi abotan mmepɔw so bɛhwe fam a, nnipa begye adi sɛ me nsɛm a meka no yɛ nokware. Wɔte sɛ dua a wɔapae mu na wɔatwitwa mu asinasin; saa na wɔn nnompe bɛbɔ ahwete wɔ damoa ho.

Nanso Awurade, me Nyankopɔn, mekɔ so de me ho to wo so. Mehwehwɛ wo banbɔ. Mma me nnwu! Bɔ me ho ban fi mfiri a wɔasunsum me no mu ne nnebɔneyɛfo firi mu. 10 Ma nnebɔneyɛfo no ara firi nyi wɔn na menkɔ me baabi asomdwoe mu.