New International Reader's Version

Psalm 16

Psalm 16

A miktam of David.

My God, keep me safe.
    I go to you for safety.

I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord.
    Without you, I don’t have anything that is good.”
I say about God’s people who live in our land, “They are the noble ones.
    I take great delight in them.”
Those who run after other gods
    will suffer more and more.
I will not pour out offerings of blood to those gods.
    My lips will not speak their names.

Lord, you alone are everything I need.
    You make my life secure.
I am very pleased with what you have given me.
    I am very happy with what I’ve received from you.

I will praise the Lord. He gives me good advice.
    Even at night my heart teaches me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
    He is at my right hand.
    So I will always be secure.

So my heart is glad. Joy is on my tongue.
    My body also will be secure.
10 You will not leave me in the place of the dead.
    You will not let your faithful one rot away.
11 You always show me the path of life.
    You will fill me with joy when I am with you.
    You will make me happy forever at your right hand.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 16

Gyidi mu mpaebɔ

1Bɔ me ho ban, O Onyankopɔn; migye wo di sɛ me guankɔbea. Meka kyerɛ Awurade se, “M’awurade ne wo; nneɛma a mewɔ nyinaa fi wo nkyɛn.” Awurade nkurɔfo a wɔyɛ pɛ wɔ gyidi mu no, wɔn na m’ani gye sɛ me ne wɔn bɛtena. Wɔn a wokodi anyame foforo akyi no twe ɔhaw brɛ wɔn ho. Merenkɔka wɔn afɔrebɔ ho, na merensom wɔn anyame nso.

Wo, Awurade, yɛ nea mewɔ nyinaa, na woma me nea ehia me nyinaa; me daakye asetena hyɛ wo nsa. W’akyɛde a wode ma me yɛ nwonwa na ɛyɛ nneɛma pa nso. Mekamfo Awurade efisɛ, ɔkyerɛ me kwan, na edu anadwo a m’atiboa bɔ me kɔkɔ.

Minim sɛ Awurade ka me ho daa. Ɔbɛn me, na biribiara rentumi mpusuw me. Ɛno nti, mewɔ aseda ne anigye mu. Na mete nka sɛ mewɔ guankɔbea. 10 Efisɛ, wobɔ me ho ban fi owu tumi ase, na worennyaa nea wodɔ no mma ɔnkɔ asaman. 11 Wobɛkyerɛ me kwan a ɛkɔ nkwa mu. Hu a mihu wo no hyɛ me anigye ne anika a ɛnsa da.