New International Reader's Version

Psalm 33

Psalm 33

You who are godly, sing with joy to the Lord.
    It is right for honest people to praise him.
With the harp, praise the Lord.
    With the lyre that has ten strings, make music to him.
Sing a new song to him.
    Play with skill, and shout with joy.

What the Lord says is right and true.
    He is faithful in everything he does.
The Lord loves what is right and fair.
    The earth is full of his faithful love.

The heavens were made when the Lord commanded it to happen.
    All the stars were created by the breath of his mouth.
He gathers together the waters of the sea.
    He puts the oceans in their places.
Let the whole earth have respect for the Lord.
    Let all the people in the world honor him.
He spoke, and the world came into being.
    He commanded, and it stood firm.
10 The Lord blocks the sinful plans of the nations.
    He keeps them from doing what they want to do.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever.
    What he wants to do will last for all time.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.
    Blessed are the people he chose to be his own.
13 From heaven the Lord looks down
    and sees everyone.
14 From his throne he watches
    all those who live on the earth.
15 He creates the hearts of all people.
    He is aware of everything they do.
16 A king isn’t saved just because his army is big.
    A soldier doesn’t escape just because he is very strong.
17 People can’t trust a horse to save them either.
    Though it is very strong, it can’t save them.
18 But the Lord looks with favor on those who respect him.
    He watches over those who put their hope in his faithful love.
19 He watches over them to save them from death.
    He wants to keep them alive when there is no food in the land.

20 We wait in hope for the Lord.
    He helps us. He is like a shield that keeps us safe.
21 Our hearts are full of joy because of him.
    We trust in him, because he is holy.
22 Lord, may your faithful love be with us.
    We put our hope in you.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 33

Ayeyi Dwom

1Mo a moyɛ atreneefo, nea Awurade ayɛ nti, monteɛm nni ahurusi; mo a mutie no, monkamfo no. Monna Awurade ase wɔ asanku so na momfa asanku a nhama gu so nto nnwom mma no. Monto dwom foforo mma no. Momfa nyansa mmɔ sanku no na monteɛm ahurusi so!

Awurade nsɛm yɛ nokware na ne nnwuma biara nni huammɔ. Awurade dɔ nea ɛyɛ trenee na ɛyɛ pɛ. Ne dɔ hyɛ asase so ma daa. Awurade nam ne tumi so na ɔbɔɔ soro, owia, ɔsram ne nsoromma a efi n’anom asɛm so. Ɔboaa ɛpo nyinaa ano koguu faako. Ɔtoo ɛpo hahanaa no mu wɔ n’akorae. Asase sofo nyinaa, munsuro Awurade! Wiasefo nyinaa, monhyɛ no anuonyam. Ɔkasae na wɔbɔɔ asase; na ne tumi mu na biribiara bae. 10 Awurade maa amanaman nsusuwii kae. Wamma wɔanyɛ wɔn nhyehyɛe. 11 Nanso, ɔno de, ne nhyehyɛe wɔ hɔ daa. Ne botae wɔ hɔ daa nyinaa.

12 Asomdwoe nka kurow a ne Nyankopɔn ne Awurade. Nhyira nka nnipa a wayi wɔn sɛ ne de! 13 Awurade hwɛ adasamma nyinaa fi soro. 14 Ofi baabi a odi hene no hwɛ wɔn a wɔte asase so nyinaa. 15 Onim wɔn komam na onim nea wɔyɛ nyinaa.

16 Ɛnyɛ ɔhene asraafo tumi so na ɔnam di nkonim. Ɛnyɛ ɔsraani ahoɔden so na ɔnam di nkonim. 17 Ɔsa mu apɔnkɔ ho nni mfaso wɔ nkonimdi mu. Wɔn ahoɔden ntumi nnye nkwa.

18 Awurade hwɛ wɔn a wotie no ne wɔn a wɔde wɔn ho to ne dɔ no so daa. 19 Ogye wɔn fi owu mu. Ɔkɔm kɛse mu, ɔhwɛ wɔn. 20 Yɛn ani da Awurade so. Ɔyɛ yɛn guankɔbea ne yɛn boafo. 21 Ne nti, yɛn ani agye. Yegye ne din kronkron no di. 22 Ma wo dɔ a wodɔ yɛn daa no nka yɛn ho, Awurade, wɔ bere a yɛde yɛn ho to wo so yi.