New International Reader's Version

Psalm 44

Psalm 44

For the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah.

God, we have heard what you did.
    Those who came before us have told us
what you did in their days,
    in days long ago.
By your power you drove out the nations.
    You gave our people homes in the land.
You crushed the people who were there.
    And you made our people do well.
They didn’t win the land with their swords.
    They didn’t gain success by their own power.
Your powerful right hand and your mighty arm gave them victory.
    You gave them success because you loved them.

You are my King and my God.
    You give victories to the people of Jacob.
With your help we push back our enemies.
    By your power we walk all over them.
I put no trust in my bow.
    My sword doesn’t bring me victory.
But you give us victory over our enemies.
    You put them to shame.
All day long we talk about how great God is.
    We will praise your name forever.

But now you have turned your back on us and made us humble.
    You don’t march out with our armies anymore.
10 You made us turn and run from our enemies.
    They have taken what belongs to us.
11 You handed us over to be eaten up like sheep.
    You have scattered us among the nations.
12 You sold your people for very little.
    You didn’t gain anything when you sold them.

13 You have made us something that our neighbors laugh at.
    Those who live around us make fun of us and tease us.
14 The nations make jokes about us.
    They shake their heads at us.
15 All day long I have to live with my shame.
    My face is covered with it.
16 That’s because they laugh at me and attack me with their words.
    They want to get even with me.

17 All of this happened to us,
    even though we had not forgotten you.
    We had not broken the covenant you made with us.
18 Our hearts had not turned away from you.
    Our feet had not wandered from your path.
19 But you crushed us and left us to the wild dogs.
    You covered us over with deep darkness.

20 We didn’t forget our God.
    We didn’t spread out our hands in prayer to a false god.
21 If we had, God would have discovered it.
    He knows the secrets of our hearts.
22 But because of you, we face death all day long.
    We are considered as sheep to be killed.

23 Lord, wake up! Why are you sleeping?
    Get up! Don’t say no to us forever.
24 Why do you turn your face away from us?
    Why do you forget our pain and troubles?

25 We are brought down to the dust.
    Our bodies lie flat on the ground.
26 Rise up and help us.
    Save us because of your faithful love.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 44

Ogye ho mpaebɔ

1Yɛate wɔ yɛn ankasa yɛn asom, O Onyankopɔn. Yɛn nenanom aka ho asɛm akyerɛ yɛn; nneɛma akɛse a woyɛe wɔn bere so no nyinaa, wɔaka akyerɛ yɛn; saa tete mmere no: sɛnea wopamoo abosonsomfo na wobɔɔ wo nkurɔfo atenase wɔ wɔn asase so no, sɛnea wotwee aman foforo aso, na womaa wo de nyaa nkɔso no. Wo nkurɔfo amfa wɔn nkrante na edii asase no so. Ɛnyɛ wɔn tumi so na wɔnam dii so. Wo tumi ne w’ahoɔden, ɔka a wokae se wobɛba hɔ no na ɛdaa ɔdɔ a wodɔ wɔn no adi.

Woyɛ me hene ne me Nyankopɔn; wokyɛ wo nkurɔfo nkonimdi, na yɛnam wo tumi so di yɛn atamfo so. Memfa me ho nto m’agyan anaa me nkrante so sɛ ennye me nkwa. Nanso woagye yɛn afi yɛn atamfo nsam adi wɔn a wɔtan yɛn so.

Yɛbɛkamfo wo daa na yɛada wo ase daa daa. Nanso afei woatwe wo ho sɛ wonni yɛn so. Afei wo ne yɛn asraafodɔm no nkɔ bio. 10 Woama yɛaguan yɛn atamfo ama wɔafa yɛn agyapade. 11 Woama kwan ama wɔakum yɛn sɛ nguan. Wopetee yɛn amanfrafo nkurow so. 12 Wotɔn wo ara wo nkurɔfo aboɔmmerɛw sɛnea wɔn ho nni mfaso biara. 13 Yɛn afipamfo huu nea woyɛɛ yɛn, na wodii yɛn ho fɛw, serewee. 14 Woama yɛn anim agu ase wɔ aman anim. Wɔwosow wɔn ti de serew yɛn. 15 Daa na m’anim agu ase. Ahohora adura me 16 fi m’atamfo ne wɔn a wokyi me kasatia mu.

17 Eyinom nyinaa aba yɛn so, nanso yɛn werɛ mfi wo, na yemmuu apam a wo ne yɛn hyehyɛe no nso so. 18 Yennii wo huammɔ. Yemmuu wo mmara so. 19 Nanso wugyaa yɛn wɔ nkekaboa mu a mmoa biara mfi baabi. Wugyaa yɛn sum kabii mu. 20 Sɛ yegyaee yɛn Nyankopɔn som kɔsom anyame foforo bi a, 21 anka nea ɛbɛyɛ biara wubehu. Efisɛ, wunim yɛn nsusuwii. 22 Nanso wo nti na daa nyinaa wokum yɛn sɛ nguan no.

23 Keka wo ho, Awurade! Adɛn nti na woada? Sɔre! Nnyaw yɛn afebɔɔ saa! 24 Adɛn nti na wode wo ho ahintaw yɛn? Mma wo werɛ mmfi yɛn amanehunu ne yɛn haw! 25 Wɔapɛkyɛw yɛn wɔ fam. Yegu mfutuma mu a wodi yɛn so. 26 Bɛboa yɛn! Esiane ɔdɔ a wodɔ yɛn daa nti, gye yɛn nkwa.