New International Reader's Version

Psalm 48

Psalm 48

A song. A psalm of the Sons of Korah.

The Lord is great. He is really worthy of praise.
    Praise him in the city of our God, his holy mountain.
Mount Zion is high and beautiful.
    It brings joy to everyone on earth.
Mount Zion is like the highest parts of Mount Zaphon.
    It is the city of the Great King.
God is there to keep it safe.
    He has shown himself to be like a fort to the city.

Many kings joined forces.
    They entered Israel together.
But when they saw Mount Zion, they were amazed.
    They ran away in terror.
Trembling took hold of them.
    They felt pain like a woman giving birth.
Lord, you destroyed them like ships of Tarshish
    that were torn apart by an east wind.

What we heard we have also seen.
    We have seen it
in the city of the Lord who rules over all.
    We have seen it in the city of our God.
    We have heard and seen that God makes it secure forever.

God, inside your temple
    we think about your faithful love.
10 God, your fame reaches from one end of the earth to the other.
    So people praise you from one end of the earth to the other.
    You use your power to do what is right.
11 Mount Zion is filled with joy.
    The villages of Judah are glad.
    That’s because you judge fairly.

12 Walk all around Zion.
    Count its towers.
13 Think carefully about its outer walls.
    Just look at how safe it is!
    Then you can tell its people that God keeps them safe.
14 This God is our God for ever and ever.
    He will be our guide to the very end.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 48

Sion, Onyankopɔn kurow

1Awurade yɛ ɔkɛse enti ɛsɛ sɛ wɔkamfo no yiye wɔ yɛn Nyankopɔn kurow a ɛwɔ bepɔw kronkron no so no mu. Sion, Onyankopɔn bepɔw no korɔn na ɛyɛ fɛ. Ɔhene kɛse no kurow no de ahosɛpɛw ba wiase mmaa nyinaa.

Onyankopɔn ada no adi sɛ asomdwoe wɔ ne mu wɔ kurow no aban akɛse no mu. Ahemfo yi boaa wɔn ho ano kotuaa Sion bepɔw. Nanso wohui no, ɛyɛɛ wɔn nwonwa. Wosuroe, enti woguanee. Ɛhɔ na ehu ne ɔhonam mu yaw kaa wɔn te sɛ ɔbea a awo aka no, anaasɛ ɛhyɛn a ɛrebɔ mpata biribibiri wɔ ahum mu. Yɛate nea Onyankopɔn ayɛ na mprempren yɛahu wɔ yɛn Nyankopɔn, Awurade Tumfoɔ kurow no mu; ɔbɛbɔ kurow no ho ban daa daa.

Wo fi no mu, O Onyankopɔn, na yedwen daa dɔ a wowɔ no ho. 10 Nnipa kamfo wo mmaa nyinaa, na wo din atrɛw wɔ asase so mmaa nyinaa. Wudi hene nokwarem. 11 Ma Sionfo ani nnye. Wubu atɛntrenee. Ma ahosɛpɛw mmra Yuda nkurow mu! 12 Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo twa Sion ho hyia kan n’abantenten. 13 Hwɛ n’afasuw na hwɛ n’aban akɛse no yiye na woaka ho asɛm akyerɛ nkyirimma.

14 “Saa Onyankopɔn yi yɛ yɛn Nyankopɔn daa daa. Obedi yɛn anim nna a ɛreba no nyinaa mu.”