New International Reader's Version

Psalm 7

Psalm 7

A shiggaion of David. He sang it to the Lord about Cush, who was from the tribe of Benjamin.

Lord my God, I go to you for safety.
    Help me. Save me from all those who are chasing me.
If you don’t, they will tear me apart as if they were lions.
    They will rip me to pieces so that no one can save me.

Lord my God, suppose I have done something wrong.
    Suppose I am guilty.
Or I have done evil to my friend.
    Or I have robbed my enemy without any reason.
Then let my enemy chase me and catch me.
    Let him stomp me into the ground.
    Let him bury me in the dust.

Lord, rise up in your anger.
    Rise up against the great anger of my enemies.
    My God, wake up. Command that the right thing be done.
Let all the people of the earth gather around you.
    Rule over them from your throne in heaven.
    Lord, judge all people.
Lord, show that I have done what is right.
    Most High God, remember that I am honest.
God, you always do what is right.
    You look deep down inside the hearts and minds of people.
Bring to an end the terrible things sinful people do.
    Make godly people safe.

10 The Most High God is like a shield that keeps me safe.
    He saves those whose hearts are honest.
11 God judges fairly.
    He shows his anger every day.
12 If evil people don’t change their ways,
    God will sharpen his sword.
    He will get his bow ready to use.
13 He has prepared his deadly weapons.
    He has made his flaming arrows ready.

14 Whoever is full of evil
    plans trouble and ends up telling lies.
15 Whoever digs a hole and shovels it out
    falls into the pit they have made.
16 The trouble they cause comes back on them.
    The terrible things they do will happen to them.

17 I will give thanks to the Lord because he does what is right.
    I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 7

Atemmu mpaebɔ

1O Awurade, me Nyankopɔn, meba wo nkyɛn sɛ bɔ me ho ban. Gye me fi wɔn a wɔtaa me no nsam. Na wɔansoa me ankɔ sɛ obi a gyata akyere no a obiara rentumi nnye me nkwa na wɔatetew me mu asinasin. O Awurade me Nyankopɔn, sɛ mayɛ obi bɔne, anaasɛ mayi obi ama, anaasɛ mayɛ obi a ɔne me te yiye bɔne a, anaa mebɔ me tamfo korɔn kwa a, anaa mayɛ eyinom mu bi a, ma m’atamfo ntaa me nkyere me; ma wontwa me nhwe fam na wonkum me na wonnyaw me funu wɔ fam.

Sɔre wɔ w’abufuw mu, O Awurade! Sɔre tia m’atamfo abufuw. Ma wo ho so na boa me. Atɛntrenee na wohwehwɛ; enti ma nnipa nyinaa mmetwa wo ho nhyia na fi soro di wɔn so. Wone adasamma temmufo; enti O Awurade, di ma me efisɛ, wunim me mu fann.

Woyɛ Onyankopɔn ɔtreneeni a wubu yɛn adwene ne yɛn apɛde atɛn. Siw nnebɔneyɛfo kwan na hyira atreneefo.

10 Onyankopɔn yɛ me hwɛfo. Ogye wɔn a wotie n’asɛm nkwa.

11 Onyankopɔn yɛ ɔtemmufo treneeni a daa obu nnebɔneyɛfo fɔ. 12 Na sɛ wɔansesa wɔn akwan a, Onyankopɔn bɛsew ne nkrante. Okuntun ne tadua mu siesie no. 13 Ɔfa n’akode a ɛyɛ hu de ne bɛmma a ɛredɛw no sɔn wɔn so.

14 Sɛɛ na nnebɔneyɛfo dwen bɔne ho; wodwen ɔhaw ho na wɔaso nnaadaa mu. 15 Na firi a wosum afoforo no, wɔn ara na eyi wɔn. 16 Enti wɔn ankasa wɔn bɔne na ɛtwe wɔn aso na wɔn basabasayɛ apira wɔn.

17 Meda Awurade ase wɔ n’atɛntrenee ho. Meto ayeyi nnwom ma Awurade, Ɔsorosoroni no.