New International Reader's Version

Psalm 80

Psalm 80

For the director of music. A psalm of Asaph to the tune of “The Lilies of the Covenant.”

Shepherd of Israel, hear us.
    You lead the people of Joseph like a flock.
    You sit on your throne between the cherubim.
Show your glory
    to the people of Ephraim, Benjamin and Manasseh.
Call your strength into action.
    Come and save us.

God, make us new again.
    May you be pleased with us.
    Then we will be saved.

Lord God, you rule over all.
    How long will you be angry?
    Will you be angry with your people even when they pray to you?
You have given us tears as our food.
    You have made us drink tears by the bowlful.
You have let our neighbors mock us.
    Our enemies laugh at us.

God who rules over all, make us new again.
    May you be pleased with us.
    Then we will be saved.

You brought Israel out of Egypt.
    Israel was like a vine.
After you drove the nations out of Canaan,
    you planted the vine in their land.
You prepared the ground for it.
    It took root and spread out over the whole land.
10 The mountains were covered with its shade.
    The shade of its branches covered the mighty cedar trees.
11 Your vine sent its branches out all the way to the Mediterranean Sea.
    They reached as far as the Euphrates River.

12 Why have you broken down the walls around your vine?
    Now all who pass by it can pick its grapes.
13 Wild pigs from the forest destroy it.
    Insects from the fields feed on it.
14 God who rules over all, return to us!
    Look down from heaven and see us!
Watch over your vine.
15     Guard the root you have planted with your powerful right hand.
    Take care of the branch you have raised up for yourself.

16 Your vine has been cut down and burned in the fire.
    You have been angry with us, and we are dying.
17 May you honor the people at your right hand.
    May you honor the nation you have raised up for yourself.
18 Then we won’t turn away from you.
    Give us new life. We will worship you.

19 Lord God who rules over all, make us new again.
    May you be pleased with us.
    Then we will be saved.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 80

Ɔman foforoyɛ mpaebɔ

1Tie yɛn, O Israel guanhwɛfo; tie yɛn, wo nguan sohwɛfo panyin. Wo a wote w’ahengua a esi atakraboa ntaban so no, da wo ho adi kyerɛ Efraim, Benyamin ne Manase mmusuakuw no. Da w’ahoɔden adi; bra begye yɛn nkwa.

Fa yɛn san bra, O Onyankopɔn! Hu yɛn mmɔbɔ na yebenya nkwa. Wo bo befuw wo nkurɔfo mpaebɔ akosi bere bɛn, Otumfoɔ Awurade Nyankopɔn? Woama yɛn awerɛhow sɛ yenni ne nusu kuruwa kɛse ma sɛ yɛnnom. Ma aman a atwa yɛn ho ahyia no nko yɛn asase no so; yɛn atamfo kasa tia yɛn.

San fa yɛn bra, Otumfoɔ Nyankopɔn! Hu yɛn mmɔbɔ na wobegye yɛn nkwa. Wode bobe fi Misraim bae. Wopamoo aman foforo bi fii hɔ na wuduaa wɔ wɔn asase so. Wusiesiee baabi sɛnea ebenyin. Ne ntini no kɔɔ asase mu na ɛtrɛtrɛw asase no so nyinaa. 10 Ɛde ne nhwini kata nkoko so na n’abaa no kata sida nnua so. 11 N’abaa dennanee koduu ɛpo so kɔe ara koduu asu Efrata so. 12 Adɛn nti na wubuu ban a atwa ho ahyia no? Mprempren, obiara a ɔbɛfa hɔ no betumi awia n’aba no bi; 13 na kɔkɔte tiatia so na wuram mmom awe.

14 Otumfoɔ Nyankopɔn, dan w’ani hwɛ yɛn. Hwɛ yɛn fi soro hɔ; bra na begye wo nkurɔfo nkwa! 15 Begye bobe a wuduae na nkwa; saa bobe ketewa a woma enyin ahoɔden so no! 16 Yɛn atamfo ato mu gya atwa akyene; fa w’abufuw hwɛ wɔn na sɛe wɔn. 17 Hwɛ nnipa a woayi wɔn no so na bɔ wɔn ho ban; ɔman a wugyinaa no ahoɔden so no. 18 Yɛrennan yɛn ho mfi wo ho bio. Ma yɛn nkwa na yɛbɛkamfo wo.

19 Otumfoɔ Awurade Nyankopɔn, san fa yɛn bra. Hu yɛn mmɔbɔ na wobegye yɛn nkwa.