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Psalm 102

Psalm 102[a]

A prayer of an afflicted person who has grown weak and pours out a lament before the Lord.

Hear my prayer, Lord;
    let my cry for help come to you.
Do not hide your face from me
    when I am in distress.
Turn your ear to me;
    when I call, answer me quickly.

For my days vanish like smoke;
    my bones burn like glowing embers.
My heart is blighted and withered like grass;
    I forget to eat my food.
In my distress I groan aloud
    and am reduced to skin and bones.
I am like a desert owl,
    like an owl among the ruins.
I lie awake; I have become
    like a bird alone on a roof.
All day long my enemies taunt me;
    those who rail against me use my name as a curse.
For I eat ashes as my food
    and mingle my drink with tears
10 because of your great wrath,
    for you have taken me up and thrown me aside.
11 My days are like the evening shadow;
    I wither away like grass.

12 But you, Lord, sit enthroned for ever;
    your renown endures through all generations.
13 You will arise and have compassion on Zion,
    for it is time to show favour to her;
    the appointed time has come.
14 For her stones are dear to your servants;
    her very dust moves them to pity.
15 The nations will fear the name of the Lord,
    all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.
16 For the Lord will rebuild Zion
    and appear in his glory.
17 He will respond to the prayer of the destitute;
    he will not despise their plea.

18 Let this be written for a future generation,
    that a people not yet created may praise the Lord:
19 ‘The Lord looked down from his sanctuary on high,
    from heaven he viewed the earth,
20 to hear the groans of the prisoners
    and release those condemned to death.’
21 So the name of the Lord will be declared in Zion
    and his praise in Jerusalem
22 when the peoples and the kingdoms
    assemble to worship the Lord.

23 In the course of my life[b] he broke my strength;
    he cut short my days.
24 So I said:
‘Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days;
    your years go on through all generations.
25 In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth,
    and the heavens are the work of your hands.
26 They will perish, but you remain;
    they will all wear out like a garment.
Like clothing you will change them
    and they will be discarded.
27 But you remain the same,
    and your years will never end.
28 The children of your servants will live in your presence;
    their descendants will be established before you.’

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 102:1 In Hebrew texts 102:1-28 is numbered 102:2-29.
  2. Psalm 102:23 Or By his power

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 102

Aberante mmɔborɔni mpaebɔ

1Tie me mpaebɔ, O Awurade, na tie me sufrɛ na boa me. Sɛ mewɔ ɔhaw mu a, nnan w’akyi nkyerɛ me! Tie me na sɛ mefrɛ a, gye me so ntɛm! Me nkwa reyera te sɛ wusiw; me nipadua rehyew te sɛ ogya. Meretwintwam sɛ sare a awo. Me kɔn nnɔ aduan. Mepene dennen. Menyɛ hwee sɛ honam ne nnompe. Mete sɛ wuram anomaa a ɔwɔ sare so. Mete sɛ ɔpatu a wɔagyaw no amamfo so. Meda hɔ a, m’ani gu so. Mete sɛ anomaa koro a osi ɔdan bi atifi.

Daa m’atamfo kasa tia me. Wɔn a wodi me ho fɛw bɔ me din de dome me. Esiane w’abufuw nti, nso ne m’aduan na me nusu fra nea menom mu. 10 Womaa me so tow me kyenee. 11 Me nkwa te sɛ anwummere sunsuma; mete sɛ sare a awo 12 nanso, wo Awurade, woyɛ ɔhene daa daa. Nkyirimma nyinaa bɛkae wo.

13 Wobɛsɔre na woahu Sion mmɔbɔ; bere adu sɛ wuhu no mmɔbɔ; bere pa no ni. 14 W’asomfo dɔ no a ɛmfa ho sɛ wɔasɛe no; wohu no mmɔbɔ a ɛmfa ho sɛ wadan amamfo. 15 Aman besuro Awurade; ahene a wɔwɔ asase so nyinaa besuro ne tumi. 16 Sɛ Awurade san kyekye Sion a, ɔbɛda ne kɛseyɛ adi.

17 Obetie ne nkurɔfo a wagyaw wɔn no na watie wɔn mpaebɔ. 18 Kyerɛw nhoma a Awurade ayɛ no gu hɔ ma nkyirimma sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a wɔn a wonnya nwoo wɔn no bɛkamfo no. 19 Awurade hwɛɛ fam fi ne kronkronbea wɔ soro hɔ; ɔhwɛ fi soro besii asase so. 20 Ɔtee ɔpene a nneduafo pene na ɔma wogyaa wɔn a wɔabu wɔn kumfɔ no. 21 Enti wɔbɛpae mu abɔ ne din wɔ Sion na wɔakamfo no wɔ Yerusalem, 22 bere a aman ne ahemman behyiam na wɔasom Awurade no.

23 Awurade ama me ayɛ mmerɛw wɔ bere a minnyinii. Watew me nkwa nna so. 24 O Onyankopɔn, mfa me mprempren a minnyinii yi. O Awurade, wote hɔ daa daa. 25 Tete no, wobɔɔ asase na wode wo nsa yɛɛ ɔsoro. 26 Wɔn nyinaa bɛyera nanso ɛbɛka wo. Wɔn nyinaa bɛtetew te sɛ ntamagow. Wobɛtow wɔn agu sɛ ntamagow na wɔayera. 27 Nanso wote sɛnea wote. Wo nkwa to ntwa da.

28 Yɛn mma bɛtena ase a hwee nyɛ wɔn wɔ wo banbɔ ase, na wɔn asefo nso benya guankɔbea.