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Psalm 31

Psalm 31[a]

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
    let me never be put to shame;
    deliver me in your righteousness.
Turn your ear to me,
    come quickly to my rescue;
be my rock of refuge,
    a strong fortress to save me.
Since you are my rock and my fortress,
    for the sake of your name lead and guide me.
Keep me free from the trap that is set for me,
    for you are my refuge.
Into your hands I commit my spirit;
    deliver me, Lord, my faithful God.

I hate those who cling to worthless idols;
    as for me, I trust in the Lord.
I will be glad and rejoice in your love,
    for you saw my affliction
    and knew the anguish of my soul.
You have not given me into the hands of the enemy
    but have set my feet in a spacious place.

Be merciful to me, Lord, for I am in distress;
    my eyes grow weak with sorrow,
    my soul and body with grief.
10 My life is consumed by anguish
    and my years by groaning;
my strength fails because of my affliction,[b]
    and my bones grow weak.
11 Because of all my enemies,
    I am the utter contempt of my neighbours
and an object of dread to my closest friends –
    those who see me on the street flee from me.
12 I am forgotten as though I were dead;
    I have become like broken pottery.
13 For I hear many whispering,
    ‘Terror on every side!’
They conspire against me
    and plot to take my life.

14 But I trust in you, Lord;
    I say, ‘You are my God.’
15 My times are in your hands;
    deliver me from the hands of my enemies,
    from those who pursue me.
16 Let your face shine on your servant;
    save me in your unfailing love.
17 Let me not be put to shame, Lord,
    for I have cried out to you;
but let the wicked be put to shame
    and be silent in the realm of the dead.
18 Let their lying lips be silenced,
    for with pride and contempt
    they speak arrogantly against the righteous.

19 How abundant are the good things
    that you have stored up for those who fear you,
that you bestow in the sight of all,
    on those who take refuge in you.
20 In the shelter of your presence you hide them
    from all human intrigues;
you keep them safe in your dwelling
    from accusing tongues.

21 Praise be to the Lord,
    for he showed me the wonders of his love
    when I was in a city under siege.
22 In my alarm I said,
    ‘I am cut off from your sight!’
Yet you heard my cry for mercy
    when I called to you for help.

23 Love the Lord, all his faithful people!
    The Lord preserves those who are true to him,
    but the proud he pays back in full.
24 Be strong and take heart,
    all you who hope in the Lord.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 31:1 In Hebrew texts 31:1-24 is numbered 31:2-25.
  2. Psalm 31:10 Or guilt

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 31

Onyankopɔn mu gyidi mpaebɔ

1Mereba wo nkyɛn, Awurade, ama woabɔ me ho ban, na mma wonnni me so nkonim. Woyɛ Onyankopɔn treneeni. Mesrɛ wo sɛ gye me nkwa! Tie me! Gye me nkwa mprempren! Yɛ me guankɔbea na bɔ me ho ban na gye me nkwa. Woyɛ me guankɔbea ne me hwɛfo. Kyerɛ me kwan na di m’anim sɛnea woahyɛ me bɔ no. Gye me fi firi a wɔasum me no mu. Bɔ me ho ban fi amane mu. Mede me ho hyɛ wo hwɛ pa ase. Wubegye me nkwa, Awurade,woyɛ ɔnokwafo Nyankopɔn. Wukyi wɔn a wɔsom anyamehunu, enti mede me ho to wo so. M’ani begye na madi ahurusi esiane wo dɔ a wodɔ me daa nti. Wuhuu m’amanehunu; wunim me haw. Woamma m’atamfo ankyere me; woama mitumi kɔ baabiara a mepɛ.

Hu me mmɔbɔ, Awurade, efisɛ, mewɔ ɔhaw mu; masu ama m’ani yɛ me yaw; mabrɛ dodo. 10 Awerɛhow ama mahaw, na osu atew me nkwa nna so. Me haw ama mayɛ mmerɛw, na me nnompe mpo akisa. 11 M’atamfo nyinaa ne m’afɛfo titiriw bɔ me ahohora; nnipa a wonim me suro me. Sɛ wohu me wɔ kwan so a, woguan. 12 Obiara werɛ afi me te sɛ nea mawu. Mete sɛ biribi a wɔatow akyene. 13 Mete sɛ atamfo ka asomsɛm; ahunahuna atwa me ho ahyia. Wɔrepam me tiri so apɛ me akum me.

14 Nanso mede me ho ato wo so, O Awurade; woyɛ me Nyankopɔn. 15 Daa mehyɛ wo hwɛ ase. Gye me fi m’atamfo ne wɔn a wɔtaa me no nsam.

16 Fa ayamye hwɛ wo somfo. Gye me nkwa wɔ wo dɔ a ɛnsa da no mu. 17 Mefrɛ wo se, Awurade, mma m’anim nngu ase. Mmom ma nnebɔneyɛfo anim ngu ase; ma wɔnkɔ asaman komm. 18 Bɔ atorofo ne ahantanfo ne wɔn a wɔka nsɛm tia atreneefo ano.

19 Nnepa a woakora ama wɔn a wɔhyɛ wo anuonyam no yɛ nwonwa. Obiara nim sɛ wo ye, na wobɔ wɔn a wɔde wɔn ho to wo so ho ban.

20 Wode wɔn sie w’anim dwoodwoo fi nnipa nsusuw bɔne ho. Woka wɔn hyɛ wo nwini ase yi wɔn fi atamfo kasatia mu. 21 Kamfo Awurade! Sɛ ɛba sɛ wɔatwa me ho ahyia aba me so no, ne dɔ a oyi no adi kyerɛ me no yɛ nwonwa.

22 Misuroe, na misusuwii sɛ wapam me afi n’anim. Nanso bere a misu frɛɛ no se ɔmmɛboa me no, ɔtee me su.

23 Mo a mugye Awurade di no nyinaa monnɔ no. Awurade bɔ nea ogye no di no ho ban, na ɔtwe ahantanfo aso sɛnea ɛfata wɔn. 24 Mo a mowɔ anidaso wɔ Awurade mu no, monyɛ den. Mo bo nyɛ duru.