New International Version - UK

Psalm 37

Psalm 37[a]

Of David.

Do not fret because of those who are evil
    or be envious of those who do wrong;
for like the grass they will soon wither,
    like green plants they will soon die away.

Trust in the Lord and do good;
    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the Lord;
    trust in him and he will do this:
he will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
    your vindication like the noonday sun.

Be still before the Lord
    and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
    when they carry out their wicked schemes.

Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
    do not fret – it leads only to evil.
For those who are evil will be destroyed,
    but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land.

10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
    though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land
    and enjoy peace and prosperity.

12 The wicked plot against the righteous
    and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
    for he knows their day is coming.

14 The wicked draw the sword
    and bend the bow
to bring down the poor and needy,
    to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
    and their bows will be broken.

16 Better the little that the righteous have
    than the wealth of many wicked;
17 for the power of the wicked will be broken,
    but the Lord upholds the righteous.

18 The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care,
    and their inheritance will endure for ever.
19 In times of disaster they will not wither;
    in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.

20 But the wicked will perish:
    though the Lord’s enemies are like the flowers of the field,
    they will be consumed, they will go up in smoke.

21 The wicked borrow and do not repay,
    but the righteous give generously;
22 those the Lord blesses will inherit the land,
    but those he curses will be destroyed.

23 The Lord makes firm the steps
    of the one who delights in him;
24 though he may stumble, he will not fall,
    for the Lord upholds him with his hand.

25 I was young and now I am old,
    yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
    or their children begging bread.
26 They are always generous and lend freely;
    their children will be a blessing.[b]

27 Turn from evil and do good;
    then you will dwell in the land for ever.
28 For the Lord loves the just
    and will not forsake his faithful ones.

Wrongdoers will be completely destroyed[c];
    the offspring of the wicked will perish.
29 The righteous will inherit the land
    and dwell in it for ever.

30 The mouths of the righteous utter wisdom,
    and their tongues speak what is just.
31 The law of their God is in their hearts;
    their feet do not slip.

32 The wicked lie in wait for the righteous,
    intent on putting them to death;
33 but the Lord will not leave them in the power of the wicked
    or let them be condemned when brought to trial.

34 Hope in the Lord
    and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land;
    when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it.

35 I have seen a wicked and ruthless man
    flourishing like a luxuriant native tree,
36 but he soon passed away and was no more;
    though I looked for him, he could not be found.

37 Consider the blameless, observe the upright;
    a future awaits those who seek peace.[d]
38 But all sinners will be destroyed;
    there will be no future[e] for the wicked.

39 The salvation of the righteous comes from the Lord;
    he is their stronghold in time of trouble.
40 The Lord helps them and delivers them;
    he delivers them from the wicked and saves them,
    because they take refuge in him.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 37:1 This psalm is an acrostic poem, the stanzas of which begin with the successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet.
  2. Psalm 37:26 Or freely; / the names of their children will be used in blessings (see Gen. 48:20); or freely; / others will see that their children are blessed
  3. Psalm 37:28 See Septuagint; Hebrew They will be protected for ever
  4. Psalm 37:37 Or upright; / those who seek peace will have posterity
  5. Psalm 37:38 Or posterity

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 37

Ɔdebɔneyɛfo ne ɔtreneeni hyɛbere

1Mma wo werɛ nnhow wɔ nnebɔneyɛfo ho; mma w’ani mmmere wɔn a wɔyɛ bɔne. Wɔbɛhyew te sɛ sare a awo. Wobewu te sɛ afifide a atwintwam. Fa wo ho to Awurade so na yɛ papa. Tena asase no so na bɔne amma wo so.

Hwehwɛ ahotɔ wɔ Awurade mu na ɔbɛma wo nea wo koma pɛ. Fa wo ho ma Awurade; fa wo ho to no so na ɔbɛboa wo; ɔbɛma wo treneeyɛ ada adi te sɛ owigyinae mu awia.

Tɔ wo bo ase na twɛn nea Awurade bɛyɛ; mma obi a odi yiye anaa wɔn a wodi nkonim wɔ wɔn bɔne mu ho asɛm nnhaw wo. Nni awerɛhow na mma wo bo mmfuw; ɛde ɔhaw na ɛba. Wɔn a wogye Awurade di no benya asase no; na wɔbɛpam nnebɔneyɛfo no. 10 Ɛrenkyɛ, nnebɔneyɛfo bɛyera. Wobɛhwehwɛ wɔn nanso worenhu wɔn; 11 ahobrɛasefo nsa bɛka asase no na wɔanya asomdwoe.

12 Ɔdebɔneyɛfo wowɔ ɔtreneeni ase, na ɔde ɔtan aniwa hwɛ no. 13 Nanso Awurade serew nnebɔneyɛfo efisɛ, onim sɛ ɛrenkyɛ na wɔasɛe wɔn. 14 Ɔdebɔneyɛfo twe ne nkrante na ɔkoa ne tadua mu de kum ahiafo, mmɔborɔfo ne atreneefo. 15 Nanso wɔn ankasa nkrante ano na wobewuwu, na wubebu wɔn tadua mu.

16 Kakra a ɔtreneeni wɔ no som bo sen nnebɔneyɛfo ahonya nyinaa 17 efisɛ, Awurade begye nnebɔneyɛfo ahoɔden na wabɔ atreneefo ho ban.

18 Awurade hwɛ wɔn a wotie no, na asase no bɛyɛ wɔn dea daa daa. 19 Wɔrenhu amane bere bɔne mu. Ɔkɔm kɛse mu wobedidi ama aso wɔn. 20 Nanso nnebɔneyɛfo bewuwu. Awurade atamfo bɛyera te sɛ wuram nhwiren; wɔbɛyera te sɛ wusiw. 21 Ɔdebɔneyɛfo bɔ bosea, nanso ontumi ntua da, nanso ɔtreneeni yɛ ayamye! 22 Wɔn a Awurade ahyira wɔn no na wɔbɛfa asase no na wɔapam wɔn a wɔadome wɔn no.

23 Awurade yɛ ɔkwankyerɛfo, na ɔbɔ wɔn a wɔsɔ n’ani ho ban. 24 Sɛ wɔhwe ase a wɔrenka fam efisɛ, Awurade bɛma wɔn so.

25 Mabɔ akora mprempren. Matena ase akyɛ nanso minhuu ɔtreneeni a Awurade agyaa no da, anaasɛ ne mma resrɛ aduan. 26 Bere biara ɔma kwa, na ɔfɛm afoforo; na ne mma yɛ nhyira.

27 Twe wo ho fi bɔne ho na yɛ papa na w’asefo bɛtena asase no so daa daa. 28 Efisɛ, Awurade pɛ nea ɛteɛ, na onnyaw ne nkurɔfo a wogye no di. Ɔbɔ wɔn ho ban daa nyinaa. Nanso ɔbɛpam nnebɔneyɛfo asefo.

29 Atreneefo benya asase no na wɔatena so daa nyinaa. 30 Ɔtreneeni nsɛm mu wɔ aba, na daa ɔyɛ pɛ. 31 Ɔde ne Nyankopɔn mmara sie ne koma mu a ommu so.

32 Ɔdebɔneyɛfo dɛɛdɛɛ ɔtreneeni hwehwɛ sɛ okum no, 33 nanso, Awurade nnyaa no mma ne tamfo tumi, anaa ɔmma wommu no fɔ wɔ asennii.

34 Ma w’ani nna Awurade so na di ne mmara so; ɔde asase no bɛma wo de ahyɛ wo anuonyam, na wubehu sɛ wɔbɛpam ɔdebɔneyɛfo no. 35 Bere bi na minim ɔdebɔneyɛfo bi a na ɔtane nnipa ani. Ɔkorɔn sen obiara te sɛ Lebanon sida. 36 Akyiri yi, mefaa hɔ nanso manhu no. Mehwehwɛɛ no, nanso manhu no. 37 Hwɛ sɛnea onipa pa no brɛ n’ani ase hwɛ ɔtreneeni no. Ɔsomdwoeni wɔ asefo, 38 nanso nnebɔneyɛfo de, wɔsɛe wɔn koraa na wɔpopa wɔn asefo.

39 Awurade gye atreneefo nkwa na ɔbɔ wɔn ho ban fi amane mu. 40 Ɔboa wɔn, gye wɔn; ogye wɔn fi nnebɔneyɛfo nsam efisɛ, wɔde no yɛ wɔn guankɔbea.