New International Version - UK

Psalm 69

Psalm 69[a]

For the director of music. To the tune of ‘Lilies’. Of David.

Save me, O God,
    for the waters have come up to my neck.
I sink in the miry depths,
    where there is no foothold.
I have come into the deep waters;
    the floods engulf me.
I am worn out calling for help;
    my throat is parched.
My eyes fail,
    looking for my God.
Those who hate me without reason
    outnumber the hairs of my head;
many are my enemies without cause,
    those who seek to destroy me.
I am forced to restore
    what I did not steal.

You, God, know my folly;
    my guilt is not hidden from you.

Lord, the Lord Almighty,
    may those who hope in you
    not be disgraced because of me;
God of Israel,
    may those who seek you
    not be put to shame because of me.
For I endure scorn for your sake,
    and shame covers my face.
I am a foreigner to my own family,
    a stranger to my own mother’s children;
for zeal for your house consumes me,
    and the insults of those who insult you fall on me.
10 When I weep and fast,
    I must endure scorn;
11 when I put on sackcloth,
    people make sport of me.
12 Those who sit at the gate mock me,
    and I am the song of the drunkards.

13 But I pray to you, Lord,
    in the time of your favour;
in your great love, O God,
    answer me with your sure salvation.
14 Rescue me from the mire,
    do not let me sink;
deliver me from those who hate me,
    from the deep waters.
15 Do not let the floodwaters engulf me
    or the depths swallow me up
    or the pit close its mouth over me.

16 Answer me, Lord, out of the goodness of your love;
    in your great mercy turn to me.
17 Do not hide your face from your servant;
    answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
18 Come near and rescue me;
    deliver me because of my foes.

19 You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed;
    all my enemies are before you.
20 Scorn has broken my heart
    and has left me helpless;
I looked for sympathy, but there was none,
    for comforters, but I found none.
21 They put gall in my food
    and gave me vinegar for my thirst.

22 May the table set before them become a snare;
    may it become retribution and[b] a trap.
23 May their eyes be darkened so that they cannot see,
    and their backs be bent for ever.
24 Pour out your wrath on them;
    let your fierce anger overtake them.
25 May their place be deserted;
    let there be no one to dwell in their tents.
26 For they persecute those you wound
    and talk about the pain of those you hurt.
27 Charge them with crime upon crime;
    do not let them share in your salvation.
28 May they be blotted out of the book of life
    and not be listed with the righteous.

29 But as for me, afflicted and in pain –
    may your salvation, God, protect me.

30 I will praise God’s name in song
    and glorify him with thanksgiving.
31 This will please the Lord more than an ox,
    more than a bull with its horns and hooves.
32 The poor will see and be glad –
    you who seek God, may your hearts live!
33 The Lord hears the needy
    and does not despise his captive people.

34 Let heaven and earth praise him,
    the seas and all that move in them,
35 for God will save Zion
    and rebuild the cities of Judah.
Then people will settle there and possess it;
36     the children of his servants will inherit it,
    and those who love his name will dwell there.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 69:1 In Hebrew texts 69:1-36 is numbered 69:2-37.
  2. Psalm 69:22 Or snare / and their fellowship become

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 69


1Gye me nkwa, O Onyankopɔn! Nsu no deda me kɔn mu. Meremem wɔ atɛkyɛ mu, na asase a ɛso wo nni baabi. Madu subunu mu na asorɔkye no pɛ sɛ ɛfa me. Mafrɛ mabrɛ. Me menem ayow. M’ani yɛ me yaw efisɛ, magyen no ara repɛ wo mmoa. Wɔn a wɔtan me kwa no dɔɔso sen me tiri so nhwi. M’atamfo twa atoro to me so; wɔyɛ den na wɔrepɛ akum me. Wɔma medan nneɛma a manwia mema.

O Onyankopɔn, me bɔne so nkata wɔ w’anim. Wunim kwasea a mayɛ. Mma mennsoa aniwu mmmrɛ wɔn a wɔde wɔn ho to wo so. Otumfoɔ Awurade no so! Mma memmfa aniwu mmɛto wɔn a wɔsom wo so, O lsrael Nyankopɔn! Wo nti na wɔkasa tia me, nti aniwu akata me so. Mete sɛ ɔhɔho wɔ me nuanom mu. Mete sɛ ɔmanfrani wɔ m’abusua mu. Me ho a mede ama wo fi no hyehye me mu te sɛ ogya. Kasatia a wɔkasa tia wo no ka me. 10 Menam akɔnkyen so brɛ me ho ase, na nnipa kasa tia me. 11 Mifura ayiasetam, na wɔserew me. 12 Wɔka me ho nsɛm wɔ mmorɔn so; akɔwensafo de me too nnwom. 13 Nanso me de, mɛbɔ wo mpae, Awurade; gye me so, Onyankopɔn, wɔ bere a wopɛ mu. Wo dɔ kɛse nti, gye me so efisɛ, woahyɛ bɔ sɛ wubegye me nkwa. 14 Mma memmmem wɔ atɛkyɛ mu. Gye me fi m’atamfo nsam, na gye me fi nsu a emu dɔ mu.

15 Mma nsu nnyiri mmfa me. Mma memmmem wɔ bunu anaa damoa mu. 16 Gye me so, Awurade, wɔ wo dɔ pa a wode dɔ me daa no mu. W’ahummɔbɔ mu, dan w’ani hwɛ me! 17 Mfa wo ho nhintaw wo somfo; mewɔ ɔhaw mu na gye me so mprempren! 18 Bra me nkyɛn na begye me. Gye me fi m’atamfo nsam. 19 Wunim sɛnea wɔkasa tia me ne sɛnea wogu m’anim ase sɛe m’anuonyam. Wuhu m’atamfo nyinaa.

20 Kasatia hyɛ me koma so ama m’anidaso asa. Na minim sɛ obi bɛma me due, nanso mannya obi. Mepɛɛ awerɛkyekye nanso mannya bi. 21 Ɔkɔm dee me no, wɔmaa me awuduru. Osukɔm dee me no, wɔmaa me nsanyinyanyinya. 22 Wɔn apontow mfa wɔn nkɔ ɔsɛe mu. Ma wɔn adidi a wɔatew ho no mmɔ wɔn fam. 23 Ma wɔn ani mfurafura. Na ma wɔn akyi nyɛ mmerɛw. 24 Fa w’abufuw kɔ wɔn so, na ma w’abufuw mmene wɔn. 25 Ma wɔn atenae nyɛ amamfo. Mma obiara ntena nkwa mu wɔ wɔn ntamadan mu. 26 Wɔtaa wɔn a woatwe wɔn aso. Wɔka wɔn a woapira wɔn no amanehunu ho asɛm. 27 Kyerɛw wɔn bɔne a wɔayɛ gu hɔ. Mma wɔnnkɔka wo nkwagyedwuma no ho. 28 Popa wɔn din fi ateasefo nhoma no mu. Mfa wɔn din nka wo nkurɔfo de ho.

29 Nanso mewɔ yaw mu, na m’anidaso asa. Ma me so, O Onyankopɔn, na gye me nkwa! 30 Mɛto dwom akamfo Onyankopɔn; mɛda no ase de ada ne kɛseyɛ adi. 31 Eyi bɛsɔ Awurade ani yiye sen nantwi afɔrebɔ; ɛsen nantwinini a wanyin afɔrebɔ. 32 Sɛ mmɔborɔni hu eyi a, n’ani begye. Na wɔn a wɔsom Onyankopɔn benya nkuranhyɛ. 33 Awurade tie wɔn a ade ahia wɔn, na ne werɛ mfi ne nkurɔfo a wɔyɛ nneduafo.

34 Monkamfo Onyankopɔn, O ɔsoro ne asase, ɛpo ne nea ɛwɔ mu nyinaa. 35 Obegye Yerusalem, na wasan akyekye Yuda nkurow. Ne nkurɔfo bɛtena hɔ na wɔafa asase no. 36 N’asomfo asefo na wɔbɛfa hɔ, na wɔn a wɔpɛ n’asɛm no atena hɔ.