New International Version - UK

Psalm 71

Psalm 71

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
    let me never be put to shame.
In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me;
    turn your ear to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge,
    to which I can always go;
give the command to save me,
    for you are my rock and my fortress.
Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
    from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.

For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord,
    my confidence since my youth.
From my birth I have relied on you;
    you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
    I will ever praise you.
I have become a sign to many;
    you are my strong refuge.
My mouth is filled with your praise,
    declaring your splendour all day long.

Do not cast me away when I am old;
    do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
10 For my enemies speak against me;
    those who wait to kill me conspire together.
11 They say, ‘God has forsaken him;
    pursue him and seize him,
    for no one will rescue him.’
12 Do not be far from me, my God;
    come quickly, God, to help me.
13 May my accusers perish in shame;
    may those who want to harm me
    be covered with scorn and disgrace.

14 As for me, I shall always have hope;
    I will praise you more and more.

15 My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
    of your saving acts all day long –
    though I know not how to relate them all.
16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
    I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
17 Since my youth, God, you have taught me,
    and to this day I declare your marvellous deeds.
18 Even when I am old and grey,
    do not forsake me, my God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
    your mighty acts to all who are to come.

19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,
    you who have done great things.
    Who is like you, God?
20 Though you have made me see troubles,
    many and bitter,
    you will restore my life again;
from the depths of the earth
    you will again bring me up.
21 You will increase my honour
    and comfort me once more.

22 I will praise you with the harp
    for your faithfulness, my God;
I will sing praise to you with the lyre,
    Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips will shout for joy
    when I sing praise to you –
    I whom you have delivered.
24 My tongue will tell of your righteous acts
    all day long,
for those who wanted to harm me
    have been put to shame and confusion.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 71

Akwakoraa mpaebɔ

1Awurade, maba wo nkyɛn sɛ ma me guankɔbea. Mma wonnni me so da! Esiane sɛ woyɛ ɔtreneeni nti, boa me na gye me. Tie me na gye me nkwa! Fa me sie wɔ wo nwini ase ne w’abankɛse mu, fa bɔ me ho ban; wone me guankɔbea ne me hwɛfo. Me Nyankopɔn gye me fi amumɔyɛfo ne atirimɔdenfo tumi ne nnebɔneyɛfo nsam. Awurade, m’ani da wo so. Mede me ho too wo so bere a na misua. Me nkwa nna nyinaa, mede me ho ato wo so. Efi bere a wɔwoo me, woabɔ me ho ban. Mɛkamfo wo daa. M’abrabɔ ayɛ nhwɛso ama nnipa pii efisɛ, woyɛ me gyefo a woyɛ den. Fi anɔpa kosi anwummere, mekamfo na meda w’anuonyam adi.

Afei a magow yi, mpa me. Afei a mayɛ mmerɛw yi, mpa me. 10 M’atamfo pɛ sɛ wokum me. Wɔkasa kɔ me tiri so apam. 11 Wɔka se, “Onyankopɔn agyaw no hɔ; momma yenni n’akyi nkɔkyere no na obiara nni hɔ a obegye no.” 12 Ntew wo ho ntena akyiri, O Onyankopɔn; me Nyankopɔn, yɛ ntɛm begye me. 13 Ma wɔn a wɔtaa me no nni nkogu na wɔnsɛe wɔn. Ma wɔn a wɔpɛ sɛ wopira me ani nwu na wɔn anim ngu ase. 14 Daa mede m’ani bɛto wo so; mɛkɔ so akamfo wo daa daa. 15 Mɛka w’ayamye akyerɛ. Fi anɔpa kosi anwummere nyinaa mɛka wo nkwagye ho asɛm; emu yɛ duru sen me ntease. 16 Mɛkamfo wo tumi, Otumfoɔ Awurade. Mɛpae mu aka w’adɔe ho asɛm; wo nkutoo de. 17 Woakyerɛ me fi me mmofraase na mekɔ so ka w’anwonwasɛm ho asɛm. 18 Afei a mabɔ akwakoraa na me ti so afuw dwen yi, nnyaw me, O Onyankopɔn! Ka me ho bere a mepae mu ka wo tumi ne wo kɛseyɛ ho asɛm kyerɛ nkyirimma nyinaa no. 19 Wo treneeyɛ, Onyankopɔn, du wim. Woayɛ nneɛma akɛse; obi nte sɛ wo. 20 Woama ɔhaw ne amanehunu aba me so de, nanso wobɛma manya ahoɔden bio; wobɛtwe me afi damoa ho. 21 Wobɛyɛ me kɛse asen daa. Wobɛkyekye me werɛ bio.

22 Mede sanku bɛkamfo wo. Me Nyankopɔn, mɛkamfo wo nokware. Me sanku so mɛbɔ nnwom ama wo, Israel ɔkronkronni. 23 Migu so rebɔ no, mɛteɛm anigye so. Mede me nipadua nyinaa bɛto dwom efisɛ, woagye me nkwa. 24 Fi anɔpa kosi anwummere nyinaa mɛka wo treneeyɛ ho asɛm akyerɛ efisɛ, wɔn a wɔpɛ sɛ wɔhaw me no, woadi wɔn so nkonim ama wɔn anim agu ase.