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Psalm 79

Psalm 79

A psalm of Asaph.

O God, the nations have invaded your inheritance;
    they have defiled your holy temple,
    they have reduced Jerusalem to rubble.
They have left the dead bodies of your servants
    as food for the birds of the sky,
    the flesh of your own people for the animals of the wild.
They have poured out blood like water
    all around Jerusalem,
    and there is no one to bury the dead.
We are objects of contempt to our neighbours,
    of scorn and derision to those around us.

How long, Lord? Will you be angry for ever?
    How long will your jealousy burn like fire?
Pour out your wrath on the nations
    that do not acknowledge you,
on the kingdoms
    that do not call on your name;
for they have devoured Jacob
    and devastated his homeland.

Do not hold against us the sins of past generations;
    may your mercy come quickly to meet us,
    for we are in desperate need.
Help us, God our Saviour,
    for the glory of your name;
deliver us and forgive our sins
    for your name’s sake.
10 Why should the nations say,
    ‘Where is their God?’

Before our eyes, make known among the nations
    that you avenge the outpoured blood of your servants.
11 May the groans of the prisoners come before you;
    with your strong arm preserve those condemned to die.
12 Pay back into the laps of our neighbours seven times
    the contempt they have hurled at you, Lord.
13 Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture,
    will praise you for ever;
from generation to generation
    we will proclaim your praise.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 79

Ɔmannyina mpaebɔ

1O Onyankopɔn, abosonsomfo akyɛ w’asase afa. Wɔagu wo fi kronkron no ho fi ama Yerusalem adan amamfo. Wogyaw wo nkurɔfo amu maa apete; wo nkoa amu, wogyaw maa wuram mmoa sɛ wɔnwe. Wohwiee wo nkurɔfo mogya gui sɛ nsu. Mogya hwie gui sɛ nsu wɔ Yerusalem na obi anka a obesie awufo no. Aman a atwa yɛn ho ahyia no kasa tia yɛn; wɔserew yɛn, di yɛn ho fɛw.

Awurade, wo bo befuw yɛn akosi daa daa? W’abufuw bɛkɔ so adɛw sɛ ogya? Dan w’abufuw kyerɛ aman a wɔnsom wo no ne wɔn a wɔmmɔ wo mpae no so. Efisɛ, wɔn na wɔakum wo nkurɔfo. Wɔn na wɔama wo man adan amamfo. Mfa yɛn agyanom bɔne so asotwe ntwe yɛn. Hu yɛn mmɔbɔ mprempren. Yɛn anidaso nyinaa asa. Boa yɛn, O Awurade, na gye yɛn nkwa. Gye yɛn na fa yɛn bɔne kyɛ yɛn wɔ w’anuonyam no nti. 10 Adɛn nti na ɛsɛ sɛ aman bisa yɛn se, “Mo Nyankopɔn wɔ he?” Ma yenhu sɛ woatwe aman a wohwiee w’asomfo mogya gui no aso. 11 Tie pene a nneduafo pene. Fa wo tumi kɛse no so gye wɔn a wɔabu wɔn kumfɔ no. 12 Awurade, tua aman a aka no so ka mpɛn ason wɔ kasatia a wɔakasa atia wo no so. 13 Na yɛn a yɛyɛ wo manfo a yɛyɛ wo nguan nso no, bɛda wo ase, akamfo wo daa nyinaa.