New Living Translation

Psalm 10

Psalm 10

O Lord, why do you stand so far away?
    Why do you hide when I am in trouble?
The wicked arrogantly hunt down the poor.
    Let them be caught in the evil they plan for others.
For they brag about their evil desires;
    they praise the greedy and curse the Lord.

The wicked are too proud to seek God.
    They seem to think that God is dead.
Yet they succeed in everything they do.
    They do not see your punishment awaiting them.
    They sneer at all their enemies.
They think, “Nothing bad will ever happen to us!
    We will be free of trouble forever!”

Their mouths are full of cursing, lies, and threats.[a]
    Trouble and evil are on the tips of their tongues.
They lurk in ambush in the villages,
    waiting to murder innocent people.
    They are always searching for helpless victims.
Like lions crouched in hiding,
    they wait to pounce on the helpless.
Like hunters they capture the helpless
    and drag them away in nets.
10 Their helpless victims are crushed;
    they fall beneath the strength of the wicked.
11 The wicked think, “God isn’t watching us!
    He has closed his eyes and won’t even see what we do!”

12 Arise, O Lord!
    Punish the wicked, O God!
    Do not ignore the helpless!
13 Why do the wicked get away with despising God?
    They think, “God will never call us to account.”
14 But you see the trouble and grief they cause.
    You take note of it and punish them.
The helpless put their trust in you.
    You defend the orphans.

15 Break the arms of these wicked, evil people!
    Go after them until the last one is destroyed.
16 The Lord is king forever and ever!
    The godless nations will vanish from the land.
17 Lord, you know the hopes of the helpless.
    Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them.
18 You will bring justice to the orphans and the oppressed,
    so mere people can no longer terrify them.

Notas al pie

  1. 10:7 Greek version reads cursing and bitterness. Compare Rom 3:14.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 10

Atemmu ho mpaebɔ

1O Awurade, adɛn nti na wowɔ akyirikyiri saa? Adɛn nti na wuhintaw wo ho mmere a yɛrehu amane? Nnebɔneyɛfo yɛ ahantan na wɔtane mmɔborɔfo ani. Kyere wɔn wɔ wɔn mfiri a wɔasunsum mu. Ɔdebɔneyɛfo ani gye ne bɔne ho; oniberefo dome Awurade na ɔpo no.

Ɔdebɔneyɛfo mmu Awurade; n’ahantan mu, odwen sɛ Onyankopɔn ho nhia. Ɔdebɔneyɛfo di nkonim wɔ biribiara mu. Ɔnte Onyankopɔn atemmu ase. Ɔserew n’atamfo. Ɔka kyerɛ ne ho se, “Merenni nkogu da; merentɔ ɔhaw mu da.”

Ne kasa yɛ nnome, atoro ne ahunahuna. Ɔtan ne bɔne wɔ ne kasa mu. Ɔhintaw ne ho wɔ nkuraase pɛ sɛ okum atreneefo. Ɔtetɛw n’atamfo a wonni obi. Ɔtwɛn wɔ kokoam te sɛ gyata. Ɔda hɔ twɛn mmɔborɔfo. Ɔkyere wɔn n’afiri mu twe wɔn ase de wɔn kɔ. 10 Ɔde n’ahoɔden dodow no kyere ɔkrabirifo ka no hyɛ. 11 Ɔdebɔneyɛfo no ka kyerɛ ne ho se, “Ɛmfa Onyankopɔn ho! Wabu n’ani agu so, na ɔrenhu me da!”

12 O Awurade, twe saa nne- bɔneyɛfo no aso! Kae amanehunufo. 13 Adɛn nti na ɛsɛ sɛ ɔdebɔneyɛfo tia Onyankopɔn na ɔka kyerɛ ne ho se, “Ɔrentwe m’aso?” 14 Nanso, wuhu; wuhu ɔhaw ne amanehunu na woasiesie wo ho sɛ wobɛboa. Onibie de ne ho hyɛ wo nsa. Woboa mmɔborɔfo daa. 15 Bubu nnebɔneyɛfo tumi wɔ wɔn bɔne mu. Twe wɔn aso wɔ wɔn bɔne a wɔayɛ no ho kosi sɛ wobegyae yɛ.

16 Awurade yɛ ɔhene daa nyinaa. Wɔn a wɔsom anyame foforo no bɛyera n’asase so.

17 O Awurade, wubetie awiɛmfo mpaebɔ; wobɛhyɛ wɔn nkuran. 18 Wubetie mmɔborɔfo ne nyisaa su, na woabu wɔn bem sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a ɔdasani renhunuhuna wɔn bio.