New Living Translation

Psalm 139

Psalm 139

For the choir director: A psalm of David.

O Lord, you have examined my heart
    and know everything about me.
You know when I sit down or stand up.
    You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.
You see me when I travel
    and when I rest at home.
    You know everything I do.
You know what I am going to say
    even before I say it, Lord.
You go before me and follow me.
    You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,
    too great for me to understand!

I can never escape from your Spirit!
    I can never get away from your presence!
If I go up to heaven, you are there;
    if I go down to the grave,[a] you are there.
If I ride the wings of the morning,
    if I dwell by the farthest oceans,
10 even there your hand will guide me,
    and your strength will support me.
11 I could ask the darkness to hide me
    and the light around me to become night—
12     but even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
    Darkness and light are the same to you.

13 You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body
    and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
    Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
15 You watched me as I was being formed in utter seclusion,
    as I was woven together in the dark of the womb.
16 You saw me before I was born.
    Every day of my life was recorded in your book.
Every moment was laid out
    before a single day had passed.

17 How precious are your thoughts about me,[b] O God.
    They cannot be numbered!
18 I can’t even count them;
    they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up,
    you are still with me!

19 O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!
    Get out of my life, you murderers!
20 They blaspheme you;
    your enemies misuse your name.
21 O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you?
    Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?
22 Yes, I hate them with total hatred,
    for your enemies are my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my anxious thoughts.
24 Point out anything in me that offends you,
    and lead me along the path of everlasting life.

Notas al pie

  1. 139:8 Hebrew to Sheol.
  2. 139:17 Or How precious to me are your thoughts.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 139

Onyankopɔn nyansa ne ne hwɛ

1Awurade, woahwehwɛ me mu na woahu me. Wunim biribiara a meyɛ; wuhu me nsusuwii nyinaa fi akyirikyiri. Sɛ mereyɛ adwuma a, wuhu; sɛ merehome nso a, saa ara. Wunim m’ahokeka nyinaa. Ansa na mebue m’ano akasa no, na wunim asɛm a mɛka. Woatwa me ho ahyia. Wonam wo tumi so bɔ me ho ban.

Me ho adwene a wowɔ no du akyiri. Ɛboro m’adwene so. Ɛhe na metumi aguan wo mafa? Ɛhe na metumi aguan afi w’anim mafa? Sɛ meforo soro a, wowɔ hɔ. Na mekɔsɛw me kɛtɛ asaman a, wo ni! Sɛ mefa adekyee ntaban mitu mekɔtena po akyi nohɔ a, 10 ɛhɔ nso na wo nsa bɛkɔ akogya me na wo nifa beso me mu. 11 Na sɛ mise, esum nko mmɛkata me so na me ho hann nnan sum a, 12 esum nso nnuru sum mma wo, na anadwo hran sɛ awia; esum ne hann yɛ wo pɛ.

13 M’akwaa nyinaa wo na wobɔe; wokekaa me sisii anim wɔ me na yam. 14 Mekamfo wo efisɛ, ɛsɛ sɛ wosuro wo; nea woyɛ nyinaa yɛ hu na ɛyɛ nwonwa. Minim ne nyinaa wɔ me koma mu. 15 Bere a wɔreyɛ me nnompe no wɔkeka sisii anim brɛoo wɔ me na yafunu mu. Bere a merenyin dinn wɔ hɔ no, na wunim sɛ mewɔ hɔ; 16 wuhuu me ansa na wɔrewo me. Nna dodow a woatwa ama me no, ansa na ɛrebefiti ase no, na woakyerɛw wɔ wo nhoma mu dedaw.

17 O Onyankopɔn, ɛyɛ den sɛ mehu wo nsusuwii; sɛ ne dodow yɛ ahe! 18 Sɛ mise mɛkan a, ne dodow bɛboro mpoano anhwea. Mesɔre a, meda so ne wo wɔ hɔ.

19 O Onyankopɔn, me pɛ ne sɛ anka wubekum amumɔyɛfo! Me pɛ ne sɛ basabasayɛfo begyaa me haw! 20 Wɔka amumɔyɛsɛm fa wo ho; wɔka bɔne fa wo din ho. 21 O Awurade, mikyi wɔn a wokyi wo na mimmu wɔn a wɔsɔre tia wo no nso. 22 Mikyi wɔn kɔkɔɔkɔ; mefa wɔn sɛ m’atamfo.

23 Hwehwɛ me mu, O Onyankopɔn, na hu m’adwene; sɔ me hwɛ na hu m’adwene. 24 Na hwɛ sɛ amane kwan bi wɔ me hɔ, na gya me kɔ daa kwan so!