New Living Translation

Psalm 142

Psalm 142

A psalm[a] of David, regarding his experience in the cave. A prayer.

I cry out to the Lord;
    I plead for the Lord’s mercy.
I pour out my complaints before him
    and tell him all my troubles.
When I am overwhelmed,
    you alone know the way I should turn.
Wherever I go,
    my enemies have set traps for me.
I look for someone to come and help me,
    but no one gives me a passing thought!
No one will help me;
    no one cares a bit what happens to me.
Then I pray to you, O Lord.
    I say, “You are my place of refuge.
    You are all I really want in life.
Hear my cry,
    for I am very low.
Rescue me from my persecutors,
    for they are too strong for me.
Bring me out of prison
    so I can thank you.
The godly will crowd around me,
    for you are good to me.”

Notas al pie

  1. 142:Title Hebrew maskil. This may be a literary or musical term.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 142

Mmoa mpaebɔ

1Misu frɛ Awurade sɛ ɔmmoa me; mesrɛ no. Meka me nsɛm nyinaa kyerɛ no; meka me haw nyinaa kyerɛ no. Sɛ mereyɛ apa abaw a, onim nea ɛsɛ sɛ meyɛ. Ɔkwan a menam so no m’atamfo asum me firi wɔ so. Sɛ mehwɛ me ho a, minhu ɔboafo biara; ɔbanbɔfo nso nni hɔ. Obiara nso nhwɛ me. Awurade, misu frɛ wo sɛ boa me; wo Awurade, wone me hwɛfo. Wone nea ne ho hia me wɔ m’asetena nyinaa mu.

Tie me sufrɛ na boa me efisɛ, m’aba mu abu. Gye me fi m’atamfo nsam efisɛ, wɔyɛ den ma me dodo. Yi m’awerɛhow fi me so na esiane papa a woayɛ me nti, mɛkamfo wo wɔ wo nkurɔfo gua a wɔabɔ mu.