New Living Translation

Psalm 143

Psalm 143

A psalm of David.

Hear my prayer, O Lord;
    listen to my plea!
    Answer me because you are faithful and righteous.
Don’t put your servant on trial,
    for no one is innocent before you.
My enemy has chased me.
    He has knocked me to the ground
    and forces me to live in darkness like those in the grave.
I am losing all hope;
    I am paralyzed with fear.
I remember the days of old.
    I ponder all your great works
    and think about what you have done.
I lift my hands to you in prayer.
    I thirst for you as parched land thirsts for rain. Interlude

Come quickly, Lord, and answer me,
    for my depression deepens.
Don’t turn away from me,
    or I will die.
Let me hear of your unfailing love each morning,
    for I am trusting you.
Show me where to walk,
    for I give myself to you.
Rescue me from my enemies, Lord;
    I run to you to hide me.
10 Teach me to do your will,
    for you are my God.
May your gracious Spirit lead me forward
    on a firm footing.
11 For the glory of your name, O Lord, preserve my life.
    Because of your faithfulness, bring me out of this distress.
12 In your unfailing love, silence all my enemies
    and destroy all my foes,
    for I am your servant.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 143

Mmoa mpaebɔ

1Awurade, tie me mpaebɔ! Wo trenee mu, tie m’adesrɛ. Gye me so wɔ wo nokware turodoo mu! Nsɔ me, w’akoa, nhwɛ! Obiara nyɛ pɛ w’anim.

Me tamfo apɛ me anya me na wadi me so koraa. Ɔde me ato afiase sum mu na mayɛ sɛ wɔn a wowuwui dedaadaw no. Ɛno nti, mereyɛ apa abaw. M’aba mu abu.

Mekae mmere a atwam no; midwen nea woayɛ nyinaa. Mekae wo nnwuma nyinaa. Mepagyaw me nsa kyerɛ wo so wɔ mpaebɔ mu; wo ho sukɔm de me kra sɛ asase kesee. Awurade, bua me mprempren ara! M’anidaso asa. Mfa wo ho nhintaw me anyɛ saa a, mɛfra nsamanfo mu. Daa anɔpa, kae me wo dɔ a wodɔ me no efisɛ, mede me ho to wo so. Me mpaebɔ ba wo nkyɛn. Kyerɛ me kwan a memfa so. Awurade, mekɔ wo nkyɛn kɔpɛ hintabea, gye me fi m’atamfo nsam. 10 Woyɛ me Nyankopɔn; kyerɛ me na menyɛ w’apɛde. Hwɛ me yiye na kyerɛ me kwan pa a memfa so.

11 Gye me, Awurade, sɛnea woahyɛ me bɔ no; fa wo papayɛ so gye me fi ɔhaw mu! 12 Esiane ɔdɔ a wodɔ me nti, kum m’atamfo na sɛe wɔn a wɔhyɛ me so nyinaa efisɛ, meyɛ wo somfo.