New Living Translation

Psalm 144

Psalm 144

A psalm of David.

Praise the Lord, who is my rock.
    He trains my hands for war
    and gives my fingers skill for battle.
He is my loving ally and my fortress,
    my tower of safety, my rescuer.
He is my shield, and I take refuge in him.
    He makes the nations[a] submit to me.

O Lord, what are human beings that you should notice them,
    mere mortals that you should think about them?
For they are like a breath of air;
    their days are like a passing shadow.

Open the heavens, Lord, and come down.
    Touch the mountains so they billow smoke.
Hurl your lightning bolts and scatter your enemies!
    Shoot your arrows and confuse them!
Reach down from heaven and rescue me;
    rescue me from deep waters,
    from the power of my enemies.
Their mouths are full of lies;
    they swear to tell the truth, but they lie instead.

I will sing a new song to you, O God!
    I will sing your praises with a ten-stringed harp.
10 For you grant victory to kings!
    You rescued your servant David from the fatal sword.
11 Save me!
    Rescue me from the power of my enemies.
Their mouths are full of lies;
    they swear to tell the truth, but they lie instead.

12 May our sons flourish in their youth
    like well-nurtured plants.
May our daughters be like graceful pillars,
    carved to beautify a palace.
13 May our barns be filled
    with crops of every kind.
May the flocks in our fields multiply by the thousands,
    even tens of thousands,
14     and may our oxen be loaded down with produce.
May there be no enemy breaking through our walls,
    no going into captivity,
    no cries of alarm in our town squares.
15 Yes, joyful are those who live like this!
    Joyful indeed are those whose God is the Lord.

Notas al pie

  1. 144:2 Some manuscripts read my people.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 144

Ɔhene da Onyankopɔn ase nkonimdi ho

1Kamfo Awurade, me hwɛfo! Ɔkyerɛkyerɛ me, siesie me ma ɔko. Ɔyɛ me hwɛfo, me guankɔbea ne m’agyenkwa a mede me ho to ne so. Ɔbrɛ aman a wɔhyɛ m’ase no ase.

Awurade, dɛn ne onipa a wuhu no yi? Onipa teta a w’ani ku ne ho? Ɔte sɛ mframa mu tutuw; ne nna te sɛ sunsuma a ɛretwam. O Awurade, pae ɔsoro mu na sian bra fam. Fa wo nsa ka mmepɔw na ebefi wusiw. Ma anyinam mpaapae na bɔ w’atamfo hwete; tow w’agyan na wonguan.

Fi soro sian. Yi me fi subon mu na gye me. Gye me fi ananafo tumi ase, wɔn a wɔnka nokware na mpo wotwa atoro wɔ ntanka akyi no.

Mɛto dwom foforo ama wo, O Onyankopɔn; mɛbɔ sanku na mato dwom mama wo. 10 Ma ahene nni nkonim na gye wo somfo Dawid. 11 Gye me fi m’atamfo atirimɔdenfo nsam; gye me fi ananafo tumi ase; wɔn a wɔnka nokware na mpo wotwa atoro wɔ ntanka akyi no.

12 Ma yɛn mma mmarima nnyin wɔ wɔn mmabun mu sɛ afifide a enyin ahoɔden so no. Ma yɛn mma mma nyɛ sɛ ɔman adum a wɔde asiesie ahemfi twea so. 13 Ma yɛmfa afude nyinaa bi nhyɛ pata so ma. Ma yɛn nguan nwo mpempem. 14 Ma yɛn anantwi nwo bebree a wɔmpɔn na wɔn mu bi nso nyera. Mma osu ne awerɛhow mma yɛn aborɔn so. 15 Nhyira nka ɔman a ɛbɛba mu saa ama no. Nhyira nka nnipa a wɔn Nyankopɔn ne Awurade!