New Living Translation

Psalm 17

Psalm 17

A prayer of David.

O Lord, hear my plea for justice.
    Listen to my cry for help.
Pay attention to my prayer,
    for it comes from honest lips.
Declare me innocent,
    for you see those who do right.

You have tested my thoughts and examined my heart in the night.
    You have scrutinized me and found nothing wrong.
    I am determined not to sin in what I say.
I have followed your commands,
    which keep me from following cruel and evil people.
My steps have stayed on your path;
    I have not wavered from following you.

I am praying to you because I know you will answer, O God.
    Bend down and listen as I pray.
Show me your unfailing love in wonderful ways.
    By your mighty power you rescue
    those who seek refuge from their enemies.
Guard me as you would guard your own eyes.[a]
    Hide me in the shadow of your wings.
Protect me from wicked people who attack me,
    from murderous enemies who surround me.
10 They are without pity.
    Listen to their boasting!
11 They track me down and surround me,
    watching for the chance to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like hungry lions, eager to tear me apart—
    like young lions hiding in ambush.

13 Arise, O Lord!
    Stand against them, and bring them to their knees!
    Rescue me from the wicked with your sword!
14 By the power of your hand, O Lord,
    destroy those who look to this world for their reward.
But satisfy the hunger of your treasured ones.
    May their children have plenty,
    leaving an inheritance for their descendants.
15 Because I am righteous, I will see you.
    When I awake, I will see you face to face and be satisfied.

Notas al pie

  1. 17:8 Hebrew as the pupil of your eye.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 17

Ɔtreneeni mpaebɔ

1O Awurade, tie me sufrɛ na bu atɛn; tie me su na boa me! Tie me mpaebɔ a efi adwene pa mu no. Wubebu me bem efisɛ, wunim ade trenee. Wunim me koma mu. Woaba me nkyɛn anadwo; woahwehwɛ me mu nyinaa na woahu sɛ bɔnepɛ biara nni me mu. Menka bɔne sɛnea afoforo yɛ no. Madi wo mmara so na mapae afi basabasayɛ kwan so. Menam wo kwan so daa, na mentoo kwan.

Mebɔ mpae, O Onyankopɔn efisɛ, wugye me so; enti dan w’ani kyerɛ me, na tie me nsɛm. Da wo dɔ nwonwaso no adi na gye yɛn nkwa; wo nkyɛn mu de, atamfo rentumi nyɛ yɛn hwee. Bɔ me ho ban sɛnea wobɔ w’ani ho ban. Fa me hyɛ wo ntaban nwini no ase fi amumɔyɛfo nsam.

M’atamfo atwa me ho ahyia a awudi wɔ wɔn aniwa mu. 10 Wonni ahummɔbɔ, na wɔkasa ahantan so. 11 Baabiara a mɛfa no, wɔka me ho pɛ sɛ wotwa me hwe fam. 12 Wɔte sɛ agyata a wɔretwɛn me atetew me mu asinasin.

13 Bra, Awurade! Wo ne m’atamfo nni asi na di wɔn so! Fa wo nkrante no gye me fi nnebɔneyɛfo nsam. 14 Gye me fi wɔn a wɔanya nea wɔrehwehwɛ wɔ wiase yi mu nyinaa no nsam. Fa asotwe a woakora ama wɔn no twe wɔn aso. Ma ebi nka mma wɔn mma ne wɔn mma mma!

15 Nanso mehu wo efisɛ, menyɛɛ bɔne biara; na sɛ minyan a, hu a mihu wo no ma me anigye.