New Living Translation

Psalm 22

Psalm 22

For the choir director: A psalm of David, to be sung to the tune “Doe of the Dawn.”

My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?
    Why are you so far away when I groan for help?
Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer.
    Every night I lift my voice, but I find no relief.

Yet you are holy,
    enthroned on the praises of Israel.
Our ancestors trusted in you,
    and you rescued them.
They cried out to you and were saved.
    They trusted in you and were never disgraced.

But I am a worm and not a man.
    I am scorned and despised by all!
Everyone who sees me mocks me.
    They sneer and shake their heads, saying,
“Is this the one who relies on the Lord?
    Then let the Lord save him!
If the Lord loves him so much,
    let the Lord rescue him!”

Yet you brought me safely from my mother’s womb
    and led me to trust you at my mother’s breast.
10 I was thrust into your arms at my birth.
    You have been my God from the moment I was born.

11 Do not stay so far from me,
    for trouble is near,
    and no one else can help me.
12 My enemies surround me like a herd of bulls;
    fierce bulls of Bashan have hemmed me in!
13 Like lions they open their jaws against me,
    roaring and tearing into their prey.
14 My life is poured out like water,
    and all my bones are out of joint.
My heart is like wax,
    melting within me.
15 My strength has dried up like sunbaked clay.
    My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.
    You have laid me in the dust and left me for dead.
16 My enemies surround me like a pack of dogs;
    an evil gang closes in on me.
    They have pierced[a] my hands and feet.
17 I can count all my bones.
    My enemies stare at me and gloat.
18 They divide my garments among themselves
    and throw dice[b] for my clothing.

19 O Lord, do not stay far away!
    You are my strength; come quickly to my aid!
20 Save me from the sword;
    spare my precious life from these dogs.
21 Snatch me from the lion’s jaws
    and from the horns of these wild oxen.

22 I will proclaim your name to my brothers and sisters.[c]
    I will praise you among your assembled people.
23 Praise the Lord, all you who fear him!
    Honor him, all you descendants of Jacob!
    Show him reverence, all you descendants of Israel!
24 For he has not ignored or belittled the suffering of the needy.
    He has not turned his back on them,
    but has listened to their cries for help.

25 I will praise you in the great assembly.
    I will fulfill my vows in the presence of those who worship you.
26 The poor will eat and be satisfied.
    All who seek the Lord will praise him.
    Their hearts will rejoice with everlasting joy.
27 The whole earth will acknowledge the Lord and return to him.
    All the families of the nations will bow down before him.
28 For royal power belongs to the Lord.
    He rules all the nations.

29 Let the rich of the earth feast and worship.
    Bow before him, all who are mortal,
    all whose lives will end as dust.
30 Our children will also serve him.
    Future generations will hear about the wonders of the Lord.
31 His righteous acts will be told to those not yet born.
    They will hear about everything he has done.

Notas al pie

  1. 22:16 As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Greek and Syriac versions; most Hebrew manuscripts read They are like a lion at.
  2. 22:18 Hebrew cast lots.
  3. 22:22 Hebrew my brothers.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 22

Awerɛhow mu su ne ayeyi dwom

1Me Nyankopɔn, me Nyankopɔn, adɛn nti na woagyaw me? Masu mmɔborɔsu repɛ mmoa, nanso ennu. Mefrɛ wo awia, me Nyankopɔn, nanso wunnye me so. Mefrɛ wo anadwo, nanso minnya home. Nanso wɔasi wo hene sɛ ɔkronkronni a Israel kamfo wo. Yɛn nenanom de wɔn ho too wo so; wɔde wɔn ho too wo so, na wugyee wɔn nkwa. Wɔfrɛɛ wo, na wɔnam so fii amane mu. Wɔde wɔn ho too wo so, na woanni wɔn huammɔ.

Mprempren, menyɛ onipa bio. Meyɛ osunson a wommu no na obiara tiatia ne so. Obiara a ohu me di me ho fɛw. Wɔtwe wɔn tɛkrɛma wosow wɔn ti. Wɔka se, “Wode wo ho too Awurade so na adɛn nti na onnye wo nkwa? Sɛ Awurade pɛ w’asɛm a, adɛn nti na ɔmmoa wo?”

Wo na wode me fi m’awo mu bae dwoodwoo. Na meyɛ akokoaa no, wo na wohwɛɛ me so. 10 Efi bere a wɔwoo me na mede me ho metoo wo so, na woyɛ me Nyankopɔn daa. 11 Ntew wo ho mfi me ho! Amane abɛn, na ɔboafo nni baabi.

12 M’atamfo atwa me ho ahyia sɛ anantwinini. Wɔatwa me ho ahyia te sɛ anantwinini a wɔn ho yɛ hu a wofi Basan. 13 Wobuebue wɔn anom te sɛ agyata a wɔrepɔ so retetew me. 14 M’ahoɔden asa; asa te sɛ nsu a wɔahwie agu fam. Me nnompe ahodwow. Me koma ayɛ sɛ nku a anan. 15 Me menewa mu ayow te sɛ mfutuma. Na me tɛkrɛma tare m’anom. Woagyaw me sɛ minwu wɔ mfutuma mu. 16 Nnebɔneyɛfo atwa me ho ahyia; wɔte sɛ akramankuw a wɔaka me ahyɛ wɔn ntam. Wɔkeka me nsa ne me nan. 17 Me nnompe nyinaa apuepue. M’atamfo hwɛ me haa. 18 Wɔbɔ me ntade so ntonto kyekyɛ ma wɔn ho.

19 O Awurade, ntew wo ho mfi me ho! Bra ntɛm begye me nkwa! 20 Gye me fi nkrante ano; gye me nkwa fi saa akraman yi mu. 21 Gye me nkwa fi saa agyata yi mu. Minni mmoa biara wɔ saa anantwinini yi mu.

22 Mɛka nea woayɛ akyerɛ me nkurɔfo. Mɛkamfo wo wɔ wɔn aguabɔ ase. 23 “Monkamfo no, mo a moyɛ Awurade asomfo! Munni no ni, mo a moyɛ Yakob asefo! Monsom no, mo Israelfo! 24 Ɔnto ohiani anaa ɔmanehunufo agyaagyaamu. Onnyaw wɔn hɔ na mmom sɛ wɔfrɛ no a, ogye wɔn so.”

25 Bagua no nyinaa anim na mɛkamfo wo wɔ nea woayɛ ama me no ho. Wɔn a wɔsom wo no anim na mɛbɔ afɔre a mahyɛ ho bɔ no. 26 Ahiafo bedi dodow biara a wɔpɛ. Wɔn a wɔba Awurade nkyɛn no bɛkamfo no. Wɔbɛkɔ so daa daa. 27 Aman nyinaa bɛkae Awurade. Wɔn a wɔwɔ wiase afanan nyinaa bɛkɔ ne nkyɛn akɔsom no.

28 Awurade yɛ ɔhene, na odi aman nyinaa so. 29 Ahantanfo nyinaa bɛkotow no. Adasamma nyinaa bɛkotow no. 30 Nkyirimma nyinaa bɛsom no. Nnipa bɛka Awurade ho asɛm akyerɛ nkyirimma. 31 Wɔbɛka akyerɛ wɔn a wonnya nwoo wɔn no se, “Awurade gyee ne nkurɔfo nkwa.”