New Living Translation

Psalm 27

Psalm 27

A psalm of David.

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    so why should I be afraid?
The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger,
    so why should I tremble?
When evil people come to devour me,
    when my enemies and foes attack me,
    they will stumble and fall.
Though a mighty army surrounds me,
    my heart will not be afraid.
Even if I am attacked,
    I will remain confident.

The one thing I ask of the Lord
    the thing I seek most—
is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life,
    delighting in the Lord’s perfections
    and meditating in his Temple.
For he will conceal me there when troubles come;
    he will hide me in his sanctuary.
    He will place me out of reach on a high rock.
Then I will hold my head high
    above my enemies who surround me.
At his sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy,
    singing and praising the Lord with music.

Hear me as I pray, O Lord.
    Be merciful and answer me!
My heart has heard you say, “Come and talk with me.”
    And my heart responds, “Lord, I am coming.”
Do not turn your back on me.
    Do not reject your servant in anger.
    You have always been my helper.
Don’t leave me now; don’t abandon me,
    O God of my salvation!
10 Even if my father and mother abandon me,
    the Lord will hold me close.

11 Teach me how to live, O Lord.
    Lead me along the right path,
    for my enemies are waiting for me.
12 Do not let me fall into their hands.
    For they accuse me of things I’ve never done;
    with every breath they threaten me with violence.
13 Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness
    while I am here in the land of the living.

14 Wait patiently for the Lord.
    Be brave and courageous.
    Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 27

Ayeyi mpaebɔ

1Awurade ne me hann ne me nkwagye; merensuro obiara. Awurade bɔ me ho ban fi amane mu ɛno nti, merensuro da. Sɛ nnebɔneyɛfo toa me pɛ sɛ wokum me a, wohintiw, hwe ase. Sɛ asraafodɔm mpo twa me ho hyia a, merensuro da; sɛ atamfo ba me so a, mede me ho bɛto Onyankopɔn so ara.

Ade baako na mabisa Awurade; ade baako na mehwehwɛ; sɛ mɛtena Awurade fi me nkwa nna nyinaa, na mahu n’anwonwade nyinaa, na mabisa n’akwankyerɛ. Ɔhaw mu, ɔbɛma me guankɔbea; ɔbɛhwɛ me so wɔ ne fi na wabɔ me ho ban ɔbotan a ɛkorɔn so. Enti medi m’atamfo a wɔatwa me ho ahyia so nkonim. Mede anigye bɛbɔ no afɔre wɔ ne fi. Mɛto dwom; mɛkamfo Awurade. Awurade, sɛ mefrɛ wo a, tie me! Hu me mmɔbɔ na gye me so! Wokae se, “Bra na bɛsom me.” Mibuae se, “Mɛba, Awurade.” Mfa wo ho nhintaw me. Mma wo bo mmfuw me; mpam wo somfo. Woayɛ me boafo; nnyaw me hɔ; nkɔ nnya me, O Onyankopɔn, m’agyenkwa. 10 M’agya ne me na begyaw me hɔ, nanso Awurade bɛhwɛ me.

11 Kyerɛ me, Awurade, nea wopɛ sɛ meyɛ, na di m’anim kyerɛ me kwan pa efisɛ, m’atamfo dɔɔso. 12 Nnyaw me mma m’atamfo, wɔn a wɔde atoro ne ahunahuna ba me so no.

13 Minim sɛ mɛtena ase ahu Awurade papayɛ wɔ asetena yi mu.

14 Fa wo ho to Awurade so. Nya gyidi. Mpa abaw. Fa wo ho to Awurade so.