New Living Translation

Psalm 39

Psalm 39

For Jeduthun, the choir director: A psalm of David.

I said to myself, “I will watch what I do
    and not sin in what I say.
I will hold my tongue
    when the ungodly are around me.”
But as I stood there in silence—
    not even speaking of good things—
    the turmoil within me grew worse.
The more I thought about it,
    the hotter I got,
    igniting a fire of words:
Lord, remind me how brief my time on earth will be.
    Remind me that my days are numbered—
    how fleeting my life is.
You have made my life no longer than the width of my hand.
    My entire lifetime is just a moment to you;
    at best, each of us is but a breath.” Interlude

We are merely moving shadows,
    and all our busy rushing ends in nothing.
We heap up wealth,
    not knowing who will spend it.
And so, Lord, where do I put my hope?
    My only hope is in you.
Rescue me from my rebellion.
    Do not let fools mock me.
I am silent before you; I won’t say a word,
    for my punishment is from you.
10 But please stop striking me!
    I am exhausted by the blows from your hand.
11 When you discipline us for our sins,
    you consume like a moth what is precious to us.
    Each of us is but a breath. Interlude

12 Hear my prayer, O Lord!
    Listen to my cries for help!
    Don’t ignore my tears.
For I am your guest—
    a traveler passing through,
    as my ancestors were before me.
13 Leave me alone so I can smile again
    before I am gone and exist no more.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 39

Ɔmanehunufo bɔneka

1Mekae se, “Nea meyɛ biara, mɛhwɛ yiye na meremma me tɛkrɛma nyɛ bɔne; sɛ ɔdebɔneyɛfo bɛn me a, merenka hwee.” Meyɛɛ komm. Manka asɛm baako po; manka biribi a ɛfa ade pa ho. Nanso m’amanehunu kɔɔ so ara maa ahopere hyɛɛ me so. Migu so redwen no, na me haw mu remia. Mantumi antena a mimmisa se, “Awurade, mɛtena ase nna ahe? Da bɛn na mewu? Kyerɛ me bere a me nkwa bɛba awiei.” Wɔatew me nkwa nna so! W’ani so de, me nkwa nna nka hwee. Nokware, ɔteasefo biara nsen mframa mu tutuw; ɔnsen sunsumma. Nea ɔyɛ biara yɛ ɔkwa; ɔboa ahonya ano nanso onnim nea ɛbɛyɛ ne de. Afei ɛdɛn na memfa me ho nto so, Awurade? Mede me ho to wo so.

Gye me fi me bɔne nyinaa mu. Na mma agyimifo nserew me.

Mɛyɛ komm. Merenka asɛm baako po efisɛ, wo na woma mihu amane saa.

10 Ntwe m’aso bio. Mereyɛ awu wɔ wo nsa ano. 11 Wode animka na ɛtwe onipa bɔne aso te sɛ afofantɔ sɛe nea ɔpɛ. Nokware, afei onipa nte sɛ mframa mu tutuw bio.

12 Tie me mpaebɔ, Awurade, na tie me sufrɛ; na sɛ misu frɛ wo a, bɛboa me. Meyɛ wo hɔho mmere tiaa bi sɛ yɛn nenanom pɛ.

13 Gyaa me na minnya ahotɔ ansa na mafi ha a mente ase bio.