New Living Translation

Psalm 42

Book two (Psalms 42–72)

Psalm 42

For the choir director: A psalm[a] of the descendants of Korah.

As the deer longs for streams of water,
    so I long for you, O God.
I thirst for God, the living God.
    When can I go and stand before him?
Day and night I have only tears for food,
    while my enemies continually taunt me, saying,
    “Where is this God of yours?”

My heart is breaking
    as I remember how it used to be:
I walked among the crowds of worshipers,
    leading a great procession to the house of God,
singing for joy and giving thanks
    amid the sound of a great celebration!

Why am I discouraged?
    Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
    I will praise him again—
    my Savior and my God!

Now I am deeply discouraged,
    but I will remember you—
even from distant Mount Hermon, the source of the Jordan,
    from the land of Mount Mizar.
I hear the tumult of the raging seas
    as your waves and surging tides sweep over me.
But each day the Lord pours his unfailing love upon me,
    and through each night I sing his songs,
    praying to God who gives me life.

“O God my rock,” I cry,
    “Why have you forgotten me?
Why must I wander around in grief,
    oppressed by my enemies?”
10 Their taunts break my bones.
    They scoff, “Where is this God of yours?”

11 Why am I discouraged?
    Why is my heart so sad?
I will put my hope in God!
    I will praise him again—
    my Savior and my God!

Notas al pie

  1. 42:Title Hebrew maskil. This may be a literary or musical term.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 42

NKYƐM A ƐTO SO ABIEN

NNWOM 42-72

Onipa a wɔatwa no asu mpaebɔ

1Sɛnea ɔforote pere hwehwɛ nsu no, saa ara na mepere hwehwɛ wo, O Onyankopɔn. Wo ho sukɔm de me. Onyankopɔn teasefo, bere bɛn na metumi akɔ akɔsom wo wɔ w’anim? Misu awia ne anadwo na nusu nko ne m’aduan. Bere nyinaa m’atamfo bisa me se, “Wo Nyankopɔn wɔ he?”

Sɛ mekae mmere bi a atwam no a, ɛhye me koma mu; bere a me ne nnipakuw kɔɔ Onyankopɔn fi na midii wɔn anim bere a yɛnam na wɔde anigye ne ahosɛpɛw to dwom yi Onyankopɔn ayɛ no. Adɛn na me werɛ ahow? Adɛn na nsɛm rehaw me? Mede m’ani bɛto Onyankopɔn so, na bio, mɛkamfo no, m’agyenkwa ne me Nyankopɔn. O’ me Nyankopɔn, awerɛhow ahyɛ me kra so, enti mefi Yordan asase so, Hermon Bepɔw ne Misar Bepɔw so akae wo. W’asorɔkye abu afa me so, na awerɛhow ahyɛ me so sɛ nsuyiri, sɛ nsuworo a egyigye. Awurade nkyerɛ ne daa dɔ no nnɛ sɛnea ɛbɛma mato dwom anadwo abɔ me kra ho mpae akyerɛ Onyankopɔn.

Mibisa wo, Awurade, me gyefo se, “Adɛn nti na wo werɛ afi me? Adɛn nti na ɛsɛ sɛ mekɔ so hu amane wɔ m’atamfo atirimmɔden mu? 10 Wɔn kasatia abubu me; sɛ wɔkɔ so bisa me se, “Wo Nyankopɔn no wɔ he?” no. 11 Adɛn nti na me werɛ ahow saa? Adɛn nti na me ho yeraw me? Mede me ho bɛto Onyankopɔn so, na bio, mɛkamfo no, m’agyenkwa ne me Nyankopɔn.