New Living Translation

Psalm 68

Psalm 68

For the choir director: A song. A psalm of David.

Rise up, O God, and scatter your enemies.
    Let those who hate God run for their lives.
Blow them away like smoke.
    Melt them like wax in a fire.
    Let the wicked perish in the presence of God.
But let the godly rejoice.
    Let them be glad in God’s presence.
    Let them be filled with joy.
Sing praises to God and to his name!
    Sing loud praises to him who rides the clouds.[a]
His name is the Lord
    rejoice in his presence!

Father to the fatherless, defender of widows—
    this is God, whose dwelling is holy.
God places the lonely in families;
    he sets the prisoners free and gives them joy.
But he makes the rebellious live in a sun-scorched land.

O God, when you led your people out from Egypt,
    when you marched through the dry wasteland, Interlude
the earth trembled, and the heavens poured down rain
    before you, the God of Sinai,
    before God, the God of Israel.
You sent abundant rain, O God,
    to refresh the weary land.
10 There your people finally settled,
    and with a bountiful harvest, O God,
    you provided for your needy people.

11 The Lord gives the word,
    and a great army[b] brings the good news.
12 Enemy kings and their armies flee,
    while the women of Israel divide the plunder.
13 Even those who lived among the sheepfolds found treasures—
    doves with wings of silver
    and feathers of gold.
14 The Almighty scattered the enemy kings
    like a blowing snowstorm on Mount Zalmon.

15 The mountains of Bashan are majestic,
    with many peaks stretching high into the sky.
16 Why do you look with envy, O rugged mountains,
    at Mount Zion, where God has chosen to live,
    where the Lord himself will live forever?

17 Surrounded by unnumbered thousands of chariots,
    the Lord came from Mount Sinai into his sanctuary.
18 When you ascended to the heights,
    you led a crowd of captives.
You received gifts from the people,
    even from those who rebelled against you.
    Now the Lord God will live among us there.

19 Praise the Lord; praise God our savior!
    For each day he carries us in his arms. Interlude
20 Our God is a God who saves!
    The Sovereign Lord rescues us from death.

21 But God will smash the heads of his enemies,
    crushing the skulls of those who love their guilty ways.
22 The Lord says, “I will bring my enemies down from Bashan;
    I will bring them up from the depths of the sea.
23 You, my people, will wash[c] your feet in their blood,
    and even your dogs will get their share!”

24 Your procession has come into view, O God—
    the procession of my God and King as he goes into the sanctuary.
25 Singers are in front, musicians behind;
    between them are young women playing tambourines.
26 Praise God, all you people of Israel;
    praise the Lord, the source of Israel’s life.
27 Look, the little tribe of Benjamin leads the way.
    Then comes a great throng of rulers from Judah
    and all the rulers of Zebulun and Naphtali.

28 Summon your might, O God.[d]
    Display your power, O God, as you have in the past.
29 The kings of the earth are bringing tribute
    to your Temple in Jerusalem.
30 Rebuke these enemy nations—
    these wild animals lurking in the reeds,
    this herd of bulls among the weaker calves.
Make them bring bars of silver in humble tribute.
    Scatter the nations that delight in war.
31 Let Egypt come with gifts of precious metals[e];
    let Ethiopia[f] bring tribute to God.
32 Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth.
    Sing praises to the Lord. Interlude
33 Sing to the one who rides across the ancient heavens,
    his mighty voice thundering from the sky.
34 Tell everyone about God’s power.
    His majesty shines down on Israel;
    his strength is mighty in the heavens.
35 God is awesome in his sanctuary.
    The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people.

Praise be to God!

Notas al pie

  1. 68:4 Or rides through the deserts.
  2. 68:11 Or a host of women.
  3. 68:23 As in Greek and Syriac versions; Hebrew reads shatter.
  4. 68:28 As in some Hebrew manuscripts and Greek and Syriac versions; most Hebrew manuscripts read Your God has commanded your strength.
  5. 68:31a Or of rich cloth.
  6. 68:31b Hebrew Cush.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 68

Ɔman nkonim dwom

1Onyankopɔn ma ne ho so bɔ n’atamfo pete. Wɔn a wɔtan no guan wɔ nkogu mu. Sɛnea wɔbɔ wusiw gu no, saa ara na ɔpam wɔn. Sɛnea srade nan wɔ ogya so no, saa ara na amumɔyɛfo yera wɔ Onyankopɔn anim.

Nanso atreneefo ani gye na wɔn ho sɛpɛw wɔn wɔ n’anim. Wɔwɔ ahotɔ na wɔteɛm ahosɛpɛw so. To dwom ma Onyankopɔn; to dwom kamfo ne din. Siesie ɔkwan ma nea ɔnam omununkum mu no. Ne din de Awurade; ma w’ani nnye wɔ n’anim. Onyankopɔn a ɔte ne fi kronkron mu no hwɛ nnyanka ne akunafo. Ɔma onnibie ofi tena mu na wayi nneduafo ama wɔade wɔn ho ahotɔ mu. Nanso wɔn a wotia Onyankopɔn no bɛtena asase so akyirikyiri.

O Onyankopɔn, bere a wudii wo nkurɔfo anim, bere a wode wɔn faa sare so no, asase wosowee na osu tɔe esiane Sinai Nyankopɔn ne Israel Nyankopɔn no ba nti. Womaa osu tɔe bebree maa w’asasenini no yɛɛ yie. 10 Wo nkurɔfo kyekyeree wɔn afi wɔ hɔ; wɔnam w’adɔe so hwɛɛ ahiafo. 11 Awurade hyɛɛ mmara maa mmea kɔkae se, 12 “Ahemfo ne wɔn asraafo reguan!” Mmea a wɔwɔ fie no kyɛɛ asade no mu fae: 13 mmuruburu a wɔde dwetɛ afa wɔn ho a wɔanan sikakɔkɔɔ a ɛhyerɛn agu wɔn ntaban so. Adɛn nti na mo mu bi tenaa nguandan mu ɔko da no? 14 Bere a Otumfoɔ Nyankopɔn bɔɔ ahene a wɔwɔ Salmon Bepɔw so hwetee no, ɔmaa sukyerɛmma tɔe wɔ hɔ.

15 Basan bepɔw yɛ kɛse a ɛwɔ nkoko bebree. 16 Adɛn nti na mo nkoko, mode ani bɔne hwɛ bepɔw a Onyankopɔn ayi sɛ ɔbɛtena so? Awurade bɛtena hɔ daa daa. 17 Awurade bɛtena ne nteaseɛnam akɛse mpempem no mu afi Sinai akɔ kurow kronkron no mu. 18 Ɔde nneduafo bebree ka ne ho kɔ atifi pɛɛ, na wogye akyɛde fi wɔn a wɔayɛ no dɔm no nkyɛn. Awurade Nyankopɔn bɛtena hɔ.

19 Kamfo Awurade, nea ɔsoa yɛn nnosoa da biara no. Ɔyɛ Onyankopɔn a ogye yɛn nkwa. 20 Yɛn Nyankopɔn yɛ Onyankopɔn a ogye nkwa. Ɔyɛ Awurade, yɛn Awurade a ogye yɛn fi owu mu. 21 Akyinnye biara nni ho sɛ ɔbɛpɛtɛw n’atamfo ne wɔn a bɔne ara na wɔkɔ so yɛ no ti. 22 Awurade aka se, “Mede mo atamfo befi Basan asan aba; mɛsan ayi wɔn afi po bunu mu, 23 na moanantew wɔn mogya mu na akraman ataforo dodow biara a wɔpɛ.”

24 O Onyankopɔn, obiara ahu wo nkonimdi santen a woreto no; Onyankopɔn, me hene, santen a ɔreto akɔ ne Kronkron mu Kronkron hɔ no. 25 Nnwontofo no wɔ anim, ɛnna nnwomkyerɛfo no nso wɔ akyiri, na wɔn ntam na mmeawa a wɔrebɔ akyene no wɔ. 26 “Kamfo Onyankopɔn wɔ hyia a ɔne ne nkurɔfo ahyia no. Mo, Yakob asefo nyinaa, monkamfo Awurade!” 27 Odikanfo a ɔba no ne Benyamin, abusua ketewaa koraa no; nea odi hɔ ne Yuda ne ne nkurɔfo, na Sebulon ne Naftali adikanfo aba. 28 O Onyankopɔn, kyerɛ wo tumi, tumi a wode adi ama yɛn no, 29 tumi a efi wo fi a ɛwɔ Yerusalem a ahene bɛkyɛ wo nneɛma wɔ mu no. 30 Ka Misraim ne mu mmoa a wɔhyɛ demmire mu ne aman ne emu anantwinini ne wɔn tɔte anim kosi sɛ wɔbɛkotow wo de wɔn dwetɛ ama wo. Bɔ wɔn a wɔn ani gye ɔko ho no pete. 31 Ananmusifo befi Misraim aba, na Sudanfo ama wɔn nsa so abɔ mpae afrɛ Onyankopɔn. 32 Wiase ahemman, monto dwom mma Onyankopɔn. Monto ayeyi dwom mma Awurade 33 a ɔnam wim, tete wim no. Muntie no, na mompɔ so dennen. 34 Monna Onyankopɔn tumi adi. Ne kɛseyɛ wɔ Israel na ne tumi wɔ wim. 35 Onyankopɔn ho yɛ hu wɔ ne tenabea kronkron mu hɔ; Israel Nyankopɔn! Ɔma ne nkurɔfo ahoɔden ne tumi. Kamfo Onyankopɔn.