New Living Translation

Psalm 69

Psalm 69

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

Save me, O God,
    for the floodwaters are up to my neck.
Deeper and deeper I sink into the mire;
    I can’t find a foothold.
I am in deep water,
    and the floods overwhelm me.
I am exhausted from crying for help;
    my throat is parched.
My eyes are swollen with weeping,
    waiting for my God to help me.
Those who hate me without cause
    outnumber the hairs on my head.
Many enemies try to destroy me with lies,
    demanding that I give back what I didn’t steal.

O God, you know how foolish I am;
    my sins cannot be hidden from you.
Don’t let those who trust in you be ashamed because of me,
    O Sovereign Lord of Heaven’s Armies.
Don’t let me cause them to be humiliated,
    O God of Israel.
For I endure insults for your sake;
    humiliation is written all over my face.
Even my own brothers pretend they don’t know me;
    they treat me like a stranger.

Passion for your house has consumed me,
    and the insults of those who insult you have fallen on me.
10 When I weep and fast,
    they scoff at me.
11 When I dress in burlap to show sorrow,
    they make fun of me.
12 I am the favorite topic of town gossip,
    and all the drunks sing about me.

13 But I keep praying to you, Lord,
    hoping this time you will show me favor.
In your unfailing love, O God,
    answer my prayer with your sure salvation.
14 Rescue me from the mud;
    don’t let me sink any deeper!
Save me from those who hate me,
    and pull me from these deep waters.
15 Don’t let the floods overwhelm me,
    or the deep waters swallow me,
    or the pit of death devour me.

16 Answer my prayers, O Lord,
    for your unfailing love is wonderful.
Take care of me,
    for your mercy is so plentiful.
17 Don’t hide from your servant;
    answer me quickly, for I am in deep trouble!
18 Come and redeem me;
    free me from my enemies.

19 You know of my shame, scorn, and disgrace.
    You see all that my enemies are doing.
20 Their insults have broken my heart,
    and I am in despair.
If only one person would show some pity;
    if only one would turn and comfort me.
21 But instead, they give me poison[a] for food;
    they offer me sour wine for my thirst.

22 Let the bountiful table set before them become a snare
    and their prosperity become a trap.[b]
23 Let their eyes go blind so they cannot see,
    and make their bodies shake continually.[c]
24 Pour out your fury on them;
    consume them with your burning anger.
25 Let their homes become desolate
    and their tents be deserted.
26 To the one you have punished, they add insult to injury;
    they add to the pain of those you have hurt.
27 Pile their sins up high,
    and don’t let them go free.
28 Erase their names from the Book of Life;
    don’t let them be counted among the righteous.

29 I am suffering and in pain.
    Rescue me, O God, by your saving power.

30 Then I will praise God’s name with singing,
    and I will honor him with thanksgiving.
31 For this will please the Lord more than sacrificing cattle,
    more than presenting a bull with its horns and hooves.
32 The humble will see their God at work and be glad.
    Let all who seek God’s help be encouraged.
33 For the Lord hears the cries of the needy;
    he does not despise his imprisoned people.

34 Praise him, O heaven and earth,
    the seas and all that move in them.
35 For God will save Jerusalem[d]
    and rebuild the towns of Judah.
His people will live there
    and settle in their own land.
36 The descendants of those who obey him will inherit the land,
    and those who love him will live there in safety.

Notas al pie

  1. 69:21 Or gall.
  2. 69:22 Greek version reads Let their bountiful table set before them become a snare, / a trap that makes them think all is well. / Let their blessings cause them to stumble, / and let them get what they deserve. Compare Rom 11:9.
  3. 69:23 Greek version reads and let their backs be bent forever. Compare Rom 11:10.
  4. 69:35 Hebrew Zion.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 69


1Gye me nkwa, O Onyankopɔn! Nsu no deda me kɔn mu. Meremem wɔ atɛkyɛ mu, na asase a ɛso wo nni baabi. Madu subunu mu na asorɔkye no pɛ sɛ ɛfa me. Mafrɛ mabrɛ. Me menem ayow. M’ani yɛ me yaw efisɛ, magyen no ara repɛ wo mmoa. Wɔn a wɔtan me kwa no dɔɔso sen me tiri so nhwi. M’atamfo twa atoro to me so; wɔyɛ den na wɔrepɛ akum me. Wɔma medan nneɛma a manwia mema.

O Onyankopɔn, me bɔne so nkata wɔ w’anim. Wunim kwasea a mayɛ. Mma mennsoa aniwu mmmrɛ wɔn a wɔde wɔn ho to wo so. Otumfoɔ Awurade no so! Mma memmfa aniwu mmɛto wɔn a wɔsom wo so, O lsrael Nyankopɔn! Wo nti na wɔkasa tia me, nti aniwu akata me so. Mete sɛ ɔhɔho wɔ me nuanom mu. Mete sɛ ɔmanfrani wɔ m’abusua mu. Me ho a mede ama wo fi no hyehye me mu te sɛ ogya. Kasatia a wɔkasa tia wo no ka me. 10 Menam akɔnkyen so brɛ me ho ase, na nnipa kasa tia me. 11 Mifura ayiasetam, na wɔserew me. 12 Wɔka me ho nsɛm wɔ mmorɔn so; akɔwensafo de me too nnwom. 13 Nanso me de, mɛbɔ wo mpae, Awurade; gye me so, Onyankopɔn, wɔ bere a wopɛ mu. Wo dɔ kɛse nti, gye me so efisɛ, woahyɛ bɔ sɛ wubegye me nkwa. 14 Mma memmmem wɔ atɛkyɛ mu. Gye me fi m’atamfo nsam, na gye me fi nsu a emu dɔ mu.

15 Mma nsu nnyiri mmfa me. Mma memmmem wɔ bunu anaa damoa mu. 16 Gye me so, Awurade, wɔ wo dɔ pa a wode dɔ me daa no mu. W’ahummɔbɔ mu, dan w’ani hwɛ me! 17 Mfa wo ho nhintaw wo somfo; mewɔ ɔhaw mu na gye me so mprempren! 18 Bra me nkyɛn na begye me. Gye me fi m’atamfo nsam. 19 Wunim sɛnea wɔkasa tia me ne sɛnea wogu m’anim ase sɛe m’anuonyam. Wuhu m’atamfo nyinaa.

20 Kasatia hyɛ me koma so ama m’anidaso asa. Na minim sɛ obi bɛma me due, nanso mannya obi. Mepɛɛ awerɛkyekye nanso mannya bi. 21 Ɔkɔm dee me no, wɔmaa me awuduru. Osukɔm dee me no, wɔmaa me nsanyinyanyinya. 22 Wɔn apontow mfa wɔn nkɔ ɔsɛe mu. Ma wɔn adidi a wɔatew ho no mmɔ wɔn fam. 23 Ma wɔn ani mfurafura. Na ma wɔn akyi nyɛ mmerɛw. 24 Fa w’abufuw kɔ wɔn so, na ma w’abufuw mmene wɔn. 25 Ma wɔn atenae nyɛ amamfo. Mma obiara ntena nkwa mu wɔ wɔn ntamadan mu. 26 Wɔtaa wɔn a woatwe wɔn aso. Wɔka wɔn a woapira wɔn no amanehunu ho asɛm. 27 Kyerɛw wɔn bɔne a wɔayɛ gu hɔ. Mma wɔnnkɔka wo nkwagyedwuma no ho. 28 Popa wɔn din fi ateasefo nhoma no mu. Mfa wɔn din nka wo nkurɔfo de ho.

29 Nanso mewɔ yaw mu, na m’anidaso asa. Ma me so, O Onyankopɔn, na gye me nkwa! 30 Mɛto dwom akamfo Onyankopɔn; mɛda no ase de ada ne kɛseyɛ adi. 31 Eyi bɛsɔ Awurade ani yiye sen nantwi afɔrebɔ; ɛsen nantwinini a wanyin afɔrebɔ. 32 Sɛ mmɔborɔni hu eyi a, n’ani begye. Na wɔn a wɔsom Onyankopɔn benya nkuranhyɛ. 33 Awurade tie wɔn a ade ahia wɔn, na ne werɛ mfi ne nkurɔfo a wɔyɛ nneduafo.

34 Monkamfo Onyankopɔn, O ɔsoro ne asase, ɛpo ne nea ɛwɔ mu nyinaa. 35 Obegye Yerusalem, na wasan akyekye Yuda nkurow. Ne nkurɔfo bɛtena hɔ na wɔafa asase no. 36 N’asomfo asefo na wɔbɛfa hɔ, na wɔn a wɔpɛ n’asɛm no atena hɔ.