New Living Translation

Psalm 71

Psalm 71

O Lord, I have come to you for protection;
    don’t let me be disgraced.
Save me and rescue me,
    for you do what is right.
Turn your ear to listen to me,
    and set me free.
Be my rock of safety
    where I can always hide.
Give the order to save me,
    for you are my rock and my fortress.
My God, rescue me from the power of the wicked,
    from the clutches of cruel oppressors.
O Lord, you alone are my hope.
    I’ve trusted you, O Lord, from childhood.
Yes, you have been with me from birth;
    from my mother’s womb you have cared for me.
    No wonder I am always praising you!

My life is an example to many,
    because you have been my strength and protection.
That is why I can never stop praising you;
    I declare your glory all day long.
And now, in my old age, don’t set me aside.
    Don’t abandon me when my strength is failing.
10 For my enemies are whispering against me.
    They are plotting together to kill me.
11 They say, “God has abandoned him.
    Let’s go and get him,
    for no one will help him now.”

12 O God, don’t stay away.
    My God, please hurry to help me.
13 Bring disgrace and destruction on my accusers.
    Humiliate and shame those who want to harm me.
14 But I will keep on hoping for your help;
    I will praise you more and more.
15 I will tell everyone about your righteousness.
    All day long I will proclaim your saving power,
    though I am not skilled with words.[a]
16 I will praise your mighty deeds, O Sovereign Lord.
    I will tell everyone that you alone are just.

17 O God, you have taught me from my earliest childhood,
    and I constantly tell others about the wonderful things you do.
18 Now that I am old and gray,
    do not abandon me, O God.
Let me proclaim your power to this new generation,
    your mighty miracles to all who come after me.

19 Your righteousness, O God, reaches to the highest heavens.
    You have done such wonderful things.
    Who can compare with you, O God?
20 You have allowed me to suffer much hardship,
    but you will restore me to life again
    and lift me up from the depths of the earth.
21 You will restore me to even greater honor
    and comfort me once again.

22 Then I will praise you with music on the harp,
    because you are faithful to your promises, O my God.
I will sing praises to you with a lyre,
    O Holy One of Israel.
23 I will shout for joy and sing your praises,
    for you have ransomed me.
24 I will tell about your righteous deeds
    all day long,
for everyone who tried to hurt me
    has been shamed and humiliated.

Notas al pie

  1. 71:15 Or though I cannot count it.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 71

Akwakoraa mpaebɔ

1Awurade, maba wo nkyɛn sɛ ma me guankɔbea. Mma wonnni me so da! Esiane sɛ woyɛ ɔtreneeni nti, boa me na gye me. Tie me na gye me nkwa! Fa me sie wɔ wo nwini ase ne w’abankɛse mu, fa bɔ me ho ban; wone me guankɔbea ne me hwɛfo. Me Nyankopɔn gye me fi amumɔyɛfo ne atirimɔdenfo tumi ne nnebɔneyɛfo nsam. Awurade, m’ani da wo so. Mede me ho too wo so bere a na misua. Me nkwa nna nyinaa, mede me ho ato wo so. Efi bere a wɔwoo me, woabɔ me ho ban. Mɛkamfo wo daa. M’abrabɔ ayɛ nhwɛso ama nnipa pii efisɛ, woyɛ me gyefo a woyɛ den. Fi anɔpa kosi anwummere, mekamfo na meda w’anuonyam adi.

Afei a magow yi, mpa me. Afei a mayɛ mmerɛw yi, mpa me. 10 M’atamfo pɛ sɛ wokum me. Wɔkasa kɔ me tiri so apam. 11 Wɔka se, “Onyankopɔn agyaw no hɔ; momma yenni n’akyi nkɔkyere no na obiara nni hɔ a obegye no.” 12 Ntew wo ho ntena akyiri, O Onyankopɔn; me Nyankopɔn, yɛ ntɛm begye me. 13 Ma wɔn a wɔtaa me no nni nkogu na wɔnsɛe wɔn. Ma wɔn a wɔpɛ sɛ wopira me ani nwu na wɔn anim ngu ase. 14 Daa mede m’ani bɛto wo so; mɛkɔ so akamfo wo daa daa. 15 Mɛka w’ayamye akyerɛ. Fi anɔpa kosi anwummere nyinaa mɛka wo nkwagye ho asɛm; emu yɛ duru sen me ntease. 16 Mɛkamfo wo tumi, Otumfoɔ Awurade. Mɛpae mu aka w’adɔe ho asɛm; wo nkutoo de. 17 Woakyerɛ me fi me mmofraase na mekɔ so ka w’anwonwasɛm ho asɛm. 18 Afei a mabɔ akwakoraa na me ti so afuw dwen yi, nnyaw me, O Onyankopɔn! Ka me ho bere a mepae mu ka wo tumi ne wo kɛseyɛ ho asɛm kyerɛ nkyirimma nyinaa no. 19 Wo treneeyɛ, Onyankopɔn, du wim. Woayɛ nneɛma akɛse; obi nte sɛ wo. 20 Woama ɔhaw ne amanehunu aba me so de, nanso wobɛma manya ahoɔden bio; wobɛtwe me afi damoa ho. 21 Wobɛyɛ me kɛse asen daa. Wobɛkyekye me werɛ bio.

22 Mede sanku bɛkamfo wo. Me Nyankopɔn, mɛkamfo wo nokware. Me sanku so mɛbɔ nnwom ama wo, Israel ɔkronkronni. 23 Migu so rebɔ no, mɛteɛm anigye so. Mede me nipadua nyinaa bɛto dwom efisɛ, woagye me nkwa. 24 Fi anɔpa kosi anwummere nyinaa mɛka wo treneeyɛ ho asɛm akyerɛ efisɛ, wɔn a wɔpɛ sɛ wɔhaw me no, woadi wɔn so nkonim ama wɔn anim agu ase.