New Living Translation

Psalm 78

Psalm 78

A psalm[a] of Asaph.

O my people, listen to my instructions.
    Open your ears to what I am saying,
    for I will speak to you in a parable.
I will teach you hidden lessons from our past—
    stories we have heard and known,
    stories our ancestors handed down to us.
We will not hide these truths from our children;
    we will tell the next generation
about the glorious deeds of the Lord,
    about his power and his mighty wonders.
For he issued his laws to Jacob;
    he gave his instructions to Israel.
He commanded our ancestors
    to teach them to their children,
so the next generation might know them—
    even the children not yet born—
    and they in turn will teach their own children.
So each generation should set its hope anew on God,
    not forgetting his glorious miracles
    and obeying his commands.
Then they will not be like their ancestors—
    stubborn, rebellious, and unfaithful,
    refusing to give their hearts to God.

The warriors of Ephraim, though armed with bows,
    turned their backs and fled on the day of battle.
10 They did not keep God’s covenant
    and refused to live by his instructions.
11 They forgot what he had done—
    the great wonders he had shown them,
12 the miracles he did for their ancestors
    on the plain of Zoan in the land of Egypt.
13 For he divided the sea and led them through,
    making the water stand up like walls!
14 In the daytime he led them by a cloud,
    and all night by a pillar of fire.
15 He split open the rocks in the wilderness
    to give them water, as from a gushing spring.
16 He made streams pour from the rock,
    making the waters flow down like a river!

17 Yet they kept on sinning against him,
    rebelling against the Most High in the desert.
18 They stubbornly tested God in their hearts,
    demanding the foods they craved.
19 They even spoke against God himself, saying,
    “God can’t give us food in the wilderness.
20 Yes, he can strike a rock so water gushes out,
    but he can’t give his people bread and meat.”
21 When the Lord heard them, he was furious.
    The fire of his wrath burned against Jacob.
    Yes, his anger rose against Israel,
22 for they did not believe God
    or trust him to care for them.
23 But he commanded the skies to open;
    he opened the doors of heaven.
24 He rained down manna for them to eat;
    he gave them bread from heaven.
25 They ate the food of angels!
    God gave them all they could hold.
26 He released the east wind in the heavens
    and guided the south wind by his mighty power.
27 He rained down meat as thick as dust—
    birds as plentiful as the sand on the seashore!
28 He caused the birds to fall within their camp
    and all around their tents.
29 The people ate their fill.
    He gave them what they craved.
30 But before they satisfied their craving,
    while the meat was yet in their mouths,
31 the anger of God rose against them,
    and he killed their strongest men.
    He struck down the finest of Israel’s young men.

32 But in spite of this, the people kept sinning.
    Despite his wonders, they refused to trust him.
33 So he ended their lives in failure,
    their years in terror.
34 When God began killing them,
    they finally sought him.
    They repented and took God seriously.
35 Then they remembered that God was their rock,
    that God Most High[b] was their redeemer.
36 But all they gave him was lip service;
    they lied to him with their tongues.
37 Their hearts were not loyal to him.
    They did not keep his covenant.
38 Yet he was merciful and forgave their sins
    and did not destroy them all.
Many times he held back his anger
    and did not unleash his fury!
39 For he remembered that they were merely mortal,
    gone like a breath of wind that never returns.

40 Oh, how often they rebelled against him in the wilderness
    and grieved his heart in that dry wasteland.
41 Again and again they tested God’s patience
    and provoked the Holy One of Israel.
42 They did not remember his power
    and how he rescued them from their enemies.
43 They did not remember his miraculous signs in Egypt,
    his wonders on the plain of Zoan.
44 For he turned their rivers into blood,
    so no one could drink from the streams.
45 He sent vast swarms of flies to consume them
    and hordes of frogs to ruin them.
46 He gave their crops to caterpillars;
    their harvest was consumed by locusts.
47 He destroyed their grapevines with hail
    and shattered their sycamore-figs with sleet.
48 He abandoned their cattle to the hail,
    their livestock to bolts of lightning.
49 He loosed on them his fierce anger—
    all his fury, rage, and hostility.
He dispatched against them
    a band of destroying angels.
50 He turned his anger against them;
    he did not spare the Egyptians’ lives
    but ravaged them with the plague.
51 He killed the oldest son in each Egyptian family,
    the flower of youth throughout the land of Egypt.[c]
52 But he led his own people like a flock of sheep,
    guiding them safely through the wilderness.
53 He kept them safe so they were not afraid;
    but the sea covered their enemies.
54 He brought them to the border of his holy land,
    to this land of hills he had won for them.
55 He drove out the nations before them;
    he gave them their inheritance by lot.
    He settled the tribes of Israel into their homes.

56 But they kept testing and rebelling against God Most High.
    They did not obey his laws.
57 They turned back and were as faithless as their parents.
    They were as undependable as a crooked bow.
58 They angered God by building shrines to other gods;
    they made him jealous with their idols.
59 When God heard them, he was very angry,
    and he completely rejected Israel.
60 Then he abandoned his dwelling at Shiloh,
    the Tabernacle where he had lived among the people.
61 He allowed the Ark of his might to be captured;
    he surrendered his glory into enemy hands.
62 He gave his people over to be butchered by the sword,
    because he was so angry with his own people—his special possession.
63 Their young men were killed by fire;
    their young women died before singing their wedding songs.
64 Their priests were slaughtered,
    and their widows could not mourn their deaths.

65 Then the Lord rose up as though waking from sleep,
    like a warrior aroused from a drunken stupor.
66 He routed his enemies
    and sent them to eternal shame.
67 But he rejected Joseph’s descendants;
    he did not choose the tribe of Ephraim.
68 He chose instead the tribe of Judah,
    and Mount Zion, which he loved.
69 There he built his sanctuary as high as the heavens,
    as solid and enduring as the earth.
70 He chose his servant David,
    calling him from the sheep pens.
71 He took David from tending the ewes and lambs
    and made him the shepherd of Jacob’s descendants—
    God’s own people, Israel.
72 He cared for them with a true heart
    and led them with skillful hands.

Notas al pie

  1. 78:Title Hebrew maskil. This may be a literary or musical term.
  2. 78:35 Hebrew El-Elyon.
  3. 78:51 Hebrew in the tents of Ham.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 78

Onyankopɔn ne ne nkurɔfo

1Me nkurɔfo, muntie me nkyerɛkyerɛ na monyɛ aso mma asɛm a meka no. Mede abebu rebɛkyerɛ mo anwonwade a esii tete no mu; nneɛma a yɛate na yɛahu; nneɛma a yɛn agyanom kaa ho asɛm kyerɛɛ yɛn. Yɛremfa nkame yɛn mma; yɛbɛka Awurade tumideyɛ ne anwonwade a wayɛ akyerɛ nkyirimma. Ɔmaa Israelfo mmara na ɔde ahyɛde nso maa Yakob asefo. Ɔka kyerɛɛ yɛn agyanom se wɔnkyerɛkyerɛ wɔn mma ne mmara no, sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a nkyirimma besua na wɔn nso akyerɛkyerɛ wɔn mma. Ɛba saa a, wɔn nso de wɔn ho bɛto Onyankopɔn so, na ɛremma wɔn werɛ mfi nea wayɛ, na daa wobedi ne mmara no so. Wɔrenyɛ sɛ wɔn nenanom adɔnyɛfo ne asoɔdenfo a wɔn gyidi a na wɔwɔ wɔ Onyankopɔn mu no antim da, nanso wɔantena ase sɛ nokwafo amma no.

Efraimfo a wokitakita nnyan ne ne ntadua no guanee ɔko da no. 10 Wɔanni wɔne Onyankopɔn apam no so; wɔampɛ sɛ wodi ne mmara no so. 11 Wɔn werɛ fii anwonwade a wohui sɛ wayɛ no. 12 Bere a na wɔn nenanom rehwɛ Onyankopɔn no, na ɔno nso reyɛ anwonwade wɔ Soan a ɛwɔ Misraim no. 13 Ɔkyɛɛ ɛpo mu na ɔde wɔn faa mu. Ɔmaa nsu no gyinae sɛ afasuw. 14 Ɔnam omununkum mu dii wɔn anim awia ne anadwo, kanea gya mu. 15 Ɔpaee ɔbotan mu wɔ bepɔw so, na onyaa nsu fii mu de maa wɔn. 16 Ɔmaa asuwa bɛtɔɔ ɔbotan no mu maa nsu sen fii mu sɛ asuten. 17 Nanso wɔkɔɔ so yɛɛ bɔne tiaa Onyankopɔn na bepɔw no so, wɔsɔre tiaa ɔsorosoroni no. 18 Wɔboapa bisaa aduan a wɔpɛ de sɔɔ Onyankopɔn hwɛe. 19 Wɔkasa tiaa Onyankopɔn se, “Onyankopɔn betumi ama aduan wɔ sare so anaa? 20 Ɛwom sɛ ɔbɔɔ ɔbotan mu maa nsu pii sen fii mu, na obetumi ama yɛn abodoo na wama ne nkurɔfo nam nso?” 21 Enti Onyankopɔn tee no, ne bo fuwii, na ɔde ogya kɔɔ ne nkurɔkfo so, na n’abufuw a ɛwɔ wɔn so no mu yɛɛ den 22 efisɛ, na wonni ne mu gyidi sɛ obetumi agye wɔn nkwa. 23 Nanso ɔkasa kyerɛɛ soro; ɔhyɛ maa n’apon buei. 24 Ɔtɔɔ mana ma wodii. 25 Enti wodii abɔfo aduan, na Onyankopɔn maa wɔn nea ehia wɔn nyinaa.

26 Bio, ɔmaa apuei mframa bɔe, na ne tumi mu, ɔhwanyanee anadwo mframa, 27 na ɔmaa ne nkurɔfo nnomaa a wɔn dodow bɛyɛ sɛ mpoano anhwea. 28 Wɔtetew guguu ntamadan no mu ne ho nyinaa. 29 Enti nnipa we mee. Onyankopɔn maa wɔn nea wɔhwehwɛ. 30 Nanso, wɔn ani ansɔ nea wɔhwehwɛ no nyinaa ho a na wogu so didi 31 bere a Onyankopɔn ani beree wɔn so na okum mmarima ahoɔdenfo a na wodi mu wɔ Israel no. 32 Eyinom nyinaa akyi, na bɔne ara na nnipa no reyɛ; n’anwonwade no nyinaa akyi, wɔamfa wɔn ho anto ne so. 33 Enti otwaa wɔn nna so te sɛ ɔhome na wɔn nkwa yɛɛ sin prɛkopɛ.

34 Bere biara a obekum wɔn mu bi no, nkae no dan ba ne nkyɛn; wɔbɛsesa abɔ no mpae dennen. 35 Wɔkaee sɛ Onyankopɔn yɛ wɔn hwɛfo, na Otumfoɔ no bɛboa wɔn. 36 Nanso na wɔn nsɛm no nyinaa yɛ atoro. Nsɛm a wɔka no mu biara nyɛ nokware. 37 Na wonni no nokware; na wonni wɔne n’apam no nokware. 38 Nanso na Onyankopɔn wɔ ahummɔbɔ ma ne nkurɔfo. Ɔde wɔn bɔne kyɛɛ wɔn na wansɛe wɔn. Mpɛn pii ɔkoraa nabufuw so na wanna n’abufuw adi. 39 Ɔkaee sɛ wɔyɛ adasamma te sɛ mframa a ɛbɔ na etwam no.

40 Mpɛn ahe na wɔansɔre antia no wɔ sare so hɔ, na mpɛn ahe na wɔamma ne werɛ anhow! 41 Wɔsɔɔ Onyankopɔn hwɛe adekyee ne adesae nam so de yaw brɛɛ Israel Nyankopɔn Kronkron no. 42 Wɔn werɛ fii ne tumi kɛse no ne da a ogyee wɔn fii wɔn atamfo nsam, 43 wɔ Soan tawtaw so a ɛwɔ Misraim no. 44 Ɔmaa nsu dan mogya a na Misraimfo nnya nsu nnom. 45 Ɔmaa nwansena baa wɔn so bɛhaw wɔn na mpɔtorɔ nso bɛsɛee wɔn asase.

46 Ɔmaa mmoadabi bedii wɔn mfuduan de sɛee wɔn mfuw. 47 Ɔde asukɔtweaa bɛsɛee wɔn bobe na ɔde sukyerɛmma sɛee wɔn ankye nnua. 48 Ɔde asukɔtweaa kum wɔn anantwi ɛnna ɔde anyinam kum wɔn nguan. 49 Ɔnam n’abufuw a ano yɛ den a ɛbae te sɛ owu asomafo no maa ɔhaw kɛse baa wɔn so. 50 Wamfa n’abufuw ansie, na wamfa wɔn nkwa nso ankyɛ wɔn. Mmom, ɔmaa ɔyaredɔm bekum wɔn. 51 Okum Misraimfo mmakan nyinaa.

52 Afei odii ne nkurɔfo anim te sɛ oguanhwɛfo de wɔn faa sare no so. 53 Odii wɔn anim dwoodwoo, enti na wonsuro. Nanso ɛpo asorɔkye bɛbɔ faa wɔn atamfo so. 54 Ɔde wɔn baa n’asase kronkron no ne mmepɔw a ɔko dii so no so. 55 Ɔpamoo nnipa a na wɔte hɔ no de hɔ maa ne nkurɔfo. Ɔkyekyɛɛ wɔn nsase no mu de maa Israel mmusuakuw no de wɔn afi maa ne nkurɔfo no.

56 Nanso wɔsrɔre tiaa Onyankopɔn tumfoɔ sɔɔ no hwɛe. Wɔanni ne mmara so. 57 Na mmom, wɔsɔre tiaa no na wɔanni nokware sɛ wɔn agyanom, wɔn a wɔde wɔn ho to wɔn so a, ɛnyɛ ye te sɛ agyan a akyeakyea no. 58 Wɔn abosonsom hyɛɛ no abufuw, na wɔn ahoni a na wɔsom no maa ne bo fuwii.

59 Onyankopɔn hui no, ne bo fuwii enti ɔpoo ne nkurɔfo no koraa. 60 Ogyaw ne ntamadan wɔ Silo, faako a na ɔte wɔ wɔn mu no. 61 Ɔmaa yɛn atamfo faa Apam Adaka a ɛyɛ ne tumi ne n’anuonyam agyiraehyɛde no. 62 Ne bo fuwii ɔno ara ne nkurɔfo enti ɔmaa wɔn ara wɔn atamfo kunkum wɔn. 63 Wokum mmerante wɔ ɔsa mu, enti na mmabaa nnya kunu nware. 64 Asɔfo wuwui basabasayɛ mu na wɔamma wɔn akunafo no kwan amma wɔansu. 65 Akyiri yi, Awurade sɔree sɛnea ofi nna mu. Na ɔte sɛ ɔhoɔdenfo a nsa ahyɛ no den. 66 Odii wɔn so nea edi kan ne nea etwa to hyɛɛ wɔn aniwu, pamoo wɔn. 67 Nanso ɔpoo Yosef asefo. Efraim abusua nso, wamfa wɔn. 68 Na mmom, oyii Yuda ne Sion Bepɔw a na ɔpɛ n’asɛm no. 69 Ɛhɔ na osii ne fi te sɛ ne soro fi. Ɔyɛɛ no den te sɛ asase pɛ a etim hɔ daa. 70 Oyii ne somfo Dawid a ɔfrɛɛ no fii nguan adidibea hɔ no; 71 ɔno na ɔhwɛɛ ne nguan so na ɔyɛɛ no Israel hene ne Onyankopɔn nkurɔfo so oguanhwɛfo. 72 Dawid de ne koma ne ne nyansa nyinaa hwɛɛ wɔn.