New Living Translation

Psalm 79

Psalm 79

A psalm of Asaph.

O God, pagan nations have conquered your land,
    your special possession.
They have defiled your holy Temple
    and made Jerusalem a heap of ruins.
They have left the bodies of your servants
    as food for the birds of heaven.
The flesh of your godly ones
    has become food for the wild animals.
Blood has flowed like water all around Jerusalem;
    no one is left to bury the dead.
We are mocked by our neighbors,
    an object of scorn and derision to those around us.

O Lord, how long will you be angry with us? Forever?
    How long will your jealousy burn like fire?
Pour out your wrath on the nations that refuse to acknowledge you—
    on kingdoms that do not call upon your name.
For they have devoured your people Israel,[a]
    making the land a desolate wilderness.
Do not hold us guilty for the sins of our ancestors!
    Let your compassion quickly meet our needs,
    for we are on the brink of despair.

Help us, O God of our salvation!
    Help us for the glory of your name.
Save us and forgive our sins
    for the honor of your name.
10 Why should pagan nations be allowed to scoff,
    asking, “Where is their God?”
Show us your vengeance against the nations,
    for they have spilled the blood of your servants.
11 Listen to the moaning of the prisoners.
    Demonstrate your great power by saving those condemned to die.

12 O Lord, pay back our neighbors seven times
    for the scorn they have hurled at you.
13 Then we your people, the sheep of your pasture,
    will thank you forever and ever,
    praising your greatness from generation to generation.

Notas al pie

  1. 79:7 Hebrew devoured Jacob. See note on 44:4.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 79

Ɔmannyina mpaebɔ

1O Onyankopɔn, abosonsomfo akyɛ w’asase afa. Wɔagu wo fi kronkron no ho fi ama Yerusalem adan amamfo. Wogyaw wo nkurɔfo amu maa apete; wo nkoa amu, wogyaw maa wuram mmoa sɛ wɔnwe. Wohwiee wo nkurɔfo mogya gui sɛ nsu. Mogya hwie gui sɛ nsu wɔ Yerusalem na obi anka a obesie awufo no. Aman a atwa yɛn ho ahyia no kasa tia yɛn; wɔserew yɛn, di yɛn ho fɛw.

Awurade, wo bo befuw yɛn akosi daa daa? W’abufuw bɛkɔ so adɛw sɛ ogya? Dan w’abufuw kyerɛ aman a wɔnsom wo no ne wɔn a wɔmmɔ wo mpae no so. Efisɛ, wɔn na wɔakum wo nkurɔfo. Wɔn na wɔama wo man adan amamfo. Mfa yɛn agyanom bɔne so asotwe ntwe yɛn. Hu yɛn mmɔbɔ mprempren. Yɛn anidaso nyinaa asa. Boa yɛn, O Awurade, na gye yɛn nkwa. Gye yɛn na fa yɛn bɔne kyɛ yɛn wɔ w’anuonyam no nti. 10 Adɛn nti na ɛsɛ sɛ aman bisa yɛn se, “Mo Nyankopɔn wɔ he?” Ma yenhu sɛ woatwe aman a wohwiee w’asomfo mogya gui no aso. 11 Tie pene a nneduafo pene. Fa wo tumi kɛse no so gye wɔn a wɔabu wɔn kumfɔ no. 12 Awurade, tua aman a aka no so ka mpɛn ason wɔ kasatia a wɔakasa atia wo no so. 13 Na yɛn a yɛyɛ wo manfo a yɛyɛ wo nguan nso no, bɛda wo ase, akamfo wo daa nyinaa.