New Living Translation

Psalm 81

Psalm 81

For the choir director: A psalm of Asaph, to be accompanied by a stringed instrument.[a]

Sing praises to God, our strength.
    Sing to the God of Jacob.
Sing! Beat the tambourine.
    Play the sweet lyre and the harp.
Blow the ram’s horn at new moon,
    and again at full moon to call a festival!
For this is required by the decrees of Israel;
    it is a regulation of the God of Jacob.
He made it a law for Israel[b]
    when he attacked Egypt to set us free.

I heard an unknown voice say,
“Now I will take the load from your shoulders;
    I will free your hands from their heavy tasks.
You cried to me in trouble, and I saved you;
    I answered out of the thundercloud
    and tested your faith when there was no water at Meribah. Interlude

“Listen to me, O my people, while I give you stern warnings.
    O Israel, if you would only listen to me!
You must never have a foreign god;
    you must not bow down before a false god.
10 For it was I, the Lord your God,
    who rescued you from the land of Egypt.
    Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things.

11 “But no, my people wouldn’t listen.
    Israel did not want me around.
12 So I let them follow their own stubborn desires,
    living according to their own ideas.
13 Oh, that my people would listen to me!
    Oh, that Israel would follow me, walking in my paths!
14 How quickly I would then subdue their enemies!
    How soon my hands would be upon their foes!
15 Those who hate the Lord would cringe before him;
    they would be doomed forever.
16 But I would feed you with the finest wheat.
    I would satisfy you with wild honey from the rock.”

Notas al pie

  1. 81:Title Hebrew according to the gittith.
  2. 81:5 Hebrew for Joseph.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 81

Dapɔnna Dwom

1To ahosɛpɛw dwom ma Awurade, yɛn hwɛfo. To ayeyi dwom ma Yakob Nyankopɔn.

Mumfi nnwonto no ase na mommɔ mpintin. Mommɔ nnwom a ɔyɛ dɛ wɔ sanku ne bɛnta so. Monhyɛn torobɛnto mma afahyɛ no bere a ɔsram apue foforo na wanyin no. Eyi yɛ Israel mmara; ɛyɛ mmara a efi Yakob Nyankopɔn nkyɛn. Bere a okotuaa Misraim asase no na ɔhyɛɛ mmara no maa Israelfo. Metee nne bi a minnim na ɛka se, “Miyii nnosoa no fii mo akyi. Mema mosoɛɛ mo ntayaa no. Bere a mowɔ ɔhaw mu no, mofrɛɛ me, na migyee mo nkwa. Mifii me hintabea a ɛwɔ ahum mu no gyee mo so. Mesɔɔ mo hwɛe wɔ Meriba nsu ho. Me nkurɔfo, muntie me kɔkɔbɔ yi. Mepɛ sɛ Israel tie me. Ɛnsɛ sɛ mosom anyame foforo. 10 Mene mo Awurade, mo Nyankopɔn a oyii mo fii Misraim asase so no. Mummue mo anom na mɛhyɛ mu ma. 11 Nanso me nkurɔfo rentie me. Israel rentie me. 12 Enti ma wɔmfa wɔn kɔnsenee akwan no so na wɔnyɛ nea wɔpɛ sɛ wɔyɛ biara.

13 “Mepɛ sɛ me nkurɔfo tie me. Mepɛ sɛ wodi m’asɛm so. 14 Anka medi wɔn atamfo nyinaa so ntɛm. 15 Wɔn a wɔtan me no de suro bɛkotow me osuro so; wɔn asotwe bɛtena hɔ daa daa. 16 Nanso mɛma mo esiam a ɛyɛ fɛ adi na mama mo ɛwo a ano yɛ mmerɛw aka ho.