New Living Translation

Psalm 90

Book four (Psalms 90–106)

Psalm 90

A prayer of Moses, the man of God.

Lord, through all the generations
    you have been our home!
Before the mountains were born,
    before you gave birth to the earth and the world,
    from beginning to end, you are God.

You turn people back to dust, saying,
    “Return to dust, you mortals!”
For you, a thousand years are as a passing day,
    as brief as a few night hours.
You sweep people away like dreams that disappear.
    They are like grass that springs up in the morning.
In the morning it blooms and flourishes,
    but by evening it is dry and withered.
We wither beneath your anger;
    we are overwhelmed by your fury.
You spread out our sins before you—
    our secret sins—and you see them all.
We live our lives beneath your wrath,
    ending our years with a groan.

10 Seventy years are given to us!
    Some even live to eighty.
But even the best years are filled with pain and trouble;
    soon they disappear, and we fly away.
11 Who can comprehend the power of your anger?
    Your wrath is as awesome as the fear you deserve.
12 Teach us to realize the brevity of life,
    so that we may grow in wisdom.

13 O Lord, come back to us!
    How long will you delay?
    Take pity on your servants!
14 Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love,
    so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
15 Give us gladness in proportion to our former misery!
    Replace the evil years with good.
16 Let us, your servants, see you work again;
    let our children see your glory.
17 And may the Lord our God show us his approval
    and make our efforts successful.
    Yes, make our efforts successful!

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 90

NKYƐM A ƐTO SO ANAN

NNWOM 90-106

Onyankopoɔn ne onipa

1O Awurade, wo na daa nyinaa woayɛ yɛn tenabea. Ansa na wɔrebɛbɔ nkoko anaa wiase no, na woyɛ Onyankopɔn teasefo, na wobɛyɛ Onyankopɔn daa daa.

Woka kyerɛ onipa se ɔnkɔ ne tebea dedaw mu. Wosesaa no ma ɔbɛyɛɛ mfutuma. Mfe apem yɛ wo sɛ da koro. Wofa no sɛ nnera a etwaam no; anaa anadwo mu dɔnhwerew tiaa bi. Wosoaa yɛn kɔe sɛ nsuyiri; yɛntena hɔ nkyɛ sɛ ɔdae mpo. Yɛte sɛ afifide a yɛyɛ frɔmm anɔpa na enyin na ɛyɛ fɛfɛ na ɛwo na ewu anwummere. W’abufuw asɛe yɛn. W’abufuw abɔ yɛn hu. Wode yɛn bɔne gu w’anim; wuhu yɛn kokoam bɔne nyinaa. W’abufuw twa yɛn nkwa nna so; ɛpa te sɛ asomsɛm.

10 Yɛn mfirihyia mu nna, emu wɔ mfe aduɔson, na sɛ ɛboro so a, na ɛredu aduɔwɔtwe, na emu ahohoahoade yɛ ɔhaw ne awerɛhow. Ɛnkyɛ na nkwa asa na yɛkɔ. 11 Hena na waka w’abufuw mu tumi nyinaa ahwɛ da? Hena na onim ehu ko a ɛwɔ w’abufuw mu?

12 Ma yenhu yɛn nna kan sɛnea ɛte, na yɛanya nyansa koma. 13 W’abufuw bɛkyɛ akosi bere bɛn? O Awurade, hu w’asomfo mmɔbɔ! 14 Anɔpa biara, fa wo dɔ a ɛwɔ hɔ daa no hyɛ yɛn mu sɛnea ɛbɛyɛ a yɛbɛto dwom na yɛn ani agye wɔ yɛn nkwanna nyinaa mu. 15 Mprempren, ma yɛn ahotɔ te sɛ nea mfe a yɛwɔ ahoyeraw mu no woma yedii awerɛhow no pɛ. 16 Ma yɛn a yɛyɛ w’asomfo nhu wo nneyɛe a tumi wɔ mu no, na ma yɛn asefo nhu w’anuonyam mu tumi no. 17 Awurade yɛn Nyankopɔn, wo nhyira mmra yɛn so. Nea yɛyɛ biara, ma ɛnyɛ ye.