King James Version

Psalm 22

1My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?

O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.

But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.

Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.

They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.

But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.

All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,

He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.

But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.

10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother's belly.

11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.

12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.

13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.

14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.

16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.

17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.

18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.

19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me.

20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.

21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.

22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.

23 Ye that fear the Lord, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.

24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.

25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.

26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.

27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

28 For the kingdom is the Lord's: and he is the governor among the nations.

29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.

30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Lord for a generation.

31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.

Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 22

Awerɛhow mu su ne ayeyi dwom

1Me Nyankopɔn, me Nyankopɔn, adɛn nti na woagyaw me? Masu mmɔborɔsu repɛ mmoa, nanso ennu. Mefrɛ wo awia, me Nyankopɔn, nanso wunnye me so. Mefrɛ wo anadwo, nanso minnya home. Nanso wɔasi wo hene sɛ ɔkronkronni a Israel kamfo wo. Yɛn nenanom de wɔn ho too wo so; wɔde wɔn ho too wo so, na wugyee wɔn nkwa. Wɔfrɛɛ wo, na wɔnam so fii amane mu. Wɔde wɔn ho too wo so, na woanni wɔn huammɔ.

Mprempren, menyɛ onipa bio. Meyɛ osunson a wommu no na obiara tiatia ne so. Obiara a ohu me di me ho fɛw. Wɔtwe wɔn tɛkrɛma wosow wɔn ti. Wɔka se, “Wode wo ho too Awurade so na adɛn nti na onnye wo nkwa? Sɛ Awurade pɛ w’asɛm a, adɛn nti na ɔmmoa wo?”

Wo na wode me fi m’awo mu bae dwoodwoo. Na meyɛ akokoaa no, wo na wohwɛɛ me so. 10 Efi bere a wɔwoo me na mede me ho metoo wo so, na woyɛ me Nyankopɔn daa. 11 Ntew wo ho mfi me ho! Amane abɛn, na ɔboafo nni baabi.

12 M’atamfo atwa me ho ahyia sɛ anantwinini. Wɔatwa me ho ahyia te sɛ anantwinini a wɔn ho yɛ hu a wofi Basan. 13 Wobuebue wɔn anom te sɛ agyata a wɔrepɔ so retetew me. 14 M’ahoɔden asa; asa te sɛ nsu a wɔahwie agu fam. Me nnompe ahodwow. Me koma ayɛ sɛ nku a anan. 15 Me menewa mu ayow te sɛ mfutuma. Na me tɛkrɛma tare m’anom. Woagyaw me sɛ minwu wɔ mfutuma mu. 16 Nnebɔneyɛfo atwa me ho ahyia; wɔte sɛ akramankuw a wɔaka me ahyɛ wɔn ntam. Wɔkeka me nsa ne me nan. 17 Me nnompe nyinaa apuepue. M’atamfo hwɛ me haa. 18 Wɔbɔ me ntade so ntonto kyekyɛ ma wɔn ho.

19 O Awurade, ntew wo ho mfi me ho! Bra ntɛm begye me nkwa! 20 Gye me fi nkrante ano; gye me nkwa fi saa akraman yi mu. 21 Gye me nkwa fi saa agyata yi mu. Minni mmoa biara wɔ saa anantwinini yi mu.

22 Mɛka nea woayɛ akyerɛ me nkurɔfo. Mɛkamfo wo wɔ wɔn aguabɔ ase. 23 “Monkamfo no, mo a moyɛ Awurade asomfo! Munni no ni, mo a moyɛ Yakob asefo! Monsom no, mo Israelfo! 24 Ɔnto ohiani anaa ɔmanehunufo agyaagyaamu. Onnyaw wɔn hɔ na mmom sɛ wɔfrɛ no a, ogye wɔn so.”

25 Bagua no nyinaa anim na mɛkamfo wo wɔ nea woayɛ ama me no ho. Wɔn a wɔsom wo no anim na mɛbɔ afɔre a mahyɛ ho bɔ no. 26 Ahiafo bedi dodow biara a wɔpɛ. Wɔn a wɔba Awurade nkyɛn no bɛkamfo no. Wɔbɛkɔ so daa daa. 27 Aman nyinaa bɛkae Awurade. Wɔn a wɔwɔ wiase afanan nyinaa bɛkɔ ne nkyɛn akɔsom no.

28 Awurade yɛ ɔhene, na odi aman nyinaa so. 29 Ahantanfo nyinaa bɛkotow no. Adasamma nyinaa bɛkotow no. 30 Nkyirimma nyinaa bɛsom no. Nnipa bɛka Awurade ho asɛm akyerɛ nkyirimma. 31 Wɔbɛka akyerɛ wɔn a wonnya nwoo wɔn no se, “Awurade gyee ne nkurɔfo nkwa.”