Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 1

NKYƐM A EDI KAN

NNWOM 1-41

Ɔtreneeni ne ɔdebɔneyɛfo

1Nhyira nka onipa a ontie nnebɔneyɛfo afotu, na onni nnebɔneyɛfo nneyɛe akyi, na onni wɔn a wodi fɛw nso akyi. Na mmom, ɔde anigye di Awurade mmara so, na odwen ho awia ne anadwo nyinaa. Ɔte sɛ nnua a enyin wɔ asuten ho, na ɛsow aba bere a ɛsɛ mu a ne nhaban no nguan. Odi nkonim wɔ biribiara a ɔyɛ mu.

Nanso nnebɔneyɛfo nte saa; wɔte sɛ ntɛtɛ a mframa bɔ gu. Onyankopɔn bebu nnebɔneyɛfo fɔ, na wɔatew wɔn afi ne nkurɔfo ho. Awurade kyerɛ atreneefo kwan, na ɔbɔ wɔn ho ban. Na nnebɔneyɛfo de, wɔrekɔ wɔn sɛe mu.

Amplified Bible

Psalm 1

Book One

The Righteous and the Wicked Contrasted.

1[a]Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked [following their advice and example],
Nor stand in the path of sinners,
Nor sit [down to rest] in the seat of [b]scoffers (ridiculers).

But his delight is in the law of the Lord,
And on His law [His precepts and teachings] he [habitually] meditates day and night.

And he will be like a tree firmly planted [and fed] by streams of water,
Which yields its fruit in its season;
Its leaf does not wither;
And in whatever he does, he prospers [and comes to maturity].


The wicked [those who live in disobedience to God’s law] are not so,
But they are like the chaff [worthless and without substance] which the wind blows away.

Therefore the wicked will not stand [unpunished] in the judgment,
Nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the Lord knows and fully approves the way of the righteous,
But the way of the wicked shall perish.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 1:1 This has been called “The Preface Psalm” because in some respects it introduces the complete book of Psalms as a godly message. It opens with a benediction, “Blessed,” as does the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5:3).
  2. Psalm 1:1 I.e. shallow thinkers who are quick to mock or disdain.