Nkwa Asem

Nnwom 20

Nkonimdi mpaebɔ

1Awurade ntie wo wɔ wo haw mu! Yakob Nyankopɔn mmɔ wo ho ban! Ɔmma wo ne mmoa mfi n’asɔrefi ne Sion Bepɔw so. Onnye w’afɔrebɔde nyinaa na ne nyinaa nsɔ n’ani. Ɔmma wo nea ehia wo, na wo nhyehyɛe nyinaa nyɛ ye. Na yɛateɛm adi ahurusi wɔ wo nkonimdi no ho na yɛakamfo Onyankopɔn wɔ nea wayɛ ama wo no ho. Awurade nyɛ w’abisade nyinaa mma wo.

Afei minim sɛ Awurade ma ne hene a wayi no no di nkonim. Otie no wɔ ne soro kronkron na ɔnam ne tumi so ama wadi nkonim akɛse. Ebinom de wɔn ho to wɔn nteaseɛnam a wɔde kɔ ɔko so, na afoforo nso de wɔn ho to wɔn apɔnkɔ so, nanso yɛn de, yɛde yɛn ho to yɛn Awurade Nyankopɔn tumi so. Saa nnipa no hintiw, hwe ase, na yɛn de, yɛbɛsɔre agyina pintinn.

Ma ɔhene nni nkonim, O Awurade; na sɛ yɛfrɛ nso a, gye yɛn so.

New International Version - UK

Psalm 20

Psalm 20[a]

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
    may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary
    and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices
    and accept your burnt offerings.[b]
May he give you the desire of your heart
    and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory
    and lift up our banners in the name of our God.

May the Lord grant all your requests.

Now this I know:
    the Lord gives victory to his anointed.
He answers him from his heavenly sanctuary
    with the victorious power of his right hand.
Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
They are brought to their knees and fall,
    but we rise up and stand firm.
Lord, give victory to the king!
    Answer us when we call!

  1. Psalm 20:1 In Hebrew texts 20:1-9 is numbered 20:2-10.
  2. Psalm 20:3 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here.