The Lord is my Shepherd Prayer in Jamaican Patwah (Psalm 23)

Read Psalm 23 in Jamaican Creole, everyday patwah, and English (KJV).

Saamz 23
[in Jamaican Creole based on the JNT]
1 Di Laad a fi mi shepad; me naa go waahn notn.
2 Im mek mi lidong in di plies dem wid nais griin graas fi nyam: im tek mi a kwaiyat waata-said.
3 Im mek mi suol chrang chrang agen: im shuo mi di rait wie fi tek siek-a im gud niem kaaz im wi aalwiez du wa im se im a-go du.
4 Iivn duo mi wi waak chuu di goli we mi fried fi ded, mi naa go fried a no wikidnis: kaa, yu de ya wid mi; yu tik dem mek mi api wen mi sad an a wori.
5 Yu get wan tiebl redi infronta mi yai, rait wich paat mi enimi dem de: yu ail mi ed; mi kop ful so til it aal a ron uova.
6 Fi shuor di wie ou yu gud an kain naa go lef mi fi az lang az mi liv: an mi wi liv iina di Laad ous fi eva an eva.

[In everyday patwah]
Psalm 23

1 Di Laawd a fi mi shepherd; me nah go want nothing.
2 ‘Im mek me lie down in di place dem with nice green grass fi nyam; ‘im tek me a quiet water-side.
3 ‘Im mek me soul strong strong again: ‘im show me the right way fi tek sake-a ‘im good name ’cause ‘im will always do wha ‘im sey ‘im a-go do.
4 Even though me will walk through the gully whe me fraid fe dead, me nah go fraid a nuh wickedness: ‘Cause, yuh de yah with me; yuh stick dem mek me happy when me sad and a worry.
5 Yuh get one table ready in fronta me eye, right which part mi enemy dem dey: yuh oil me head; me cup full so til it all a run over.
6 Fi sure the way how yuh good and kind nah go lef me fi as long as me live: and me will live inna di Lawd house fi ever and ever.


Psalm 23 KJV
1 The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.


JNT – Di Jamiekan Nyuu Testiment (The Jamaican New Testament)
KJV – Kings James Version
Download the Jamaican Patwah New Testament @ new-testament-bible-in-jamaican-creole-patwah-and-esv.pdf
Click here to buy the Di Jamiekan Nyuu Testiment Bible.

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