Amplified Bible

Psalm 74

An Appeal against the Devastation of the Land by the Enemy.

A skillful song, or a didactic or reflective poem, of Asaph.

1O God, why have You rejected us forever?
Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture?

Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old,
Which You have redeemed to be the tribe of Your inheritance;
Remember Mount Zion, where You have dwelt.

Turn your footsteps [quickly] toward the perpetual ruins;
The enemy has damaged everything within the sanctuary.

In the midst of Your meeting place Your enemies have roared [with their battle cry];
They have set up their own emblems for signs [of victory].

It seems as if one had lifted up
An axe in a forest of trees [to set a record of destruction].

And now all the carved work [of the meeting place]
They smash with hatchets and hammers.

They have burned Your sanctuary to the ground;
They have profaned the dwelling place of Your [a]name.

They said in their heart, “Let us completely subdue them.”
They have burned all the meeting places of God in the land.

We do not see our symbols;
There is no longer any prophet [to guide us],
Nor does any among us know for how long.
10 
O God, how long will the adversary scoff?
Is the enemy to revile Your name forever?
11 
Why do You withdraw Your hand, even Your right hand [from judging the enemy]?
Remove Your hand from Your chest, destroy them!

12 
Yet God is my King of old,
Working salvation in the midst of the earth.
13 
You divided the [Red] Sea by Your strength;
You broke the heads of the [b]sea monsters in the waters.
14 
You crushed the heads of [c]Leviathan (Egypt);
You gave him as food for the creatures of the wilderness.
15 
You broke open fountains and streams;
You dried up ever-flowing rivers.
16 
The day is Yours, the night also is Yours;
You have established and prepared the [heavenly] light and the sun.
17 
You have defined and established all the borders of the earth [the divisions of land and sea and of the nations];
You have made summer and winter.

18 
Remember this, O Lord, the enemy has scoffed,
And a foolish and impious people has spurned Your name.
19 
Oh, do not hand over the soul of your turtledove to the wild beast;
Do not forget the life of Your afflicted forever.
20 
Consider the covenant [You made with Abraham],
For the dark places of the land are full of the habitations of violence.
21 
Let not the oppressed return dishonored;
Let the afflicted and needy praise Your name.

22 
Arise, O God, plead Your own cause;
Remember how the foolish man scoffs at You all day long.
23 
Do not forget the [clamoring] voices of Your adversaries,
The uproar of those who rise against You, which ascends continually [to Your ears].

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 74:7 See note Deut 12:5.
  2. Psalm 74:13 Symbolic of Egypt’s power.
  3. Psalm 74:14 See note Job 41:1.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 74

祈求上帝眷顾祂的子民

亚萨的训诲诗。

1上帝啊,
你为何永远丢弃了我们?
你为何对自己草场上的羊大发雷霆?
求你眷顾你在古时所救赎的子民,
你拣选为产业的族类,
求你眷顾你所居住的锡安山。
求你前去观看那久已荒凉之地,
看看敌人对圣所的破坏。
他们在你圣所中高声叫嚷,
竖立起自己的旗帜。
他们大肆毁坏,
好像人抡起斧头砍伐树林。
他们用斧头、锤子把雕刻的墙板都捣毁了。
他们纵火焚烧你的圣所,
把它夷为平地,
亵渎了你的居所。
他们心里说:“我们要彻底毁灭一切。”
于是他们烧毁了境内所有敬拜上帝的地方。
我们再也看不到你的征兆,
先知也没有了。
无人知道这一切何时才会结束。
10 上帝啊,
仇敌嘲笑你的名要到何时呢?
他们要永无休止地辱骂你吗?
11 你为何不伸出大能的右手?
求你出手给他们致命的一击。
12 上帝啊,
你自古以来就是我的王,
你给世上带来拯救。
13 你曾用大能分开海水,
打碎水中巨兽的头。
14 你曾打碎海怪的头,
把它丢给旷野的禽兽吃。
15 你曾开辟泉源和溪流,
也曾使滔滔河水枯干。
16 白昼和黑夜都属于你,
你设立了日月。
17 你划定大地的疆界,
又创造了盛夏和寒冬。
18 耶和华啊,
求你记住敌人对你的嘲笑和愚妄人对你的亵渎。
19 求你不要把你的子民交给仇敌[a]
不要永远对你受苦的子民弃置不顾。
20 求你顾念你的应许,
因地上黑暗之处充满了暴力。
21 求你不要让受压迫的人羞愧而去。
愿贫穷困苦的人赞美你的名。
22 上帝啊,求你起来维护自己,
别忘记愚妄人怎样整天嘲笑你。
23 不要对你仇敌的喧嚷置之不理,
与你为敌的人不停地叫嚣。

Notas al pie

  1. 74:18-19 子民”希伯来文是“鸽子”;“仇敌”希伯来文是“野兽”。