Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 106

上帝恩待祂的子民

1你们要赞美耶和华!
要称谢耶和华,
因为祂是美善的,
祂的慈爱永远长存!
谁能述说耶和华的大能作为?
谁能道尽祂当受赞美之处?
那些行事公正,
持守公义的人有福了。
耶和华啊!
你恩待你子民的时候,
求你别忘了我;
你拯救他们的时候,
求你帮助我,
使我看到你所拣选的人繁荣昌盛,
与他们同乐,
与你的子民一同夸耀。
我们跟祖先一样也犯了罪,
行事邪恶。
我们祖先在埃及漠视你行的神迹,
忘记你向他们屡施慈爱,
在红海边反叛你。

但祂为了自己的名拯救了他们,
以彰显祂的大能。
祂斥责红海,海就干了,
祂带领他们走过深渊,
如履干地。
10 祂救他们逃脱敌人的追赶,
从仇敌的手中救赎了他们。
11 海水淹没了敌军,
没有一人生还。
12 那时他们才相信祂的话,
歌唱赞美祂。
13 然而,他们很快忘了祂的作为,
不愿等候祂的引导。
14 他们在旷野大起贪念,
试探上帝。
15 祂满足了他们的要求,
但在他们当中降下了瘟疫。
16 他们还在营中嫉妒摩西和耶和华拣选为祭司的亚伦。
17 于是大地裂开,
吞没了大坍、亚比兰和他们的家人。
18 火在他们的党羽中烧起,
消灭了这些恶人。
19 他们在何烈山铸造牛犊,祭拜偶像,
20 他们把荣耀的上帝变成了吃草之牛的铸像。
21 他们忘记了拯救他们的上帝,
祂曾在埃及行奇事,
22 在含地行神迹,
在红海边行可畏的事。
23 因此祂说要消灭他们。
若不是祂所拣选的摩西为他们求情,
祂早已在烈怒中毁灭了他们。
24 他们藐视那佳美之地,
不相信祂的应许。
25 他们在帐篷里发怨言,
不听从祂的命令。
26 因此,祂举手起誓要使他们倒毙在旷野,
27 使他们的后代分散到各族各方去。
28 他们在毗珥祭拜巴力,
吃献给假神的祭物。
29 他们的所作所为触怒耶和华,
以致瘟疫降在他们中间,
30 直到非尼哈起来惩罚罪人,
瘟疫才停止。
31 这就是他的义行,世代永存。
32 他们在米利巴泉边惹耶和华发怒,
连累了摩西。
33 因为他们惹摩西发怒,
以致他说了鲁莽的话。
34 他们没有照耶和华的命令消灭外族人,
35 反倒与他们混居,
仿效他们的习俗,
36 拜他们的神像,陷入网罗。
37 他们把自己的儿女当祭物献给鬼魔,
38 他们把自己的儿女献给迦南的神像作祭物,
流他们儿女无辜的血,
玷污了那地方。
39 他们的行为玷污了自己,
使自己沦为淫妇。
40 耶和华因此向祂的子民发怒,
厌恶他们,
41 使他们落在列邦的手中,
受敌人的辖制。
42 他们的敌人压迫他们,
奴役他们。
43 祂多次拯救他们,
他们却执意背叛,
陷入罪中不能自拔。
44 但祂听见他们在苦难中呼求时,
仍然眷顾他们。
45 祂没有忘记与他们立的约,
因祂伟大无比的爱而怜悯他们。
46 祂使掳掠他们的人怜悯他们。
47 我们的上帝耶和华啊,
求你拯救我们,
从各国招聚我们,
使我们可以称谢你的圣名,
欢然赞美你。
48 以色列的上帝耶和华永永远远当受称颂。
愿万民都说:“阿们!”
你们要赞美耶和华!

The Message

Psalm 106

11-3 Hallelujah!
Thank God! And why?
    Because he’s good, because his love lasts.
But who on earth can do it—
    declaim God’s mighty acts, broadcast all his praises?
You’re one happy man when you do what’s right,
    one happy woman when you form the habit of justice.

4-5 Remember me, God, when you enjoy your people;
    include me when you save them;
I want to see your chosen succeed,
    celebrate with your celebrating nation,
    join the Hallelujahs of your pride and joy!

6-12 We’ve sinned a lot, both we and our parents;
    We’ve fallen short, hurt a lot of people.
After our parents left Egypt,
    they took your wonders for granted,
    forgot your great and wonderful love.
They were barely beyond the Red Sea
    when they defied the High God
    —the very place he saved them!
    —the place he revealed his amazing power!
He rebuked the Red Sea so that it dried up on the spot
    —he paraded them right through!
    —no one so much as got wet feet!
He saved them from a life of oppression,
    pried them loose from the grip of the enemy.
Then the waters flowed back on their oppressors;
    there wasn’t a single survivor.
Then they believed his words were true
    and broke out in songs of praise.

13-18 But it wasn’t long before they forgot the whole thing,
    wouldn’t wait to be told what to do.
They only cared about pleasing themselves in that desert,
    provoked God with their insistent demands.
He gave them exactly what they asked for—
    but along with it they got an empty heart.
One day in camp some grew jealous of Moses,
    also of Aaron, holy priest of God.
The ground opened and swallowed Dathan,
    then buried Abiram’s gang.
Fire flared against that rebel crew
    and torched them to a cinder.

19-22 They cast in metal a bull calf at Horeb
    and worshiped the statue they’d made.
They traded the Glory
    for a cheap piece of sculpture—a grass-chewing bull!
They forgot God, their very own Savior,
    who turned things around in Egypt,
Who created a world of wonders in the Land of Ham,
    who gave that stunning performance at the Red Sea.

23-27 Fed up, God decided to get rid of them—
    and except for Moses, his chosen, he would have.
But Moses stood in the gap and deflected God’s anger,
    prevented it from destroying them utterly.
They went on to reject the Blessed Land,
    didn’t believe a word of what God promised.
They found fault with the life they had
    and turned a deaf ear to God’s voice.
Exasperated, God swore
    that he’d lay them low in the desert,
Scattering their children hither and yon,
    strewing them all over the earth.

28-31 Then they linked up with Baal Peor,
    attending funeral banquets and eating idol food.
That made God so angry
    that a plague spread through their ranks;
Phinehas stood up and pled their case
    and the plague was stopped.
This was counted to his credit;
    his descendants will never forget it.

32-33 They angered God again at Meribah Springs;
    this time Moses got mixed up in their evil;
Because they defied God yet again,
    Moses exploded and lost his temper.

34-39 They didn’t wipe out those godless cultures
    as ordered by God;
Instead they intermarried with the heathen,
    and in time became just like them.
They worshiped their idols,
    were caught in the trap of idols.
They sacrificed their sons and daughters
    at the altars of demon gods.
They slit the throats of their babies,
    murdered their infant girls and boys.
They offered their babies to Canaan’s gods;
    the blood of their babies stained the land.
Their way of life stank to high heaven;
    they lived like whores.

40-43 And God was furious—a wildfire anger;
    he couldn’t stand even to look at his people.
He turned them over to the heathen
    so that the people who hated them ruled them.
Their enemies made life hard for them;
    they were tyrannized under that rule.
Over and over God rescued them, but they never learned—
    until finally their sins destroyed them.

44-46 Still, when God saw the trouble they were in
    and heard their cries for help,
He remembered his Covenant with them,
    and, immense with love, took them by the hand.
He poured out his mercy on them
    while their captors looked on, amazed.

47 Save us, God, our God!
    Gather us back out of exile
So we can give thanks to your holy name
    and join in the glory when you are praised!

48 Blessed be God, Israel’s God!
Bless now, bless always!
Oh! Let everyone say Amen!
Hallelujah!