Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 107

卷五:诗篇107—150

称谢上帝的美善

1你们要称谢耶和华,
因为祂是美善的;
祂的慈爱永远长存。
2-3 耶和华救赎的人,
就是祂从敌人手中救赎出来、
从东西南北招聚的人,
都要称谢祂。
他们在旷野中飘泊,居无定所,
又饥又渴,陷入绝境。
他们在危难中呼求耶和华,
祂就拯救他们脱离困境,
带领他们走直路,
到可居住的城邑。
他们当称谢耶和华的慈爱,
称谢祂为世人所行的奇事。
因为祂满足干渴的人,
以美食喂饱饥饿的人。
10 有些人坐在黑暗里,
在死亡的阴影下,
被铁链捆绑,
痛苦不堪。
11 因为他们违背上帝的话,
藐视至高者的旨意,
12 所以上帝用苦役使他们顺服,
他们跌倒也无人扶助。
13 于是,他们在患难中呼求耶和华,
耶和华就拯救他们脱离困境。
14 祂带领他们脱离黑暗和死亡的阴影,
断开他们的锁链。
15 他们当称谢耶和华的慈爱,
称谢祂为世人所行的奇事。
16 因为祂打碎了铜门,
砍断了铁闩。
17 有些人愚顽,
因自己的悖逆和罪恶而受苦,
18 食欲全消,几近死亡。
19 于是,他们在患难中呼求耶和华,
耶和华便拯救他们脱离困境。
20 祂一发令,就医治了他们,
救他们脱离死亡。
21 他们当称谢耶和华的慈爱,
称谢祂为世人所行的奇事。
22 他们当向祂献上感恩祭,
欢然歌颂祂的作为。
23 有些人乘船在汪洋大海上经商,
24 他们看见了耶和华的作为,
看见了祂在深海所行的奇事。
25 祂一声令下,
狂风大作,巨浪滔天。
26 他们的船只忽而被抛向半空,
忽而落入深渊,
他们吓得面无人色,
27 东倒西歪,如同醉汉,
束手无策。
28 于是,他们在患难中呼求耶和华,
耶和华便拯救他们脱离困境。
29 祂使狂风止息,海浪平静。
30 他们因风平浪静而欢喜,
祂带领他们到所向往的港湾。
31 他们当称谢耶和华的慈爱,
称谢祂为世人所行的奇事。
32 他们当在众人面前尊崇祂,
在众首领面前赞美祂。
33 祂使江河变成荒漠,
水泉变成干地,
34 叫沃土变成荒凉的盐碱地,
因为那里的居民邪恶。
35 祂叫荒漠水塘遍布,
使旱地甘泉涌流。
36 祂使饥饿的人住在那里,
建造可安居的城邑,
37 耕种田地,栽植葡萄园,
收成丰硕。
38 祂赐福给他们,
使他们人丁兴旺,
牲口有增无减。
39 后来他们在压迫、患难和痛苦的煎熬下人口减少,
地位卑下。
40 祂使贵族蒙羞受辱,
漂流在荒芜之地。
41 但祂搭救贫苦的人脱离苦难,
使他们家族兴旺,多如羊群。
42 正直人看见就欢喜,
邪恶人都哑口无言。
43 有智慧的人都当留心这些事,
思想耶和华的慈爱。

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 107

BOOK V

Psalms 107–150

Psalm 107

Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good.
    His faithful love continues forever.
Let those who have been set free by the Lord tell their story.
    He set them free from the power of the enemy.
He brought them back from other lands.
    He brought them back from east and west, from north and south.

Some of them wandered in deserts that were dry and empty.
    They couldn’t find a city where they could make their homes.
They were hungry and thirsty.
    Their lives were slipping away.
Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he saved them from their troubles.
He led them straight
    to a city where they could make their homes.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
He gives those who are thirsty all the water they want.
    He gives those who are hungry all the good food they can eat.

10 Others lived in the deepest darkness.
    They suffered as prisoners in iron chains.
11 That’s because they hadn’t obeyed the commands of God.
    They had refused to follow the plans of the Most High God.
12 So he made them do work that was hard and bitter.
    They tripped and fell, and there was no one to help them.
13 Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he saved them from their troubles.
14 He brought them out of the deepest darkness.
    He broke their chains off.
15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
16 He breaks down gates that are made of bronze.
    He cuts through bars that are made of iron.

17 Others were foolish. They suffered because of their sins.
    They suffered because they wouldn’t obey the Lord.
18 They refused to eat anything.
    They came close to passing through the gates of death.
19 Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he saved them from their troubles.
20 He gave his command and healed them.
    He saved them from the grave.
21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings.
    Let them talk about what he has done as they sing with joy.

23 Some people sailed out on the ocean in ships.
    They traded goods on the mighty waters.
24 They saw the works of the Lord.
    They saw the wonderful deeds he did on the ocean.
25 He spoke and stirred up a storm.
    It lifted the waves high.
26 They rose up to the heavens. Then they went down deep into the ocean.
    In that kind of danger the people’s boldness melted away.
27 They were unsteady like people who have become drunk.
    They didn’t know what to do.
28 Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he brought them out of their troubles.
29 He made the storm as quiet as a whisper.
    The waves of the ocean calmed down.
30 The people were glad when the ocean became calm.
    Then he guided them to the harbor they were looking for.
31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
32 Let them honor him among his people who gather for worship.
    Let them praise him in the meeting of the elders.

33 He turned rivers into a desert.
    He turned flowing springs into thirsty ground.
34 He turned land that produced crops into a salty land where nothing could grow.
    He did it because the people who lived there were evil.
35 He turned the desert into pools of water.
    He turned the dry and cracked ground into flowing springs.
36 He brought hungry people there to live.
    They built a city where they could make their homes.
37 They planted fields and vineyards
    that produced large crops.
38 He blessed the people, and they greatly increased their numbers.
    He kept their herds from getting smaller.

39 Then the number of God’s people got smaller.
    They were made humble by trouble, suffering and sorrow.
40 The God who looks down on proud nobles
    made them wander in a desert where no one lives.
41 But he lifted needy people out of their suffering.
    He made their families increase like flocks of sheep.
42 Honest people see it and are filled with joy.
    But no one who is evil has anything to say.

43 Let those who are wise pay attention to these things.
    Let them think about the loving deeds of the Lord.