Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 109

患难中的苦诉

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1我所赞美的上帝啊,
求你不要沉默不语。
因为邪恶和诡诈的人开口攻击我,
用谎言毁谤我。
他们恶言恶语地围着我,
无缘无故地攻击我。
我爱他们,他们却控告我,
但我为他们祷告。
他们对我以恶报善,
以恨报爱。
求你差恶人攻击我的仇敌,
派人站在他右边控告他。
当他受审时,
愿他被判为有罪,
他的祷告也算为罪过。
愿他的年日短少,
愿别人取代他的职位。
愿他的孩子失去父亲,
妻子成为寡妇。
10 愿他的孩子流浪行乞,
被赶出自己破败的家。
11 愿债主夺取他所有的财产,
陌生人抢走他的劳动成果。
12 愿无人向他施恩,
无人同情他的孤儿。
13 愿他断子绝孙,
他的姓氏传不到下一代。
14 愿耶和华记住他祖辈的罪恶,
不除去他母亲的罪过。
15 愿耶和华永不忘记他的罪恶,
把他从世上铲除。
16 因为他毫无仁慈,
迫害困苦、贫穷和伤心的人,
置他们于死地。
17 他喜欢咒诅人,
愿咒诅临到他;
他不喜欢祝福人,
愿祝福远离他。
18 他咒诅成性,
愿咒诅如水侵入他的身体,
如油浸透他的骨头。
19 愿咒诅不离其身,
如同身上的衣服和腰间的带子。
20 愿耶和华这样报应那些诬告我,
以恶言攻击我的人。
21 主耶和华啊,
求你因自己的名恩待我,
因你的美善和慈爱拯救我。
22 因为我贫穷困苦,
内心饱受创伤。
23 我像黄昏的日影一样消逝,
如蝗虫一般被抖落。
24 禁食使我双腿发软,
瘦骨嶙峋。
25 仇敌都嘲笑我,
他们看见我就连连摇头。
26 我的上帝耶和华啊,
求你帮助我,施慈爱拯救我,
27 让他们都看见这是你耶和华的作为。
28 任凭他们咒诅吧,
你必赐福给我。
攻击我的人必蒙羞,
你的仆人必欢喜。
29 愿诬告我的人满面羞辱,
无地自容。
30 我要竭力颂扬耶和华,
在众人面前赞美祂。
31 因为祂保护贫穷的人,
拯救他们脱离置他们于死地的人。

The Message

Psalm 109

A David Prayer

11-5 My God, don’t turn a deaf ear to my hallelujah prayer.
    Liars are pouring out invective on me;
Their lying tongues are like a pack of dogs out to get me,
    barking their hate, nipping my heels—and for no reason!
I loved them and now they slander me—yes, me!—
    and treat my prayer like a crime;
They return my good with evil,
    they return my love with hate.

6-20 Send the Evil One to accuse my accusing judge;
    dispatch Satan to prosecute him.
When he’s judged, let the verdict be “Guilty,”
    and when he prays, let his prayer turn to sin.
Give him a short life,
    and give his job to somebody else.
Make orphans of his children,
    dress his wife in widow’s weeds;
Turn his children into begging street urchins,
    evicted from their homes—homeless.
May the bank foreclose and wipe him out,
    and strangers, like vultures, pick him clean.
May there be no one around to help him out,
    no one willing to give his orphans a break.
Chop down his family tree
    so that nobody even remembers his name.
But erect a memorial to the sin of his father,
    and make sure his mother’s name is there, too—
Their sins recorded forever before God,
    but they themselves sunk in oblivion.
That’s all he deserves since he was never once kind,
    hounded the afflicted and heartbroken to their graves.
Since he loved cursing so much,
    let curses rain down;
Since he had no taste for blessing,
    let blessings flee far from him.
He dressed up in curses like a fine suit of clothes;
    he drank curses, took his baths in curses.
So give him a gift—a costume of curses;
    he can wear curses every day of the week!
That’s what they’ll get, those out to get me—
    an avalanche of just deserts from God.

21-25 Oh, God, my Lord, step in;
    work a miracle for me—you can do it!
Get me out of here—your love is so great!—
    I’m at the end of my rope, my life in ruins.
I’m fading away to nothing, passing away,
    my youth gone, old before my time.
I’m weak from hunger and can hardly stand up,
    my body a rack of skin and bones.
I’m a joke in poor taste to those who see me;
    they take one look and shake their heads.

26-29 Help me, oh help me, God, my God,
    save me through your wonderful love;
Then they’ll know that your hand is in this,
    that you, God, have been at work.
Let them curse all they want;
    you do the blessing.
Let them be jeered by the crowd when they stand up,
    followed by cheers for me, your servant.
Dress my accusers in clothes dirty with shame,
    discarded and humiliating old ragbag clothes.

30-31 My mouth’s full of great praise for God,
    I’m singing his hallelujahs surrounded by crowds,
For he’s always at hand to take the side of the needy,
    to rescue a life from the unjust judge.