Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 35

求上帝申冤

大卫的诗。

1耶和华啊,
求你与我的敌人为敌,
攻击那些攻击我的人。
求你拿起大小盾牌来帮助我,
举起矛枪攻击追赶我的人。
求你对我说:
“我是你的拯救。”
愿谋杀我的人蒙羞受辱,
谋害我的人落荒而逃!
愿耶和华的天使驱散他们,
如风吹散糠秕!
愿他们的道路漆黑泥泞,
有耶和华的天使在后追赶!
因为他们无故设网罗,
挖陷阱要害我。
愿他们突遭祸患,
作茧自缚,自食恶果!
我要因耶和华而欢欣,
因祂的拯救而快乐。
10 我从心底发出赞叹:
耶和华啊,谁能像你?
你拯救弱者免受欺压,
拯救穷人免遭掠夺。
11 恶人诬告我,
盘问我毫无所知的事情。
12 他们对我以恶报善,
令我伤心欲绝。
13 他们生病时,
我披上麻衣,
谦卑地为他们禁食祷告,
但上帝没有垂听。
14 我为他们哀伤,
视他们为朋友、弟兄;
我低头为他们哭泣,
如同哀悼自己的母亲。
15 我遭遇患难时,
他们却聚在一起幸灾乐祸,
合伙诽谤我。
素不相识的人也群起攻击我,
不住地毁谤我。
16 他们肆无忌惮地嘲弄我,
咬牙切齿地憎恶我。

17 耶和华啊,
你袖手旁观要到何时?
求你救我的性命免遭残害,
救我脱离这些狮子。
18 我要在大会中称谢你,
在众人面前赞美你。
19 求你不要让无故攻击我的人幸灾乐祸,
不要让无故恨我的人沾沾自喜。
20 他们言语暴戾,
谋害安分守己的人。
21 他们高喊:“哈哈!哈哈!
我们亲眼看见了。”
22 耶和华啊,这一切你都看见了,
求你不要再缄默,不要远离我。
23 我的上帝,我的主啊,
求你起来为我辩护,为我申冤。
24 我的上帝耶和华啊,
求你按你的公义宣告我无罪,
别让他们幸灾乐祸。
25 别让他们说:
“哈哈,我们如愿以偿了!”
别让他们说:
“我们除掉他了!”
26 愿幸灾乐祸的人蒙羞受辱,
自高自大的人无地自容!
27 愿盼望我冤屈得雪的人扬声欢呼!
愿他们常说:“耶和华当受尊崇!
祂乐意赐福给自己的仆人。”
28 我要诉说你的公义,
终日赞美你。

The Message

Psalm 35

A David Psalm

11-3 Harass these hecklers, God,
    punch these bullies in the nose.
Grab a weapon, anything at hand;
    stand up for me!
Get ready to throw the spear, aim the javelin,
    at the people who are out to get me.
Reassure me; let me hear you say,
    “I’ll save you.”

4-8 When those thugs try to knife me in the back,
    make them look foolish.
Frustrate all those
    who are plotting my downfall.
Make them like cinders in a high wind,
    with God’s angel working the bellows.
Make their road lightless and mud-slick,
    with God’s angel on their tails.
Out of sheer cussedness they set a trap to catch me;
    for no good reason they dug a ditch to stop me.
Surprise them with your ambush—
    catch them in the very trap they set,
    the disaster they planned for me.

9-10 But let me run loose and free,
    celebrating God’s great work,
Every bone in my body laughing, singing, “God,
    there’s no one like you.
You put the down-and-out on their feet
    and protect the unprotected from bullies!”

11-12 Hostile accusers appear out of nowhere,
    they stand up and badger me.
They pay me back misery for mercy,
    leaving my soul empty.

13-14 When they were sick, I dressed in black;
    instead of eating, I prayed.
My prayers were like lead in my gut,
    like I’d lost my best friend, my brother.
I paced, distraught as a motherless child,
    hunched and heavyhearted.

15-16 But when I was down
    they threw a party!
All the nameless riffraff of the town came
    chanting insults about me.
Like barbarians desecrating a shrine,
    they destroyed my reputation.

17-18 God, how long are you going
    to stand there doing nothing?
Save me from their brutalities;
    everything I’ve got is being thrown to the lions.
I will give you full credit
    when everyone gathers for worship;
When the people turn out in force
    I will say my Hallelujahs.

19-21 Don’t let these liars, my enemies,
    have a party at my expense,
Those who hate me for no reason,
    winking and rolling their eyes.
No good is going to come
    from that crowd;
They spend all their time cooking up gossip
    against those who mind their own business.
They open their mouths
    in ugly grins,
Mocking, “Ha-ha, ha-ha, thought you’d get away with it?
    We’ve caught you hands down!”

22 Don’t you see what they’re doing, God?
    You’re not going to let them
Get by with it, are you? Not going to walk off
    without doing something, are you?

23-26 Please get up—wake up! Tend to my case.
    My God, my Lord—my life is on the line.
Do what you think is right, God, my God,
    but don’t make me pay for their good time.
Don’t let them say to themselves,
    “Ha-ha, we got what we wanted.”
Don’t let them say,
    “We’ve chewed him up and spit him out.”
Let those who are being hilarious
    at my expense
Be made to look ridiculous.
    Make them wear donkey’s ears;
Pin them with the donkey’s tail,
    who made themselves so high and mighty!

27-28 But those who want
    the best for me,
Let them have the last word—a glad shout!—
    and say, over and over and over,
God is great—everything works
    together for good for his servant.”
I’ll tell the world how great and good you are,
    I’ll shout Hallelujah all day, every day.