Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 58

祈求上帝惩罚恶人

大卫作的诗,交给乐长,调用“休要毁坏”。

1你们做官长的主持公道吗?
你们的审判公正吗?
不,你们心中图谋不义,
你们在地上行凶作恶。
恶人生下来就步入歧途,
一出母胎就离开正道,
谎话连篇。
他们像喷出毒液的毒蛇,
又像耳聋的眼镜蛇,
任法师的邪术再高超,
也听不见他的咒语。
上帝啊,求你敲碎他们的牙齿;
耶和华啊,
求你拔掉这些猛狮的利齿。
愿他们如流水逝去,
愿他们弯弓搭箭时箭头折断。
愿他们像蜗牛一样溶为烂泥,
又如流产的胎儿不见天日。
刹那间,
荆棘还没有把锅烧热的工夫,
上帝必除灭他们。
10 义人必因恶人遭报而欢欣,
并用恶人的血洗脚。
11 这样,人们必说:
“义人终有善报,
确实有一位审判天下的上帝。”

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 58

Psalm 58

For the director of music. A miktam of David to the tune of “Do Not Destroy.”

Are you rulers really fair when you speak?
    Do you judge people honestly?
No, in your hearts you plan to be unfair.
    With your hands you do terrible things on the earth.
Even from birth those who are evil go down the wrong path.
    From the day they are born they go the wrong way and spread lies.
Their words are like the poison of a snake.
    They are like the poison of a cobra that has covered up its ears.
It won’t listen to a snake charmer’s tune,
    even if the charmer plays very well.

God, break the teeth in the mouths of those sinners!
    Lord, tear out the sharp teeth of those lions!
Let those people disappear like water that flows away.
    When they draw their bows, let their arrows fall short of the target.
Let them be like a slug that melts away as it moves along.
    Let them be like a baby that is born dead and never sees the sun.

Evil people will be swept away before burning thorns can heat a pot.
    And it doesn’t matter if the thorns are green or dry.
10 Godly people will be glad when those who have hurt them are paid back.
    They will dip their feet in the blood of those who do evil.
11 Then people will say,
    “The godly will get their reward.
    There really is a God who judges the earth.”