Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 64

祈求上帝的保护

大卫作的诗,交给乐长。

1上帝啊,求你倾听我的苦诉,
求你保护我的性命不受仇敌的威胁。
求你保护我免遭恶人的谋害,
使我脱离不法之徒。
他们舌头锋利如刀,
言语恶毒如箭穿心。
他们埋伏起来,
暗箭伤害纯全无过的人。
他们突然袭击,毫无顾忌。
他们狼狈为奸,
商量暗设网罗,
以为谁也看不见。
他们图谋不义之事,
认为策划得无懈可击。
人心真是狡猾。
但上帝必用箭射他们,
将他们突然射倒在地。
他们必自作自受,
被自己的舌头所害。
看见的人都嘲笑他们。
这样,人人必敬畏上帝,
传扬祂奇妙的作为,
思想祂所做的事。
10 义人必因耶和华而欢欣,
并且投靠祂,
心地正直的人必赞美祂。

The Message

Psalm 64

A David Psalm

1Listen and help, O God.
    I’m reduced to a whine
And a whimper, obsessed
    with feelings of doomsday.

2-6 Don’t let them find me—
    the conspirators out to get me,
Using their tongues as weapons,
    flinging poison words,
    poison-tipped arrow-words.
They shoot from ambush,
    shoot without warning,
    not caring who they hit.
They keep fit doing calisthenics
    of evil purpose,
They keep lists of the traps
    they’ve secretly set.
They say to each other,
    “No one can catch us,
    no one can detect our perfect crime.”
The Detective detects the mystery
    in the dark of the cellar heart.

7-8 The God of the Arrow shoots!
    They double up in pain,
Fall flat on their faces
    in full view of the grinning crowd.

9-10 Everyone sees it. God’s
    work is the talk of the town.
Be glad, good people! Fly to God!
    Good-hearted people, make praise your habit.