Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 72

为君王祈祷

所罗门的诗。

1上帝啊,
求你将你的公正赐给王,
将你的公义赐给王的儿子。
让他凭公义审判你的子民,
按公平对待那些贫苦的人。
愿大山给百姓带来繁荣,
小山带来公义。
愿他保护百姓中受苦的人,
拯救贫穷的人,打倒欺压者。
只要日月尚存,
愿百姓永远敬畏你。
愿他的统治如春雨降在新割过的草场上,
又像甘霖滋润大地。
在他统治之下,
愿义人兴旺,国富民强,
如月长存。
愿他的疆域横跨洋海,
从幼发拉底河直到地极。
愿旷野的居民都来向他下拜,
敌人都扑倒在尘土中。
10 愿他施、示巴和西巴的君王都来纳贡称臣。
11 愿君王都敬拜他,
万国都事奉他。

12 贫穷人呼求,他便搭救;
困苦人无助,他就伸出援手。
13 他怜悯软弱和贫困的人,
拯救贫困人的性命。
14 他要救他们脱离别人的压迫和暴力,
因为他爱惜他们的生命。
15 愿王寿命长久,
愿人们将示巴的金子献给他,
不断为他祷告,
终日称颂他。
16 愿遍地五谷丰登,
山顶上出产丰富,
如黎巴嫩的密林。
愿各城人口稠密如原野的青草。
17 愿他的名流芳百世,如日长存。
愿万国都因他而蒙福,
都称颂他。
18 以色列的上帝耶和华当受称颂,
唯有祂行奇妙的事。
19 愿祂荣耀的名永受称颂!
愿普天下充满祂的荣耀。
阿们!阿们!
20 耶西的儿子大卫的祷告结束。

The Message

Psalm 72

A Solomon Psalm

11-8 Give the gift of wise rule to the king, O God,
    the gift of just rule to the crown prince.
May he judge your people rightly,
    be honorable to your meek and lowly.
Let the mountains give exuberant witness;
    shape the hills with the contours of right living.
Please stand up for the poor,
    help the children of the needy,
    come down hard on the cruel tyrants.
Outlast the sun, outlive the moon—
    age after age after age.
Be rainfall on cut grass,
    earth-refreshing rain showers.
Let righteousness burst into blossom
    and peace abound until the moon fades to nothing.
Rule from sea to sea,
    from the River to the Rim.

9-14 Foes will fall on their knees before God,
    his enemies lick the dust.
Kings remote and legendary will pay homage,
    kings rich and resplendent will turn over their wealth.
All kings will fall down and worship,
    and godless nations sign up to serve him,
Because he rescues the poor at the first sign of need,
    the destitute who have run out of luck.
He opens a place in his heart for the down-and-out,
    he restores the wretched of the earth.
He frees them from tyranny and torture—
    when they bleed, he bleeds;
    when they die, he dies.

15-17 And live! Oh, let him live!
    Deck him out in Sheba gold.
Offer prayers unceasing to him,
    bless him from morning to night.
Fields of golden grain in the land,
    cresting the mountains in wild exuberance,
Cornucopias of praise, praises
    springing from the city like grass from the earth.
May he never be forgotten,
    his fame shine on like sunshine.
May all godless people enter his circle of blessing
    and bless the One who blessed them.

18-20 Blessed God, Israel’s God,
    the one and only wonder-working God!
Blessed always his blazing glory!
    All earth brims with his glory.
Yes and Yes and Yes.