Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 73

卷三:诗篇73—89

上帝的公正审判

亚萨的诗。

1上帝实在善待以色列人,
恩待那些内心纯洁的人。
我却身陷险地,
几乎失脚跌倒。
我看见狂傲的恶人亨通就心怀不平。
他们一生平顺,健康强壮。
他们不像别人受苦,
不像世人遭难。
他们把骄傲作项链戴在颈上,
把暴力作外袍裹在身上。
他们胖得眼睛凸出,
心中充满罪恶。
他们讥讽嘲笑,言语恶毒,
狂妄地以暴力相威胁。
他们亵渎上天,诋毁大地。
10 上帝的子民也跟随他们,
听从他们的话。
11 他们说:
“上帝怎能知道?
至高者会察觉吗?”
12 看这些恶人,
他们总是生活安逸,财富日增。
13 我洁身自爱,保持清白,
实属徒然。
14 我天天遭灾,日日受苦。
15 要是我这样说,
我就是背叛了你的子民。
16 我想明白这一切,
却百思不得其解。
17 直到我进入你的圣所,
才明白他们的结局。
18 你把他们放在容易滑倒的地方,
使他们落入毁灭中。
19 他们顷刻间被毁灭,
在恐怖中彻底灭亡。
20 他们不过是人醒来后的一场梦。
主啊,你一行动,
他们必灰飞烟灭。
21 我曾感到悲伤,心如刀绞。
22 我当时愚昧无知,
在你面前如同畜类。
23 然而,我一直和你在一起,
你牵着我的手引导我。
24 你以谆谆教诲指引我,
以后必接我到荣耀中。
25 除你以外,在天上我还有谁?
除你以外,在地上我别无爱慕。
26 尽管我身心俱衰,
上帝永远是我心中的力量,
永远属于我。
27 那些远离你的人必灭亡,
你必灭绝不忠于你的人。
28 对于我,到上帝面前是何等美好。
我以主耶和华为我的避难所,
并宣扬祂的一切作为。

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 73

BOOK III

Psalms 73–89

Psalm 73

A psalm of Asaph.

God is truly good to Israel.
    He is good to those who have pure hearts.

But my feet had almost slipped.
    I had almost tripped and fallen.
I saw that proud and sinful people were doing well.
    And I began to long for what they had.

They don’t have any troubles.
    Their bodies are healthy and strong.
They don’t have the problems most people have.
    They don’t suffer as other people do.
Their pride is like a necklace.
    They put on meanness as if it were their clothes.
Many sins come out of their hard and stubborn hearts.
    There is no limit to the evil things they can think up.
They laugh at others and speak words of hatred.
    They are proud. They warn others about the harm they can do to them.
They brag as if they owned heaven itself.
    They talk as if they controlled the earth.
10 So people listen to them.
    They lap up their words like water.
11 They say, “How would God know what we’re doing?
    Does the Most High God know anything?”

12 Here is what sinful people are like.
    They don’t have a care in the world.
    They keep getting richer and richer.

13 It seems as if I have kept my heart pure for no reason.
    It didn’t do me any good to wash my hands
    to show that I wasn’t guilty of doing anything wrong.
14 Day after day I’ve been in pain.
    God has punished me in a new way every morning.

15 What if I had talked like that?
    Then I wouldn’t have been faithful to God’s children.
16 I tried to understand it all.
    But it was more than I could handle.
17 It troubled me until I entered God’s temple.
    Then I understood what will finally happen to bad people.

18 God, I’m sure you will make them slip and fall.
    You will throw them down and destroy them.
19 It will happen very suddenly.
    A terrible death will take them away completely.
20 A dream goes away when a person wakes up.
    Lord, it will be like that when you rise up.
    It will be as if those people were only a dream.

21 At one time my heart was sad
    and my spirit was bitter.
22 I didn’t have any sense. I didn’t know anything.
    I acted like a wild animal toward you.

23 But I am always with you.
    You hold me by my right hand.
24 You give me wise advice to guide me.
    And when I die, you will take me away
    into the glory of heaven.
25 I don’t have anyone in heaven but you.
    I don’t want anything on earth besides you.
26 My body and my heart may grow weak.
    God, you give strength to my heart.
    You are everything I will ever need.

27 Those who don’t want anything to do with you will die.
    You destroy all those who aren’t faithful to you.
28 But I am close to you. And that’s good.
    Lord and King, I have made you my place of safety.
    I will talk about everything you have done.