Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 78

上帝引导祂的子民

亚萨的训诲诗。

1我的百姓啊!
你们要听我的教导,
侧耳倾听我的话。
我要开口讲比喻,
道出古时的奥秘,
是我们所闻所知、世代流传下来的事。
我们不要在子孙面前隐瞒事实,
要把耶和华当受称颂的作为、
祂的权能和所行的奇事告诉下一代。
因为祂为雅各制定法度,
为以色列设立律法,
又吩咐我们的祖先把这些律法传给儿女,
好让他们也照样教导自己的子孙后代,
世代相传。
这样,他们就会信靠上帝,
遵行祂的命令,
不忘记祂的作为;
也不会像自己的祖先那样顽梗叛逆,
对上帝不忠,心怀二意。
以法莲人备上了弓箭,
却临阵逃命。
10 他们不遵守上帝的约,
拒绝遵行祂的律法。
11 他们忘记了祂的作为,
忘记了祂为他们所行的奇事。
12 祂曾在埃及,在琐安当着他们祖先的面行神迹。
13 祂把海水分开,
带领他们安然渡过;
祂使海水堆起如墙壁。
14 祂白天以云柱带领他们,
晚上用火柱引导他们。
15 祂在旷野劈开磐石,
供应他们丰沛的水源。
16 祂使水从磐石中滚滚流出,
如滔滔江河。
17 然而,他们仍旧犯罪,
在旷野反叛至高的上帝。
18 他们顽梗地试探上帝,
索要他们想吃的食物。
19 他们抱怨上帝,说:
“难道上帝可以在旷野摆宴席吗?
20 祂击打磐石,
水就涌出,流淌成河,
但祂能赐给我们——祂的子民食物和肉吗?”
21 耶和华听后大怒,
祂的怒火烧向雅各,
祂的怒气撒向以色列。
22 因为他们不相信上帝,也不信靠祂的拯救。
23 祂向穹苍发出命令,
又打开天门,
24 降下吗哪给他们吃,赐下天粮。
25 他们吃了天使的食物,
上帝赐给他们丰富的食物。
26 祂使空中刮起东风,
用大能引来南风,
27 使飞鸟像雨点一般降在他们当中,多如尘埃,
使他们有多如海沙的肉吃。
28 祂使飞鸟降落在他们营中的帐篷周围,
29 让他们尽情地吃,
遂了他们的心愿。
30 但是,他们还没有吃完,
肉还在口中的时候,
31 上帝就向他们发怒,
杀掉了他们当中最强壮的,
消灭了以色列的青年。
32 即使如此,
他们依旧犯罪,
不相信上帝奇妙的作为。
33 所以上帝使他们虚度一生,
让他们的岁月充满恐惧。
34 直到上帝击杀他们的时候,
他们才回转,诚心寻求上帝。
35 他们才想起上帝是他们的磐石,
至高的上帝是他们的救赎主。
36 他们却虚情假意,满口谎言。
37 他们不忠于祂,
也不信守祂的约。
38 但上帝充满怜悯,
赦免了他们的罪,
没有毁灭他们。
祂多次收住怒气,
没有完全发出祂的烈怒。
39 祂顾念他们不过是血肉之躯,
像一阵风转眼消逝。
40 他们在旷野屡屡反叛祂,
使祂伤心。
41 他们再三试探上帝,
惹以色列的圣者发怒。
42 他们忘记了祂的大能,
忘记了祂救他们脱离压迫的日子,
43 也忘记了祂在埃及所行的神迹,
在琐安的田野所行的奇事。
44 祂曾使江河溪流变成血,
以致无人能喝。
45 祂曾使成群的苍蝇吞没他们,
使青蛙毁灭他们。
46 祂将他们的五谷赏给蚱蜢,
让蝗虫吃尽他们的收成。
47 祂用冰雹毁坏他们的葡萄树,
用严霜毁坏他们的无花果树,
48 又用冰雹毁灭他们的牛群,
用闪电毁灭他们的牲畜。
49 祂把怒火、烈怒、愤恨和祸患倾倒在他们身上,
遣下一群降灾的天使。
50 祂的怒气尽发,
使他们被瘟疫吞噬,难逃一死。
51 祂击杀了埃及人所有的长子,
就是含帐篷中头生的儿子。
52 祂领出自己的子民,
好像领出羊群,
引领他们经过旷野,
53 使他们一路平安,免受惊吓,
大海却淹没了他们的仇敌。
54 祂带领自己的子民来到圣地的边界,
来到祂亲手为他们预备的山区,
55 从他们面前赶出外族人,
把外族人的土地分给他们,
作为他们的产业,
使以色列各支派安顿下来。
56 可是,他们仍旧试探上帝,
反叛至高者,不遵行祂的法度。
57 他们跟祖先一样背信弃义,
像断弓一样毫不可靠。
58 他们建造丘坛,惹祂发怒;
他们竖起神像,令祂愤怒。
59 上帝知道了他们的恶行,
怒不可遏,
彻底弃绝了以色列人。
60 祂离弃了设在示罗的圣幕,
就是祂在人间的居所。
61 祂任凭自己的约柜被人掳去,
让自己的荣耀落在敌人手中。
62 祂使自己的子民被刀剑杀戮,
向自己的产业大发怒气。
63 青年被烈火吞噬,
少女无法婚嫁。
64 祭司丧身刀下,
寡妇无法哭丧。
65 那时,主像从睡眠中醒来,
又如酒后醒来的勇士。
66 祂击退仇敌,
叫他们永远蒙羞。
67 祂丢弃了约瑟的子孙,
没有拣选以法莲支派。
68 祂拣选了犹大支派,
祂所喜爱的锡安山。
69 祂为自己建造高耸的圣所,
使它像大地一样长存。
70 祂拣选了祂的仆人大卫,
把他从羊圈中召来,
71 让他离开牧羊的生活,
去牧养祂的子民雅各的后裔,
牧养祂的产业以色列。
72 于是,大卫以正直的心牧养他们,
用灵巧的手带领他们。

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 78

Psalm 78

A maskil of Asaph.

My people, listen to my teaching.
    Pay attention to what I say.
I will open my mouth and tell a story.
    I will speak about things that were hidden.
    They happened a long time ago.
We have heard about them and we know them.
    Our people who lived before us have told us about them.
We won’t hide them from our children.
    We will tell them to those who live after us.
We will tell them what the Lord has done that is worthy of praise.
    We will talk about his power and the wonderful things he has done.
He gave laws to the people of Jacob.
    He gave Israel their law.
He commanded our people who lived before us
    to teach his laws to their children.
Then those born later would know his laws.
    Even their children yet to come would know them.
    And they in turn would tell their children.
Then they would put their trust in God.
    They would not forget what he had done.
    They would obey his commands.
They would not be like their people who lived long ago.
    Those people were stubborn. They refused to obey God.
They turned away from him.
    Their spirits were not faithful to him.

The soldiers of Ephraim were armed with bows.
    But they ran away on the day of battle.
10 They didn’t keep the covenant God had made with them.
    They refused to live by his law.
11 They forgot what he had done.
    They didn’t remember the wonders he had shown them.
12 He did miracles right in front of their people who lived long ago.
    At that time they were living in Egypt, in the area of Zoan.
13 God parted the Red Sea and led them through it.
    He made the water stand up like a wall.
14 He guided them with the cloud during the day.
    He led them with the light of a fire all night long.
15 He broke the rocks open in the desert.
    He gave them as much water as there is in the oceans.
16 He brought streams out of a rocky cliff.
    He made water flow down like rivers.

17 But they continued to sin against him.
    In the desert they refused to obey the Most High God.
18 They were stubborn and tested God.
    They ordered him to give them the food they wanted.
19 They spoke against God. They said,
    “Can God really put food on a table in the desert?
20 It is true that he struck the rock, and streams of water poured out.
    Huge amounts of water flowed down.
But can he also give us bread?
    Can he supply meat for his people?”
21 When the Lord heard what they said, he was very angry.
    His anger broke out like fire against the people of Jacob.
    He became very angry with Israel.
22 That was because they didn’t believe in God.
    They didn’t trust in his power to save them.
23 But he gave a command to the skies above.
    He opened the doors of the heavens.
24 He rained down manna for the people to eat.
    He gave them the grain of heaven.
25 Mere human beings ate the bread of angels.
    He sent them all the food they could eat.
26 He made the east wind blow from the heavens.
    By his power he caused the south wind to blow.
27 He rained down meat on them like dust.
    He sent them birds like sand on the seashore.
28 He made the birds come down inside their camp.
    The birds fell all around their tents.
29 People ate until they couldn’t eat any more.
    He gave them what they had wanted.
30 But even before they had finished eating, God acted.
    He did it while the food was still in their mouths.
31 His anger rose up against them.
    He put to death the strongest among them.
    He struck down Israel’s young men.

32 But even after all that, they kept on sinning.
    Even after the wonderful things he had done, they still didn’t believe.
33 So he brought their days to an end like a puff of smoke.
    He ended their years with terror.
34 Every time God killed some of them, the others would seek him.
    They gladly turned back to him again.
35 They remembered that God was their Rock.
    They remembered that God Most High had set them free.
36 But they didn’t mean it when they praised him.
    They lied to him when they spoke.
37 They turned away from him.
    They weren’t faithful to the covenant he had made with them.
38 But he was full of tender love.
    He forgave their sins
    and didn’t destroy his people.
Time after time he held back his anger.
    He didn’t let all his burning anger blaze out.
39 He remembered that they were only human.
    He remembered they were only a breath of air
    that drifts by and doesn’t return.

40 How often they refused to obey him in the desert!
    How often they caused him sorrow in that dry and empty land!
41 Again and again they tested God.
    They made the Holy One of Israel sad and angry.
42 They didn’t remember his power.
    They forgot the day he set them free
    from those who had treated them so badly.
43 They forgot how he had shown them his signs in Egypt.
    They forgot his miracles in the area of Zoan.
44 He turned the river of Egypt into blood.
    The people of Egypt couldn’t drink water from their streams.
45 He sent large numbers of flies that bit them.
    He sent frogs that destroyed their land.
46 He gave their crops to the grasshoppers.
    He gave their food to the locusts.
47 He destroyed their vines with hail.
    He destroyed their fig trees with sleet.
48 He killed their cattle with hail.
    Their livestock were struck by lightning.
49 Because he was so angry with Egypt, he caused them to have great trouble.
    In his great anger he sent destroying angels against them.
50 God prepared a path for his anger.
    He didn’t spare their lives.
    He gave them over to the plague.
51 He killed the oldest son of each family in Egypt.
    He struck down the oldest son in every house in the land of Ham.
52 But he brought his people out like a flock.
    He led them like sheep through the desert.
53 He guided them safely, and they weren’t afraid.
    But the Red Sea swallowed up their enemies.
54 And so he brought his people to the border of his holy land.
    He led them to the central hill country he had taken by his power.
55 He drove out the nations to make room for his people.
    He gave to each family a piece of land to pass on to their children.
    He gave the tribes of Israel a place to make their homes.

56 But they tested God.
    They refused to obey the Most High God.
    They didn’t keep his laws.
57 They were like their people who lived long ago.
    They turned away from him and were not faithful.
They were like a bow that doesn’t shoot straight.
    They couldn’t be trusted.
58 They made God angry by going to their high places.
    They made him jealous by worshiping the statues of their gods.
59 When God saw what the people were doing, he was very angry.
    He turned away from them completely.
60 He deserted the holy tent at Shiloh.
    He left the tent he had set up among his people.
61 He allowed the ark to be captured.
    Into the hands of his enemies he sent the ark where his glory rested.
62 He let his people be killed by swords.
    He was very angry with them.
63 Fire destroyed their young men.
    Their young women had no one to marry.
64 Their priests were killed by swords.
    Their widows weren’t able to weep.

65 Then the Lord woke up as if he had been sleeping.
    He was like a warrior waking up from the deep sleep caused by wine.
66 He drove back his enemies.
    He put them to shame that will last forever.
67 He turned his back on the tents of the people of Joseph.
    He didn’t choose to live in the tribe of Ephraim.
68 Instead, he chose to live in the tribe of Judah.
    He chose Mount Zion, which he loved.
69 There he built his holy place as secure as the heavens.
    He built it to last forever, like the earth.
70 He chose his servant David.
    He took him from the sheep pens.
71 He brought him from tending sheep
    to be the shepherd of his people Jacob.
    He made him the shepherd of Israel, his special people.
72 David cared for them with a faithful and honest heart.
    With skilled hands he led them.