Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 10

求上帝懲治惡人

1耶和華啊,你為何遠遠站著?
為何在我遭難時隱藏起來?
惡人狂妄地追逼窮苦人,
願他們落入自己所設的圈套。
惡人誇耀自己的貪慾,
貪婪的人憎恨、咒詛耶和華。
他們狂傲自大,心中沒有上帝,
從不尋求耶和華。
他們凡事順利,
對你的審判不屑一顧,
對所有的仇敵嗤之以鼻。
他們自以為可以屹立不倒,
世世代代永不遭殃。
他們滿口咒詛、謊話和恐嚇之言,
舌頭沾滿禍害和邪惡。
他們埋伏在村莊,
暗中監視受害者,殺害無辜。
他們像獅子埋伏在暗處,
獵取無助的人,
用網羅拖走他們。
10 不幸的人被擊垮,
倒在他們的暴力下。
11 他們自言自語:「上帝忘記了,
祂掩面不理這些事!」
12 耶和華啊,求你起來!
上帝啊,求你舉手施罰,
不要忘記無助的人!
13 惡人為何輕視上帝,
以為上帝不會追究呢?
14 但你已看到世人的疾苦,
隨時伸出援手。
困苦無助的人投靠你,
你是孤兒的幫助。
15 求你打斷惡人的臂膀,
徹底追究他們的罪惡。
16 耶和華永永遠遠是君王,
列邦必從祂的土地上滅亡。
17 耶和華啊,
你知道困苦人的願望,
你必垂聽他們的呼求,
安慰他們。
18 你為孤兒和受欺壓的人伸冤,
使渺小的世人不能再恐嚇他們。

The Message

Psalm 10

11-2 God, are you avoiding me?
    Where are you when I need you?
Full of hot air, the wicked
    are hot on the trail of the poor.
Trip them up, tangle them up
    in their fine-tuned plots.

3-4 The wicked are windbags,
    the swindlers have foul breath.
The wicked snub God,
    their noses stuck high in the air.
Their graffiti are scrawled on the walls:
    “Catch us if you can!” “God is dead.”

5-6 They care nothing for what you think;
    if you get in their way, they blow you off.
They live (they think) a charmed life:
    “We can’t go wrong. This is our lucky year!”

7-8 They carry a mouthful of hexes,
    their tongues spit venom like adders.
They hide behind ordinary people,
    then pounce on their victims.

They mark the luckless,
    then wait like a hunter in a blind;
When the poor wretch wanders too close,
    they stab him in the back.

10-11 The hapless fool is kicked to the ground,
    the unlucky victim is brutally axed.
He thinks God has dumped him,
    he’s sure that God is indifferent to his plight.

12-13 Time to get up, God—get moving.
    The luckless think they’re Godforsaken.
They wonder why the wicked scorn God
    and get away with it,
Why the wicked are so cocksure
    they’ll never come up for audit.

14 But you know all about it—
    the contempt, the abuse.
I dare to believe that the luckless
    will get lucky someday in you.
You won’t let them down:
    orphans won’t be orphans forever.

15-16 Break the wicked right arms,
    break all the evil left arms.
Search and destroy
    every sign of crime.
God’s grace and order wins;
    godlessness loses.

17-18 The victim’s faint pulse picks up;
    the hearts of the hopeless pump red blood
    as you put your ear to their lips.
Orphans get parents,
    the homeless get homes.
The reign of terror is over,
    the rule of the gang lords is ended.