Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 102

患難中的祈禱

受苦之人的禱告,在疲憊不堪時向耶和華的傾訴。

1耶和華啊,求你聽我的禱告,
垂聽我的呼求!
我在危難的時候,
求你不要掩面不理我。
求你垂聽我的呼求,
趕快應允我。
我的年日如煙消散,
我全身如火焚燒。
我的心被摧殘,如草枯萎,
以致我不思飲食。
我因哀歎而瘦骨嶙峋。
我就像曠野中的鴞鳥,
又像廢墟中的貓頭鷹。
我無法入睡,
我就像屋頂上一隻孤伶伶的麻雀。
我的仇敵終日辱罵我,
嘲笑我的用我的名字咒詛人。
我以爐灰為食物,
眼淚拌著水喝,
10 因為你向我大發烈怒,
把我抓起來丟在一邊。
11 我的生命就像黃昏的影子,
又如枯乾的草芥。

12 耶和華啊!唯有你永遠做王,
你的大名萬代長存。
13 你必憐憫錫安,
因為現在是你恩待她的時候了,時候到了。
14 你的僕人們喜愛城中的石頭,
憐惜城中的塵土。
15 列國敬畏耶和華的名,
世上的君王都因祂的榮耀而戰抖。
16 因為耶和華必重建錫安,
帶著榮耀顯現。
17 祂必垂聽窮人的禱告,
不藐視他們的祈求。

18 要為後代記下這一切,
好讓將來的人讚美耶和華。
19 耶和華從至高的聖所俯視人間,
從天上察看大地,
20 要垂聽被囚之人的哀歎,
釋放被判死刑的人。
21-22 這樣,萬族萬國聚集、敬拜
耶和華時,
人們必在錫安傳揚祂的名,
在耶路撒冷讚美祂。

23 祂使我未老先衰,
縮短了我的歲月。
24 我說:「我的上帝啊,
你世代長存,
求你不要叫我中年早逝。
25 太初你奠立大地的根基,
親手創造諸天。
26 天地都要消亡,
但你永遠長存。
天地都會像外衣漸漸破舊,
你必更換天地,如同更換衣服,
天地都要消逝。
27 但你永遠不變,
你的年日永無窮盡。
28 你僕人的後代必生生不息,
在你面前安然居住。」

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 102

Psalm 102

A prayer of a suffering person who has become weak. They pour out their problems to the Lord.

Lord, hear my prayer.
    Listen to my cry for help.
Don’t turn your face away from me
    when I’m in trouble.
Pay attention to me.
    When I call out for help, answer me quickly.

My days are disappearing like smoke.
    My body burns like glowing coals.
My strength has dried up like grass.
    I even forget to eat my food.
I groan out loud because of my suffering.
    I’m nothing but skin and bones.
I’m like a desert owl.
    I’m like an owl among destroyed buildings.
I can’t sleep. I’ve become
    like a bird alone on a roof.
All day long my enemies laugh at me.
    Those who make fun of me use my name as a curse.
I eat ashes as my food.
    My tears fall into what I’m drinking.
10 You were very angry with me.
    So you picked me up and threw me away.
11 The days of my life are like an evening shadow.
    I dry up like grass.

12 But Lord, you are seated on your throne forever.
    Your fame will continue for all time to come.
13 You will rise up and show deep concern for Zion.
    The time has come for you to help Zion.
14 The stones of your destroyed city are priceless to us.
    Even its dust brings deep concern to us.
15 The nations will worship the Lord.
    All the kings on earth will respect his glorious power.
16 The Lord will build Zion again.
    He will appear in his glory.
17 He will answer the prayer of those who don’t have anything.
    He won’t say no to their cry for help.

18 Let this be written down for those born after us.
    Then people who are not yet born can praise the Lord.
19 Here is what should be written.
    “The Lord looked down from his temple in heaven.
    From heaven he viewed the earth.
20 He heard the groans of the prisoners.
    He set free those who were sentenced to death.”
21 So people will talk about him in Zion.
    They will praise him in Jerusalem.
22 Nations and kingdoms
    will gather there to worship the Lord.

23 When I was still young, he took away my strength.
    He wasn’t going to let me live much longer.
24 So I said, “My God, don’t let me die in the middle of my life.
    You will live for all time to come.
25 In the beginning you made the earth secure.
    You placed it on its foundations.
    Your hands created the heavens.
26 They will pass away. But you will remain.
    They will all wear out like a piece of clothing.
You will make them like clothes
    that are taken off and thrown away.
27 But you remain the same.
    Your years will never end.
28 Our children will live with you.
    Their sons and daughters will be safe in your care.”