Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 105

上帝和祂的子民

1你們要稱謝耶和華,呼求祂的名,
在列邦傳揚祂的作為。
要歌頌、讚美祂,
述說祂一切奇妙的作為。
要以祂的聖名為榮,
願尋求耶和華的人都歡欣。
要尋求耶和華和祂的能力,
時常來到祂面前。
5-6 祂僕人亞伯拉罕的後裔,
祂所揀選的雅各的子孫啊,
要記住祂所行的神蹟奇事和祂口中的判詞。
祂是我們的上帝耶和華,
祂在普天下施行審判。
祂永遠記得祂的約,
歷經千代也不忘祂的應許,
就是祂與亞伯拉罕所立的約,
向以撒所起的誓。
10 祂把這約定為律例賜給雅各,
定為永遠的約賜給以色列。
11 祂說:「我必把迦南賜給你,
作為你的產業。」
12 那時他們人丁稀少,
在當地寄居。
13 他們在異國他鄉流離飄零。
14 耶和華不容人壓迫他們,
還為他們的緣故責備君王,
15 說:「不可難為我膏立的人,
也不可傷害我的先知。」
16 祂在那裡降下饑荒,
斷絕一切食物的供應。
17 祂派一個人率先前往,
這人就是被賣為奴隸的約瑟。
18 他被戴上腳鐐,套上枷鎖,
19 直到後來他的預言應驗,
耶和華的話試煉了他。
20 埃及王下令釋放他,
百姓的首領給他自由,
21 派他執掌朝政,
管理國中的一切,
22 有權柄管束王的大臣,
將智慧傳授王的長老。

23 以色列來到埃及,
寄居在含地。
24 耶和華使祂的子民生養眾多,
比他們的仇敵還要強盛。
25 祂使仇敵憎恨他們,
用詭計虐待他們。
26 祂派遣祂的僕人摩西和祂揀選的亞倫,
27 在埃及行神蹟,
在含地行奇事。
28 祂降下黑暗,使黑暗籠罩那裡;
他們沒有違背祂的話。
29 祂使埃及的水變成血,
魚都死去;
30 又使國中到處是青蛙,
王宮禁院也不能倖免。
31 祂一發命令,
蒼蠅蜂擁而至,蝨子遍滿全境。
32 祂使雨變成冰雹,
遍地電光閃閃。
33 祂擊倒他們的葡萄樹和無花果樹,
摧毀他們境內的樹木。
34 祂一發聲,
就飛來無數蝗蟲和螞蚱,
35 吃盡他們土地上的植物,
吃盡他們田間的出產。
36 祂又擊殺他們境內所有的長子,
就是他們年輕力壯時生的長子。
37 祂帶領以色列人攜金帶銀地離開埃及,
各支派中無人畏縮。
38 埃及人懼怕他們,
樂見他們離去。

39 祂鋪展雲彩為他們遮蔭,
晚上用火給他們照明。
40 他們祈求,
祂就賜下鵪鶉,降下天糧,
叫他們飽足。
41 祂使磐石裂開、湧出水來,
在乾旱之地奔流成河。
42 因為祂沒有忘記祂賜給僕人亞伯拉罕的神聖應許。
43 祂帶領自己的子民歡然離去,
祂所揀選的百姓歡唱著前行。
44 祂把列國的土地賜給他們,
使他們獲得別人的勞動成果。
45 祂這樣做是要使他們持守祂的命令,
遵行祂的律法。
你們要讚美耶和華!

The Message

Psalm 105

11-6 Hallelujah!

Thank God! Pray to him by name!
    Tell everyone you meet what he has done!
Sing him songs, belt out hymns,
    translate his wonders into music!
Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs,
    you who seek God. Live a happy life!
Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works;
    be alert for signs of his presence.
Remember the world of wonders he has made,
    his miracles, and the verdicts he’s rendered—
        O seed of Abraham, his servant,
        O child of Jacob, his chosen.

7-15 He’s God, our God,
    in charge of the whole earth.
And he remembers, remembers his Covenant—
    for a thousand generations he’s been as good as his word.
It’s the Covenant he made with Abraham,
    the same oath he swore to Isaac,
The very statute he established with Jacob,
    the eternal Covenant with Israel,
Namely, “I give you the land.
    Canaan is your hill-country inheritance.”
When they didn’t count for much,
    a mere handful, and strangers at that,
Wandering from country to country,
    drifting from pillar to post,
He permitted no one to abuse them.
    He told kings to keep their hands off:
“Don’t you dare lay a hand on my anointed,
    don’t hurt a hair on the heads of my prophets.”

16-22 Then he called down a famine on the country,
    he broke every last blade of wheat.
But he sent a man on ahead:
    Joseph, sold as a slave.
They put cruel chains on his ankles,
    an iron collar around his neck,
Until God’s word came to the Pharaoh,
    and God confirmed his promise.
God sent the king to release him.
    The Pharaoh set Joseph free;
He appointed him master of his palace,
    put him in charge of all his business
To personally instruct his princes
    and train his advisors in wisdom.

23-42 Then Israel entered Egypt,
    Jacob immigrated to the Land of Ham.
God gave his people lots of babies;
    soon their numbers alarmed their foes.
He turned the Egyptians against his people;
    they abused and cheated God’s servants.
Then he sent his servant Moses,
    and Aaron, whom he also chose.
They worked marvels in that spiritual wasteland,
    miracles in the Land of Ham.
He spoke, “Darkness!” and it turned dark—
    they couldn’t see what they were doing.
He turned all their water to blood
    so that all their fish died;
He made frogs swarm through the land,
    even into the king’s bedroom;
He gave the word and flies swarmed,
    gnats filled the air.
He substituted hail for rain,
    he stabbed their land with lightning;
He wasted their vines and fig trees,
    smashed their groves of trees to splinters;
With a word he brought in locusts,
    millions of locusts, armies of locusts;
They consumed every blade of grass in the country
    and picked the ground clean of produce;
He struck down every firstborn in the land,
    the first fruits of their virile powers.
He led Israel out, their arms filled with loot,
    and not one among his tribes even stumbled.
Egypt was glad to have them go—
    they were scared to death of them.
God spread a cloud to keep them cool through the day
    and a fire to light their way through the night;
They prayed and he brought quail,
    filled them with the bread of heaven;
He opened the rock and water poured out;
    it flowed like a river through that desert—
All because he remembered his Covenant,
    his promise to Abraham, his servant.

43-45 Remember this! He led his people out singing for joy;
    his chosen people marched, singing their hearts out!
He made them a gift of the country they entered,
    helped them seize the wealth of the nations
So they could do everything he told them—
    could follow his instructions to the letter.

Hallelujah!