Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 107

卷五:詩篇107—150

稱謝上帝的美善

1你們要稱謝耶和華,
因為祂是美善的;
祂的慈愛永遠長存。
2-3 耶和華救贖的人,
就是祂從敵人手中救贖出來、
從東西南北招聚的人,
都要稱謝祂。
他們在曠野中飄泊,居無定所,
又饑又渴,陷入絕境。
他們在危難中呼求耶和華,
祂就拯救他們脫離困境,
帶領他們走直路,
到可居住的城邑。
他們當稱謝耶和華的慈愛,
稱謝祂為世人所行的奇事。
因為祂滿足乾渴的人,
以美食餵飽饑餓的人。
10 有些人坐在黑暗裡,
在死亡的陰影下,
被鐵鏈捆綁,
痛苦不堪。
11 因為他們違背上帝的話,
藐視至高者的旨意,
12 所以上帝用苦役使他們順服,
他們跌倒也無人扶助。
13 於是,他們在患難中呼求耶和華,
耶和華就拯救他們脫離困境。
14 祂帶領他們脫離黑暗和死亡的陰影,
斷開他們的鎖鏈。
15 他們當稱謝耶和華的慈愛,
稱謝祂為世人所行的奇事。
16 因為祂打碎了銅門,
砍斷了鐵閂。
17 有些人愚頑,
因自己的悖逆和罪惡而受苦,
18 食慾全消,幾近死亡。
19 於是,他們在患難中呼求耶和華,
耶和華便拯救他們脫離困境。
20 祂一發令,就醫治了他們,
救他們脫離死亡。
21 他們當稱謝耶和華的慈愛,
稱謝祂為世人所行的奇事。
22 他們當向祂獻上感恩祭,
歡然歌頌祂的作為。
23 有些人乘船在汪洋大海上經商,
24 他們看見了耶和華的作為,
看見了祂在深海所行的奇事。
25 祂一聲令下,
狂風大作,巨浪滔天。
26 他們的船隻忽而被拋向半空,
忽而落入深淵,
他們嚇得面無人色,
27 東倒西歪,如同醉漢,
束手無策。
28 於是,他們在患難中呼求耶和華,
耶和華便拯救他們脫離困境。
29 祂使狂風止息,海浪平靜。
30 他們因風平浪靜而歡喜,
祂帶領他們到所嚮往的港灣。
31 他們當稱謝耶和華的慈愛,
稱謝祂為世人所行的奇事。
32 他們當在眾人面前尊崇祂,
在眾首領面前讚美祂。
33 祂使江河變成荒漠,
水泉變成乾地,
34 叫沃土變成荒涼的鹽鹼地,
因為那裡的居民邪惡。
35 祂叫荒漠水塘遍佈,
使旱地甘泉湧流。
36 祂使饑餓的人住在那裡,
建造可安居的城邑,
37 耕種田地,栽植葡萄園,
收成豐碩。
38 祂賜福給他們,
使他們人丁興旺,
牲口有增無減。
39 後來他們在壓迫、患難和痛苦的煎熬下人口減少,
地位卑下。
40 祂使貴族蒙羞受辱,
漂流在荒蕪之地。
41 但祂搭救貧苦的人脫離苦難,
使他們家族興旺,多如羊群。
42 正直人看見就歡喜,
邪惡人都啞口無言。
43 有智慧的人都當留心這些事,
思想耶和華的慈愛。

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 107

BOOK V

Psalms 107–150

Psalm 107

Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good.
    His faithful love continues forever.
Let those who have been set free by the Lord tell their story.
    He set them free from the power of the enemy.
He brought them back from other lands.
    He brought them back from east and west, from north and south.

Some of them wandered in deserts that were dry and empty.
    They couldn’t find a city where they could make their homes.
They were hungry and thirsty.
    Their lives were slipping away.
Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he saved them from their troubles.
He led them straight
    to a city where they could make their homes.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
He gives those who are thirsty all the water they want.
    He gives those who are hungry all the good food they can eat.

10 Others lived in the deepest darkness.
    They suffered as prisoners in iron chains.
11 That’s because they hadn’t obeyed the commands of God.
    They had refused to follow the plans of the Most High God.
12 So he made them do work that was hard and bitter.
    They tripped and fell, and there was no one to help them.
13 Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he saved them from their troubles.
14 He brought them out of the deepest darkness.
    He broke their chains off.
15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
16 He breaks down gates that are made of bronze.
    He cuts through bars that are made of iron.

17 Others were foolish. They suffered because of their sins.
    They suffered because they wouldn’t obey the Lord.
18 They refused to eat anything.
    They came close to passing through the gates of death.
19 Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he saved them from their troubles.
20 He gave his command and healed them.
    He saved them from the grave.
21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings.
    Let them talk about what he has done as they sing with joy.

23 Some people sailed out on the ocean in ships.
    They traded goods on the mighty waters.
24 They saw the works of the Lord.
    They saw the wonderful deeds he did on the ocean.
25 He spoke and stirred up a storm.
    It lifted the waves high.
26 They rose up to the heavens. Then they went down deep into the ocean.
    In that kind of danger the people’s boldness melted away.
27 They were unsteady like people who have become drunk.
    They didn’t know what to do.
28 Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he brought them out of their troubles.
29 He made the storm as quiet as a whisper.
    The waves of the ocean calmed down.
30 The people were glad when the ocean became calm.
    Then he guided them to the harbor they were looking for.
31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
32 Let them honor him among his people who gather for worship.
    Let them praise him in the meeting of the elders.

33 He turned rivers into a desert.
    He turned flowing springs into thirsty ground.
34 He turned land that produced crops into a salty land where nothing could grow.
    He did it because the people who lived there were evil.
35 He turned the desert into pools of water.
    He turned the dry and cracked ground into flowing springs.
36 He brought hungry people there to live.
    They built a city where they could make their homes.
37 They planted fields and vineyards
    that produced large crops.
38 He blessed the people, and they greatly increased their numbers.
    He kept their herds from getting smaller.

39 Then the number of God’s people got smaller.
    They were made humble by trouble, suffering and sorrow.
40 The God who looks down on proud nobles
    made them wander in a desert where no one lives.
41 But he lifted needy people out of their suffering.
    He made their families increase like flocks of sheep.
42 Honest people see it and are filled with joy.
    But no one who is evil has anything to say.

43 Let those who are wise pay attention to these things.
    Let them think about the loving deeds of the Lord.