Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 109

患難中的苦訴

大衛的詩歌,交給樂長。

1我所讚美的上帝啊,
求你不要沉默不語。
因為邪惡和詭詐的人開口攻擊我,
用謊言譭謗我。
他們惡言惡語地圍著我,
無緣無故地攻擊我。
我愛他們,他們卻控告我,
但我為他們禱告。
他們對我以惡報善,
以恨報愛。
求你差惡人攻擊我的仇敵,
派人站在他右邊控告他。
當他受審時,
願他被判為有罪,
他的禱告也算為罪過。
願他的年日短少,
願別人取代他的職位。
願他的孩子失去父親,
妻子成為寡婦。
10 願他的孩子流浪行乞,
被趕出自己破敗的家。
11 願債主奪取他所有的財產,
陌生人搶走他的勞動成果。
12 願無人向他施恩,
無人同情他的孤兒。
13 願他斷子絕孫,
他的姓氏傳不到下一代。
14 願耶和華記住他祖輩的罪惡,
不除去他母親的罪過。
15 願耶和華永不忘記他的罪惡,
把他從世上剷除。
16 因為他毫無仁慈,
迫害困苦、貧窮和傷心的人,
置他們於死地。
17 他喜歡咒詛人,
願咒詛臨到他;
他不喜歡祝福人,
願祝福遠離他。
18 他咒詛成性,
願咒詛如水侵入他的身體,
如油浸透他的骨頭。
19 願咒詛不離其身,
如同身上的衣服和腰間的帶子。
20 願耶和華這樣報應那些誣告我,
以惡言攻擊我的人。
21 主耶和華啊,
求你因自己的名恩待我,
因你的美善和慈愛拯救我。
22 因為我貧窮困苦,
內心飽受創傷。
23 我像黃昏的日影一樣消逝,
如蝗蟲一般被抖落。
24 禁食使我雙腿發軟,
瘦骨嶙峋。
25 仇敵都嘲笑我,
他們看見我就連連搖頭。
26 我的上帝耶和華啊,
求你幫助我,施慈愛拯救我,
27 讓他們都看見這是你耶和華的作為。
28 任憑他們咒詛吧,
你必賜福給我。
攻擊我的人必蒙羞,
你的僕人必歡喜。
29 願誣告我的人滿面羞辱,
無地自容。
30 我要竭力頌揚耶和華,
在眾人面前讚美祂。
31 因為祂保護貧窮的人,
拯救他們脫離置他們於死地的人。

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 109

Psalm 109

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

God, I praise you.
    Don’t remain silent.
Sinful people who lie and cheat have spoken against me.
    They have used their tongues to tell lies about me.
They gather all around me with their words of hatred.
    They attack me without any reason.
They bring charges against me,
    even though I love them
    and pray for them.
They pay me back with evil for the good things I do.
    They pay back my love with hatred.

Appoint an evil person to take my enemies to court.
    Let him stand at their right hand and bring charges against them.
When they are tried, let them be found guilty.
    May even their prayers judge them.
May their days be few.
    Let others take their places as leaders.
May their children’s fathers die.
    May their wives become widows.
10 May their children be driven from their destroyed homes.
    May they wander around like beggars.
11 May everything those people own be taken away to pay for what they owe.
    May strangers rob them of everything they’ve worked for.
12 May no one be kind to them
    or take pity on the children they leave behind.
13 May their family line come to an end.
    May their names be forgotten by those who live after them.
14 May the Lord remember the evil things their fathers have done.
    May he never erase the sins of their mothers.
15 May the Lord never forget their sins.
    Then he won’t let people remember the names of my enemies anymore.

16 They never thought about doing anything kind.
    Instead, they drove those who were poor and needy to their deaths.
    They did the same thing to those whose hearts were broken.
17 They loved to curse others.
    May their curses come back on them.
They didn’t find any pleasure in giving anyone their blessing.
    May no blessing ever come to them.
18 They cursed others as easily as they put on clothes.
    Cursing was as natural to them as getting a drink of water
    or putting olive oil on their bodies.
19 May their curses cover them like coats.
    May their curses be wrapped around them like a belt forever.
20 May that be the Lord’s way of paying back
    those who bring charges against me.
May it happen to those who say
    evil things about me.

21 But Lord and King,
    help me so that you bring honor to yourself.
    Because your love is so good, save me.
22 I am poor and needy.
    My heart is wounded deep down inside me.
23 I fade away like an evening shadow.
    I’m like a locust that someone brushes off.
24 My knees are weak because I’ve gone without food.
    My body is very thin.
25 Those who bring charges against me laugh at me.
    When they see me, they shake their heads at me.

26 Lord my God, help me.
    Save me because of your faithful love.
27 Lord, let my enemies know that you yourself have saved me.
    You have done it with your own hand.
28 They may curse me.
    But may you bless me.
May those who attack me be put to shame.
    But may I be filled with joy.
29 May those who bring charges against me be clothed with dishonor.
    May they be wrapped in shame as if it were a coat.

30 With my mouth I will continually praise the Lord.
    I will praise him when all his people gather for worship.
31 He stands ready to help those who need it.
    He saves them from those who are ready to sentence them to death.