Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 12

祈求上帝幫助

大衛的詩,交給樂長。

1耶和華啊,求你救我們!
因為世上的敬虔人不見了,
忠信的人在人間消失了。
人人謊話連篇,
花言巧語,口是心非。
願你剷除一切花言巧語和狂妄自誇的人。
他們說:「我們必靠舌頭制勝,
嘴唇是我們自己的,
誰管得著我們?」
耶和華說:「我要保護受欺壓的困苦人和哀歎的貧窮人,
使他們如願以償。」
耶和華的應許純全,
就像在爐中煉過七次的銀子。
耶和華啊,你必保護我們,
永遠不容惡人侵害我們。
眾人若抑善揚惡,
惡人必橫行無忌。

The Message

Psalm 12

A David Psalm

11-2 Quick, God, I need your helping hand!
The last decent person just went down,
All the friends I depended on gone.
Everyone talks in lie language;
Lies slide off their oily lips.
They doubletalk with forked tongues.

3-4 Slice their lips off their faces! Pull
The braggart tongues from their mouths!
I’m tired of hearing, “We can talk anyone into anything!
Our lips manage the world.”

Into the hovels of the poor,
Into the dark streets where the homeless groan, God speaks:
“I’ve had enough; I’m on my way
To heal the ache in the heart of the wretched.”

6-8 God’s words are pure words,
Pure silver words refined seven times
In the fires of his word-kiln,
Pure on earth as well as in heaven.
God, keep us safe from their lies,
From the wicked who stalk us with lies,
From the wicked who collect honors
For their wonderful lies.