Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 140

祈求上帝保護

大衛的詩,交給樂長。

1耶和華啊!
求你拯救我脫離惡人,
保護我脫離殘暴之徒。
他們心懷叵測,整天挑撥離間。
他們的言語惡毒如蛇,
嘴唇有蛇的毒液。(細拉)

耶和華啊,
求你使我免遭惡人的毒手,
保護我脫離殘暴之徒。
他們圖謀害我。
傲慢人在我的路上暗設網羅,
佈下圈套,挖了陷阱。(細拉)

耶和華啊,
我說:「你是我的上帝。」
耶和華啊,求你垂聽我的呼求。
主耶和華,我大能的拯救者啊,
在戰爭的日子,你保護我。
耶和華啊,
求你不要讓惡人的願望實現,
不要讓他們的陰謀得逞,
免得他們狂妄自大。(細拉)

願那些圍攻我的人自食惡果。
10 願火炭落在他們身上,
願他們被丟進火裡,
被拋進深坑,不得翻身。
11 願譭謗者在地上無法立足,
願禍患毀滅殘暴之徒。
12 我知道耶和華必為貧窮人伸張正義,
為困苦者伸冤。
13 義人必讚美你的名,
正直人必活在你面前。

The Message

Psalm 140

A David Psalm

11-5 God, get me out of here, away from this evil;
    protect me from these vicious people.
All they do is think up new ways to be bad;
    they spend their days plotting war games.
They practice the sharp rhetoric of hate and hurt,
    speak venomous words that maim and kill.
God, keep me out of the clutch of these wicked ones,
    protect me from these vicious people;
Stuffed with self-importance, they plot ways to trip me up,
    determined to bring me down.
These crooks invent traps to catch me
    and do their best to incriminate me.

6-8 I prayed, “God, you’re my God!
    Listen, God! Mercy!
God, my Lord, Strong Savior,
    protect me when the fighting breaks out!
Don’t let the wicked have their way, God,
    don’t give them an inch!”

9-11 These troublemakers all around me—
    let them drown in their own verbal poison.
Let God pile hellfire on them,
    let him bury them alive in crevasses!
These loudmouths—
    don’t let them be taken seriously;
These savages—
    let the Devil hunt them down!

12-13 I know that you, God, are on the side of victims,
    that you care for the rights of the poor.
And I know that the righteous personally thank you,
    that good people are secure in your presence.