Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 147

讚美上帝復興耶路撒冷

1你們要讚美耶和華!
歌頌我們的上帝,真是美好!
讚美祂,真是快樂合宜!
耶和華重建耶路撒冷,
召集被擄去的以色列人。
祂醫治心靈破碎的人,
包紮他們的創傷。
祂決定眾星的數目,
給它們一一命名。
我們的主偉大無比,充滿力量,
祂的智慧沒有窮盡。
耶和華扶持謙卑人,
毀滅邪惡人。
你們要以感恩的心歌頌耶和華,
彈琴讚美我們的上帝。
祂以雲霞遮蔽天空,
降雨水滋潤大地,
使山上長出綠草。
祂賜食物給走獸,
餵養嗷嗷待哺的小烏鴉。
10 耶和華所喜悅的不是強健的馬匹,
也不是矯捷的戰士,
11 而是敬畏祂、仰望祂慈愛的人。

12 耶路撒冷啊,要頌讚耶和華;
錫安啊,要讚美你的上帝。
13 因為祂使你的城門堅固,
賜福給你的兒女。
14 祂使你四境平安,
飽享上好的麥子。
15 祂向大地發出命令,
祂的話迅速傳開。
16 祂降下羊毛般的白雪,
撒下爐灰般的寒霜。
17 祂拋下碎石般的冰雹,
誰能經得住祂降下的嚴寒呢?
18 祂一聲令下,冰雪便溶化,
微風便吹拂,河川便奔流。
19 祂將自己的話傳於雅各,
將自己的律例和法令指示以色列。
20 祂未曾這樣對待其他國家,
他們不知道祂的律法。
你們要讚美耶和華!

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 147

Psalm 147

Praise the Lord.

How good it is to sing praises to our God!
    How pleasant and right it is to praise him!

The Lord builds up Jerusalem.
    He gathers the scattered people of Israel.
He heals those who have broken hearts.
    He takes care of their wounds.

He decides how many stars there should be.
    He gives each one of them a name.
Great is our Lord. His power is mighty.
    There is no limit to his understanding.
The Lord gives strength to those who aren’t proud.
    But he throws evil people down to the ground.

Sing to the Lord and give him grateful praise.
    Make music to our God on the harp.
He covers the sky with clouds.
    He supplies the earth with rain.
    He makes grass grow on the hills.
He provides food for the cattle.
    He provides for the young ravens when they cry out.

10 He doesn’t take pleasure in the strength of horses.
    He doesn’t take delight in the strong legs of warriors.
11 The Lord takes delight in those who have respect for him.
    They put their hope in his faithful love.

12 Jerusalem, praise the Lord.
    Zion, praise your God.
13 He makes the metal bars of your gates stronger.
    He blesses the people who live inside you.
14 He keeps your borders safe and secure.
    He satisfies you with the finest wheat.

15 He sends his command to the earth.
    His word arrives there quickly.
16 He spreads the snow like wool.
    He scatters the frost like ashes.
17 He throws down his hail like pebbles.
    No one can stand his icy blast.
18 He gives his command, and the ice melts.
    He stirs up his winds, and the waters flow.

19 He has made his word known to the people of Jacob.
    He has made his laws and rules known to Israel.
20 He hasn’t done that for any other nation.
    They don’t know his laws.

Praise the Lord.