Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 18

大衛的勝利之歌

耶和華的僕人大衛的詩,交給樂長。當時耶和華從眾仇敵和掃羅手中拯救了他,他向耶和華吟唱此詩。

1耶和華啊,你是我的力量,
我愛你。
耶和華是我的磐石,我的堡壘,我的拯救者;
我的上帝是保護我的磐石,
我的盾牌,
是拯救我的力量,我的堡壘。
我求告當受頌讚的耶和華,
祂救我脫離仇敵。
死亡的鎖鏈曾纏住我,
罪惡的狂流曾淹沒我。
陰間的繩索曾捆綁我,
死亡的陷阱曾威脅我。
在苦難中我呼求耶和華,
向我的上帝求助。
祂從殿中垂聽我的呼求,
我的聲音達到祂耳中。
祂一發怒,大地震動,
山的根基搖晃。
祂的鼻孔冒煙,
口噴烈焰和火炭。
祂撥開雲天,腳踩密雲,
親自降臨。
10 祂乘著基路伯天使飛翔,
乘著風的翅膀疾馳。
11 祂藏身於黑暗中,
四圍以密雲作幔幕。
12 從祂面前的榮光中,
冰雹和火炭衝破雲層。
13 耶和華在天上打雷,
至高者發出的聲音響徹在冰雹和火炭中。
14 祂射出利箭驅散仇敵,
發出閃電擊潰他們。
15 耶和華啊,你斥責一聲,
鼻孔一吹氣,海底就顯現,
大地也露出根基。

16 祂從高天伸手抓住我,
從深淵中把我拉上來。
17 祂救我脫離強敵,
脫離我無法戰勝的仇敵。
18 他們在我危難之時攻擊我,
但耶和華扶持我。
19 祂拯救我,領我到寬闊之地,
因為祂喜悅我。
20 耶和華因我公義而善待我,
因我清白而賞賜我,
21 因為我堅守祂的道,
沒有作惡背棄我的上帝。
22 我遵守祂的一切法令,
沒有把祂的律例棄置一旁。
23 我在祂面前純全無過,
沒有沾染罪惡。
24 耶和華因我公義、
在祂面前清白而獎賞我。

25 仁慈的人,你以仁慈待他;
純全的人,你以純全待他;
26 純潔的人,你以純潔待他;
心術不正的人,你以計謀待他。
27 你搭救謙卑的人,
貶抑眼目高傲的人。
28 我的上帝耶和華啊,
你是我的明燈,
你使我的黑暗變為光明。
29 我倚靠你的力量迎戰敵軍,
靠著我的上帝躍過牆垣。

30 上帝的道完美,
耶和華的話純全,
祂是投靠祂之人的盾牌。
31 除了耶和華以外,誰是上帝呢?
除了我們的上帝,誰是磐石呢?
32 是上帝賜我力量,
使我行為純全。
33 祂使我的腳如母鹿的蹄,
穩踏在高處。
34 祂訓練我,
使我的手能爭戰、
我的臂膀能拉開銅弓。
35 耶和華啊,你是拯救我的盾牌,
你的右手扶持我,
你的垂顧使我強大。
36 你使我腳下的道路寬闊,
不致滑倒。
37 我追趕仇敵直到追上,
不消滅他們決不回頭。
38 我打垮他們,
使他們倒在我的腳下,
再也站不起來。
39 你賜我征戰的能力,
使我的仇敵降服在我腳下。
40 你使我的仇敵狼狽而逃,
我殲滅了恨我的人。
41 他們高聲求救,卻無人搭救;
他們呼求耶和華,祂也不應允。
42 我把他們打得粉碎,
如同風中的灰塵;
我把他們倒掉,
如同街上的泥土。
43 你救我脫離我百姓的攻擊,
立我做列國的元首。
素不認識的民族也歸順我。
44 他們望風而降,
外族人對我俯首稱臣。
45 外族人聞風喪膽,
戰戰兢兢地走出他們的城池。
46 耶和華永遠活著,
保護我的磐石當受頌讚,
拯救我的上帝當受尊崇。
47 祂是為我伸冤的上帝,
祂使列邦臣服於我。
48 祂救我脫離仇敵,
使我勝過強敵,
拯救我脫離殘暴之徒。
49 因此,耶和華啊,
我要在列邦中讚美你,
歌頌你的名。
50 你使你立的王大獲全勝,
向你膏立的大衛及其後代廣施慈愛,直到永遠。

The Message

Psalm 18

A David Song, Which He Sang to God After Being Saved from All His Enemies and from Saul

11-2 I love you, God
    you make me strong.
God is bedrock under my feet,
    the castle in which I live,
    my rescuing knight.
My God—the high crag
    where I run for dear life,
    hiding behind the boulders,
    safe in the granite hideout.

I sing to God, the Praise-Lofty,
    and find myself safe and saved.

4-5 The hangman’s noose was tight at my throat;
    devil waters rushed over me.
Hell’s ropes cinched me tight;
    death traps barred every exit.

A hostile world! I call to God,
    I cry to God to help me.
From his palace he hears my call;
    my cry brings me right into his presence—
    a private audience!

7-15 Earth wobbles and lurches;
    huge mountains shake like leaves,
Quake like aspen leaves
    because of his rage.
His nostrils flare, bellowing smoke;
    his mouth spits fire.
Tongues of fire dart in and out;
    he lowers the sky.
He steps down;
    under his feet an abyss opens up.
He’s riding a winged creature,
    swift on wind-wings.
Now he’s wrapped himself
    in a trenchcoat of black-cloud darkness.
But his cloud-brightness bursts through,
    spraying hailstones and fireballs.
Then God thundered out of heaven;
    the High God gave a great shout,
    spraying hailstones and fireballs.
God shoots his arrows—pandemonium!
    He hurls his lightnings—a rout!
The secret sources of ocean are exposed,
    the hidden depths of earth lie uncovered
The moment you roar in protest,
    let loose your hurricane anger.

16-19 But me he caught—reached all the way
    from sky to sea; he pulled me out
Of that ocean of hate, that enemy chaos,
    the void in which I was drowning.
They hit me when I was down,
    but God stuck by me.
He stood me up on a wide-open field;
    I stood there saved—surprised to be loved!

20-24 God made my life complete
    when I placed all the pieces before him.
When I got my act together,
    he gave me a fresh start.
Now I’m alert to God’s ways;
    I don’t take God for granted.
Every day I review the ways he works;
    I try not to miss a trick.
I feel put back together,
    and I’m watching my step.
God rewrote the text of my life
    when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes.

25-27 The good people taste your goodness,
The whole people taste your health,
The true people taste your truth,
The bad ones can’t figure you out.
You take the side of the down-and-out,
But the stuck-up you take down a peg.

28-29 Suddenly, God, you floodlight my life;
    I’m blazing with glory, God’s glory!
I smash the bands of marauders,
    I vault the highest fences.

30 What a God! His road
    stretches straight and smooth.
Every God-direction is road-tested.
    Everyone who runs toward him
Makes it.

31-42 Is there any god like God?
    Are we not at bedrock?
Is not this the God who armed me,
    then aimed me in the right direction?
Now I run like a deer;
    I’m king of the mountain.
He shows me how to fight;
    I can bend a bronze bow!
You protect me with salvation-armor;
    you hold me up with a firm hand,
    caress me with your gentle ways.
You cleared the ground under me
    so my footing was firm.
When I chased my enemies I caught them;
    I didn’t let go till they were dead men.
I nailed them; they were down for good;
    then I walked all over them.
You armed me well for this fight,
    you smashed the upstarts.
You made my enemies turn tail,
    and I wiped out the haters.
They cried “uncle”
    but Uncle didn’t come;
They yelled for God
    and got no for an answer.
I ground them to dust; they gusted in the wind.
    I threw them out, like garbage in the gutter.

43-45 You rescued me from a squabbling people;
    you made me a leader of nations.
People I’d never heard of served me;
    the moment they got wind of me they listened.
The foreign devils gave up; they came
    on their bellies, crawling from their hideouts.

46-48 Live, God! Blessings from my Rock,
    my free and freeing God, towering!
This God set things right for me
    and shut up the people who talked back.
He rescued me from enemy anger,
    he pulled me from the grip of upstarts,
He saved me from the bullies.

49-50 That’s why I’m thanking you, God,
    all over the world.
That’s why I’m singing songs
    that rhyme your name.
God’s king takes the trophy;
    God’s chosen is beloved.
I mean David and all his children—
    always.