Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 38

受苦者的祈求

大衛求上帝眷顧的詩。

1耶和華啊,
求你不要在發怒時懲罰我,
不要在烈怒下管教我。
因為你的箭射穿我,
你的手擊打我。
你的怒氣使我渾身是病,
我的罪惡使我骨頭朽爛。
我的罪惡滔天,使我不堪其重。
我因愚昧而傷口潰爛流膿。
我疼得彎腰駝背,
終日哀傷。
我的腰灼痛難忍,
我渾身是病。
我精疲力盡,徹底崩潰;
我心中悲傷,呻吟不止。
主啊,你知道我的渴望,
聽見了我的歎息。
10 我的心砰砰直跳,
氣力衰竭,
眼睛黯淡無光。
11 因我的疾病,朋友同伴迴避我,
親人遠離我。
12 謀害我的人設下陷阱,
想害我的人威脅我,
整天圖謀奸計。
13 但我像聽不見的聾子,
無法說話的啞巴。
14 我就像一個不能聽、不能辯的人。
15 耶和華啊,我等候你;
主,我的上帝啊,你必應允我。
16 我曾求告你,
別讓他們幸災樂禍,
在我失腳時沾沾自喜。
17 我快要跌倒,
我的痛苦無休無止。
18 我要承認我的罪過,
罪惡使我心裡惴惴不安。
19 我的仇敵勢力強大,
無故恨我的人不計其數。
20 我追求良善,
他們就恨我,以惡報善。
21 耶和華啊,求你不要撇棄我!
我的上帝啊,求你不要遠離我!
22 拯救我的主啊,
求你快來幫助我!

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 38

Psalm 38

A psalm of David. A prayer.

Lord, don’t correct me when you are angry.
    Don’t punish me when you are burning with anger.
You have wounded me with your arrows.
    You have struck me with your hand.
Because of your anger, my whole body is sick.
    Because of my sin, I’m not healthy.
My guilt has become too much for me.
    It is a load too heavy to carry.

My wounds are ugly. They stink.
    I’ve been foolish. I have sinned.
I am bent over. I’ve been brought very low.
    All day long I go around weeping.
My back is filled with burning pain.
    My whole body is sick.
I am weak and feel as if I’ve been broken in pieces.
    I groan because of the great pain in my heart.

Lord, everything I really want is clearly known to you.
    You always hear me when I sigh.
10 My heart pounds, and my strength is gone.
    My eyes can hardly see.
11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds.
    My neighbors stay far away from me.
12 Those who are trying to kill me set their traps.
    Those who want to harm me talk about destroying me.
    All day long they make their plans and tell their lies.

13 Like a deaf person, I can’t hear.
    Like someone who can’t speak, I can’t say a word.
14 I’m like someone who doesn’t hear.
    I’m like someone whose mouth can’t make any reply.
15 Lord, I wait for you to help me.
    Lord my God, I know you will answer.
16 I said, “Don’t let my enemies have the joy of seeing me fall.
    Don’t let them brag when my feet slip.”

17 I am about to fall.
    My pain never leaves me.
18 I admit that I have done wrong.
    I am troubled by my sin.
19 Though I have done nothing to cause it, many people have become my enemies.
    They hate me without any reason.
20 They pay me back with evil, even though I was good to them.
    They bring charges against me, though I try only to do what is good.

21 Lord, don’t desert me.
    My God, don’t be far away from me.
22 Lord my Savior,
    come quickly to help me.