Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 49

財富的虛幻

可拉後裔的詩,交給樂長。

1萬民啊,你們要聽!
世人啊,
不論貴賤貧富,都要留心聽!
因為我口出智慧,心思明智。
我要側耳聽箴言,
彈琴解釋人生之謎。

危難來臨,四面被奸詐之徒包圍時,我何必懼怕?
他們倚靠金錢、誇耀財富,
卻不能救贖自己的生命,
也無法向上帝付生命的贖價。
因為生命的贖價高昂,
無人付得起,
以致可以永遠活著,不進墳墓。
10 眾所周知,即使智者也要死去,
愚人和庸者也要滅亡,
將他們的財富留給別人。
11 儘管他們用自己的名字來為產業命名,
墳墓卻是他們永遠的歸宿,
世代的住處。
12 人不能長享富貴,
終必死去,與獸無異。
13 這就是愚昧人及其追隨者的下場!(細拉)
14 他們註定要死,與羊無異,
死亡是他們的牧者;
到了早晨,
他們必被正直人管轄,
他們的軀體必朽爛在墳墓裡,
遠離自己的豪宅。
15 但上帝必救贖我的生命脫離死亡的權勢,
接我到祂身邊。(細拉)

16 因此,見他人財富增多,
日益奢華,
不要害怕。
17 因為他們死後什麼也帶不走,
再不能擁有榮華富貴。
18 他們活著時自以為有福,
人們都讚揚他們的成就,
19 到頭來他們還是要歸到祖先那裡,
再也看不見光明。
20 人有財富,卻無明智的心,
無異於必死的獸類。

New International Version - UK

Psalm 49

Psalm 49[a]

For the director of music. Of the Sons of Korah. A psalm.

Hear this, all you peoples;
    listen, all who live in this world,
both low and high,
    rich and poor alike:
My mouth will speak words of wisdom;
    the meditation of my heart will give you understanding.
I will turn my ear to a proverb;
    with the harp I will expound my riddle:

Why should I fear when evil days come,
    when wicked deceivers surround me –
those who trust in their wealth
    and boast of their great riches?
No one can redeem the life of another
    or give to God a ransom for them –
the ransom for a life is costly,
    no payment is ever enough –
so that they should live on for ever
    and not see decay.
10 For all can see that the wise die,
    that the foolish and the senseless also perish,
    leaving their wealth to others.
11 Their tombs will remain their houses[b] for ever,
    their dwellings for endless generations,
    though they had[c] named lands after themselves.

12 People, despite their wealth, do not endure;
    they are like the beasts that perish.

13 This is the fate of those who trust in themselves,
    and of their followers, who approve their sayings.[d]
14 They are like sheep and are destined to die;
    death will be their shepherd
    (but the upright will prevail over them in the morning).
Their forms will decay in the grave,
    far from their princely mansions.
15 But God will redeem me from the realm of the dead;
    he will surely take me to himself.
16 Do not be overawed when others grow rich,
    when the splendour of their houses increases;
17 for they will take nothing with them when they die,
    their splendour will not descend with them.
18 Though while they live they count themselves blessed –
    and people praise you when you prosper –
19 they will join those who have gone before them,
    who will never again see the light of life.

20 People who have wealth but lack understanding
    are like the beasts that perish.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 49:1 In Hebrew texts 49:1-20 is numbered 49:2-21.
  2. Psalm 49:11 Septuagint and Syriac; Hebrew In their thoughts their houses will remain
  3. Psalm 49:11 Or generations, / for they have
  4. Psalm 49:13 The Hebrew has Selah (a word of uncertain meaning) here and at the end of verse 15.