Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 53

人的邪惡

大衛作的訓誨詩,交給樂長,調用「麻哈拉」。

1愚昧人心裡想:
「沒有上帝。」
他們全然敗壞,行為邪惡,
無人行善。
上帝從天上俯視人間,
要看世上有沒有明智者,
有沒有尋求祂的人。
人們都背棄祂,
都敗壞不堪,無人行善,
連一個都沒有!
惡人吞吃我的百姓如同吃飯,
他們不求告上帝。
難道他們無知嗎?
因此,他們必陷入空前的驚恐。
上帝必使攻擊你的仇敵粉身碎骨,
你必使他們蒙羞受辱,
因為上帝棄絕了他們。
願以色列的拯救來自錫安。
上帝救回祂被擄的子民時,
雅各要歡喜,以色列要快樂。

The Message

Psalm 53

A David Psalm

11-2 Bilious and bloated, they gas,
    “God is gone.”
It’s poison gas—
    they foul themselves, they poison
Rivers and skies;
    thistles are their cash crop.
God sticks his head out of heaven.
    He looks around.
He’s looking for someone not stupid—
    one man, even, God-expectant,
    just one God-ready woman.

He comes up empty. A string
    of zeros. Useless, unshepherded
Sheep, taking turns pretending
    to be Shepherd.
The ninety and nine
    follow the one.

Don’t they know anything,
    all these impostors?
Don’t they know
    they can’t get away with this,
Treating people like a fast-food meal
    over which they’re too busy to pray?

Night is coming for them, and nightmare—
    a nightmare they’ll never wake up from.
God will make hash of these squatters,
    send them packing for good.

Is there anyone around to save Israel?
    God turns life around.
Turned-around Jacob skips rope,
    turned-around Israel sings laughter.