Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 55

被朋友出賣者的禱告

大衛作的訓誨詩,交給樂長,用弦樂器。

1上帝啊,
求你垂聽我的禱告,
不要對我的呼求置之不理。
求你垂聽、應允我的呼求。
我思緒煩亂,坐立不安。
仇敵向我咆哮,
惡人迫害我。
他們帶給我苦難,
怒氣沖沖地辱罵我。
我內心悲痛,
被死亡的恐怖籠罩。
我渾身顫慄,驚恐不已。
啊,但願我能像鴿子展翅飛去,
得享安息。
我要飛到遠方,住在曠野。(細拉)
我要趕快躲進避難所,
避過暴雨狂風。

主啊,
我在城中看見暴力和爭鬥,
求你使他們言語混亂。
10 他們晝夜在城牆上出沒,
城內充滿了邪惡和壓迫,
11 毀壞的勢力到處肆虐,
恐嚇與欺詐遍佈大街小巷。
12 倘若是仇敵辱罵我,
我還能忍受;
倘若是恨我的人欺凌我,
我還可以躲開。
13 可是,竟然是你——我志同道合的夥伴,我的摯友!
14 從前我們情誼深厚,
與眾人同去上帝的殿。
15 願死亡突然抓住我的仇敵,
願他們活活地下陰間,
因為他們的內心和家中罪惡充斥。
16 但我要呼求耶和華上帝,
祂必拯救我。
17 晚上、早晨和中午,
我發出痛苦的呼求,
祂必垂聽。
18 雖然許多人攻擊我,
祂必救我平安脫離險境。
19 永掌王權的上帝必鑒察並懲罰他們,
因為他們頑梗悖逆、不敬畏上帝。

20 我的同伴違背盟約,攻擊朋友。
21 他口蜜腹劍,笑裡藏刀。
22 把你的重擔卸給耶和華,
祂必扶持你。
祂必不讓義人跌倒。

23 上帝啊,
你必把惡人送進滅亡的坑裡。
嗜血成性的騙子必早早夭亡。
但我要信靠你。

The Message

Psalm 55

A David Psalm

11-3 Open your ears, God, to my prayer;
    don’t pretend you don’t hear me knocking.
Come close and whisper your answer.
    I really need you.
I shudder at the mean voice,
    quail before the evil eye,
As they pile on the guilt,
    stockpile angry slander.

4-8 My insides are turned inside out;
    specters of death have me down.
I shake with fear,
    I shudder from head to foot.
“Who will give me wings,” I ask—
    “wings like a dove?”
Get me out of here on dove wings;
    I want some peace and quiet.
I want a walk in the country,
    I want a cabin in the woods.
I’m desperate for a change
    from rage and stormy weather.

9-11 Come down hard, Lord—slit their tongues.
    I’m appalled how they’ve split the city
Into rival gangs
    prowling the alleys
Day and night spoiling for a fight,
    trash piled in the streets,
Even shopkeepers gouging and cheating
    in broad daylight.

12-14 This isn’t the neighborhood bully
    mocking me—I could take that.
This isn’t a foreign devil spitting
    invective—I could tune that out.
It’s you! We grew up together!
    You! My best friend!
Those long hours of leisure as we walked
    arm in arm, God a third party to our conversation.

15 Haul my betrayers off alive to hell—let them
    experience the horror, let them
    feel every desolate detail of a damned life.

16-19 I call to God;
    God will help me.
At dusk, dawn, and noon I sigh
    deep sighs—he hears, he rescues.
My life is well and whole, secure
    in the middle of danger
Even while thousands
    are lined up against me.
God hears it all, and from his judge’s bench
    puts them in their place.
But, set in their ways, they won’t change;
    they pay him no mind.

20-21 And this, my best friend, betrayed his best friends;
    his life betrayed his word.
All my life I’ve been charmed by his speech,
    never dreaming he’d turn on me.
His words, which were music to my ears,
    turned to daggers in my heart.

22-23 Pile your troubles on God’s shoulders—
    he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out.
He’ll never let good people
    topple into ruin.
But you, God, will throw the others
    into a muddy bog,
Cut the lifespan of assassins
    and traitors in half.

And I trust in you.