Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 58

祈求上帝懲罰惡人

大衛作的詩,交給樂長,調用「休要毀壞」。

1你們做官長的主持公道嗎?
你們的審判公正嗎?
不,你們心中圖謀不義,
你們在地上行兇作惡。
惡人生下來就步入歧途,
一出母胎就離開正道,
謊話連篇。
他們像噴出毒液的毒蛇,
又像耳聾的眼鏡蛇,
任法師的邪術再高超,
也聽不見他的咒語。
上帝啊,求你敲碎他們的牙齒;
耶和華啊,
求你拔掉這些猛獅的利齒。
願他們如流水逝去,
願他們彎弓搭箭時箭頭折斷。
願他們像蝸牛一樣溶為爛泥,
又如流產的胎兒不見天日。
刹那間,
荊棘還沒有把鍋燒熱的工夫,
上帝必除滅他們。
10 義人必因惡人遭報而歡欣,
並用惡人的血洗腳。
11 這樣,人們必說:
「義人終有善報,
確實有一位審判天下的上帝。」

The Message

Psalm 58

A David Psalm

11-2 Is this any way to run a country?
    Is there an honest politician in the house?
Behind the scenes you brew cauldrons of evil,
    behind closed doors you make deals with demons.

3-5 The wicked crawl from the wrong side of the cradle;
    their first words out of the womb are lies.
Poison, lethal rattlesnake poison,
    drips from their forked tongues—
Deaf to threats, deaf to charm,
    decades of wax built up in their ears.

6-9 God, smash their teeth to bits,
    leave them toothless tigers.
Let their lives be buckets of water spilled,
    all that’s left, a damp stain in the sand.
Let them be trampled grass
    worn smooth by the traffic.
Let them dissolve into snail slime,
    be a miscarried fetus that never sees sunlight.
Before what they cook up is half-done, God,
    throw it out with the garbage!

10-11 The righteous will call up their friends
    when they see the wicked get their reward,
Serve up their blood in goblets
    as they toast one another,
Everyone cheering, “It’s worth it to play by the rules!
    God’s handing out trophies and tending the earth!”