Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 69

祈求上帝拯救的禱告

大衛作的詩,交給樂長,調用「百合花」。

1上帝啊,求你拯救我,
因為洪水快把我淹沒;
我深陷泥沼,無法站穩腳;
我落入深淵,被洪流淹沒。
我連連呼救,已聲嘶力竭;
我期盼上帝的幫助,望眼欲穿。
無故恨我的人不計其數,
無故害我的仇敵勢力強大,
逼我償還我沒有偷過的東西。
上帝啊,你知道我的愚昧,
我的罪惡也瞞不過你。
主——萬軍之耶和華啊,
求你不要使等候你的人因我而受辱;
以色列的上帝啊,
求你不要讓信靠你的人因我而蒙羞。
我為了你的緣故遭受辱罵,
羞辱滿面。
我的弟兄視我為陌生人,
我的手足看我為外人。
我對你的殿充滿炙熱的愛,
辱罵你之人的辱罵都落在我身上。
10 我悲傷禁食,
他們就羞辱我。
11 我披上麻衣,
他們就譏笑我。
12 我成了街談巷議的話題,
醉漢作歌取笑我。

13 可是,耶和華啊,
在你悅納人的時候,
我向你禱告。
上帝啊,
求你以你的大愛和信實拯救我。
14 求你救我脫離泥沼,
不要讓我沉下去;
求你救我脫離恨我的人,
使我離開深淵。
15 求你不要讓洪水淹沒我,
深淵吞滅我,
墳墓吞噬我。

16 耶和華啊,求你答應我的禱告,
因為你充滿慈愛和良善;
求你以無限的憐憫眷顧我。
17 求你不要掩面不理你的僕人。
我正身陷困境,
求你快快答應我。
18 求你前來拯救我,
把我從仇敵手中救贖出來。
19 你知道我受的辱罵、欺凌和羞辱,
你看到了我仇敵的所作所為。
20 他們的辱罵使我心碎,
令我絕望無助。
我渴望有人同情,卻沒有一個;
期望有人安慰,卻無一人。
21 他們給我苦膽當食物,
又拿醋給我解渴。

22 願他們面前的宴席變為網羅,
成為他們的陷阱。
23 願他們眼目昏暗,無法看見;
願他們哆哆嗦嗦,直不起腰來。
24 求你把烈怒傾倒在他們身上,
將怒氣撒向他們。
25 願他們的家園一片荒涼,
願他們的帳篷無人居住。
26 因為他們迫害你擊打過的人,
嘲笑你所打傷之人的痛苦。
27 求你清算他們的種種罪行,
不要讓他們有份於你的拯救之恩。
28 願他們的名字從生命冊上被抹去,
不得和義人的名字列在一起。
29 上帝啊,
我陷入痛苦和憂傷,
求你拯救我,保護我。
30 我要用歌聲讚美上帝的名,
以感恩的心尊崇祂。
31 這要比獻上有蹄有角的公牛等祭牲更討耶和華喜悅。
32 卑微的人看見這一切就歡喜快樂,
願你們尋求上帝的人精神振奮。
33 耶和華垂聽窮苦人的祈求,
不輕看祂被囚的子民。
34 願天地都讚美祂,
願海和其中的一切都讚美祂!
35 因為上帝必拯救錫安,
重建猶大的城邑。
祂的子民要住在那裡,
擁有那片土地。
36 祂僕人的後裔要承受那地方為業,
凡愛祂的人都要住在那裡。

The Message

Psalm 69

A David Psalm

1God, God, save me!
I’m in over my head,

Quicksand under me, swamp water over me;
I’m going down for the third time.

I’m hoarse from calling for help,
Bleary-eyed from searching the sky for God.

I’ve got more enemies than hairs on my head;
Sneaks and liars are out to knife me in the back.

What I never stole
Must I now give back?

God, you know every sin I’ve committed;
My life’s a wide-open book before you.

Don’t let those who look to you in hope
Be discouraged by what happens to me,
Dear Lord! God of the armies!

Don’t let those out looking for you
Come to a dead end by following me—
Please, dear God of Israel!

Because of you I look like an idiot,
I walk around ashamed to show my face.

My brothers shun me like a bum off the street;
My family treats me like an unwanted guest.

I love you more than I can say.
Because I’m madly in love with you,
They blame me for everything they dislike about you.

10 When I poured myself out in prayer and fasting,
All it got me was more contempt.

11 When I put on a sad face,
They treated me like a clown.

12 Now drunks and gluttons
Make up drinking songs about me.

13 And me? I pray.
God, it’s time for a break!

God, answer in love!
Answer with your sure salvation!

14 Rescue me from the swamp,
Don’t let me go under for good,

Pull me out of the clutch of the enemy;
This whirlpool is sucking me down.

15 Don’t let the swamp be my grave, the Black Hole
Swallow me, its jaws clenched around me.

16 Now answer me, God, because you love me;
Let me see your great mercy full-face.

17 Don’t look the other way; your servant can’t take it.
I’m in trouble. Answer right now!

18 Come close, God; get me out of here.
Rescue me from this deathtrap.

19 You know how they kick me around—
Pin on me the donkey’s ears, the dunce’s cap.

20 I’m broken by their taunts,
Flat on my face, reduced to a nothing.

I looked in vain for one friendly face. Not one.
I couldn’t find one shoulder to cry on.

21 They put poison in my soup,
Vinegar in my drink.

22 Let their supper be bait in a trap that snaps shut;
May their best friends be trappers who’ll skin them alive.

23 Make them become blind as bats,
Give them the shakes from morning to night.

24 Let them know what you think of them,
Blast them with your red-hot anger.

25 Burn down their houses,
Leave them desolate with nobody at home.

26 They gossiped about the one you disciplined,
Made up stories about anyone wounded by God.

27 Pile on the guilt,
Don’t let them off the hook.

28 Strike their names from the list of the living;
No rock-carved honor for them among the righteous.

29 I’m hurt and in pain;
Give me space for healing, and mountain air.

30 Let me shout God’s name with a praising song,
Let me tell his greatness in a prayer of thanks.

31 For God, this is better than oxen on the altar,
Far better than blue-ribbon bulls.

32 The poor in spirit see and are glad—
Oh, you God-seekers, take heart!

33 For God listens to the poor,
He doesn’t walk out on the wretched.

34 You heavens, praise him; praise him, earth;
Also ocean and all things that swim in it.

35 For God is out to help Zion,
Rebuilding the wrecked towns of Judah.

Guess who will live there—
The proud owners of the land?

36 No, the children of his servants will get it,
The lovers of his name will live in it.