Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 71

一個老年人的祈禱

1耶和華啊,我投靠了你,
求你使我永不蒙羞。
求你憑公義搭救我,
側耳聽我的懇求,拯救我。
求你成為保護我的磐石,
讓我可以隨時投靠你。
求你下令救我,
因為你是我的磐石和堡壘。
我的上帝啊,
求你從惡人手中拯救我,
從邪惡、殘暴之徒掌下拯救我。
主耶和華啊,你是我的盼望,
我從小就信靠你。
你使我出了母胎,
我從出生就依靠你,
我要永遠讚美你。
我的遭遇使許多人感到驚駭,
但你是我堅固的避難所。
我口中充滿對你的讚美,
終日述說你的榮耀。
我年老時,求你不要丟棄我;
我體力衰微時,求你不要離棄我。
10 我的仇敵議論我,
那些想殺害我的一起策劃陰謀,說:
11 「上帝已經丟棄了他。
去追趕、捉拿他吧,
因為無人會救他。」

12 上帝啊,不要遠離我;
我的上帝啊,求你快來幫助我!
13 願我的仇敵在羞辱中滅亡,
願那些害我的人抱愧蒙羞。
14 我必常常心懷盼望,
向你獻上更多的讚美。
15 雖然我無法測度你的公義和拯救之恩,
但我要終日傳揚你的作為。
16 主耶和華啊,
我要傳揚你大能的作為,
單單述說你的公義。
17 上帝啊,
我從小就受你的教導,
直到今日我仍傳揚你奇妙的作為。
18 上帝啊,
就是我年老髮白的時候,
求你也不要丟棄我,
好讓我把你的大能告訴下一代,世代相傳。
19 上帝啊,你的公義高達穹蒼,
你成就了奇妙大事。
上帝啊,有誰能像你?
20 你使我經歷了許多患難,
最終必使我重獲新生,
救我脫離死亡的深淵。
21 你必賜我更大的尊榮,
你必再次安慰我。
22 我的上帝啊,
我要彈琴讚美你的信實;
以色列的聖者啊,
我要伴隨著琴聲讚美你。
23 你救贖了我的靈魂,
我的口和靈魂都要歡呼歌頌你。
24 我要終日向人述說你的公義,
因為那些想害我的人已經蒙羞受辱。

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 71

Psalm 71

Lord, I have gone to you for safety.
    Let me never be put to shame.
You do what is right, so save me and help me.
    Pay attention to me and save me.
Be my rock of safety
    that I can always go to.
Give the command to save me.
    You are my rock and my fort.
My God, save me from the power of sinners.
    Save me from the hands of those who are mean and evil.

You are the King and the Lord. You have always been my hope.
    I have trusted in you ever since I was young.
From the time I was born I have depended on you.
    You brought me out of my mother’s body.
    I will praise you forever.
To many people I am an example of how much you care.
    You are my strong place of safety.
My mouth is filled with praise for you.
    All day long I will talk about your glory.

Don’t push me away when I’m old.
    Don’t desert me when my strength is gone.
10 My enemies speak against me.
    Those who want to kill me get together and make evil plans.
11 They say, “God has deserted him.
    Go after him and grab him.
    No one will save him.”
12 God, don’t be far away from me.
    My God, come quickly and help me.
13 May those who bring charges against me die in shame.
    May those who want to harm me
    be covered with shame and dishonor.

14 But I will always have hope.
    I will praise you more and more.
15 I will tell other people about all the good things you have done.
    All day long I will talk about how you have saved your people.
    But there’s no way I could say how many times you’ve done this.
16 Lord and King, I will come and announce your mighty acts.
    I will announce all the good things that you alone do.
17 God, ever since I was young you have taught me.
    To this very day I tell about your wonderful acts.
18 God, don’t leave me
    even when I’m old and have gray hair.
Let me live to tell my children about your power.
    Let me tell all of them about your mighty acts.

19 God, your saving acts reach to the skies.
    You have done great things.
    God, who is like you?
20 You have sent many bitter troubles my way.
    But you will give me new life.
Even if I’m almost in the grave,
    you will bring me back.
21 You will honor me more and more.
    You will comfort me once again.

22 My God, I will use the harp to praise you
    because you are always faithful.
Holy One of Israel,
    I will use the lyre to sing praise to you.
23 My lips will shout with joy
    when I sing praise to you.
    You have saved me.
24 All day long my tongue will say
    that you have done what is right.
Those who wanted to harm me have been put to shame.
    They have not been honored.