Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 72

為君王祈禱

所羅門的詩。

1上帝啊,
求你將你的公正賜給王,
將你的公義賜給王的兒子。
讓他憑公義審判你的子民,
按公平對待那些貧苦的人。
願大山給百姓帶來繁榮,
小山帶來公義。
願他保護百姓中受苦的人,
拯救貧窮的人,打倒欺壓者。
只要日月尚存,
願百姓永遠敬畏你。
願他的統治如春雨降在新割過的草場上,
又像甘霖滋潤大地。
在他統治之下,
願義人興旺,國富民強,
如月長存。
願他的疆域橫跨洋海,
從幼發拉底河直到地極。
願曠野的居民都來向他下拜,
敵人都仆倒在塵土中。
10 願他施、示巴和西巴的君王都來納貢稱臣。
11 願君王都敬拜他,
萬國都事奉他。

12 貧窮人呼求,他便搭救;
困苦人無助,他就伸出援手。
13 他憐憫軟弱和貧困的人,
拯救貧困人的性命。
14 他要救他們脫離別人的壓迫和暴力,
因為他愛惜他們的生命。
15 願王壽命長久,
願人們將示巴的金子獻給他,
不斷為他禱告,
終日稱頌他。
16 願遍地五穀豐登,
山頂上出產豐富,
如黎巴嫩的密林。
願各城人口稠密如原野的青草。
17 願他的名流芳百世,如日長存。
願萬國都因他而蒙福,
都稱頌他。
18 以色列的上帝耶和華當受稱頌,
唯有祂行奇妙的事。
19 願祂榮耀的名永受稱頌!
願普天下充滿祂的榮耀。
阿們!阿們!
20 耶西的兒子大衛的禱告結束。

The Message

Psalm 72

A Solomon Psalm

11-8 Give the gift of wise rule to the king, O God,
    the gift of just rule to the crown prince.
May he judge your people rightly,
    be honorable to your meek and lowly.
Let the mountains give exuberant witness;
    shape the hills with the contours of right living.
Please stand up for the poor,
    help the children of the needy,
    come down hard on the cruel tyrants.
Outlast the sun, outlive the moon—
    age after age after age.
Be rainfall on cut grass,
    earth-refreshing rain showers.
Let righteousness burst into blossom
    and peace abound until the moon fades to nothing.
Rule from sea to sea,
    from the River to the Rim.

9-14 Foes will fall on their knees before God,
    his enemies lick the dust.
Kings remote and legendary will pay homage,
    kings rich and resplendent will turn over their wealth.
All kings will fall down and worship,
    and godless nations sign up to serve him,
Because he rescues the poor at the first sign of need,
    the destitute who have run out of luck.
He opens a place in his heart for the down-and-out,
    he restores the wretched of the earth.
He frees them from tyranny and torture—
    when they bleed, he bleeds;
    when they die, he dies.

15-17 And live! Oh, let him live!
    Deck him out in Sheba gold.
Offer prayers unceasing to him,
    bless him from morning to night.
Fields of golden grain in the land,
    cresting the mountains in wild exuberance,
Cornucopias of praise, praises
    springing from the city like grass from the earth.
May he never be forgotten,
    his fame shine on like sunshine.
May all godless people enter his circle of blessing
    and bless the One who blessed them.

18-20 Blessed God, Israel’s God,
    the one and only wonder-working God!
Blessed always his blazing glory!
    All earth brims with his glory.
Yes and Yes and Yes.