Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 79

祈求上帝拯救

亞薩的詩。

1上帝啊,
外族人侵佔你的產業,
玷污你的聖殿,
使耶路撒冷淪為廢墟。
他們把你僕人的屍體餵飛鳥,
把你忠心子民的屍體給野獸吃,
使耶路撒冷周圍血流成河,
屍體無人埋葬。
我們成了列國羞辱的對象,
周圍的人都嗤笑、譏諷我們。
耶和華啊,你向我們發怒,
要到何時呢?
難道要到永遠嗎?
你的怒火要燒到何時呢?
求你把烈怒撒向那些不承認你的列邦,
撒向那些不求告你的列國。
因為他們吞噬了雅各,
摧毀了他的家園。
求你不要向我們追討我們祖先的罪,
願你快快地憐憫我們,
因為我們已經落入絕望中。
拯救我們的上帝啊,
求你為了自己榮耀的名而幫助我們,
為你名的緣故拯救我們,
赦免我們的罪。
10 為何讓列邦說:
「他們的上帝在哪裡?」
求你讓我們親眼看見,
也讓列邦都知道,
你為自己被害的子民伸冤。
11 求你垂聽被囚之人的哀歎,
求你用大能的臂膀留住死囚的性命。
12 主啊,我們的鄰邦羞辱你,
求你以七倍的羞辱來報應他們。
13 這樣,你的子民,你草場上的羊必永遠稱謝你,世代稱頌你。

The Message

Psalm 79

An Asaph Psalm

11-4 God! Barbarians have broken into your home,
    violated your holy temple,
    left Jerusalem a pile of rubble!
They’ve served up the corpses of your servants
    as carrion food for birds of prey,
Threw the bones of your holy people
    out to the wild animals to gnaw on.
They dumped out their blood
    like buckets of water.
All around Jerusalem, their bodies
    were left to rot, unburied.
We’re nothing but a joke to our neighbors,
    graffiti scrawled on the city walls.

5-7 How long do we have to put up with this, God?
    Do you have it in for us for good?
    Will your smoldering rage never cool down?
If you’re going to be angry, be angry
    with the pagans who care nothing about you,
    or your rival kingdoms who ignore you.
They’re the ones who ruined Jacob,
    who wrecked and looted the place where he lived.

8-10 Don’t blame us for the sins of our parents.
    Hurry up and help us; we’re at the end of our rope.
You’re famous for helping; God, give us a break.
    Your reputation is on the line.
Pull us out of this mess, forgive us our sins—
    do what you’re famous for doing!
Don’t let the heathen get by with their sneers:
    “Where’s your God? Is he out to lunch?”
Go public and show the godless world
    that they can’t kill your servants and get by with it.

11-13 Give groaning prisoners a hearing;
    pardon those on death row from their doom—you can do it!
Give our jeering neighbors what they’ve got coming to them;
    let their God-taunts boomerang and knock them flat.
Then we, your people, the ones you love and care for,
    will thank you over and over and over.
We’ll tell everyone we meet
    how wonderful you are, how praiseworthy you are!