Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 85

為國家求福

可拉後裔的詩,交給樂長。

1耶和華啊,你賜福了你的土地,
使雅各的子孫重返家園。
你赦免了你子民的罪過,
遮蓋了他們所有的過犯。(細拉)
你收回自己的怒氣,
不發烈怒。
拯救我們的上帝啊,
求你復興我們,
止息你對我們的怒氣。
你要向我們永遠發怒嗎?
你的怒氣要延續到萬代嗎?
你不再復興我們,
使你的子民靠你歡喜嗎?
耶和華啊,求你向我們施慈愛,拯救我們。
我要聽耶和華上帝所說的話,
因為祂應許賜平安給祂忠心的子民。
但我們不可再犯罪。
祂拯救敬畏祂的人,
好讓祂的榮耀常駐在我們的地上。
10 慈愛和忠信同行,
公義與平安相親。
11 忠信從地而生,
公義從天而現。
12 耶和華賜下祝福,
我們的土地就出產豐富。
13 公義要行在祂面前,為祂開路。

The Message

Psalm 85

A Korah Psalm

11-3 God, you smiled on your good earth!
    You brought good times back to Jacob!
You lifted the cloud of guilt from your people,
    you put their sins far out of sight.
You took back your sin-provoked threats,
    you cooled your hot, righteous anger.

4-7 Help us again, God of our help;
    don’t hold a grudge against us forever.
You aren’t going to keep this up, are you?
    scowling and angry, year after year?
Why not help us make a fresh start—a resurrection life?
    Then your people will laugh and sing!
Show us how much you love us, God!
    Give us the salvation we need!

8-9 I can’t wait to hear what he’ll say.
    God’s about to pronounce his people well,
The holy people he loves so much,
    so they’ll never again live like fools.
See how close his salvation is to those who fear him?
    Our country is home base for Glory!

10-13 Love and Truth meet in the street,
    Right Living and Whole Living embrace and kiss!
Truth sprouts green from the ground,
    Right Living pours down from the skies!
Oh yes! God gives Goodness and Beauty;
    our land responds with Bounty and Blessing.
Right Living strides out before him,
    and clears a path for his passage.