The Message

Psalm 28

A David Psalm

1Don’t turn a deaf ear
    when I call you, God.
If all I get from you is
    deafening silence,
I’d be better off
    in the Black Hole.

I’m letting you know what I need,
    calling out for help
And lifting my arms
    toward your inner sanctum.

3-4 Don’t shove me into
    the same jail cell with those crooks,
With those who are
    full-time employees of evil.
They talk a good line of “peace,”
    then moonlight for the Devil.

Pay them back for what they’ve done,
    for how bad they’ve been.
Pay them back for their long hours
    in the Devil’s workshop;
Then cap it with a huge bonus.

Because they have no idea how God works
    or what he is up to,
God will smash them to smithereens
    and walk away from the ruins.

6-7 Blessed be God
    he heard me praying.
He proved he’s on my side;
    I’ve thrown my lot in with him.

Now I’m jumping for joy,
    and shouting and singing my thanks to him.

8-9 God is all strength for his people,
    ample refuge for his chosen leader;
Save your people
    and bless your heritage.
Care for them;
    carry them like a good shepherd.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 28

祈求上帝帮助

大卫的诗。

1耶和华啊,我呼求你;
我的磐石啊,别不理我。
你若默然不语,
我必绝望而死。
我向你呼求,
向你的至圣所举手祷告时,
求你垂听。
求你不要把我与奸恶人一同责罚,
他们对邻居口蜜腹剑。
求你使他们罪有应得,
按他们的恶行,
按他们手上的罪恶报应他们。
他们既然毫不在意耶和华的作为和祂的创造,
祂必永远毁灭他们。

耶和华当受称颂!
因为祂听了我的恳求。
祂是我的力量,我的盾牌,
我信靠祂,就得帮助。
我的心欢喜雀跃,
我要歌唱赞美祂。
耶和华是祂子民的力量,
是祂膏立者得救的堡垒。
耶和华啊,
求你拯救你的子民,
赐福给你拣选的人,
如牧人般照顾他们,
永远扶持他们。