The Message

Psalm 31

A David Psalm

11-2 I run to you, God; I run for dear life.
    Don’t let me down!
    Take me seriously this time!
Get down on my level and listen,
    and please—no procrastination!
Your granite cave a hiding place,
    your high cliff aerie a place of safety.

3-5 You’re my cave to hide in,
    my cliff to climb.
Be my safe leader,
    be my true mountain guide.
Free me from hidden traps;
    I want to hide in you.
I’ve put my life in your hands.
    You won’t drop me,
    you’ll never let me down.

6-13 I hate all this silly religion,
    but you, God, I trust.
I’m leaping and singing in the circle of your love;
    you saw my pain,
    you disarmed my tormentors,
You didn’t leave me in their clutches
    but gave me room to breathe.
Be kind to me, God
    I’m in deep, deep trouble again.
I’ve cried my eyes out;
    I feel hollow inside.
My life leaks away, groan by groan;
    my years fade out in sighs.
My troubles have worn me out,
    turned my bones to powder.
To my enemies I’m a monster;
    I’m ridiculed by the neighbors.
My friends are horrified;
    they cross the street to avoid me.
They want to blot me from memory,
    forget me like a corpse in a grave,
    discard me like a broken dish in the trash.
The street-talk gossip has me
    “criminally insane”!
Behind locked doors they plot
    how to ruin me for good.

14-18 Desperate, I throw myself on you:
    you are my God!
Hour by hour I place my days in your hand,
    safe from the hands out to get me.
Warm me, your servant, with a smile;
    save me because you love me.
Don’t embarrass me by not showing up;
    I’ve given you plenty of notice.
Embarrass the wicked, stand them up,
    leave them stupidly shaking their heads
    as they drift down to hell.
Gag those loudmouthed liars
    who heckle me, your follower,
    with jeers and catcalls.

19-22 What a stack of blessing you have piled up
    for those who worship you,
Ready and waiting for all who run to you
    to escape an unkind world.
You hide them safely away
    from the opposition.
As you slam the door on those oily, mocking faces,
    you silence the poisonous gossip.
Blessed God!
    His love is the wonder of the world.
Trapped by a siege, I panicked.
    “Out of sight, out of mind,” I said.
But you heard me say it,
    you heard and listened.

23 Love God, all you saints;
    God takes care of all who stay close to him,
But he pays back in full
    those arrogant enough to go it alone.

24 Be brave. Be strong. Don’t give up.
    Expect God to get here soon.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 31

信靠上帝的祷告

大卫的诗,交给乐长。

1耶和华啊,我寻求你的庇护,
求你让我永不蒙羞;
你是公义的,求你拯救我。
求你侧耳听我的呼求,
快来救我,作我坚固的避难所,
作拯救我的堡垒。
你是我的磐石,我的堡垒,
求你为了自己的名而引导我,带领我。
你是我的避难所,
求你救我脱离人们为我设下的陷阱。
我将灵魂交托给你。
信实的上帝耶和华啊,
你必救赎我。
我憎恨拜假神的人,
我信靠耶和华。
你已经看见我的困苦,
知道我心中的愁烦,
你的恩慈使我欢喜快乐。
你没有将我交给仇敌,
而是领我到宽阔之地。
耶和华啊,我落在苦难之中,
求你怜悯我,
我双眼哭肿,身心疲惫。
10 我的生命被愁苦吞噬,
岁月被哀伤耗尽,
力量因罪恶而消逝,
我成了枯骨一堆。
11 仇敌羞辱我,
邻居厌弃我,
朋友害怕我,
路人纷纷躲避我。
12 我就像已死之人,被人遗忘;
又像破碎的陶器,被人丢弃。
13 我听见许多人毁谤我,
惊恐笼罩着我。
他们图谋不轨,
谋害我的性命。

14 然而,耶和华啊,
我依然信靠你;
我说:“你是我的上帝。”
15 我的时日都掌握在你手中,
求你救我脱离仇敌和追逼我的人。
16 求你笑颜垂顾仆人,
施慈爱拯救我。
17 耶和华啊,我曾向你呼求,
求你不要叫我蒙羞。
求你使恶人蒙羞,
寂然无声地躺在阴间。
18 愿你堵住撒谎之人的口,
他们骄傲自大,
狂妄地攻击义人。
19 你的恩惠何其大——为敬畏你的人而预备,
在世人面前赐给投靠你的人。
20 你把他们藏在你那里,
使他们得到庇护,
免遭世人暗算。
你使他们在你的居所安然无恙,
免受恶言恶语的攻击。
21 耶和华当受称颂!
因为我被困城中时,
祂以奇妙的爱待我。
22 我曾惊恐地说:
“你丢弃了我!”
其实你听了我的呼求。
23 耶和华忠心的子民啊,
你们要爱祂。
祂保护忠心的人,
严惩骄傲的人。
24 凡仰望耶和华的人啊,
要刚强壮胆!