The Message

Psalm 36

A David Psalm

11-4 The God-rebel tunes in to sedition—
    all ears, eager to sin.
He has no regard for God,
    he stands insolent before him.
He has smooth-talked himself
    into believing
That his evil
    will never be noticed.
Words gutter from his mouth,
    dishwater dirty.
Can’t remember when he
    did anything decent.
Every time he goes to bed,
    he fathers another evil plot.
When he’s loose on the streets,
    nobody’s safe.
He plays with fire
    and doesn’t care who gets burned.

5-6 God’s love is meteoric,
    his loyalty astronomic,
His purpose titanic,
    his verdicts oceanic.
Yet in his largeness
    nothing gets lost;
Not a man, not a mouse,
    slips through the cracks.

7-9 How exquisite your love, O God!
    How eager we are to run under your wings,
To eat our fill at the banquet you spread
    as you fill our tankards with Eden spring water.
You’re a fountain of cascading light,
    and you open our eyes to light.

10-12 Keep on loving your friends;
    do your work in welcoming hearts.
Don’t let the bullies kick me around,
    the moral midgets slap me down.
Send the upstarts sprawling
    flat on their faces in the mud.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 36

人的邪惡與上帝的美善

耶和華的僕人大衛的詩,交給樂長。

1罪惡在惡人內心深處說話,
他們眼中毫無對上帝的畏懼。
他們自以為是,渾然不知自己的罪,
也不憎惡自己的罪。
他們滿口惡言謊話,
毫無智慧和善行。
他們躺在床上盤算作惡,
執意走罪惡的道路,
無惡不作。
耶和華啊,你的慈愛廣及諸天,
你的信實高達穹蒼。
你的公義穩如高山,
你的判斷深不可測。
耶和華啊,你保護人類,
也保護牲畜。
上帝啊,
你的慈愛無比寶貴!
世人都在你的翅膀下尋求蔭庇。
你讓他們飽享你殿裡的美食,
暢飲你樂河中的水。
因為你是生命的泉源,
在你的光中我們得見光明。

10 求你常施慈愛給認識你的人,
以公義恩待心地正直的人。
11 別讓驕傲人的腳踐踏我,
別讓兇惡人的手驅趕我。
12 看啊!惡人已經摔倒在地,
再也爬不起來。