The Message

Psalm 56

A David Psalm, When He Was Captured by the Philistines in Gath

11-4 Take my side, God—I’m getting kicked around,
    stomped on every day.
Not a day goes by
    but somebody beats me up;
They make it their duty
    to beat me up.
When I get really afraid
    I come to you in trust.
I’m proud to praise God;
    fearless now, I trust in God.
    What can mere mortals do?

5-6 They don’t let up—
    they smear my reputation
    and huddle to plot my collapse.
They gang up,
    sneak together through the alleys
To take me by surprise,
    wait their chance to get me.

Pay them back in evil!
    Get angry, God!
    Down with these people!

You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn
    through the sleepless nights,
Each tear entered in your ledger,
    each ache written in your book.

If my enemies run away,
    turn tail when I yell at them,
Then I’ll know
    that God is on my side.

10-11 I’m proud to praise God,
    proud to praise God.
Fearless now, I trust in God;
    what can mere mortals do to me?

12-13 God, you did everything you promised,
    and I’m thanking you with all my heart.
You pulled me from the brink of death,
    my feet from the cliff-edge of doom.
Now I stroll at leisure with God
    in the sunlit fields of life.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 56

信靠上帝的祷告

大卫作的诗,交给乐长,调用“远方无声鸽”,大卫在迦特被非利士人抓住时所作。

1上帝啊,求你怜悯我,
因为仇敌攻击我,整日迫害我。
我的仇敌整日攻击我,
许多人狂妄地迫害我。
我害怕的时候,
仍要倚靠你。
我赞美上帝的应许,
我信靠祂,就不惧怕,
区区世人能把我怎样?
他们整天歪曲我的话,
总是图谋害我。
他们勾结起来,
暗中监视我的行踪,
伺机害我。
上帝啊,
不要让这些作恶的人逃脱,
求你在怒中毁灭他们。
你知道我的哀伤,
你把我的眼泪收在袋中。
我的遭遇都记录在你的册子上。
我向你求救的时候,
敌人都落荒而逃。
我知道上帝是我的帮助。
10 我因上帝的应许而赞美祂,
我因耶和华的应许而赞美祂。
11 我信靠上帝,就不惧怕,
区区世人能把我怎样?
12 上帝啊,
我要恪守向你发的誓言,
献上感恩祭。
13 因为你救我脱离死亡,
使我没有跌倒,
让我可以活在你面前,
沐浴生命之光。