The Message

Psalm 59

A David Psalm, When Saul Set a Watch on David’s House in Order to Kill Him

11-2 My God! Rescue me from my enemies,
    defend me from these mutineers.
Rescue me from their dirty tricks,
    save me from their hit men.

3-4 Desperadoes have ganged up on me,
    they’re hiding in ambush for me.
I did nothing to deserve this, God,
    crossed no one, wronged no one.
All the same, they’re after me,
    determined to get me.

4-5 Wake up and see for yourself! You’re God,
    God-of-Angel-Armies, Israel’s God!
Get on the job and take care of these pagans,
    don’t be soft on these hard cases.

6-7 They return when the sun goes down,
    They howl like coyotes, ringing the city.
    Then suddenly they’re all at the gate,
    Snarling invective, drawn daggers in their teeth.
    They think they’ll never get caught.

8-10 But you, God, break out laughing;
    you treat the godless nations like jokes.
Strong God, I’m watching you do it,
    I can always count on you.
God in dependable love shows up on time,
    shows me my enemies in ruin.

11-13 Don’t make quick work of them, God,
    lest my people forget.
Bring them down in slow motion,
    take them apart piece by piece.
Let all their mean-mouthed arrogance
    catch up with them,
Catch them out and bring them down
    —every muttered curse
    —every barefaced lie.
Finish them off in fine style!
    Finish them off for good!
Then all the world will see
    that God rules well in Jacob,
    everywhere that God’s in charge.

14-15 They return when the sun goes down,
    They howl like coyotes, ringing the city.
    They scavenge for bones,
    And bite the hand that feeds them.

16-17 And me? I’m singing your prowess,
    shouting at cockcrow your largesse,
For you’ve been a safe place for me,
    a good place to hide.
Strong God, I’m watching you do it,
    I can always count on you—
    God, my dependable love.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 59

祈求上帝佑护

大卫作的诗,交给乐长,调用“休要毁坏”。当时扫罗派人去监视大卫的家,要杀害大卫。

1我的上帝啊,
求你救我脱离仇敌,
保护我免遭其害。
求你救我脱离作恶之徒,
脱离嗜血成性之人。
看啊,他们要暗害我。
耶和华啊,我并未犯罪作恶,
凶残的人却攻击我。
我没有过错,
他们却准备攻击我。
求你起来帮助我,
顾念我的困境。
万军之耶和华,以色列的上帝啊,
求你起来惩罚列国,
不要姑息奸诈的恶人。(细拉)

他们夜晚回来,
嚎叫如狗,在城中游荡。
他们出口伤人,舌如利剑,
还说:“谁听得见?”
但你耶和华必嗤笑他们,
嘲讽列国。
上帝啊,
你是我的力量,我的堡垒,
我仰望你。
10 我的上帝爱我,
祂会帮助我,
让我欣然看见仇敌遭报。

11 保护我们的主啊,
求你不要杀掉他们,
免得我的百姓忘记教训。
求你用你的能力驱散他们,
使他们沦为卑贱。
12 他们的嘴巴充满罪恶,
口中尽是咒诅和谎言,
愿他们陷在狂傲中不能自拔。
13 求你发烈怒毁灭他们,
彻底铲除他们,
使普天下都知道上帝在雅各家掌权。(细拉)

14 他们夜晚回来,
嚎叫如狗,在城中游荡,
15 四处觅食,
吃不饱就狂吠不止。
16 但我要歌颂你的能力,
在清晨颂扬你的慈爱,
因为你是我的堡垒,
是我患难时的避难所。
17 上帝啊,你是我的力量,
我要颂赞你,
你是我的堡垒,
是爱我的上帝。