The Message

Psalm 7

A David Psalm

11-2 God! God! I am running to you for dear life;
    the chase is wild.
If they catch me, I’m finished:
    ripped to shreds by foes fierce as lions,
    dragged into the forest and left
    unlooked for, unremembered.

3-5 God, if I’ve done what they say—
    betrayed my friends,
    ripped off my enemies—
If my hands are really that dirty,
    let them get me, walk all over me,
    leave me flat on my face in the dirt.

6-8 Stand up, God; pit your holy fury
    against my furious enemies.
Wake up, God. My accusers have packed
    the courtroom; it’s judgment time.
Take your place on the bench, reach for your gavel,
    throw out the false charges against me.
I’m ready, confident in your verdict:
    “Innocent.”

9-11 Close the book on Evil, God,
    but publish your mandate for us.
You get us ready for life:
    you probe for our soft spots,
    you knock off our rough edges.
And I’m feeling so fit, so safe:
    made right, kept right.
God in solemn honor does things right,
    but his nerves are sandpapered raw.

11-13 Nobody gets by with anything.
    God is already in action—
Sword honed on his whetstone,
    bow strung, arrow on the string,
Lethal weapons in hand,
    each arrow a flaming missile.

14 Look at that guy!
    He had sex with sin,
    he’s pregnant with evil.
Oh, look! He’s having
    the baby—a Lie-Baby!

15-16 See that man shoveling day after day,
    digging, then concealing, his man-trap
    down that lonely stretch of road?
Go back and look again—you’ll see him in it headfirst,
    legs waving in the breeze.
That’s what happens:
    mischief backfires;
    violence boomerangs.

17 I’m thanking God, who makes things right.
I’m singing the fame of heaven-high God.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 7

求上帝伸张正义

大卫向耶和华唱的诗,与便雅悯人古实有关。

1我的上帝耶和华啊,我投靠你,
求你拯救我脱离追赶我的人。
别让他们像狮子般撕裂我,
无人搭救。
我的上帝耶和华啊,
倘若我犯了罪,
手上沾了不义;
倘若我恩将仇报,
无故抢夺仇敌,
就让仇敌追上我,
践踏我,使我声名扫地。(细拉)

耶和华啊,
求你发怒攻击我暴怒的仇敌。
我的上帝啊,
求你来伸张正义。
愿万民环绕你,
愿你从高天治理他们,
愿你审判万民!
至高的耶和华啊,
我是公义正直的,
求你为我主持公道。
鉴察人心肺腑的公义上帝啊,
求你铲除邪恶,扶持义人。
10 上帝是我的盾牌,
祂拯救心地正直的人。
11 上帝是公义的审判官,
天天向恶人发怒。
12 他们若不悔改,祂必磨刀霍霍,
弯弓搭箭,诛灭他们。
13 祂准备好了夺命的兵器,
火箭已在弦上。
14 恶人心怀恶念,
居心叵测,滋生虚谎。
15 他们挖了陷阱,却自陷其中。
16 他们的恶行临到自己头上,
他们的暴力落到自己脑壳上。
17 我要称谢耶和华的公义,
我要歌颂至高者耶和华的名。