The Message

Psalm 81

An Asaph Psalm

11-5 A song to our strong God!
    a shout to the God of Jacob!
Anthems from the choir, music from the band,
    sweet sounds from lute and harp,
Trumpets and trombones and horns:
    it’s festival day, a feast to God!
A day decreed by God,
    solemnly ordered by the God of Jacob.
He commanded Joseph to keep this day
    so we’d never forget what he did in Egypt.

I hear this most gentle whisper from One
I never guessed would speak to me:

6-7 “I took the world off your shoulders,
    freed you from a life of hard labor.
You called to me in your pain;
    I got you out of a bad place.
I answered you from where the thunder hides,
    I proved you at Meribah Fountain.

8-10 “Listen, dear ones—get this straight;
    O Israel, don’t take this lightly.
Don’t take up with strange gods,
    don’t worship the latest in gods.
I’m God, your God, the very God
    who rescued you from doom in Egypt,
Then fed you all you could eat,
    filled your hungry stomachs.

11-12 “But my people didn’t listen,
    Israel paid no attention;
So I let go of the reins and told them, ‘Run!
    Do it your own way!’

13-16 “Oh, dear people, will you listen to me now?
    Israel, will you follow my map?
I’ll make short work of your enemies,
    give your foes the back of my hand.
I’ll send the God-haters cringing like dogs,
    never to be heard from again.
You’ll feast on my fresh-baked bread
    spread with butter and rock-pure honey.”

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 81

歌颂上帝的恩惠

亚萨的诗,交给乐长,用迦特乐器。

1要歌颂赐我们力量的上帝,
向雅各的上帝欢呼。
要唱诗,击鼓,弹起琴瑟。
要在我们过节的朔日和望日[a]吹响号角。
这是以色列的律例,
是雅各的上帝所定的法令。
上帝攻击埃及的时候,
为约瑟立下此法度。
我在那里听见陌生的声音说:
“我卸下了你肩上的重担,
使你的双手不再做苦工,
你在苦难中向我呼求,
我就拯救了你,
从雷声隆隆的密云中应允了你。
我在米利巴泉边考验你。(细拉)
我的子民啊,
要听我的警告。
以色列人啊,
但愿你们听从我的话。
你们断不可供奉别的神明,
也不可向外族的神明下拜,
10 我是你们的上帝耶和华,
曾把你们带出埃及。
张开你们的口吧,
我必使你们饱足。
11 我的子民却不肯听我的话,
以色列不愿意顺从我。
12 因此我就任凭他们顽固不化,
为所欲为。
13 但愿我的子民肯听从我,
以色列人肯遵行我的道。
14 那时,我必迅速制服他们的敌人,
伸手攻击他们的仇敌。
15 憎恶我的人要在我面前屈膝投降,永远沉沦。
16 我要以上好的麦子供养我的子民,
让他们饱享磐石间的蜂蜜。”

Notas al pie

  1. 81:3 朔日和望日”即每月的初一和十五。