New International Reader's Version

Psalm 140

Psalm 140

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Lord, save me from sinful people.
    Keep me safe from those who want to hurt me.
They make evil plans in their hearts.
    They are always starting fights.
Their tongues are as deadly as the tongue of a serpent.
    The words from their lips are like the poison of a snake.

Lord, keep me safe from the hands of sinful people.
    Protect me from those who want to hurt me.
    They plan ways to trip me up and make me fall.
Proud people have hidden their traps to catch me.
    They have spread out their nets.
    They have set traps for me along my path.

I say to the Lord, “You are my God.”
    Lord, hear my cry for mercy.
Lord and King, you save me because you are strong.
    You are like a shield that keeps me safe in the day of battle.
Lord, don’t give sinners what they want.
    Don’t let their plans succeed.

Those who are all around me proudly raise their heads.
    May the trouble they planned for me happen to them.
10 May burning coals fall on people like that.
    May they be thrown into the fire.
    May they be thrown into muddy pits and never get out.
11 Don’t let people who lie about me be secure in the land.
    May trouble hunt down those who want to hurt me.

12 I know that the Lord makes sure that poor people are treated fairly.
    He stands up for those who are in need.
13 I’m sure that those who do right will praise your name.
    Those who are honest will live with you.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 140

祈求上帝保護

大衛的詩,交給樂長。

1耶和華啊!
求你拯救我脫離惡人,
保護我脫離殘暴之徒。
他們心懷叵測,整天挑撥離間。
他們的言語惡毒如蛇,
嘴唇有蛇的毒液。(細拉)

耶和華啊,
求你使我免遭惡人的毒手,
保護我脫離殘暴之徒。
他們圖謀害我。
傲慢人在我的路上暗設網羅,
佈下圈套,挖了陷阱。(細拉)

耶和華啊,
我說:「你是我的上帝。」
耶和華啊,求你垂聽我的呼求。
主耶和華,我大能的拯救者啊,
在戰爭的日子,你保護我。
耶和華啊,
求你不要讓惡人的願望實現,
不要讓他們的陰謀得逞,
免得他們狂妄自大。(細拉)

願那些圍攻我的人自食惡果。
10 願火炭落在他們身上,
願他們被丟進火裡,
被拋進深坑,不得翻身。
11 願譭謗者在地上無法立足,
願禍患毀滅殘暴之徒。
12 我知道耶和華必為貧窮人伸張正義,
為困苦者伸冤。
13 義人必讚美你的名,
正直人必活在你面前。