New International Reader's Version

Psalm 17

Psalm 17

A prayer of David.

Lord, hear me, because I ask for what is right.
    Listen to my cry for help.
Hear my prayer.
    It doesn’t come from lips that tell lies.
When you hand down your sentence, may it be in my favor.
    May your eyes see what is right.

Look deep down into my heart.
    Study me carefully at night and test me.
    You won’t find anything wrong.
I have planned nothing evil.
    My mouth has not said sinful things.
Though evil people tried to pay me to do wrong,
    I have not done what they wanted.
Instead I have done what you commanded.
My steps have stayed on your paths.
    My feet have not slipped.

My God, I call out to you because you will answer me.
    Listen to me. Hear my prayer.
Show me the wonders of your great love.
    By using your great power,
    you save those who go to you for safety from their enemies.
Take good care of me, just as you would take care of your own eyes.
    Hide me in the shadow of your wings.
Save me from the sinful people who want to destroy me.
    Save me from my deadly enemies who are all around me.

10 They make their hearts hard and stubborn.
    Their mouths speak with pride.
11 They have tracked me down. They are all around me.
    Their eyes watch for a chance to throw me to the ground.
12 They are like a hungry lion, waiting to attack.
    They are like a powerful lion, hiding in the bushes.

13 Lord, rise up. Oppose them and bring them down.
    With your sword, save me from those evil people.
14 Lord, by your power save me from people like that.
    They belong to this world. They get their reward in this life.

May what you have stored up for evil people fill their bellies.
    May their children’s stomachs be filled with it.
    And may there even be leftovers for their little ones.
15 You will show that I am right; I will enjoy your blessing.
    When I wake up, I will be satisfied because I will see you.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 17

无辜者的祈祷

大卫的祈祷。

1耶和华啊,
求你听我祈求公义的声音,
侧耳听我的呼求,
垂听我真诚的祷告。
愿你宣判我无罪,
愿你明察是非。
你试验过我的心思,
夜间鉴察过我,磨炼过我,
找不出任何过犯;
我立志口不犯罪。
我遵守你的教导,洁身自守,
不与残暴之徒同流。
我坚定地走你的道路,
从未偏离。
上帝啊!我向你祈祷,
因为你必应允我。
求你垂听我的祷告。
求你彰显你奇妙的慈爱,
用右手拯救投靠你的人脱离仇敌。
求你保护我,像保护眼中的瞳仁,
用你的翅膀荫庇我,
救我脱离恶人的攻击,
脱离四围杀气腾腾的仇敌。
10 他们良心丧尽,口出狂言。
11 他们穷追围堵,
伺机把我打倒在地。
12 他们像急于撕碎猎物的饿狮,
又像蹲伏在暗处的猛狮。
13 耶和华啊,
求你起来迎头击倒他们,
求你持刀救我脱离恶人。
14 耶和华啊,
求你伸手救我脱离这些人,
脱离这些只在今生有福分的世人。
你使他们财宝无数。
他们儿女众多,
还把财富留给子孙。
15 但我因持守公义必见你的面;
我醒来见到你就心满意足了。