New International Reader's Version

Psalm 18

Psalm 18

For the director of music. A psalm of David, the servant of the Lord. He sang the words of this song to the Lord. He sang them when the Lord saved him. He saved him from the power of all his enemies and of Saul. David said,

I love you, Lord.
    You give me strength.

The Lord is my rock and my place of safety. He is the God who saves me.
    My God is my rock. I go to him for safety.
    He is like a shield to me. He’s the power that saves me. He’s my place of safety.
I called out to the Lord. He is worthy of praise.
    He saved me from my enemies.

The ropes of death were almost wrapped around me.
    A destroying flood swept over me.
The ropes of the grave were tight around me.
    Death set its trap in front of me.
When I was in trouble, I called out to the Lord.
    I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice.
    My cry for help reached his ears.

The earth trembled and shook.
    The base of the mountains rocked back and forth.
    It trembled because the Lord was angry.
Smoke came out of his nose.
    Flames of fire came out of his mouth.
    Burning coals blazed out of it.
He opened the heavens and came down.
    Dark clouds were under his feet.
10 He stood on the cherubim and flew.
    The wings of the wind lifted him up.
11 He covered himself with darkness.
    The dark rain clouds of the sky were like a tent around him.
12 Clouds came out of the brightness that was all around him.
    They came with hailstones and flashes of lightning.
13 The Lord thundered from heaven.
    The voice of the Most High God was heard.
14 He shot his arrows and scattered our enemies.
    He sent great flashes of lightning and chased the enemies away.
15 The bottom of the sea could be seen.
    The foundations of the earth were uncovered.
Lord, it happened when your anger blazed out.
    It came like a blast of breath from your nose.

16 He reached down from heaven. He took hold of me.
    He lifted me out of deep waters.
17 He saved me from my powerful enemies.
    He set me free from those who were too strong for me.
18 They opposed me when I was in trouble.
    But the Lord helped me.
19 He brought me out into a wide and safe place.
    He saved me because he was pleased with me.

20 The Lord has been good to me because I do what is right.
    He has rewarded me because I lead a pure life.
21 I have lived the way the Lord wanted me to.
    I am not guilty of turning away from my God.
22 I keep all his laws in mind.
    I haven’t turned away from his commands.
23 He knows that I am without blame.
    He knows I’ve kept myself from sinning.
24 The Lord has rewarded me for doing what is right.
    He has rewarded me because I haven’t done anything wrong.

25 Lord, to those who are faithful you show that you are faithful.
    To those who are without blame you show that you are without blame.
26 To those who are pure you show that you are pure.
    But to those whose paths are crooked you show that you are clever.
27 You save those who aren’t proud.
    But you bring down those whose eyes are proud.
28 Lord, you keep the lamp of my life burning brightly.
    You are my God. You bring light into my darkness.
29 With your help I can attack a troop of soldiers.
    With the help of my God I can climb over a wall.

30 God’s way is perfect.
    The Lord’s word doesn’t have any flaws.
He is like a shield
    to all who go to him for safety.
31 Who is God except the Lord?
    Who is the Rock except our God?
32 God gives me strength for the battle.
    He keeps my way secure.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer.
    He causes me to stand on the highest places.
34 He trains my hands to fight every battle.
    My arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 Lord, you are like a shield that keeps me safe.
    Your strong right hand keeps me going.
    Your help has made me great.
36 You give me a wide path to walk on
    so that I don’t twist my ankles.

37 I chased my enemies and caught them.
    I didn’t turn back until they were destroyed.
38 I crushed them so that they couldn’t get up.
    They fell under my feet.
39 Lord, you gave me strength to fight the battle.
    You made my enemies humble in front of me.
40 You made them turn their backs and run away.
    So I destroyed my enemies.
41 They cried out for help. But there was no one to save them.
    They called out to the Lord. But he didn’t answer them.
42 I beat them as fine as dust blown by the wind.
    I stomped on them like mud in the streets.

43 You saved me when my own people attacked me.
    You made me the ruler over nations.
    People I didn’t know serve me now.
44 People from other lands bow down to me in fear.
    As soon as they hear me, they obey me.
45 All of them give up hope.
    They come trembling out of their hiding places.

46 The Lord lives! Give praise to my Rock!
    Give honor to God my Savior!
47 He is the God who pays back my enemies.
    He brings the nations under my control.
48     He saves me from my enemies.
You have honored me more than them.
    You have saved me from a man who wanted to hurt me.
49 Lord, I will praise you among the nations.
    I will sing the praises of your name.
50 The Lord helps his king win great battles.
    He shows his faithful love to his anointed king.
    He shows it to David and to his family forever.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 18

大衛的勝利之歌

耶和華的僕人大衛的詩,交給樂長。當時耶和華從眾仇敵和掃羅手中拯救了他,他向耶和華吟唱此詩。

1耶和華啊,你是我的力量,
我愛你。
耶和華是我的磐石,我的堡壘,我的拯救者;
我的上帝是保護我的磐石,
我的盾牌,
是拯救我的力量,我的堡壘。
我求告當受頌讚的耶和華,
祂救我脫離仇敵。
死亡的鎖鏈曾纏住我,
罪惡的狂流曾淹沒我。
陰間的繩索曾捆綁我,
死亡的陷阱曾威脅我。
在苦難中我呼求耶和華,
向我的上帝求助。
祂從殿中垂聽我的呼求,
我的聲音達到祂耳中。
祂一發怒,大地震動,
山的根基搖晃。
祂的鼻孔冒煙,
口噴烈焰和火炭。
祂撥開雲天,腳踩密雲,
親自降臨。
10 祂乘著基路伯天使飛翔,
乘著風的翅膀疾馳。
11 祂藏身於黑暗中,
四圍以密雲作幔幕。
12 從祂面前的榮光中,
冰雹和火炭衝破雲層。
13 耶和華在天上打雷,
至高者發出的聲音響徹在冰雹和火炭中。
14 祂射出利箭驅散仇敵,
發出閃電擊潰他們。
15 耶和華啊,你斥責一聲,
鼻孔一吹氣,海底就顯現,
大地也露出根基。

16 祂從高天伸手抓住我,
從深淵中把我拉上來。
17 祂救我脫離強敵,
脫離我無法戰勝的仇敵。
18 他們在我危難之時攻擊我,
但耶和華扶持我。
19 祂拯救我,領我到寬闊之地,
因為祂喜悅我。
20 耶和華因我公義而善待我,
因我清白而賞賜我,
21 因為我堅守祂的道,
沒有作惡背棄我的上帝。
22 我遵守祂的一切法令,
沒有把祂的律例棄置一旁。
23 我在祂面前純全無過,
沒有沾染罪惡。
24 耶和華因我公義、
在祂面前清白而獎賞我。

25 仁慈的人,你以仁慈待他;
純全的人,你以純全待他;
26 純潔的人,你以純潔待他;
心術不正的人,你以計謀待他。
27 你搭救謙卑的人,
貶抑眼目高傲的人。
28 我的上帝耶和華啊,
你是我的明燈,
你使我的黑暗變為光明。
29 我倚靠你的力量迎戰敵軍,
靠著我的上帝躍過牆垣。

30 上帝的道完美,
耶和華的話純全,
祂是投靠祂之人的盾牌。
31 除了耶和華以外,誰是上帝呢?
除了我們的上帝,誰是磐石呢?
32 是上帝賜我力量,
使我行為純全。
33 祂使我的腳如母鹿的蹄,
穩踏在高處。
34 祂訓練我,
使我的手能爭戰、
我的臂膀能拉開銅弓。
35 耶和華啊,你是拯救我的盾牌,
你的右手扶持我,
你的垂顧使我強大。
36 你使我腳下的道路寬闊,
不致滑倒。
37 我追趕仇敵直到追上,
不消滅他們決不回頭。
38 我打垮他們,
使他們倒在我的腳下,
再也站不起來。
39 你賜我征戰的能力,
使我的仇敵降服在我腳下。
40 你使我的仇敵狼狽而逃,
我殲滅了恨我的人。
41 他們高聲求救,卻無人搭救;
他們呼求耶和華,祂也不應允。
42 我把他們打得粉碎,
如同風中的灰塵;
我把他們倒掉,
如同街上的泥土。
43 你救我脫離我百姓的攻擊,
立我做列國的元首。
素不認識的民族也歸順我。
44 他們望風而降,
外族人對我俯首稱臣。
45 外族人聞風喪膽,
戰戰兢兢地走出他們的城池。
46 耶和華永遠活著,
保護我的磐石當受頌讚,
拯救我的上帝當受尊崇。
47 祂是為我伸冤的上帝,
祂使列邦臣服於我。
48 祂救我脫離仇敵,
使我勝過強敵,
拯救我脫離殘暴之徒。
49 因此,耶和華啊,
我要在列邦中讚美你,
歌頌你的名。
50 你使你立的王大獲全勝,
向你膏立的大衛及其後代廣施慈愛,直到永遠。