New International Reader's Version

Psalm 22

Psalm 22

For the director of music. A psalm of David to the tune of “The Doe of the Morning.”

My God, my God, why have you deserted me?
    Why do you seem so far away when I need you to save me?
    Why do you seem so far away that you can’t hear my groans?
My God, I cry out in the daytime. But you don’t answer.
    I cry out at night. But you don’t let me sleep.

But you rule from your throne as the Holy One.
    You are the God Israel praises.
Our people of long ago put their trust in you.
    They trusted in you, and you saved them.
They cried out to you and were saved.
    They trusted in you, and you didn’t let them down.

Everyone treats me like a worm and not a man.
    They hate me and look down on me.
All those who see me laugh at me.
    They shout at me and make fun of me.
    They shake their heads at me.
They say, “He trusts in the Lord.
    Let the Lord help him.
If the Lord is pleased with him,
    let him save him.”

But you brought me out of my mother’s body.
    You made me trust in you
    even when I was at my mother’s breast.
10 From the time I was born, you took good care of me.
    Ever since I came out of my mother’s body, you have been my God.
11 Don’t be far away from me.
    Trouble is near,
    and there is no one to help me.

12 Many enemies are all around me.
    They are like strong bulls from the land of Bashan.
13 They are like roaring lions that tear to pieces what they kill.
    They open their mouths wide to attack me.
14 My strength is like water that is poured out on the ground.
    I feel as if my bones aren’t connected.
My heart has turned to wax.
    It has melted away inside me.
15 My mouth is dried up like a piece of broken pottery.
    My tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.
    You bring me down to the edge of the grave.
16 A group of sinful people has closed in on me.
    They are all around me like a pack of dogs.
    They have pierced my hands and my feet.
17 Everyone can see all my bones right through my skin.
    People stare at me. They laugh when I suffer.
18 They divide up my clothes among them.
    They cast lots for what I am wearing.

19 Lord, don’t be so far away from me.
    You give me strength. Come quickly to help me.
20 Save me from being killed by the sword.
    Save the only life I have. Save me from the power of those dogs.
21 Save me from the mouths of those lions.
    Save me from the horns of those wild oxen.

22 I will announce your name to my people.
    I will praise you among those who are gathered to worship you.
23 You who have respect for the Lord, praise him!
    All you people of Jacob, honor him!
    All you people of Israel, worship him!
24 He has not forgotten the one who is hurting.
    He has not turned away from his suffering.
He has not turned his face away from him.
    He has listened to his cry for help.

25 Because of what you have done,
    I will praise you in the whole community of those who worship you.
In front of those who respect you,
    I will keep my promises.
26 Those who are poor will eat and be satisfied.
    Those who seek the Lord will praise him.
    May their hearts be filled with new hope!
27 People from one end of the earth to the other
    will remember and turn to the Lord.
The people of all the nations
    will bow down in front of him.
28 The Lord is King.
    He rules over the nations.

29 All rich people of the earth will feast and worship God.
    All who go down to the grave will kneel in front of him.
    Those who cannot keep themselves alive will kneel.
30 Those who are not yet born will serve him.
    Those who are born later will be told about the Lord.
31 And they will tell people who have not yet been born,
    “The Lord has done what is right!”

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 22

苦难中的呼求和感恩

大卫的诗,交给乐长,调用“朝鹿”。

1我的上帝,我的上帝,
你为何离弃我?
为何迟迟不来救我,
不听我的哀号呢?
我的上帝啊,
我日夜不停地呼求,
你却没有回应。
然而,你是圣洁的,
你的宝座设立在以色列人的颂赞之上。
我们的祖先信靠你,
他们信靠你,
你就拯救他们。
他们向你呼求,
就得到拯救;
他们信靠你,
就不会失望。

但我好像不是人,只是一条虫,
受尽人的羞辱和藐视。
看见我的人都讥笑我,
他们撇着嘴、摇着头说:
“他信靠耶和华,
让耶和华救他吧!
既然耶和华喜悦他,
让耶和华拯救他吧!”
耶和华啊,
是你使我从母腹中安然出生,
让我在母亲怀里便倚靠你。
10 我一出生就被交托在你手中,
你从我出母胎就是我的上帝。
11 求你不要远离我,
因为危难当头,无人帮我。
12 我被许多仇敌围困,
他们像巴珊的公牛那样强壮。
13 他们张口要吞噬我,
如同吼叫着撕食猎物的狮子。

14 我的力量如水消逝,
我的骨头都脱了节,
我的心如蜡熔化。
15 我的力量枯竭如焦土,
我的舌头发干紧贴上颚。
你把我放在死亡的尘土中。
16 恶人包围我,犹如一群恶犬,
他们刺伤我的手脚。
17 我身上的骨头历历可见,
人们都幸灾乐祸地看着我。
18 他们分我的外衣,
又为我的内衣抽签。
19 耶和华啊,求你不要远离我。
你是我的力量,
求你快来帮助我。
20 求你救我逃脱刀剑之灾,
从这些恶犬的利爪下拯救我的生命。
21 求你救我脱离狮子的口,
使我脱离野牛的角。

22 我要向众弟兄传扬你的名,
在会众当中赞美你。
23 敬畏耶和华的人啊,
你们都要赞美祂,
雅各的后裔都要尊崇祂的名,
以色列的后裔都要敬畏祂。
24 因为祂没有藐视、厌恶苦难中的人,
也没有掩面不顾他们,
而是垂听他们的呼求。

25 我要在大会中赞美你,
在敬畏你的人面前履行我的誓言。
26 穷苦人必得饱足,
寻求耶和华的人必赞美祂,
他们的心要永远欢欣跳跃。
27 普世都要心系耶和华,归向祂,
各国人民都要敬拜祂。
28 因为耶和华是主宰,
祂统治列国。
29 世上的富贵人要敬拜祂,
必归尘土的世人都要敬拜祂。
30 世世代代的人都要事奉祂,
传扬主所行的奇事。
31 他们也要向未来的世代传讲祂的公义作为。