New International Reader's Version

Psalm 31

Psalm 31

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Lord, I have come to you for safety.
    Don’t let me ever be put to shame.
    Save me, because you do what is right.
Pay attention to me.
    Come quickly to help me.
Be the rock I go to for safety.
    Be the strong fort that saves me.
You are my rock and my fort.
    Lead me and guide me for the honor of your name.
Keep me free from the trap that is set for me.
    You are my place of safety.
Into your hands I commit my very life.
    Lord, set me free. You are my faithful God.

I hate those who worship worthless statues of gods.
    But I trust in the Lord.
I will be glad and full of joy because you love me.
    You saw that I was hurting.
    You took note of my great pain.
You have not handed me over to the enemy.
    You have put me in a wide and safe place.

Lord, have mercy on me. I’m in deep trouble.
    I’m so sad I can hardly see.
    My whole body grows weak with sadness.
10 Pain has taken over my life.
    My years are spent in groaning.
I have no strength because I’m hurting so much.
    My body is getting weaker and weaker.
11 My neighbors make fun of me
    because I have so many enemies.
My closest friends are afraid of me.
    People who see me on the street run away from me.
12 No one remembers me. I might as well be dead.
    I have become like broken pottery.
13 I hear many people whispering,
    “There is terror all around him!”
Many have joined together against me.
    They plan to kill me.

14 But I trust in you, Lord.
    I say, “You are my God.”
15 My whole life is in your hands.
    Save me from the hands of my enemies.
    Save me from those who are chasing me.
16 May you look on me with favor.
    Save me because your love is faithful.
17 Lord, I have cried out to you.
    Don’t let me be put to shame.
But let sinners be put to shame.
    Let them lie silent in the place of the dead.
18 Their lips tell lies. Let them be silenced.
    They speak with pride against those who do right.
    They make fun of them.

19 You have stored up so many good things.
    You have stored them up for those who have respect for you.
You give those things while everyone watches.
    You give them to people who run to you for safety.
20 They are safe because you are with them.
    You hide them from the evil plans of their enemies.
In your house you keep them safe
    from those who bring charges against them.

21 Give praise to the Lord.
    He showed me his wonderful love
    when my enemies attacked the city I was in.
22 I was afraid and said,
    “I’ve been cut off from you!”
But you heard my cry for your favor.
    You heard me when I called out to you for help.

23 Love the Lord, all you who are faithful to him!
    The Lord keeps safe those who are faithful to him.
    But he completely pays back those who are proud.
24 Be strong, all you who put your hope in the Lord.
    Never give up.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 31

信靠上帝的禱告

大衛的詩,交給樂長。

1耶和華啊,我尋求你的庇護,
求你讓我永不蒙羞;
你是公義的,求你拯救我。
求你側耳聽我的呼求,
快來救我,作我堅固的避難所,
作拯救我的堡壘。
你是我的磐石,我的堡壘,
求你為了自己的名而引導我,帶領我。
你是我的避難所,
求你救我脫離人們為我設下的陷阱。
我將靈魂交托給你。
信實的上帝耶和華啊,
你必救贖我。
我憎恨拜假神的人,
我信靠耶和華。
你已經看見我的困苦,
知道我心中的愁煩,
你的恩慈使我歡喜快樂。
你沒有將我交給仇敵,
而是領我到寬闊之地。
耶和華啊,我落在苦難之中,
求你憐憫我,
我雙眼哭腫,身心疲憊。
10 我的生命被愁苦吞噬,
歲月被哀傷耗盡,
力量因罪惡而消逝,
我成了枯骨一堆。
11 仇敵羞辱我,
鄰居厭棄我,
朋友害怕我,
路人紛紛躲避我。
12 我就像已死之人,被人遺忘;
又像破碎的陶器,被人丟棄。
13 我聽見許多人譭謗我,
驚恐籠罩著我。
他們圖謀不軌,
謀害我的性命。

14 然而,耶和華啊,
我依然信靠你;
我說:「你是我的上帝。」
15 我的時日都掌握在你手中,
求你救我脫離仇敵和追逼我的人。
16 求你笑顏垂顧僕人,
施慈愛拯救我。
17 耶和華啊,我曾向你呼求,
求你不要叫我蒙羞。
求你使惡人蒙羞,
寂然無聲地躺在陰間。
18 願你堵住撒謊之人的口,
他們驕傲自大,
狂妄地攻擊義人。
19 你的恩惠何其大——為敬畏你的人而預備,
在世人面前賜給投靠你的人。
20 你把他們藏在你那裡,
使他們得到庇護,
免遭世人暗算。
你使他們在你的居所安然無恙,
免受惡言惡語的攻擊。
21 耶和華當受稱頌!
因為我被困城中時,
祂以奇妙的愛待我。
22 我曾驚恐地說:
「你丟棄了我!」
其實你聽了我的呼求。
23 耶和華忠心的子民啊,
你們要愛祂。
祂保護忠心的人,
嚴懲驕傲的人。
24 凡仰望耶和華的人啊,
要剛強壯膽!