New International Reader's Version

Psalm 40

Psalm 40

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

I was patient while I waited for the Lord.
    He turned to me and heard my cry for help.
I was sliding down into the pit of death, and he pulled me out.
    He brought me up out of the mud and dirt.
He set my feet on a rock.
    He gave me a firm place to stand on.
He gave me a new song to sing.
    It is a hymn of praise to our God.
Many people will see and have respect for the Lord.
    They will put their trust in him.

Blessed is the person
    who trusts in the Lord.
They don’t trust in proud people.
    Those proud people worship statues of gods.
Lord my God,
    no one can compare with you.
You have done many wonderful things.
    You have planned to do these things for us.
There are too many of them
    for me to talk about.

You didn’t want sacrifices and offerings.
    You didn’t require burnt offerings and sin offerings.
    You opened my ears so that I could hear you and obey you.
Then I said, “Here I am.
    It is written about me in the book.
My God, I have come to do what you want.
    Your law is in my heart.”

I have told the whole community of those who worship you.
    I have told them what you have done to save me.
Lord, you know
    that I haven’t kept quiet.
10 I haven’t kept to myself that what you did for me was right.
    I have spoken about how faithful you were when you saved me.
I haven’t hidden your love and your faithfulness
    from the whole community.

11 Lord, don’t hold back your mercy from me.
    May your love and faithfulness always keep me safe.
12 There are more troubles all around me than I can count.
    My sins have caught up with me, and I can’t see any longer.
My sins are more than the hairs of my head.
    I have lost all hope.

13 Lord, please save me.
    Lord, come quickly to help me.
14 Let all those who are trying to kill me be put to shame.
    Let them lose their way.
Let all those who want to destroy me
    be turned back in shame.
15 Some people make fun of me.
    Let them be shocked when their plans fail.
16 But let all those who seek you
    be joyful and glad because of what you have done.
Let those who count on you to save them always say,
    “The Lord is great!”

17 But I am poor and needy.
    May the Lord be concerned about me.
You are the God who helps me and saves me.
    You are my God, so don’t wait any longer.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 40

讚美上帝之歌

大衛的詩,交給樂長。

1我曾耐心等候耶和華,
祂傾聽了我的呼求。
祂把我從絕望的深淵拉出來,
救我脫離泥濘沼澤,
把我安置在磐石上,
使我步履穩健。
祂賜給我一首新歌,
一首讚美我們上帝的詩歌。
許多人看見便敬畏、信靠耶和華。
信靠耶和華的人有福了!
他們不隨從驕傲自大、信靠假神的人。
我的上帝耶和華啊,
你行了許多奇事,
為我們定了許多美好的計劃,
誰能與你相比!
你奇妙的作為不可勝數。
祭物和供品非你所悅,
你開通了我的耳朵,
燔祭和贖罪祭非你所要。
於是我說:
「看啊,我來了,
正如經卷上有關我的記載。
我的上帝啊,
我樂意遵行你的旨意,
我銘記你的律法。」
耶和華啊,你知道我在大會中宣揚你的公義,
沒有閉口不言。
10 我述說你的信實和拯救之恩,
沒有把你的公義隱而不宣,
沒有在大會中避而不談你的慈愛和真理。
11 耶和華啊,
求你不要收回你的憐憫,
願你的慈愛和真理時刻守護我!
12 我患難重重,罪惡纏身,
看不到出路。
我的罪過比我的頭髮還多,
我心驚膽戰。
13 耶和華啊,求你拯救我!
耶和華啊,求你快來幫助我!
14 願謀取我性命的人蒙羞受辱!
願喜歡我被害的人狼狽逃竄!
15 願那些哈哈嘲笑我的人羞愧難當!
16 願所有尋求你的人因你而歡喜快樂!
願渴望蒙你拯救的人時常說:
「耶和華當受尊崇!」
17 我貧窮困苦,
但主眷顧我。
我的上帝啊,
你是我的幫助、我的拯救,
求你不要遲延!