New International Reader's Version

Psalm 55

Psalm 55

For the director of music. A maskil of David to be played on stringed instruments.

God, listen to my prayer.
    Pay attention to my cry for help.
    Hear me and answer me.
My thoughts upset me. I’m very troubled.
    I’m troubled by what my enemies say about me.
    I’m upset because they say they will harm me.
They cause me all kinds of suffering.
    When they are angry, they attack me with their words.

I feel great pain deep down inside me.
    The terrors of death have fallen on me.
Fear and trembling have taken hold of me.
    Panic has overpowered me.
I said, “I wish I had wings like a dove!
    Then I would fly away and be at rest.
I would escape to a place far away.
    I would stay out in the desert.
I would hurry to my place of safety.
    It would be far away from the winds and storms I’m facing.”

Lord, confuse the sinners and keep them from understanding one another.
    I see people destroying things and fighting in the city.
10 Day and night they prowl around on top of its walls.
    The city is full of crime and trouble.
11 Forces that destroy are at work inside it.
    Its streets are full of people who cheat others and take advantage of them.

12 If an enemy were making fun of me,
    I could stand it.
If he were getting ready to oppose me,
    I could hide.
13 But it’s you, someone like myself.
    It’s my companion, my close friend.
14 We used to enjoy good friendship at the house of God.
    We used to walk together among those who came to worship.

15 Let death take my enemies by surprise.
    Let them be buried alive,
    because their hearts and homes are full of evil.

16 But I call out to God.
    And the Lord saves me.
17 Evening, morning and noon
    I groan and cry out.
    And he hears my voice.
18 Even though many enemies are fighting against me,
    he brings me safely back from the battle.
19 God has been on his throne since ancient times and does not change.
    He will hear my enemies and make them humble.
    That’s because they have no respect for God.

20 My companion attacks his friends.
    He breaks his promise.
21 His talk is as smooth as butter.
    But he has war in his heart.
His words flow like olive oil.
    But they are like swords ready for battle.

22 Turn your worries over to the Lord.
    He will keep you going.
    He will never let godly people be shaken.
23 God, you will bring sinners
    down to the grave.
Murderers and liars
    won’t live out even half of their lives.

But I trust in you.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 55

被朋友出賣者的禱告

大衛作的訓誨詩,交給樂長,用弦樂器。

1上帝啊,
求你垂聽我的禱告,
不要對我的呼求置之不理。
求你垂聽、應允我的呼求。
我思緒煩亂,坐立不安。
仇敵向我咆哮,
惡人迫害我。
他們帶給我苦難,
怒氣沖沖地辱罵我。
我內心悲痛,
被死亡的恐怖籠罩。
我渾身顫慄,驚恐不已。
啊,但願我能像鴿子展翅飛去,
得享安息。
我要飛到遠方,住在曠野。(細拉)
我要趕快躲進避難所,
避過暴雨狂風。

主啊,
我在城中看見暴力和爭鬥,
求你使他們言語混亂。
10 他們晝夜在城牆上出沒,
城內充滿了邪惡和壓迫,
11 毀壞的勢力到處肆虐,
恐嚇與欺詐遍佈大街小巷。
12 倘若是仇敵辱罵我,
我還能忍受;
倘若是恨我的人欺凌我,
我還可以躲開。
13 可是,竟然是你——我志同道合的夥伴,我的摯友!
14 從前我們情誼深厚,
與眾人同去上帝的殿。
15 願死亡突然抓住我的仇敵,
願他們活活地下陰間,
因為他們的內心和家中罪惡充斥。
16 但我要呼求耶和華上帝,
祂必拯救我。
17 晚上、早晨和中午,
我發出痛苦的呼求,
祂必垂聽。
18 雖然許多人攻擊我,
祂必救我平安脫離險境。
19 永掌王權的上帝必鑒察並懲罰他們,
因為他們頑梗悖逆、不敬畏上帝。

20 我的同伴違背盟約,攻擊朋友。
21 他口蜜腹劍,笑裡藏刀。
22 把你的重擔卸給耶和華,
祂必扶持你。
祂必不讓義人跌倒。

23 上帝啊,
你必把惡人送進滅亡的坑裡。
嗜血成性的騙子必早早夭亡。
但我要信靠你。