New International Reader's Version

Psalm 59

Psalm 59

For the director of music. A miktam of David when Saul had sent men to watch David’s house. Saul sent the men to kill David. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.”

God, save me from my enemies.
    Keep me safe from people who are attacking me.
Save me from those who do evil.
    Save me from people who want to kill me.

See how they hide and wait for me!
    Lord, angry people plan to harm me,
    even though I haven’t hurt them in any way or sinned against them.
I haven’t done anything wrong to them. But they are ready to attack me.
    Rise up and help me! Look at what I’m up against!
Lord God who rules over all, rise up. God of Israel,
    punish all the nations.
Don’t show any mercy to those sinful people
    who have turned against me.

My enemies are like a pack of barking dogs
    that come back to the city in the evening.
    They prowl around the city.
Listen to what pours out of their mouths.
    The words from their lips are like swords.
    They think, “Who can hear us?”
But you laugh at them, Lord.
    You make fun of all those nations.

You give me strength. I look to you.
God, you are like a fort to me. 10     You are my God, and I can depend on you.

God will march out in front of me.
    He will let me look down on those who tell lies about me.
11 Lord, you are like a shield that keeps us safe.
    Don’t kill my enemies all at once.
    If you do, my people will forget about it.
Use your power to pull my enemies up by the roots like weeds.
    Destroy them.
12 They have sinned with their mouths.
    Their lips have spoken evil words.
They have cursed me and lied.
    Let them be caught in their pride.
13 Burn them up in your anger.
    Burn them up until there isn’t anything left of them.
Then everyone from one end of the earth to the other will know
    that God rules over the people of Jacob.

14 My enemies are like a pack of barking dogs
    that come back into the city in the evening.
    They prowl around the city.
15 They wander around looking for food.
    They groan if they don’t find something that will satisfy them.
16 But I will sing about your strength.
    In the morning I will sing about your love.
You are like a fort to me.
    You keep me safe in times of trouble.

17 You give me strength. I sing praise to you.
    God, you are like a fort to me. You are my God, and I can depend on you.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 59

祈求上帝佑护

大卫作的诗,交给乐长,调用“休要毁坏”。当时扫罗派人去监视大卫的家,要杀害大卫。

1我的上帝啊,
求你救我脱离仇敌,
保护我免遭其害。
求你救我脱离作恶之徒,
脱离嗜血成性之人。
看啊,他们要暗害我。
耶和华啊,我并未犯罪作恶,
凶残的人却攻击我。
我没有过错,
他们却准备攻击我。
求你起来帮助我,
顾念我的困境。
万军之耶和华,以色列的上帝啊,
求你起来惩罚列国,
不要姑息奸诈的恶人。(细拉)

他们夜晚回来,
嚎叫如狗,在城中游荡。
他们出口伤人,舌如利剑,
还说:“谁听得见?”
但你耶和华必嗤笑他们,
嘲讽列国。
上帝啊,
你是我的力量,我的堡垒,
我仰望你。
10 我的上帝爱我,
祂会帮助我,
让我欣然看见仇敌遭报。

11 保护我们的主啊,
求你不要杀掉他们,
免得我的百姓忘记教训。
求你用你的能力驱散他们,
使他们沦为卑贱。
12 他们的嘴巴充满罪恶,
口中尽是咒诅和谎言,
愿他们陷在狂傲中不能自拔。
13 求你发烈怒毁灭他们,
彻底铲除他们,
使普天下都知道上帝在雅各家掌权。(细拉)

14 他们夜晚回来,
嚎叫如狗,在城中游荡,
15 四处觅食,
吃不饱就狂吠不止。
16 但我要歌颂你的能力,
在清晨颂扬你的慈爱,
因为你是我的堡垒,
是我患难时的避难所。
17 上帝啊,你是我的力量,
我要颂赞你,
你是我的堡垒,
是爱我的上帝。