New International Reader's Version

Psalm 74

Psalm 74

A maskil of Asaph.

God, why have you turned your back on us for so long?
    Why are you so angry with us? We are your very own sheep.
Remember the nation that you chose as your own so long ago.
    Remember that you set us free from slavery to be your very own people.
    Remember Mount Zion, where you lived.
Walk through this place that has been torn down beyond repair.
    See how completely your enemies have destroyed the temple!

In the place where you used to meet with us,
    your enemies have shouted, “We’ve won the battle!”
    They have set up their flags to show they have beaten us.
They acted like people cutting down a forest with axes.
    They smashed all the beautiful wooden walls
    with their axes and hatchets.
They burned your temple to the ground.
    They polluted the place where your Name is.
They had said in their hearts, “We will crush them completely!”
    They burned every place where you were worshiped in the land.
We don’t get signs from God anymore.
    There aren’t any prophets left.
    None of us knows how long that will last.

10 God, how long will your enemies make fun of you?
    Will they attack you with their words forever?
11 Why don’t you help us? Why do you hold back your power?
    Use your strong power to destroy your enemies!

12 God, you have been my king for a long time.
    You are the only God who can save anyone on earth.
13 You parted the waters of the Red Sea by your power.
    You broke the heads of that sea monster in Egypt.
14 You crushed the heads of the sea monster Leviathan.
    You fed it to the creatures of the desert.
15 You opened up streams and springs.
    You dried up rivers that flow all year long.
16 You rule over the day and the night.
    You created the sun and the moon.
17 You decided where the borders of the earth would be.
    You made both summer and winter.

18 Lord, remember how your enemies have made fun of you.
    Remember how foolish people have attacked you with their words.
19 Don’t hand over Israel, your dove, to those wild animals.
    Don’t forget your suffering people forever.
20 Honor the covenant you made with us.
    Horrible things are happening in every dark corner of the land.
21 Don’t let your suffering people be put to shame.
    May those who are poor and needy praise you.

22 God, rise up. Stand up for your cause.
    Remember how foolish people make fun of you all day long.
23 Pay close attention to the shouts of your enemies.
    The trouble they cause never stops.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 74

祈求上帝眷顾祂的子民

亚萨的训诲诗。

1上帝啊,
你为何永远丢弃了我们?
你为何对自己草场上的羊大发雷霆?
求你眷顾你在古时所救赎的子民,
你拣选为产业的族类,
求你眷顾你所居住的锡安山。
求你前去观看那久已荒凉之地,
看看敌人对圣所的破坏。
他们在你圣所中高声叫嚷,
竖立起自己的旗帜。
他们大肆毁坏,
好像人抡起斧头砍伐树林。
他们用斧头、锤子把雕刻的墙板都捣毁了。
他们纵火焚烧你的圣所,
把它夷为平地,
亵渎了你的居所。
他们心里说:“我们要彻底毁灭一切。”
于是他们烧毁了境内所有敬拜上帝的地方。
我们再也看不到你的征兆,
先知也没有了。
无人知道这一切何时才会结束。
10 上帝啊,
仇敌嘲笑你的名要到何时呢?
他们要永无休止地辱骂你吗?
11 你为何不伸出大能的右手?
求你出手给他们致命的一击。
12 上帝啊,
你自古以来就是我的王,
你给世上带来拯救。
13 你曾用大能分开海水,
打碎水中巨兽的头。
14 你曾打碎海怪的头,
把它丢给旷野的禽兽吃。
15 你曾开辟泉源和溪流,
也曾使滔滔河水枯干。
16 白昼和黑夜都属于你,
你设立了日月。
17 你划定大地的疆界,
又创造了盛夏和寒冬。
18 耶和华啊,
求你记住敌人对你的嘲笑和愚妄人对你的亵渎。
19 求你不要把你的子民交给仇敌[a]
不要永远对你受苦的子民弃置不顾。
20 求你顾念你的应许,
因地上黑暗之处充满了暴力。
21 求你不要让受压迫的人羞愧而去。
愿贫穷困苦的人赞美你的名。
22 上帝啊,求你起来维护自己,
别忘记愚妄人怎样整天嘲笑你。
23 不要对你仇敌的喧嚷置之不理,
与你为敌的人不停地叫嚣。

Notas al pie

  1. 74:18-19 子民”希伯来文是“鸽子”;“仇敌”希伯来文是“野兽”。