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Psalm 71

Psalm 71

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge;
    let me never be put to shame.
In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me;
    turn your ear to me and save me.
Be my rock of refuge,
    to which I can always go;
give the command to save me,
    for you are my rock and my fortress.
Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked,
    from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel.

For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord,
    my confidence since my youth.
From birth I have relied on you;
    you brought me forth from my mother’s womb.
    I will ever praise you.
I have become a sign to many;
    you are my strong refuge.
My mouth is filled with your praise,
    declaring your splendor all day long.

Do not cast me away when I am old;
    do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
10 For my enemies speak against me;
    those who wait to kill me conspire together.
11 They say, “God has forsaken him;
    pursue him and seize him,
    for no one will rescue him.”
12 Do not be far from me, my God;
    come quickly, God, to help me.
13 May my accusers perish in shame;
    may those who want to harm me
    be covered with scorn and disgrace.

14 As for me, I will always have hope;
    I will praise you more and more.

15 My mouth will tell of your righteous deeds,
    of your saving acts all day long—
    though I know not how to relate them all.
16 I will come and proclaim your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord;
    I will proclaim your righteous deeds, yours alone.
17 Since my youth, God, you have taught me,
    and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds.
18 Even when I am old and gray,
    do not forsake me, my God,
till I declare your power to the next generation,
    your mighty acts to all who are to come.

19 Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens,
    you who have done great things.
    Who is like you, God?
20 Though you have made me see troubles,
    many and bitter,
    you will restore my life again;
from the depths of the earth
    you will again bring me up.
21 You will increase my honor
    and comfort me once more.

22 I will praise you with the harp
    for your faithfulness, my God;
I will sing praise to you with the lyre,
    Holy One of Israel.
23 My lips will shout for joy
    when I sing praise to you—
    I whom you have delivered.
24 My tongue will tell of your righteous acts
    all day long,
for those who wanted to harm me
    have been put to shame and confusion.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 71

一個老年人的祈禱

1耶和華啊,我投靠了你,
求你使我永不蒙羞。
求你憑公義搭救我,
側耳聽我的懇求,拯救我。
求你成為保護我的磐石,
讓我可以隨時投靠你。
求你下令救我,
因為你是我的磐石和堡壘。
我的上帝啊,
求你從惡人手中拯救我,
從邪惡、殘暴之徒掌下拯救我。
主耶和華啊,你是我的盼望,
我從小就信靠你。
你使我出了母胎,
我從出生就依靠你,
我要永遠讚美你。
我的遭遇使許多人感到驚駭,
但你是我堅固的避難所。
我口中充滿對你的讚美,
終日述說你的榮耀。
我年老時,求你不要丟棄我;
我體力衰微時,求你不要離棄我。
10 我的仇敵議論我,
那些想殺害我的一起策劃陰謀,說:
11 「上帝已經丟棄了他。
去追趕、捉拿他吧,
因為無人會救他。」

12 上帝啊,不要遠離我;
我的上帝啊,求你快來幫助我!
13 願我的仇敵在羞辱中滅亡,
願那些害我的人抱愧蒙羞。
14 我必常常心懷盼望,
向你獻上更多的讚美。
15 雖然我無法測度你的公義和拯救之恩,
但我要終日傳揚你的作為。
16 主耶和華啊,
我要傳揚你大能的作為,
單單述說你的公義。
17 上帝啊,
我從小就受你的教導,
直到今日我仍傳揚你奇妙的作為。
18 上帝啊,
就是我年老髮白的時候,
求你也不要丟棄我,
好讓我把你的大能告訴下一代,世代相傳。
19 上帝啊,你的公義高達穹蒼,
你成就了奇妙大事。
上帝啊,有誰能像你?
20 你使我經歷了許多患難,
最終必使我重獲新生,
救我脫離死亡的深淵。
21 你必賜我更大的尊榮,
你必再次安慰我。
22 我的上帝啊,
我要彈琴讚美你的信實;
以色列的聖者啊,
我要伴隨著琴聲讚美你。
23 你救贖了我的靈魂,
我的口和靈魂都要歡呼歌頌你。
24 我要終日向人述說你的公義,
因為那些想害我的人已經蒙羞受辱。