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Psalm 73

BOOK III

Psalms 73–89

Psalm 73

A psalm of Asaph.

Surely God is good to Israel,
    to those who are pure in heart.

But as for me, my feet had almost slipped;
    I had nearly lost my foothold.
For I envied the arrogant
    when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

They have no struggles;
    their bodies are healthy and strong.[a]
They are free from common human burdens;
    they are not plagued by human ills.
Therefore pride is their necklace;
    they clothe themselves with violence.
From their callous hearts comes iniquity[b];
    their evil imaginations have no limits.
They scoff, and speak with malice;
    with arrogance they threaten oppression.
Their mouths lay claim to heaven,
    and their tongues take possession of the earth.
10 Therefore their people turn to them
    and drink up waters in abundance.[c]
11 They say, “How would God know?
    Does the Most High know anything?”

12 This is what the wicked are like—
    always free of care, they go on amassing wealth.

13 Surely in vain I have kept my heart pure
    and have washed my hands in innocence.
14 All day long I have been afflicted,
    and every morning brings new punishments.

15 If I had spoken out like that,
    I would have betrayed your children.
16 When I tried to understand all this,
    it troubled me deeply
17 till I entered the sanctuary of God;
    then I understood their final destiny.

18 Surely you place them on slippery ground;
    you cast them down to ruin.
19 How suddenly are they destroyed,
    completely swept away by terrors!
20 They are like a dream when one awakes;
    when you arise, Lord,
    you will despise them as fantasies.

21 When my heart was grieved
    and my spirit embittered,
22 I was senseless and ignorant;
    I was a brute beast before you.

23 Yet I am always with you;
    you hold me by my right hand.
24 You guide me with your counsel,
    and afterward you will take me into glory.
25 Whom have I in heaven but you?
    And earth has nothing I desire besides you.
26 My flesh and my heart may fail,
    but God is the strength of my heart
    and my portion forever.

27 Those who are far from you will perish;
    you destroy all who are unfaithful to you.
28 But as for me, it is good to be near God.
    I have made the Sovereign Lord my refuge;
    I will tell of all your deeds.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 73:4 With a different word division of the Hebrew; Masoretic Text struggles at their death; / their bodies are healthy
  2. Psalm 73:7 Syriac (see also Septuagint); Hebrew Their eyes bulge with fat
  3. Psalm 73:10 The meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 73

卷三:詩篇73—89

上帝的公正審判

亞薩的詩。

1上帝實在善待以色列人,
恩待那些內心純潔的人。
我卻身陷險地,
幾乎失腳跌倒。
我看見狂傲的惡人亨通就心懷不平。
他們一生平順,健康強壯。
他們不像別人受苦,
不像世人遭難。
他們把驕傲作項鏈戴在頸上,
把暴力作外袍裹在身上。
他們胖得眼睛凸出,
心中充滿罪惡。
他們譏諷嘲笑,言語惡毒,
狂妄地以暴力相威脅。
他們褻瀆上天,詆譭大地。
10 上帝的子民也跟隨他們,
聽從他們的話。
11 他們說:
「上帝怎能知道?
至高者會察覺嗎?」
12 看這些惡人,
他們總是生活安逸,財富日增。
13 我潔身自愛,保持清白,
實屬徒然。
14 我天天遭災,日日受苦。
15 要是我這樣說,
我就是背叛了你的子民。
16 我想明白這一切,
卻百思不得其解。
17 直到我進入你的聖所,
才明白他們的結局。
18 你把他們放在容易滑倒的地方,
使他們落入毀滅中。
19 他們頃刻間被毀滅,
在恐怖中徹底滅亡。
20 他們不過是人醒來後的一場夢。
主啊,你一行動,
他們必灰飛煙滅。
21 我曾感到悲傷,心如刀絞。
22 我當時愚昧無知,
在你面前如同畜類。
23 然而,我一直和你在一起,
你牽著我的手引導我。
24 你以諄諄教誨指引我,
以後必接我到榮耀中。
25 除你以外,在天上我還有誰?
除你以外,在地上我別無愛慕。
26 儘管我身心俱衰,
上帝永遠是我心中的力量,
永遠屬於我。
27 那些遠離你的人必滅亡,
你必滅絕不忠於你的人。
28 對於我,到上帝面前是何等美好。
我以主耶和華為我的避難所,
並宣揚祂的一切作為。