New International Version - UK

Psalm 18

Psalm 18[a]

For the director of music. Of David the servant of the Lord. He sang to the Lord the words of this song when the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:

I love you, Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
    my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
    my shield[b] and the horn[c] of my salvation, my stronghold.

I called to the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
    and I have been saved from my enemies.
The cords of death entangled me;
    the torrents of destruction overwhelmed me.
The cords of the grave coiled around me;
    the snares of death confronted me.

In my distress I called to the Lord;
    I cried to my God for help.
From his temple he heard my voice;
    my cry came before him, into his ears.
The earth trembled and quaked,
    and the foundations of the mountains shook;
    they trembled because he was angry.
Smoke rose from his nostrils;
    consuming fire came from his mouth,
    burning coals blazed out of it.
He parted the heavens and came down;
    dark clouds were under his feet.
10 He mounted the cherubim and flew;
    he soared on the wings of the wind.
11 He made darkness his covering, his canopy around him –
    the dark rain clouds of the sky.
12 Out of the brightness of his presence clouds advanced,
    with hailstones and bolts of lightning.
13 The Lord thundered from heaven;
    the voice of the Most High resounded.[d]
14 He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy,
    with great bolts of lightning he routed them.
15 The valleys of the sea were exposed
    and the foundations of the earth laid bare
at your rebuke, Lord,
    at the blast of breath from your nostrils.

16 He reached down from on high and took hold of me;
    he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemy,
    from my foes, who were too strong for me.
18 They confronted me in the day of my disaster,
    but the Lord was my support.
19 He brought me out into a spacious place;
    he rescued me because he delighted in me.

20 The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness;
    according to the cleanness of my hands he has rewarded me.
21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord;
    I am not guilty of turning from my God.
22 All his laws are before me;
    I have not turned away from his decrees.
23 I have been blameless before him
    and have kept myself from sin.
24 The Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
    according to the cleanness of my hands in his sight.

25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful,
    to the blameless you show yourself blameless,
26 to the pure you show yourself pure,
    but to the devious you show yourself shrewd.
27 You save the humble
    but bring low those whose eyes are haughty.
28 You, Lord, keep my lamp burning;
    my God turns my darkness into light.
29 With your help I can advance against a troop;[e]
    with my God I can scale a wall.

30 As for God, his way is perfect:
    the Lord’s word is flawless;
    he shields all who take refuge in him.
31 For who is God besides the Lord?
    And who is the Rock except our God?
32 It is God who arms me with strength
    and keeps my way secure.
33 He makes my feet like the feet of a deer;
    he causes me to stand on the heights.
34 He trains my hands for battle;
    my arms can bend a bow of bronze.
35 You make your saving help my shield,
    and your right hand sustains me;
    your help has made me great.
36 You provide a broad path for my feet,
    so that my ankles do not give way.

37 I pursued my enemies and overtook them;
    I did not turn back till they were destroyed.
38 I crushed them so that they could not rise;
    they fell beneath my feet.
39 You armed me with strength for battle;
    you humbled my adversaries before me.
40 You made my enemies turn their backs in flight,
    and I destroyed my foes.
41 They cried for help, but there was no one to save them –
    to the Lord, but he did not answer.
42 I beat them as fine as windblown dust;
    I trampled them[f] like mud in the streets.
43 You have delivered me from the attacks of the people;
    you have made me the head of nations.
People I did not know now serve me,
44     foreigners cower before me;
    as soon as they hear of me, they obey me.
45 They all lose heart;
    they come trembling from their strongholds.

46 The Lord lives! Praise be to my Rock!
    Exalted be God my Saviour!
47 He is the God who avenges me,
    who subdues nations under me,
48     who saves me from my enemies.
You exalted me above my foes;
    from a violent man you rescued me.
49 Therefore I will praise you, Lord, among the nations;
    I will sing the praises of your name.

50 He gives his king great victories;
    he shows unfailing love to his anointed,
    to David and to his descendants for ever.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 18:1 In Hebrew texts 18:1-50 is numbered 18:2-51.
  2. Psalm 18:2 Or sovereign
  3. Psalm 18:2 Horn here symbolises strength.
  4. Psalm 18:13 Some Hebrew manuscripts and Septuagint (see also 2 Samuel 22:14); most Hebrew manuscripts resounded, / amid hailstones and bolts of lightning
  5. Psalm 18:29 Or can run through a barricade
  6. Psalm 18:42 Many Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac and Targum (see also 2 Samuel 22:43); Masoretic Text I poured them out

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 18

大衛的勝利之歌

耶和華的僕人大衛的詩,交給樂長。當時耶和華從眾仇敵和掃羅手中拯救了他,他向耶和華吟唱此詩。

1耶和華啊,你是我的力量,
我愛你。
耶和華是我的磐石,我的堡壘,我的拯救者;
我的上帝是保護我的磐石,
我的盾牌,
是拯救我的力量,我的堡壘。
我求告當受頌讚的耶和華,
祂救我脫離仇敵。
死亡的鎖鏈曾纏住我,
罪惡的狂流曾淹沒我。
陰間的繩索曾捆綁我,
死亡的陷阱曾威脅我。
在苦難中我呼求耶和華,
向我的上帝求助。
祂從殿中垂聽我的呼求,
我的聲音達到祂耳中。
祂一發怒,大地震動,
山的根基搖晃。
祂的鼻孔冒煙,
口噴烈焰和火炭。
祂撥開雲天,腳踩密雲,
親自降臨。
10 祂乘著基路伯天使飛翔,
乘著風的翅膀疾馳。
11 祂藏身於黑暗中,
四圍以密雲作幔幕。
12 從祂面前的榮光中,
冰雹和火炭衝破雲層。
13 耶和華在天上打雷,
至高者發出的聲音響徹在冰雹和火炭中。
14 祂射出利箭驅散仇敵,
發出閃電擊潰他們。
15 耶和華啊,你斥責一聲,
鼻孔一吹氣,海底就顯現,
大地也露出根基。

16 祂從高天伸手抓住我,
從深淵中把我拉上來。
17 祂救我脫離強敵,
脫離我無法戰勝的仇敵。
18 他們在我危難之時攻擊我,
但耶和華扶持我。
19 祂拯救我,領我到寬闊之地,
因為祂喜悅我。
20 耶和華因我公義而善待我,
因我清白而賞賜我,
21 因為我堅守祂的道,
沒有作惡背棄我的上帝。
22 我遵守祂的一切法令,
沒有把祂的律例棄置一旁。
23 我在祂面前純全無過,
沒有沾染罪惡。
24 耶和華因我公義、
在祂面前清白而獎賞我。

25 仁慈的人,你以仁慈待他;
純全的人,你以純全待他;
26 純潔的人,你以純潔待他;
心術不正的人,你以計謀待他。
27 你搭救謙卑的人,
貶抑眼目高傲的人。
28 我的上帝耶和華啊,
你是我的明燈,
你使我的黑暗變為光明。
29 我倚靠你的力量迎戰敵軍,
靠著我的上帝躍過牆垣。

30 上帝的道完美,
耶和華的話純全,
祂是投靠祂之人的盾牌。
31 除了耶和華以外,誰是上帝呢?
除了我們的上帝,誰是磐石呢?
32 是上帝賜我力量,
使我行為純全。
33 祂使我的腳如母鹿的蹄,
穩踏在高處。
34 祂訓練我,
使我的手能爭戰、
我的臂膀能拉開銅弓。
35 耶和華啊,你是拯救我的盾牌,
你的右手扶持我,
你的垂顧使我強大。
36 你使我腳下的道路寬闊,
不致滑倒。
37 我追趕仇敵直到追上,
不消滅他們決不回頭。
38 我打垮他們,
使他們倒在我的腳下,
再也站不起來。
39 你賜我征戰的能力,
使我的仇敵降服在我腳下。
40 你使我的仇敵狼狽而逃,
我殲滅了恨我的人。
41 他們高聲求救,卻無人搭救;
他們呼求耶和華,祂也不應允。
42 我把他們打得粉碎,
如同風中的灰塵;
我把他們倒掉,
如同街上的泥土。
43 你救我脫離我百姓的攻擊,
立我做列國的元首。
素不認識的民族也歸順我。
44 他們望風而降,
外族人對我俯首稱臣。
45 外族人聞風喪膽,
戰戰兢兢地走出他們的城池。
46 耶和華永遠活著,
保護我的磐石當受頌讚,
拯救我的上帝當受尊崇。
47 祂是為我伸冤的上帝,
祂使列邦臣服於我。
48 祂救我脫離仇敵,
使我勝過強敵,
拯救我脫離殘暴之徒。
49 因此,耶和華啊,
我要在列邦中讚美你,
歌頌你的名。
50 你使你立的王大獲全勝,
向你膏立的大衛及其後代廣施慈愛,直到永遠。