New Living Translation

Psalm 18

Psalm 18

For the choir director: A psalm of David, the servant of the Lord. He sang this song to the Lord on the day the Lord rescued him from all his enemies and from Saul. He sang:

I love you, Lord;
    you are my strength.
The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my savior;
    my God is my rock, in whom I find protection.
He is my shield, the power that saves me,
    and my place of safety.
I called on the Lord, who is worthy of praise,
    and he saved me from my enemies.

The ropes of death entangled me;
    floods of destruction swept over me.
The grave[a] wrapped its ropes around me;
    death laid a trap in my path.
But in my distress I cried out to the Lord;
    yes, I prayed to my God for help.
He heard me from his sanctuary;
    my cry to him reached his ears.

Then the earth quaked and trembled.
    The foundations of the mountains shook;
    they quaked because of his anger.
Smoke poured from his nostrils;
    fierce flames leaped from his mouth.
    Glowing coals blazed forth from him.
He opened the heavens and came down;
    dark storm clouds were beneath his feet.
10 Mounted on a mighty angelic being,[b] he flew,
    soaring on the wings of the wind.
11 He shrouded himself in darkness,
    veiling his approach with dark rain clouds.
12 Thick clouds shielded the brightness around him
    and rained down hail and burning coals.[c]
13 The Lord thundered from heaven;
    the voice of the Most High resounded
    amid the hail and burning coals.
14 He shot his arrows and scattered his enemies;
    great bolts of lightning flashed, and they were confused.
15 Then at your command, O Lord,
    at the blast of your breath,
the bottom of the sea could be seen,
    and the foundations of the earth were laid bare.

16 He reached down from heaven and rescued me;
    he drew me out of deep waters.
17 He rescued me from my powerful enemies,
    from those who hated me and were too strong for me.
18 They attacked me at a moment when I was in distress,
    but the Lord supported me.
19 He led me to a place of safety;
    he rescued me because he delights in me.
20 The Lord rewarded me for doing right;
    he restored me because of my innocence.
21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord;
    I have not turned from my God to follow evil.
22 I have followed all his regulations;
    I have never abandoned his decrees.
23 I am blameless before God;
    I have kept myself from sin.
24 The Lord rewarded me for doing right.
    He has seen my innocence.

25 To the faithful you show yourself faithful;
    to those with integrity you show integrity.
26 To the pure you show yourself pure,
    but to the crooked you show yourself shrewd.
27 You rescue the humble,
    but you humiliate the proud.
28 You light a lamp for me.
    The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness.
29 In your strength I can crush an army;
    with my God I can scale any wall.

30 God’s way is perfect.
    All the Lord’s promises prove true.
    He is a shield for all who look to him for protection.
31 For who is God except the Lord?
    Who but our God is a solid rock?
32 God arms me with strength,
    and he makes my way perfect.
33 He makes me as surefooted as a deer,
    enabling me to stand on mountain heights.
34 He trains my hands for battle;
    he strengthens my arm to draw a bronze bow.
35 You have given me your shield of victory.
    Your right hand supports me;
    your help[d] has made me great.
36 You have made a wide path for my feet
    to keep them from slipping.

37 I chased my enemies and caught them;
    I did not stop until they were conquered.
38 I struck them down so they could not get up;
    they fell beneath my feet.
39 You have armed me with strength for the battle;
    you have subdued my enemies under my feet.
40 You placed my foot on their necks.
    I have destroyed all who hated me.
41 They called for help, but no one came to their rescue.
    They even cried to the Lord, but he refused to answer.
42 I ground them as fine as dust in the wind.
    I swept them into the gutter like dirt.
43 You gave me victory over my accusers.
    You appointed me ruler over nations;
    people I don’t even know now serve me.
44 As soon as they hear of me, they submit;
    foreign nations cringe before me.
45 They all lose their courage
    and come trembling from their strongholds.

46 The Lord lives! Praise to my Rock!
    May the God of my salvation be exalted!
47 He is the God who pays back those who harm me;
    he subdues the nations under me
48     and rescues me from my enemies.
You hold me safe beyond the reach of my enemies;
    you save me from violent opponents.
49 For this, O Lord, I will praise you among the nations;
    I will sing praises to your name.
50 You give great victories to your king;
    you show unfailing love to your anointed,
    to David and all his descendants forever.

Notas al pie

  1. 18:5 Hebrew Sheol.
  2. 18:10 Hebrew a cherub.
  3. 18:12 Or and lightning bolts; also in 18:13.
  4. 18:35 Hebrew your humility; compare 2 Sam 22:36.

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。