诗篇第119章124

作者:且慢ETF / 公众号:QieManETF 发布时间:2019-07-25


诗篇第119章1-24
1 行为完全、遵行耶和华律法的,这人便为有福;
Blessed are they whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.
2 遵守他的法度、一心寻求他的,这人便为有福。
Blessed are they who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.
3 这人不作非义的事,但遵行他的道。
They do nothing wrong; they walk in his ways.
4 耶和华啊,你曾将你的训词吩咐我们,为要我们殷勤遵守。
You have laid down precepts that are to be fully obeyed.
5 但愿我行事坚定,得以遵守你的律例。
Oh, that my ways were steadfast in obeying your decrees!
6 我看重你的一切命令,就不至于羞愧。
Then I would not be put to shame when I consider all your commands.
7 我学了你公义的判语,就要以正直的心称谢你。
I will praise you with an upright heart as I learn your righteous laws.
8 我必守你的律例,求你总不要丢弃我。
I will obey your decrees; do not utterly forsake me.
9 少年人用什么洁净他的行为呢?是要遵行你的话。
How can a young man keep his way pure? By living according to your word.
10 我一心寻求了你,求你不要叫我偏离你的命令。
I seek you with all my heart; do not let me stray from your commands.
11 我将你的话藏在心里,免得我得罪你。
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.
12 耶和华啊,你是应当称颂的,求你将你的律例教训我。
Praise be to you, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
13 我用嘴唇传扬你口中的一切典章。
With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.
14 我喜悦你的法度,如同喜悦一切的财物。
I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches.
15 我要默想你的训词,看重你的道路。
I meditate on your precepts and consider your ways.
16 我要在你的律例中自乐,我不忘记你的话。
I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word.
17 求你用厚恩待你的仆人,使我存活,我就遵守你的话。
Do good to your servant, and I will live; I will obey your word.
18 求你开我的眼睛,使我看出你律法中的奇妙。
Open my eyes that I may see wonderful things in your law.
19 我是在地上作寄居的,求你不要向我隐瞒你的命令。
I am a stranger on earth; do not hide your commands from me.
20 我时常切慕你的典章,甚至心碎。
My soul is consumed with longing for your laws at all times.
21 受咒诅偏离你命令的骄傲人,你已经责备他们。
You rebuke the arrogant, who are cursed and who stray from your commands.
22 求你除掉我所受的羞辱和藐视,因我遵守你的法度。
Remove from me scorn and contempt, for I keep your statutes.
23 虽有首领坐着妄论我,你仆人却思想你的律例。
Though rulers sit together and slander me, your servant will meditate on your decrees.
24 你的法度是我所喜乐的,是我的谋士。
Your statutes are my delight; they are my counselors.
25 我的性命几乎归于尘土,求你照你的话将我救活。
I am laid low in the dust; preserve my life according to your word.
26 我述说我所行的,你应允了我。求你将你的律例教训我。
I recounted my ways and you answered me; teach me your decrees.
27 求你使我明白你的训词,我就思想你的奇事。
Let me understand the teaching of your precepts; then I will meditate on your wonders.
28 我的心因愁苦而消化,求你照你的话使我坚立。
My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word.
29 求你使我离开奸诈的道,开恩将你的律法赐给我。
Keep me from deceitful ways; be gracious to me through your law.
30 我拣选了忠信的道,将你的典章摆在我面前。
I have chosen the way of truth; I have set my heart on your laws.
31 我持守你的法度,耶和华啊,求你不要叫我羞愧。
I hold fast to your statutes, O LORD; do not let me be put to shame.
32 你开广我心的时候,我就往你命令的道上直奔。
I run in the path of your commands, for you have set my heart free.
33 耶和华啊,求你将你的律例指教我,我必遵守到底。
Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees; then I will keep them to the end.
34 求你赐我悟性,我便遵守你的律法,且要一心遵守。
Give me understanding, and I will keep your law and obey it with all my heart.
35 求你叫我遵行你的命令,因为这是我所喜乐的。
Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight.
36 求你使我的心趋向你的法度,不趋向非义之财。
Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain.
37 求你叫我转眼不看虚假,又叫我在你的道中生活。
Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word.
38 你向敬畏你的人所应许的话,求你向仆人坚定。
Fulfill your promise to your servant, so that you may be feared.
39 求你使我所怕的羞辱远离我,因你的典章本为美。
Take away the disgrace I dread, for your laws are good.
40 我羡慕你的训词,求你使我在你的公义上生活。
How I long for your precepts! Preserve my life in your righteousness.
41 耶和华啊,愿你照你的话,使你的慈爱,就是你的救恩,临到我身上;
May your unfailing love come to me, O LORD, your salvation according to your promise;
42 我就有话回答那羞辱我的,因我倚靠你的话。
then I will answer the one who taunts me, for I trust in your word.
43 求你叫真理的话总不离开我口,因我仰望你的典章。
Do not snatch the word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws.
44 我要常守你的律法,直到永永远远。
I will always obey your law, for ever and ever.
45 我要自由而行(或作“我要行在宽阔之地”),因我素来考究你的训词。
I will walk about in freedom, for I have sought out your precepts.
46 我也要在君王面前论说你的法度,并不至于羞愧。
I will speak of your statutes before kings and will not be put to shame,
47 我要在你的命令中自乐,这命令素来是我所爱的。
for I delight in your commands because I love them.
48 我又要遵行(原文作“举手”)你的命令,这命令素来是我所爱的,我也要思想你的律例。
I lift up my hands to your commands, which I love, and I meditate on your decrees.
49 求你记念向你仆人所应许的话,叫我有盼望。
Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.
50 这话将我救活了。我在患难中,因此得安慰。
My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.
51 骄傲的人甚侮慢我,我却未曾偏离你的律法。
The arrogant mock me without restraint, but I do not turn from your law.
52 耶和华啊,我记念你从古以来的典章,就得了安慰。
I remember your ancient laws, O LORD, and I find comfort in them.
53 我见恶人离弃你的律法,就怒气发作,犹如火烧。
Indignation grips me because of the wicked, who have forsaken your law.
54 我在世寄居,素来以你的律例为诗歌。
Your decrees are the theme of my song wherever I lodge.
55 耶和华啊,我夜间记念你的名,遵守你的律法。
In the night I remember your name, O LORD, and I will keep your law.
56 我所以如此,是因我守你的训词。
This has been my practice: I obey your precepts.
57 耶和华是我的福分。我曾说,我要遵守你的言语。
You are my portion, O LORD; I have promised to obey your words.
58 我一心求过你的恩,愿你照你的话怜悯我。
I have sought your face with all my heart; be gracious to me according to your promise.
59 我思想我所行的道,就转步归向你的法度。
I have considered my ways and have turned my steps to your statutes.
60 我急忙遵守你的命令,并不迟延。
I will hasten and not delay to obey your commands.
61 恶人的绳索缠绕我,我却没有忘记你的律法。
Though the wicked bind me with ropes, I will not forget your law.
62 我因你公义的典章,半夜必起来称谢你。
At midnight I rise to give you thanks for your righteous laws.
63 凡敬畏你、守你训词的人,我都与他作伴。
I am a friend to all who fear you, to all who follow your precepts.
64 耶和华啊,你的慈爱遍满大地,求你将你的律例教训我。
The earth is filled with your love, O LORD; teach me your decrees.
65 耶和华啊,你向来是照你的话善待仆人。
Do good to your servant according to your word, O LORD.
66 求你将精明和知识赐给我,因我信了你的命令。
Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I believe in your commands.
67 我未受苦以先走迷了路,现在却遵守你的话。
Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.
68 你本为善,所行的也善,求你将你的律例教训我。
You are good, and what you do is good; teach me your decrees.
69 骄傲人编造谎言攻击我,我却要一心守你的训词。
Though the arrogant have smeared me with lies, I keep your precepts with all my heart.
70 他们心蒙脂油,我却喜爱你的律法。
Their hearts are callous and unfeeling, but I delight in your law.
71 我受苦是与我有益,为要使我学习你的律例。
It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.
72 你口中的训言(或作“律法”)与我有益,胜于千万的金银。
The law from your mouth is more precious to me than thousands of pieces of silver and gold.
73 你的手制造我,建立我,求你赐我悟性,可以学习你的命令。
Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands.
74 敬畏你的人见我,就要欢喜,因我仰望你的话。
May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.
75 耶和华啊,我知道你的判语是公义的,你使我受苦是以诚实待我。
I know, O LORD, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me.
76 求你照着应许仆人的话,以慈爱安慰我。
May your unfailing love be my comfort, according to your promise to your servant.
77 愿你的慈悲临到我,使我存活,因你的律法是我所喜爱的。
Let your compassion come to me that I may live, for your law is my delight.
78 愿骄傲人蒙羞,因为他们无理地倾覆我,但我要思想你的训词。
May the arrogant be put to shame for wronging me without cause; but I will meditate on your precepts.
79 愿敬畏你的人归向我,他们就知道你的法度。
May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes.
80 愿我的心在你的律例上完全,使我不至蒙羞。
May my heart be blameless toward your decrees, that I may not be put to shame.
81 我心渴想你的救恩,仰望你的应许。
My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word.
82 我因盼望你的应许,眼睛失明,说:“你何时安慰我?”
My eyes fail, looking for your promise; I say, "When will you comfort me?"
83 我好象烟薰的皮袋,却不忘记你的律例。
Though I am like a wineskin in the smoke, I do not forget your decrees.
84 你仆人的年日有多少呢?你几时向逼迫我的人施行审判呢?
How long must your servant wait? When will you punish my persecutors?
85 不从你律法的骄傲人为我掘了坑。
The arrogant dig pitfalls for me, contrary to your law.
86 你的命令尽都诚实,他们无理地逼迫我,求你帮助我。
All your commands are trustworthy; help me, for men persecute me without cause.
87 他们几乎把我从世上灭绝,但我没有离弃你的训词。
They almost wiped me from the earth, but I have not forsaken your precepts.
88 求你照你的慈爱将我救活,我就遵守你口中的法度。
Preserve my life according to your love, and I will obey the statutes of your mouth.
89 耶和华啊,你的话安定在天,直到永远。
Your word, O LORD, is eternal; it stands firm in the heavens.
90 你的诚实存到万代。你坚定了地,地就长存。
Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
91 天地照你的安排存到今日,万物都是你的仆役。
Your laws endure to this day, for all things serve you.
92 我若不是喜爱你的律法,早就在苦难中灭绝了。
If your law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction.
93 我永不忘记你的训词,因你用这训词将我救活了。
I will never forget your precepts, for by them you have preserved my life.
94 我是属你的,求你救我,因我寻求了你的训词。
Save me, for I am yours; I have sought out your precepts.
95 恶人等待我,要灭绝我,我却要揣摩你的法度。
The wicked are waiting to destroy me, but I will ponder your statutes.
96 我看万事尽都有限,惟有你的命令极其宽广。
To all perfection I see a limit; but your commands are boundless.
97 我何等爱慕你的律法,终日不住地思想。
Oh, how I love your law! I meditate on it all day long.
98 你的命令常存在我心里,使我比仇敌有智慧。
Your commands make me wiser than my enemies, for they are ever with me.
99 我比我的师傅更通达,因我思想你的法度;
I have more insight than all my teachers, for I meditate on your statutes.
100 我比年老的更明白,因我守了你的训词。
I have more understanding than the elders, for I obey your precepts.
101 我禁止我脚走一切的邪路,为要遵守你的话。
I have kept my feet from every evil path so that I might obey your word.
102 我没有偏离你的典章,因为你教训了我。
I have not departed from your laws, for you yourself have taught me.
103 你的言语在我上膛何等甘美,在我口中比蜜更甜!
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
104 我借着你的训词得以明白,所以我恨一切的假道。
I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path.
105 你的话是我脚前的灯,是我路上的光。
Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
106 你公义的典章,我曾起誓遵守,我必按誓而行。
I have taken an oath and confirmed it, that I will follow your righteous laws.
107 我甚是受苦,耶和华啊,求你照你的话将我救活。
I have suffered much; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your word.
108 耶和华啊,求你悦纳我口中的赞美为供物,又将你的典章教训我。
Accept, O LORD, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws.
109 我的性命常在危险之中,我却不忘记你的律法。
Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law.
110 恶人为我设下网罗,我却没有偏离你的训词。
The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts.
111 我以你的法度为永远的产业,因这是我心中所喜爱的。
Your statutes are my heritage forever; they are the joy of my heart.
112 我的心专向你的律例,永远遵行,一直到底。
My heart is set on keeping your decrees to the very end.
113 心怀二意的人为我所恨,但你的律法为我所爱。
I hate double-minded men, but I love your law.
114 你是我藏身之处,又是我的盾牌,我甚仰望你的话语。
You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
115 作恶的人哪,你们离开我吧!我好遵守我神的命令。
Away from me, you evildoers, that I may keep the commands of my God!
116 求你照你的话扶持我,使我存活,也不叫我因失望而害羞。
Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.
117 求你扶持我,我便得救,时常看重你的律例。
Uphold me, and I will be delivered; I will always have regard for your decrees.
118 凡偏离你律例的人,你都轻弃他们,因为他们的诡诈必归虚空。
You reject all who stray from your decrees, for their deceitfulness is in vain.
119 凡地上的恶人,你除掉他,好象除掉渣滓,因此我爱你的法度。
All the wicked of the earth you discard like dross; therefore I love your statutes.
120 我因惧怕你,肉就发抖,我也怕你的判语。
My flesh trembles in fear of you; I stand in awe of your laws.
121 我行过公平和公义,求你不要撇下我给欺压我的人。
I have done what is righteous and just; do not leave me to my oppressors.
122 求你为仆人作保,使我得好处,不容骄傲人欺压我。
Ensure your servant's well-being; let not the arrogant oppress me.
123 我因盼望你的救恩和你公义的话,眼睛失明。
My eyes fail, looking for your salvation, looking for your righteous promise.
124 求你照你的慈爱待仆人,将你的律例教训我。
Deal with your servant according to your love and teach me your decrees.
125 我是你的仆人,求你赐我悟性,使我得知你的法度。
I am your servant; give me discernment that I may understand your statutes.
126 这是耶和华降罚的时候,因人废了你的律法。
It is time for you to act, O LORD; your law is being broken.
127 所以我爱你的命令胜于金子,更胜于精金。
Because I love your commands more than gold, more than pure gold,
128 你一切的训词,在万事上我都以为正直,我却恨恶一切假道。
and because I consider all your precepts right, I hate every wrong path.
129 你的法度奇妙,所以我一心谨守。
Your statutes are wonderful; therefore I obey them.
130 你的言语一解开,就发出亮光,使愚人通达。
The unfolding of your words gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.
131 我张口而气喘,因我切慕你的命令。
I open my mouth and pant, longing for your commands.
132 求你转向我,怜悯我,好象你素常待那些爱你名的人。
Turn to me and have mercy on me, as you always do to those who love your name.
133 求你用你的话使我脚步稳当,不许什么罪孽辖制我。
Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
134 求你救我脱离人的欺压,我要遵守你的训词。
Redeem me from the oppression of men, that I may obey your precepts.
135 求你用脸光照仆人,又将你的律例教训我。
Make your face shine upon your servant and teach me your decrees.
136 我的眼泪下流成河,因为他们不守你的律法。
Streams of tears flow from my eyes, for your law is not obeyed.
137 耶和华啊,你是公义的,你的判语也是正直的。
Righteous are you, O LORD, and your laws are right.
138 你所命定的法度是凭公义和至诚。
The statutes you have laid down are righteous; they are fully trustworthy.
139 我心焦急,如同火烧,因我敌人忘记你的言语。
My zeal wears me out, for my enemies ignore your words.
140 你的话极其精炼,所以你的仆人喜爱。
Your promises have been thoroughly tested, and your servant loves them.
141 我微小,被人藐视,却不忘记你的训词。
Though I am lowly and despised, I do not forget your precepts.
142 你的公义永远长存,你的律法尽都真实。
Your righteousness is everlasting and your law is true.
143 我遭遇患难愁苦,你的命令却是我所喜爱的。
Trouble and distress have come upon me, but your commands are my delight.
144 你的法度永远是公义的,求你赐我悟性,我就活了。
Your statutes are forever right; give me understanding that I may live.
145 耶和华啊,我一心呼吁你,求你应允我,我必谨守你的律例。
I call with all my heart; answer me, O LORD, and I will obey your decrees.
146 我向你呼吁,求你救我,我要遵守你的法度。
I call out to you; save me and I will keep your statutes.
147 我趁天未亮呼求,我仰望了你的言语;
I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word.
148 我趁夜更未换将眼睁开,为要思想你的话语。
My eyes stay open through the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promises.
149 求你照你的慈爱听我的声音。耶和华啊,求你照你的典章将我救活。
Hear my voice in accordance with your love; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your laws.
150 追求奸恶的人临近了,他们远离你的律法。
Those who devise wicked schemes are near, but they are far from your law.
151 耶和华啊,你与我相近,你一切的命令尽都真实。
Yet you are near, O LORD, and all your commands are true.
152 我因学你的法度,久已知道是你永远立定的。
Long ago I learned from your statutes that you established them to last forever.
153 求你看顾我的苦难,搭救我,因我不忘记你的律法。
Look upon my suffering and deliver me, for I have not forgotten your law.
154 求你为我辨屈,救赎我,照你的话将我救活。
Defend my cause and redeem me; preserve my life according to your promise.
155 救恩远离恶人,因为他们不寻求你的律例。
Salvation is far from the wicked, for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 耶和华啊,你的慈悲本为大,求你照你的典章将我救活。
Your compassion is great, O LORD; preserve my life according to your laws.
157 逼迫我的,抵挡我的很多,我却没有偏离你的法度。
Many are the foes who persecute me, but I have not turned from your statutes.
158 我看见奸恶的人就甚憎恶,因为他们不遵守你的话。
I look on the faithless with loathing, for they do not obey your word.
159 你看我怎样爱你的训词。耶和华啊,求你照你的慈爱将我救活。
See how I love your precepts; preserve my life, O LORD, according to your love.
160 你话的总纲是真实,你一切公义的典章是永远长存。
All your words are true; all your righteous laws are eternal.
161 首领无故地逼迫我,但我的心畏惧你的言语。
Rulers persecute me without cause, but my heart trembles at your word.
162 我喜爱你的话,好象人得了许多掳物。
I rejoice in your promise like one who finds great spoil.
163 谎话是我所恨恶所憎嫌的,惟你的律法是我所爱的。
I hate and abhor falsehood but I love your law.
164 我因你公义的典章,一天七次赞美你。
Seven times a day I praise you for your righteous laws.
165 爱你律法的人有大平安,什么都不能使他们绊脚。
Great peace have they who love your law, and nothing can make them stumble.
166 耶和华啊,我仰望了你的救恩,遵行了你的命令。
I wait for your salvation, O LORD, and I follow your commands.
167 我心里守了你的法度,这法度我甚喜爱。
I obey your statutes, for I love them greatly.
168 我遵守了你的训词和法度,因我一切所行的都在你面前。
I obey your precepts and your statutes, for all my ways are known to you.
169 耶和华啊,愿我的呼吁达到你面前,照你的话赐我悟性。
May my cry come before you, O LORD; give me understanding according to your word.
170 愿我的恳求达到你面前,照你的话搭救我。
May my supplication come before you; deliver me according to your promise.
171 愿我的嘴发出赞美的话,因为你将律例教训我。
May my lips overflow with praise, for you teach me your decrees.
172 愿我的舌头歌唱你的话,因你一切的命令尽都公义。
May my tongue sing of your word, for all your commands are righteous.
173 愿你用手帮助我,因我拣选了你的训词。
May your hand be ready to help me, for I have chosen your precepts.
174 耶和华啊,我切慕你的救恩,你的律法也是我所喜爱的。
I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.
175 愿我的性命存活,得以赞美你;愿你的典章帮助我。
Let me live that I may praise you, and may your laws sustain me.
176 我如亡羊走迷了路,求你寻找仆人,因我不忘记你的命令。
I have strayed like a lost sheep. Seek your servant, for I have not forgotten your commands.
圣经辅读
诗篇第一百一十九章
里面的财富(一一九1~16)
本诗是诗篇里最长的一篇诗,共一百七十六节之多,分二十段,每段八节,是字母篇中最整齐的一篇。全篇论神的道为人的生活指南,凡遵行者必然得福。其中只有90、121、122、132四节没有提及神的道。对神的道之称呼,作者共享了八个名词(中文译出十二个名词,其实只有八个):律法(原意重指导,而非规条)、法度、训词、律例、命令(人神之间)、判语(人与人之间)、指言语的话和应许的话等。
 .遵主道者有福(1~8)──神的启示不是为了给我们研究、背诵,乃是为了叫我们遵行,所以我们要看重神的话(6),一心寻求明白祂的要求(2),因为我们要先得到祂的话才能遵守。要得着祂的指引不是用冷静的头脑,乃是用整个心灵(“一心”原文为全心),不是分裂的心或半心。当我们全心全意寻求之时,主就把这些训词给我们,也吩咐我们殷勤遵守(4)。遵守和重视主道的人决不会做羞耻的事(6),而祈求圣洁人生的人,很快就会为得着幸福而赞美(7)。这是实用的人生哲学:圣洁带来幸福与快乐。
 .珍藏主道者富(9~16)──有好的人格、性情乃是最珍贵的财富;少年人有着各样强烈的欲望冲动,而人生经验不丰、知识不够,怎能活出高贵的人生?怎可以有好的开始,然后能够不断作出明智抉择,继续持守正确目标而最后达到完美的结果?对于任何人都不可能,少年人又怎可能呢?唯一之办法,乃是在开始人生道路之时(少年),热心寻求主,看重主的指导如同财宝(14);将主言珍藏(原文)在心里(11)像收藏宝物,时常默想主的话,如守财奴数家珍一般(15);并且时常传讲教导别人,藉着教导而得进步;更要乐此不疲(14节喜悦、16节的自乐),对主的道有强烈喜好,证明已得到秘诀了。
求明白(一一九17~32)
诗人似乎经历前所未有之低潮,极需要生命与能力的更新。从这两段(17~24、25~32)经文的开始就已经表明出来。“存活”(17)、“救活”(25)表明两段所求的都是生命,指出神的道不单有指导的功能,更能赐生命、复兴软弱者、坚固灵魂。对这样重要的灵魂粮食,我们岂可忽略?
 .孤单旅客的良伴(17~24)──我们在地上是客旅,在敌国地土经过,踏过别人土地之时,也受到仇敌之逼迫(19)。诗人首先求更丰富的恩典(厚恩),恩典不够丰富不能应付世界之苛待。有丰厚之恩典,才能存活,才能遵守主道(17节之正确文意)。在诗人看来遵主道与活着同样重要,活着不能行主旨意,活着就无价值,因为祂的道在我们生命中产生作用,我们的生命就能为祂产生作用。18节之“开”字是移开、辊开障碍之意。律法的奇妙并非深奥难明,只是我们的视线常有障碍而已。若对主的话语不明白,对主旨意不清楚,就会觉得所遇见的事皆可怕。“骄傲人”(21)恃着自己在本地有权有势,就作威作福,主怎可容忍他们?恶人必偏离主的命令,神当然不会纵容他们。在他们嚣张之时,我却要默默思想主的话,因它可解我疑难(“谋士”,24)。
 .受苛待者的力量(25~32)──诗人觉得苦难像与他黏在一起,他需要明白主奥秘的旨意(27),才能真正赞叹主工作方式之奇妙,明白不会使人因失去神秘感而看不见奇妙之处。事实上,我们越多明白,越觉得主的作为奇妙。诗人继续求神移开以奸诈对待他的人(“离开”原文与18节之“开眼”同字,都是移开障碍),他不能忍受这种行事方式,因他已拣选了忠信的道路(30)。人不会靠运气机缘走在正路上,一定要自己决心选择走那一条路并且要持守它(31)。当我们最重要的部分──心得着开广之时,我们的脚才有力奔跑。
赐我自由(一一九33~48)
人生常被许多事物所限制,甚至做了该等事物之奴隶,无法挣脱那无形的枷锁,内心何等渴望得以自由。这就是诗人心灵中的盼望与呼求:要得着自由。
 .脱离财物之辖制(33~40)──钱财并不能带给人快乐,但人对钱财有一种虚幻的渴求,无力冲破,明是虚假,仍要追求。诗人求“叫我转眼不看虚假”(37),如果眼不见,心或会不迷恋,至少受试探的机会将会减少。诗人不是求看不见,我们需要看见,但要在正确的方向上看。求主使我们走向(“趋向”36)主命令的道路上,不走向不义之财。人不是求主代他做他应做的事,然后自己躺着不动;乃要趋向正确的路,求主帮助。这是每一时代每一个渴慕神的人要学的功课,求主做我们的导师“指教”(33)我们。许多导师不能给我们正确的带领,因为他们自己也被同样的问题所困。我们接受主的指教,亦即受教于祂的道(“指教”的名词就译作律法〔Torah〕)。当我们得着主的道,就是最实惠之酬劳、赏赐(“我必遵守到底”应译作“我就得到酬报”,此字在许多地方译作大赏,参诗十九11),比财物之酬报更珍贵,我们应当“羡慕”(40)主的话过于羡慕金子。
 .摆脱见证主时的紧张恐惧(41~48)──诗人求更多的怜悯,41节“慈爱”原为怜悯,是众数字,指多样性之怜悯。在前面他希望自己走在主的道路上;现在他求主的怜悯临到他,使他可以更自由释放地见证主。见证主的困难有时是没有机会或遇到不肯听的会众,但诗人所望却是自己有胆量、勇气、信心,使他可以在那轻视他及有大权势的君王面前为主作见证(42、46)。又能够自由释放地说话(45),不受紧张恐惧所限制,因他对主的道素有研究,不至言之无物。
铭记主言(一一九49~64)
记忆不好,常是我们的通病。其实我们不需要求主记得祂的应许及保证,因为祂永不忘记,忘记的是我们自己而已。我们忘记祂的应许,我们就活在担忧害怕当中;忘记祂的话语,我们就失去许多的福气。
 .铭记主言是盼望之源(49~56)──我们应该从过去的历史学到功课,过去主的道曾将我救活(50),主的道是从亘古以来的典章(52),是属经过考验而不令人失望的金石良言。我在世经过了一段客旅生活以后,发觉只有主的律例才是我得快乐的主要来源(54)。所以现今,唯一叫我得安慰、得盼望,能够在危险中安心的办法,就是记得主的应许。市侩的人指着他的钱袋说:这是我安全感的来源。酗酒的人举起酒杯说:这是我的安慰。但我要举起圣经说:这是我的盼望与安慰。过去的信誉乃最好的保证。所以纵然恶人横行至令人恐惧(“怒气”应作“惧怕”,53)但我仍能安心。我之所以如此,乃是我守

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