5 “Behold, God is mighty, but despises no one;
He is mighty in strength of understanding.
6 He does not preserve the life of the wicked,
But gives justice to the oppressed.
7 He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous;
But they are on the throne with kings,
For He has seated them forever,
And they are exalted.
8 And if they are bound in fetters,
Held in the cords of affliction,
9 Then He tells them their work and their transgressions—
That they have acted defiantly.
10 He also opens their ear to instruction,
And commands that they turn from iniquity.
11 If they obey and serve Him,
They shall spend their days in prosperity,
And their years in pleasures.
12 But if they do not obey,
They shall perish by the sword,
And they shall die without knowledge.
13 “But the hypocrites in heart store up wrath;
They do not cry for help when He binds them.
14 They die in youth,
And their life ends among the perverted persons.
15 He delivers the poor in their affliction,
And opens their ears in oppression.
16 “Indeed He would have brought you out of dire distress,
Into a broad place where there is no restraint;
And what is set on your table would be full of richness.
5 神有大能，並不藐視人，祂的智慧甚廣。 6 祂不保護惡人的性命，卻為困苦人申冤。 7 祂時常看顧義人，使他們和君王同坐寶座，永遠要被高舉。 8 他們若被鎖鏈捆住，被苦難的繩索纏住， 9 塔就把他們的作為和過犯指示他們，叫他們知道有驕傲的行動。 10 祂也開通他們的耳朵，得受教訓，吩咐他們離開罪孽轉回。 11 他們若聽從侍奉祂，就必度日亨通，歷年福樂； 12 若不聽從，就要被刀殺滅，無知無識而死。 13 那心中不敬虔的人積蓄怒氣，神捆綁他們，他們竟不求救， 14 必在青年時死亡，與汙穢人一樣喪命。 15 神藉著困苦救拔困苦人，趁他們受欺壓，開通他們的耳朵。 16 神也必引你出離患難，進入寬闊不狹窄之地，擺在你席上的必滿有肥甘。