By Ling-Ling Shih, Copyright © 2009-2014
Psalm 1 New International Version (NIV)
1 Blessed is the one
who does not walk in step with the wicked
or stand in the way that sinners take
or sit in the company of mockers,
2 but whose delight is in the law of the Lord,
and who meditates on his law day and night.
3 That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
whatever they do prospers.
4 Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
5 Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.
6 For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked leads to destruction.
诗篇 1 Chinese Union Version Modern Punctuation (Simplified) (CUVMPS)
1 Bú cóng è rén de jì móu , bú zhàn zuì rén de dàolù , bú zuò xiè màn rén de zuòwei .
2 Wéi xǐaì Yēhéhuá de lǜfǎ , zhòuyè sīxiǎng , zhè rén biàn wèi yǒu fú .
3 Tā yào xiàng yī kē shù zāi zaì xī shuǐ páng , ànshí hòu jié guǒzi , yèzi yĕ bú kū gān . fán tā suǒ zuò de , jǐn dōu shùnlì.
4 È rén bìng bú shì zhèyàng , nǎi xiàng kāng pí beì fēng chuī sǎn .
5 Yīncǐ dāng shĕnpàn de shíhou , è rén bì zhàn lì bú zhù , zuì rén zaì yì rén de huì zhōng , yĕ shì rúcǐ .
6 Yīnwei Yēhéhuá zhīdào yì rén de dàolù . è rén de dàolù , què bì mièwáng .
詩篇 1 Chinese Union Version Modern Punctuation (Traditional) (CUVMPT)
|2||喜爱||喜愛||xǐ ài||to like; to love; to be fond of; favorite|
|3||耶和华||耶和華||yē hé huá||Jehovah (biblical name for God, Hebrew: YHWH); compare Yahweh 雅威|
|4||的||de||of; ~’s (possessive particle); (used after an attribute); (used to form a nominal expression); (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)|
|6||法||㳒灋||fǎ||variant of 法 ; France; French; abbr. for 法国 ; law; method; way; Buddhist teaching; Legalist; old variant of 法 ; law|
|7||昼夜||晝夜||zhòu yè||day and night; period of 24 hours; continuously, without stop|
|8||思想||sī xiǎng||thought; thinking; idea; ideology; Classifiers: 个|
|9||这||這||zhè||this; these; (commonly pr. before a classifier, esp. in Beijing)|
|10||人||rén||man; person; people; Classifiers: 个|
|11||便||biàn||ordinary; plain; convenient; as convenient; when the chance arises; handy; easy; informal; simple; so; thus; to relieve oneself; to urinate; to defecate; equivalent to 就 : then; in that case; even if; soon afterwards|
|12||为||為, 爲||wéi||as (in the capacity of); to take sth as; to act as; to serve as; to behave as; to become; to be; to do; by (in the passive voice); variant of 为 ; as (i.e. in the capacity of); to take sth as; to act as; to serve as; to behave as; to become; to be; to do|
|13||有||yǒu||to have; there is; there are; to exist; to be|
|14||福||fú||surname Fu; abbr. for Fujian province 福建省 ; good fortune; happiness; luck|
|15||他||tā||he or him; (used for either sex when the sex is unknown or unimportant); (used before sb’s name for emphasis); (used as a meaningless mock object); other; another|
|16||要||yào||will be，be going to, want, to demand; to request; to coerce|
|17||像||xiàng||to resemble; to be like; to look as if; such as; appearance; image; portrait; image under a mapping (math.)|
|18||一||yī||one; 1; single; a (article); as soon as; entire; whole; all; throughout; “one” radical in Chinese characters (Kangxi radical 1)|
|19||棵||kē||classifier for trees, cabbages, plants etc|
|20||树||樹||shù||tree; Classifiers: 棵 ; to cultivate; to set up|
|21||栽||zāi||to grow; to plant; to insert; to force on sb; to fall head first|
|22||在||zài||(located) at; (to be) in; to exist; in the middle of doing sth; (indicating an action in progress)|
|24||水||shuǐ||surname Shui; water; river; liquid; beverage; additional charges or income; (of clothes) classifier for number of washes|
|25||旁||páng||beside; one side; other; side; self; the right-hand side of split Chinese character, often the phonetic|
|26||按||àn||to press; to push; to leave aside or shelve; to control; to restrain; to keep one’s hand on; to check or refer to; according to; in the light of; (of an editor or author) to make a comment|
|27||时候||時候||shí hou||time; length of time; moment; period|
|28||结||結||jié||to produce, knot; sturdy; bond; to tie; to bind; to check out (of a hotel)|
|30||叶子||葉子||yè zi||foliage; leaf; Classifiers: 片|
|31||也||yě||surname Ye; also; too; (in Classical Chinese) final particle implying affirmation|
|32||不||bù||(negative prefix); not; no|
|34||凡||凢||fán||ordinary; commonplace; mundane; temporal; of the material world (as opposed to supernatural or immortal levels); every; all; whatever; altogether; gist; outline; note of Chinese musical scale|
|35||他||tā||he or him; (used for either sex when the sex is unknown or unimportant); (used before sb’s name for emphasis); (used as a meaningless mock object); other; another|
|36||所||suǒ||actually; place; classifier for houses, small buildings, institutions etc; that which; particle introducing a relative clause or passive; Classifiers: 个|
|37||做||zuò||to do; to make; to produce; to write; to compose; to act as; to engage in; to hold (a party); to be; to become; to function (in some capacity); to serve as; to be used for; to form (a bond or relationship); to pretend; to feign; to act a part; to put on appearance|
|38||的||de||of; ~’s (possessive particle); (used after an attribute); (used to form a nominal expression); (used at the end of a declarative sentence for emphasis)|
|39||尽||盡||jìn||to use up; to exhaust; to end; to finish; to the utmost; exhausted; finished; to the limit (of sth)|
|40||都||dōu||all; both; entirely; (used for emphasis) even; already; (not) at all|
|41||顺利||順利||shùn lì||go smoothly; without a hitch|
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Published on Jan 18, 2009 by coty00777
Another year has passed. A new year has arrived. I have new year resolutions, but I am afraid to promise myself what I will do this year. Instead of telling myself I will do this or that, I can only say to myself: Try to do what I am resolved to do this new year, even if sometimes I can’t keep them up. If I do slack off someday, I will get back the next day. I don’t want to set myself up for failure, but if I encourage myself to never give up on my resolutions and make the best efforts to keep them up, they become doable.
The following is not a new year resolution, but more a list of things that will help me be the person I would like to be.
- Have the right focus in life. Meditate on God’s word every day.
- Take care of myself. Be kind to myself. Allow myself to get enough sleep. Exercise regularly. Eat well.
- Be kind to others. Find opportunities to show kindness to others.
- Don’t harbor any grudges against anyone.
- Let bygone be bygone. Focus on the here and now.
- Add values to other people’s lives through my work.
- Build up myself and others.
- Be a good steward of my time and other’s.
- Smile more and make those around you smile.
- Be genuine. Don’t be a hypocrite. Do and say everything from your heart.
- Love. Be a loving mother, loving daughter, loving sister, loving friend, loving teacher… (I will end the list with this bible verse:1 Corinthians 13:13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.)
I know I need to work out the specifics to make any plan workable, but these are the general principles I want to uphold.
Happy New Year to all!
May God bless you!
I wrote the above reflection the other day. I am laughing at myself. I always made such a useless list. I don’t know why I bothered to make them. I went hiking in the rain today. I was chatting with another hiker. I asked her if she still made any new-year resolution. She jokingly said that “this year I am going to be meaner.” I found that amusing, since I have never heard anyone make such a new-year resolution–and it was so different from the ones I have just made. I said that it probably won’t be as hard to keep as the ones I have made. For one thing, it is a lot easier to keep one resolution instead of 10. It is also probably easier to be meaner than nicer. She said that she is too nice sometimes, and she needs to tough it up a bit. Maybe she was hurt badly and needs to get meaner with someone. Perhaps she is in the middle of a divorce and she needs to stand up for herself. Anyway, her resolution seems to be a lot more realistic and achievable than mine.
I don’t know why I always have such an urge to come up with a list of “what we should do.” Don’t I know as soon as I made them, I am already starting to violate some of them? St. Paul knew well our propensity to sin and said, “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do” (Romans 7: 15). He said again, “For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do–this I keep on doing” (Romans 7: 19). If we have resolved to do any good, how can we be sure we do the good we want to do?
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