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2 Samuel 22

David’s Psalm of Rescue

1David spoke the words of this song to the Lord when the Lord rescued him from the hands of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul. He said:

“The Lord is my rock and my fortress [on the mountain] and my rescuer;

[a]My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold and my refuge,
My Savior—You save me from violence.

“I call on the Lord, who is worthy to be praised,
And I am saved from my enemies.

“For the waves of death encompassed me;
The torrents of [b]destruction overwhelmed and terrified me.

“The cords of Sheol surrounded me;
The snares of death confronted me.

“In my distress I called upon the Lord;
I cried out to my God,
And from His temple [in the heavens] He heard my voice;
My cry for help came into His ears.

“Then the earth shook and quaked,
The foundations of the heavens trembled
And were shaken, because He was angry.

“Smoke went up out of His nostrils,
And devouring fire from His mouth;
Coals were kindled by it.
10 
“He bowed the heavens also, and came down
With thick darkness under His feet.
11 
“He rode on a cherub and flew;
He appeared upon the wings of the wind.
12 
“He made darkness [c]canopies around Him,
A mass of waters, thick clouds of the skies.
13 
“Out of the brightness before Him
Coals of fire were set aflame.
14 
“The Lord thundered from heaven,
And the Most High uttered His voice.
15 
“He sent out arrows and scattered them;
Lightning, and confused them.
16 
“The channels of the sea appeared,
The foundations of the world were uncovered
At the rebuke of the Lord,
At the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
17 
“He sent from above, He took me;
He drew me out of great waters.
18 
“He rescued me from my strong enemy,
From those who hated me, for they were too mighty for me.
19 
“They came upon me in the day of my calamity,
But the Lord was my support.
20 
“He also brought me out to an open place;
He rescued me because He delighted in me.
21 
“The Lord has dealt with me according to my righteousness;
According to the cleanness of my hands He has rewarded me.
22 
“For I have kept the ways of the Lord,
And have not acted wickedly against my God.
23 
“For all His judgments (legal decisions) were before me,
And from His statutes I did not turn aside.
24 
“I was also blameless before Him,
And kept myself from wrongdoing.
25 
“Therefore the Lord has rewarded me according to my righteousness,
According to my cleanness in His sight.
26 
“With the loving and loyal You show Yourself loving and loyal,
With the blameless You show Yourself blameless.
27 
“With the pure You show Yourself pure,
With the perverted You show Yourself astute.
28 
“And You save the afflicted people;
But Your eyes are on the haughty whom You abase (humiliate).
29 
“For You, O Lord, are my lamp;
The Lord illumines and dispels my darkness.
30 
“For by You I can run upon a troop;
By my God I can leap over a wall.
31 
“As for God, His way is blameless and perfect;
The word of the Lord is tested.
He is a shield to all those who take refuge and trust in Him.
32 
“For who is God, besides the Lord?
And who is a rock, besides our God?
33 
“God is my strong fortress;
He sets the blameless in His way.
34 
“He makes my feet like the doe’s feet [firm and swift];
He sets me [secure and confident] on my high places.
35 
“He trains my hands for war,
So that my arms can bend (pull back) a bow of bronze.
36 
“You have also given me the shield of Your salvation,
And Your help and gentleness make me great.
37 
“You enlarge my steps under me,
And my feet have not slipped.
38 
“I pursued my enemies and destroyed them,
And I did not turn back until they were consumed (eliminated).
39 
“I consumed them and shattered them, so that they did not rise;
They fell under my feet.
40 
“For You have surrounded me with strength for the battle;
You have subdued under me those who stood against me.
41 
“You have also made my enemies turn their backs to me [in retreat],
And I destroyed those who hated me.
42 
“They looked, but there was no savior for them
Even to the Lord [they looked], but He did not answer them.
43 
“Then I beat them as [small as] the dust of the earth;
I crushed and stamped them as the mire (dirt, mud) of the streets.
44 
“You also have rescued me from strife with my [own] people;
You have kept me as the head of the nations.
People whom I have not known served me.
45 
“Foreigners pretend obedience to me;
As soon as they hear [me], they obey me.
46 
“Foreigners lose heart;
They come trembling out of their strongholds.
47 
“The Lord lives, and blessed be my rock,
And exalted be my God, the rock of my salvation.
48 
“It is God who executes vengeance for me,
And brings down [and disciplines] the peoples under me,
49 
Who also brings me out from my enemies.
You even lift me above those who rise up against me;
You rescue me from the violent man.
50 
“For this I will give thanks and praise You, O Lord, among the nations;
I will sing praises to Your name.
51 
“He is a tower of salvation and great deliverance to His king,
And shows lovingkindness to His anointed,
To David and his offspring forever.”

Notas al pie

  1. 2 Samuel 22:3 Lit the God of my rock.
  2. 2 Samuel 22:5 Heb Belial.
  3. 2 Samuel 22:12 Some mss read His covering.

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2 Samuel 22

Salmo de David

1David dedicó al Señor la letra de esta canción cuando el Señor lo libró de Saúl y de todos sus enemigos. Dijo así:

«El Señor es mi roca, mi amparo, mi libertador;
    es mi Dios, el peñasco en que me refugio.
Es mi escudo, el poder que me salva,[a]
    ¡mi más alto escondite!
Él es mi protector y mi salvador.
    ¡Tú me salvaste de la violencia!
Invoco al Señor, que es digno de alabanza,
    y quedo a salvo de mis enemigos.

»Las olas de la muerte me envolvieron;
    los torrentes destructores me abrumaron.
Me enredaron los lazos del sepulcro,
    y me encontré ante las trampas de la muerte.
En mi angustia invoqué al Señor;
    llamé a mi Dios,
y él me escuchó desde su templo;
    ¡mi clamor llegó a sus oídos!

»La tierra tembló, se estremeció;
    se sacudieron los cimientos de los cielos;
    ¡se tambalearon a causa de su enojo!
Por la nariz echaba humo,
    por la boca, fuego consumidor;
    ¡lanzaba carbones encendidos!

10 »Rasgando el cielo, descendió,
    pisando sobre oscuros nubarrones.
11 Montando sobre un querubín, surcó los cielos
    y se remontó[b] sobre las alas del viento.
12 De las tinieblas y de los cargados nubarrones
    hizo pabellones que lo rodeaban.
13 De su radiante presencia
    brotaron carbones encendidos.

14 »Desde el cielo se oyó el trueno del Señor,
    resonó la voz del Altísimo.
15 Lanzó flechas y centellas contra mis enemigos;
    los dispersó y los puso en fuga.
16 A causa de la reprensión del Señor,
    y por el resoplido de su enojo,[c]
las cuencas del mar quedaron a la vista;
    ¡al descubierto quedaron los cimientos de la tierra!

17 »Extendiendo su mano desde lo alto,
    tomó la mía y me sacó del mar profundo.
18 Me libró de mi enemigo poderoso,
    de aquellos que me odiaban
    y que eran más fuertes que yo.
19 En el día de mi desgracia
    me salieron al encuentro,
    pero mi apoyo fue el Señor.
20 Me sacó a un amplio espacio;
    me libró porque se agradó de mí.

21 »El Señor me ha pagado conforme a mi justicia,
    me ha premiado conforme a la limpieza de mis manos;
22 pues he andado en los caminos del Señor;
    no he cometido mal alguno
    ni me he apartado de mi Dios.
23 Presentes tengo todas sus sentencias;
    no me he alejado de sus decretos.
24 He sido íntegro ante él
    y me he abstenido de pecar.
25 El Señor me ha recompensado conforme a mi justicia,
    conforme a mi limpieza delante de él.

26 »Tú eres fiel con quien es fiel,
    e irreprochable con quien es irreprochable;
27 sincero eres con quien es sincero,
    pero sagaz con el que es tramposo.
28 Das la victoria a los humildes,
    pero tu mirada humilla a los altaneros.
29 Tú, Señor, eres mi lámpara;
    tú, Señor, iluminas mis tinieblas.
30 Con tu apoyo me lanzaré contra un ejército;
    contigo, Dios mío, podré asaltar murallas.

31 »El camino de Dios es perfecto;
    la palabra del Señor es intachable.
    Escudo es Dios a los que en él se refugian.
32 ¿Pues quién es Dios, si no el Señor?
    ¿Quién es la roca, si no nuestro Dios?
33 Es él quien me arma de valor
    y endereza mi camino;
34 da a mis pies la ligereza del venado,
    y me mantiene firme en las alturas;
35 adiestra mis manos para la batalla,
    y mis brazos para tensar arcos de bronce.
36 Tú me cubres con el escudo de tu salvación;
    tu bondad me ha hecho prosperar.
37 Me has despejado el camino;
    por eso mis tobillos no flaquean.

38 »Perseguí a mis enemigos y los destruí;
    no retrocedí hasta verlos aniquilados.
39 Los aplasté por completo. Ya no se levantan.
    ¡Cayeron debajo de mis pies!
40 Tú me armaste de valor para el combate;
    bajo mi planta sometiste a los rebeldes.
41 Hiciste retroceder a mis enemigos,
    y así exterminé a los que me odiaban.
42 Pedían ayuda; no hubo quien los salvara.
    Al Señor clamaron, pero no les respondió.
43 Los desmenucé. Parecían el polvo de la tierra.
    ¡Los pisoteé como al lodo de las calles!

44 »Me has librado de una turba amotinada;
    me has puesto por encima de los paganos;
    me sirve gente que yo no conocía.
45 Son extranjeros, y me rinden homenaje;
    apenas me oyen, me obedecen.
46 ¡Esos extraños se descorazonan,
    y temblando salen de sus refugios!
47 ¡El Señor vive! ¡Alabada sea mi roca!
    ¡Exaltado sea Dios mi Salvador!
48 Él es el Dios que me vindica,
    el que pone los pueblos a mis pies.
49 Tú me libras de mis enemigos,
    me exaltas por encima de mis adversarios,
    me salvas de los hombres violentos.
50 Por eso, Señor, te alabo entre las naciones
    y canto salmos a tu nombre.

51 »El Señor da grandes victorias a su rey;
    a su ungido David y a sus descendientes
    les muestra por siempre su gran amor».

Notas al pie

  1. 22:3 el poder que me salva. Lit. el cuerno de mi salvación.
  2. 22:11 se remontó (mss. hebreos; véanse Siríaca, Targum, Vulgata, Sal 18:10); apareció (TM).
  3. 22:16 por … su enojo. Lit. por el soplo del aliento de su nariz.