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Psalm 94

The Lord Implored to Avenge His People.

1O Lord God, You to whom vengeance belongs,
O God, You to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth [in judgment]!

Rise up, O Judge of the earth;
Give to the proud a fitting compensation.

O Lord, how long will the wicked,
How long will the wicked rejoice in triumph?

They pour out words, speaking arrogant things;
All who do evil boast proudly.

They crush Your people, O Lord,
And afflict and abuse Your heritage.

[a]They kill the widow and the alien
And murder the fatherless.

Yet they say, “The Lord does not see,
Nor does the God of Jacob (Israel) notice it.”


Consider thoughtfully, you senseless (stupid ones) among the people;
And you [dull-minded] fools, when will you become wise and understand?

He who made the ear, does He not hear?
He who formed the eye, does He not see?
10 
He who instructs the nations,
Does He not rebuke and punish,
He who teaches man knowledge?
11 
The Lord knows the thoughts of man,
That they are a mere breath (vain, empty, futile).

12 
Blessed [with wisdom and prosperity] is the man whom You discipline and instruct, O Lord,
And whom You teach from Your law,
13 
That You may grant him [power to calm himself and find] peace in the days of adversity,
Until the pit is dug for the wicked and ungodly.
14 
For the Lord will not abandon His people,
Nor will He abandon His inheritance.
15 
For judgment will again be righteous,
And all the upright in heart will follow it.
16 
Who will stand up for me against the evildoers?
Who will take a stand for me against those who do wickedness?

17 
If the Lord had not been my help,
I would soon have dwelt in [the land of] silence.
18 
If I say, “My foot has slipped,”
Your compassion and lovingkindness, O Lord, will hold me up.
19 
When my anxious thoughts multiply within me,
Your comforts delight me.
20 
Can a throne of destruction be allied with You,
One which frames and devises mischief by decree [under the sacred name of law]?
21 
They band themselves together against the life of the righteous
And condemn the innocent to death.
22 
But the Lord has become my high tower and defense,
And my God the rock of my refuge.
23 
He has turned back their own wickedness upon them
And will destroy them by means of their own evil;
The Lord our God will wipe them out.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 94:6 Widows, resident aliens, and the fatherless were particularly vulnerable members of ancient society, since they often had little or no economic means. The wicked could easily take advantage of them. God in several Old Testament passages commanded Israel to care especially for these helpless members of society. See, for example, Deut 24:17-22; Ps 146:9; Is 1:17; Zech 7:9, 10.

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Salmos 94

1Señor, Dios de las venganzas;
    Dios de las venganzas, ¡manifiéstate![a]
Levántate, Juez de la tierra,
    y dales su merecido a los soberbios.
¿Hasta cuándo, Señor, hasta cuándo
    habrán de ufanarse los impíos?

Todos esos malhechores son unos fanfarrones;
    a borbotones escupen su arrogancia.
A tu pueblo, Señor, lo pisotean;
    ¡oprimen a tu herencia!
Matan a las viudas y a los extranjeros;
    a los huérfanos los asesinan.
Y hasta dicen: «El Señor no ve;
    el Dios de Jacob no se da cuenta».

Entiendan esto, gente necia;
    ¿cuándo, insensatos, lo van a comprender?
¿Acaso no oirá el que nos hizo los oídos,
    ni podrá ver el que nos formó los ojos?
10 ¿Y no habrá de castigar el que corrige a las naciones
    e instruye en el saber a todo el mundo?
11 El Señor conoce los pensamientos humanos,
    y sabe que son absurdos.

12 Dichoso aquel a quien tú, Señor, corriges;
    aquel a quien instruyes en tu ley,
13 para que enfrente tranquilo los días de aflicción
    mientras al impío se le cava una fosa.
14 El Señor no rechazará a su pueblo;
    no dejará a su herencia en el abandono.
15 El juicio volverá a basarse en la justicia,
    y todos los rectos de corazón lo seguirán.

16 ¿Quién se levantó a defenderme de los impíos?
    ¿Quién se puso de mi parte contra los malhechores?
17 Si el Señor no me hubiera brindado su ayuda,
    muy pronto me habría quedado en mortal silencio.
18 No bien decía: «Mis pies resbalan»,
    cuando ya tu amor, Señor, venía en mi ayuda.
19 Cuando en mí la angustia iba en aumento,
    tu consuelo llenaba mi alma de alegría.

20 ¿Podrías ser amigo de reyes corruptos[b]
    que por decreto fraguan la maldad,
21 que conspiran contra la gente honrada
    y condenan a muerte al inocente?
22 Pero el Señor es mi protector,
    es mi Dios y la roca en que me refugio.
23 Él les hará pagar por sus pecados
    y los destruirá por su maldad;
    ¡el Señor nuestro Dios los destruirá!

Notas al pie

  1. 94:1 ¡manifiéstate! Lit. resplandece.
  2. 94:20 de reyes corruptos. Lit. del trono corrupto.