King James Version

Psalm 35

1Plead my cause, O Lord, with them that strive with me: fight against them that fight against me.

Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for mine help.

Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute me: say unto my soul, I am thy salvation.

Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my soul: let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my hurt.

Let them be as chaff before the wind: and let the angel of the Lord chase them.

Let their way be dark and slippery: and let the angel of the Lord persecute them.

For without cause have they hid for me their net in a pit, which without cause they have digged for my soul.

Let destruction come upon him at unawares; and let his net that he hath hid catch himself: into that very destruction let him fall.

And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord: it shall rejoice in his salvation.

10 All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like unto thee, which deliverest the poor from him that is too strong for him, yea, the poor and the needy from him that spoileth him?

11 False witnesses did rise up; they laid to my charge things that I knew not.

12 They rewarded me evil for good to the spoiling of my soul.

13 But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.

14 I behaved myself as though he had been my friend or brother: I bowed down heavily, as one that mourneth for his mother.

15 But in mine adversity they rejoiced, and gathered themselves together: yea, the abjects gathered themselves together against me, and I knew it not; they did tear me, and ceased not:

16 With hypocritical mockers in feasts, they gnashed upon me with their teeth.

17 Lord, how long wilt thou look on? rescue my soul from their destructions, my darling from the lions.

18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

19 Let not them that are mine enemies wrongfully rejoice over me: neither let them wink with the eye that hate me without a cause.

20 For they speak not peace: but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land.

21 Yea, they opened their mouth wide against me, and said, Aha, aha, our eye hath seen it.

22 This thou hast seen, O Lord: keep not silence: O Lord, be not far from me.

23 Stir up thyself, and awake to my judgment, even unto my cause, my God and my Lord.

24 Judge me, O Lord my God, according to thy righteousness; and let them not rejoice over me.

25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them not say, We have swallowed him up.

26 Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt: let them be clothed with shame and dishonour that magnify themselves against me.

27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the Lord be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

28 And my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.

Nueva Versión Internacional (Castilian)

Salmos 35

Salmo de David.

1Defiéndeme, Señor, de los que me atacan;
    combate a los que me combaten.
Toma tu adarga, tu escudo,
    y acude en mi ayuda.
Empuña la lanza y el hacha,
    y haz frente a[a] los que me persiguen.
Quiero oírte decir:
    «Yo soy tu salvación».

Queden confundidos y avergonzados
    los que procuran matarme;
retrocedan humillados
    los que traman mi ruina.
Sean como la paja en el viento,
    acosados por el ángel del Señor;
sea su senda oscura y resbalosa,
    perseguidos por el ángel del Señor.
Ya que sin motivo me tendieron una trampa,
    y sin motivo cavaron una fosa para mí,
que la ruina los tome por sorpresa;
    que caigan en su propia trampa,
    en la fosa que ellos mismos cavaron.

Así mi alma se alegrará en el Señor
    y se deleitará en su salvación;
10 así todo mi ser exclamará:
    «¿Quién como tú, Señor?
Tú libras de los poderosos a los pobres;
    a los pobres y necesitados libras
    de aquellos que los explotan».

11 Se presentan testigos despiadados
    y me preguntan cosas que yo ignoro.
12 Me devuelven mal por bien,
    y eso me hiere en el alma;
13 pues cuando ellos enfermaban
    yo me vestía de luto,
    me afligía y ayunaba.

¡Ay, si pudiera retractarme de mis oraciones!

14 Me vestía yo de luto,
    como por un amigo o un hermano.
Afligido, inclinaba la cabeza,
    como si llorara por mi madre.
15 Pero yo tropecé, y ellos se alegraron,
    y a una se juntaron contra mí.
Gente extraña,[b] que yo no conocía,
    me calumniaba sin cesar.
16 Me atormentaban, se burlaban de mí,[c]
    y contra mí rechinaban los dientes.

17 ¿Hasta cuándo, Señor, vas a tolerar esto?
Libra mi vida, mi única vida,
    de los ataques de esos leones.
18 Yo te daré gracias en la gran asamblea;
    ante una multitud te alabaré.

19 No dejes que de mí se burlen
    mis enemigos traicioneros;
no dejes que se guiñen el ojo
    los que me odian sin motivo.
20 Porque no vienen en son de paz,
    sino que urden mentiras
    contra la gente apacible del país.
21 De mí se ríen a carcajadas, y exclaman:
    «¡Mirad cómo ha acabado!»

22 Señor, tú has visto todo esto;
    no te quedes callado.
    ¡Señor, no te alejes de mí!
23 ¡Despierta, Dios mío, levántate!
    ¡Hazme justicia, Señor, defiéndeme!
24 Júzgame según tu justicia, Señor mi Dios;
    no dejes que se burlen de mí.
25 No permitas que piensen:
    «¡Así queríamos verlo!»
No permitas que digan:
    «Nos lo hemos tragado vivo».

26 Queden avergonzados y confundidos
    todos los que se alegran de mi desgracia;
sean cubiertos de oprobio y vergüenza
    todos los que se creen más que yo.
27 Pero lancen voces de alegría y regocijo
    los que apoyan mi causa,
y digan siempre: «Exaltado sea el Señor,
    quien se deleita en el bienestar de su siervo».

28 Con mi lengua proclamaré tu justicia,
    y todo el día te alabaré.

Notas al pie

  1. 35:3 el hacha, y haz frente a (lectura probable); cierra contra (TM).
  2. 35:15 Gente extraña (lectura probable); Gente golpeada (TM).
  3. 35:16 Me atormentaban, se burlaban de mí (LXX); Con inicuos burlones de una torta (TM).