New American Standard Bible

Psalm 56

Supplication for Deliverance and Grateful Trust in God.

For the choir director; according to [a]Jonath elem rehokim. A [b]Mikhtam of David, [c]when the Philistines seized him in Gath.

1Be gracious to me, O God, for man has [d]trampled upon me;
[e]Fighting all day long he oppresses me.
My foes have [f]trampled upon me all day long,
For [g]they are many who fight proudly against me.
[h]When I am afraid,
[i]I will put my trust in You.
In God, whose word I praise,
In God I have put my trust;
I shall not be afraid.
What can mere [j]man do to me?
All day long they [k]distort my words;
All their [l]thoughts are against me for evil.
They [m]attack, they lurk,
They watch my [n]steps,
As they have waited to take my [o]life.
Because of wickedness, [p]cast them forth,
In anger put down the peoples, O God!

You have taken account of my wanderings;
Put my tears in Your bottle.
Are they not in Your book?
Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call;
This I know, [q]that God is for me.
10 In God, whose word I praise,
In the Lord, whose word I praise,
11 In God I have put my [r]trust, I shall not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
12 Your vows are binding upon me, O God;
I will render thank offerings to You.
13 For You have delivered my soul from death,
[s]Indeed my feet from stumbling,
So that I may walk before God
In the light of the [t]living.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 56:1 Or The silent dove of those who are far off, or, The dove of the distant terebinths
  2. Psalm 56:1 Possibly Epigrammatic Poem, or Atonement Psalm
  3. Psalm 56:1 1 Sam 21:10, 11
  4. Psalm 56:1 Or snapped at
  5. Psalm 56:1 Or A fighting man
  6. Psalm 56:2 Or snapped at
  7. Psalm 56:2 Or many are fighting
  8. Psalm 56:3 Lit In the day
  9. Psalm 56:3 Or I am one who puts
  10. Psalm 56:4 Lit flesh
  11. Psalm 56:5 Or trouble my affairs
  12. Psalm 56:5 Or purposes
  13. Psalm 56:6 Or stir up strife
  14. Psalm 56:6 Lit heels
  15. Psalm 56:6 Lit soul
  16. Psalm 56:7 Or will they have escape?
  17. Psalm 56:9 Or because
  18. Psalm 56:11 Or trust without fear
  19. Psalm 56:13 Or have You not delivered
  20. Psalm 56:13 Or life

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Salmos 56

Al director musical. Sígase la tonada de «La tórtola en los robles lejanos». Mictam de David, cuando los filisteos lo apresaron en Gat.

1Ten compasión de mí, oh Dios,
    pues hay gente que me persigue.
Todo el día me atacan mis opresores,
    todo el día me persiguen mis adversarios;
    son muchos los arrogantes que me atacan.

Cuando siento miedo,
    pongo en ti mi confianza.
Confío en Dios y alabo su palabra;
    confío en Dios y no siento miedo.
    ¿Qué puede hacerme un simple mortal?

Todo el día tuercen mis palabras;
    siempre están pensando hacerme mal.
Conspiran, se mantienen al acecho;
    ansiosos por quitarme la vida,
    vigilan todo lo que hago.
¡En tu enojo, Dios mío, humilla a esos pueblos!
    ¡De ningún modo los dejes escapar!

Toma en cuenta mis lamentos;
    registra mi llanto en tu libro.[a]
    ¿Acaso no lo tienes anotado?
Cuando yo te pida ayuda,
    huirán mis enemigos.
Una cosa sé: ¡Dios está de mi parte!
10 Confío en Dios y alabo su palabra;
    confío en el Señor y alabo su palabra;
11 confío en Dios y no siento miedo.
    ¿Qué puede hacerme un simple mortal?

12 He hecho votos delante de ti, oh Dios,
    y te presentaré mis ofrendas de gratitud.
13 Tú, oh Dios, me has librado de tropiezos,
    me has librado de la muerte,
para que siempre, en tu presencia,
    camine en la luz de la vida.

Notas al pie

  1. 56:8 registra mi llanto en tu libro. Lit. pon mis lágrimas en tu frasco.