New International Reader's Version

2 Samuel 22:1-51

David’s Song of Praise

1David sang the words of this song to the Lord. He sang them when the Lord saved him from the power of all his enemies and of Saul. 2He said,

“The Lord is my rock and my fort. He is the God who saves me.

3My God is my rock. I go to him for safety.

He is like a shield to me. He’s the power that saves me.

He’s my place of safety. I go to him for help. He’s my Savior.

He saves me from those who want to hurt me.

4I called out to the Lord. He is worthy of praise.

He saved me from my enemies.

5“The waves of death were all around me.

A destroying flood swept over me.

6The ropes of the grave were tight around me.

Death set its trap in front of me.

7When I was in trouble I called out to the Lord.

I called out to my God.

From his temple he heard my voice.

My cry for help reached his ears.

8“The earth trembled and shook.

The pillars of the heavens rocked back and forth.

They trembled because the Lord was angry.

9Smoke came out of his nose.

Flames of fire came out of his mouth.

Burning coals blazed out of it.

10He opened the heavens and came down.

Dark clouds were under his feet.

11He got on the cherubim and flew.

The wings of the wind lifted him up.

12He covered himself with darkness.

The dark rain clouds of the sky were like a tent around him.

13From the brightness all around him

flashes of lightning blazed out.

14The Lord thundered from heaven.

The voice of the Most High God was heard.

15He shot his arrows and scattered the enemy.

He sent flashes of lightning and chased them away.

16The bottom of the sea could be seen.

The foundations of the earth were uncovered.

It happened when the Lord’s anger blazed out.

It came like a blast of breath from his nose.

17“He reached down from heaven. He took hold of me.

He lifted me out of deep waters.

18He saved me from my powerful enemies.

He set me free from those who were too strong for me.

19They stood up to me when I was in trouble.

But the Lord helped me.

20He brought me out into a wide and safe place.

He saved me because he was pleased with me.

21“The Lord has been good to me because I do what is right.

He has rewarded me because I lead a pure life.

22I have lived the way the Lord wanted me to.

I’m not guilty of turning away from my God.

23I keep all his laws in mind.

I haven’t turned away from his commands.

24He knows that I am without blame.

He knows I’ve kept myself from sinning.

25The Lord has rewarded me for doing what is right.

He has rewarded me because I haven’t done anything wrong.

26Lord, to those who are faithful you show that you are faithful.

To those who are without blame you show that you are without blame.

27To those who are pure you show that you are pure.

But to those whose paths are crooked you show that you are clever.

28You save those who aren’t proud.

But you watch the proud to bring them down.

29Lord, you are my lamp.

You bring light into my darkness.

30With your help I can attack a troop of soldiers.

With the help of my God I can climb over a wall.

31“God’s way is perfect.

The Lord’s word doesn’t have any flaws.

He protects like a shield

all who go to him for safety.

32Who is God except the Lord?

Who is the Rock except our God?

33God gives me strength for the battle.

He keeps my way secure.

34He makes my feet like the feet of a deer.

He causes me to stand on the highest places.

35He trains my hands to fight every battle.

My arms can bend a bow of bronze.

36Lord, you shield me with your saving help.

Your help has made me great.

37You give me a wide path to walk in

so that I don’t twist my ankles.

38“I chased my enemies and crushed them.

I didn’t turn back until they were destroyed.

39I crushed them completely so that they couldn’t get up.

They fell under my feet.

40Lord, you gave me strength to fight the battle.

You caused my enemies to be humble in front of me.

41You made them turn their backs and run away.

So I destroyed my enemies.

42They cried out for help. But there was no one to save them.

They called out to the Lord. But he didn’t answer them.

43I beat them as fine as the dust of the earth.

I pounded them and walked on them like mud in the streets.

44“You saved me when people attacked me.

You have kept me as the ruler over nations.

People I didn’t know serve me now.

45People from other lands bow down to me in fear.

As soon as they hear about me, they obey me.

46All of them give up hope.

They come trembling out of their hiding places.

47“The Lord lives! Give praise to my Rock!

Give honor to my God, the Rock! He is my Savior!

48He is the God who pays back my enemies.

He brings the nations under my control.

49He sets me free from my enemies.

You have honored me more than them.

You have saved me from a man who wanted to hurt me.

50Lord, I will praise you among the nations.

I will sing your praise.

51He gives his king great victories.

He shows his faithful love to his anointed king.

He shows it to David and his family forever.”

Nueva Versión Internacional (Castilian)

2 Samuel 22:1-51

Salmo de David

22:1-51Sal 18 Tít.-50

1David dedicó al Señor la letra de esta canción cuando el Señor lo libró de Saúl y de todos sus enemigos. 2Dijo así:

«El Señor es mi roca, mi amparo, mi libertador;

3es mi Dios, el peñasco en que me refugio.

Es mi escudo, el poder que me salva,22:3 el poder que me salva. Lit. el cuerno de mi salvación.

¡mi más alto escondite!

Él es mi protector y mi salvador.

¡Tú me salvaste de la violencia!

4Invoco al Señor, que es digno de alabanza,

y quedo a salvo de mis enemigos.

5»Las olas de la muerte me envolvieron;

los torrentes destructores me abrumaron.

6Me enredaron los lazos del sepulcro,

y me encontré ante las trampas de la muerte.

7En mi angustia invoqué al Señor;

llamé a mi Dios,

y él me escuchó desde su templo;

¡mi clamor llegó a sus oídos!

8»La tierra tembló, se estremeció;

se sacudieron los cimientos de los cielos;

¡se tambalearon a causa de su enojo!

9Por la nariz echaba humo,

por la boca, fuego consumidor;

¡lanzaba carbones encendidos!

10»Rasgando el cielo, descendió,

pisando sobre oscuros nubarrones.

11Montando sobre un querubín, surcó los cielos

y se remontó22:11 se remontó (mss. hebreos; véanse Siríaca, Targum, Vulgata, Sal 18:10); apareció (TM). sobre las alas del viento.

12De las tinieblas y de los cargados nubarrones

hizo pabellones que lo rodeaban.

13De su radiante presencia

brotaron carbones encendidos.

14»Desde el cielo se oyó el trueno del Señor,

resonó la voz del Altísimo.

15Lanzó flechas y centellas contra mis enemigos;

los dispersó y los puso en fuga.

16A causa de la reprensión del Señor,

y por el resoplido de su enojo,22:16 por … su enojo. Lit. por el soplo del aliento de su nariz.

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.

18Me libró de mi enemigo poderoso,

de aquellos que me odiaban

y que eran más fuertes que yo.

19En el día de mi desgracia

me salieron al encuentro,

pero mi apoyo fue el Señor.

20Me 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;

22pues he andado en los caminos del Señor;

no he cometido mal alguno

ni me he apartado de mi Dios.

23Presentes tengo todas sus sentencias;

no me he alejado de sus decretos.

24He sido íntegro ante él

y me he abstenido de pecar.

25El 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;

27sincero eres con quien es sincero,

pero sagaz con el que es tramposo.

28Das la victoria a los humildes,

pero tu mirada humilla a los altaneros.

29Tú, Señor, eres mi lámpara;

tú, Señor, iluminas mis tinieblas.

30Con 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?

33Es él quien me arma de valor

y endereza mi camino;

34da a mis pies la ligereza del venado,

y me mantiene firme en las alturas;

35adiestra mis manos para la batalla,

y mis brazos para tensar arcos de bronce.

36Tú me cubres con el escudo de tu salvación;

tu bondad me ha hecho prosperar.

37Me has despejado el camino;

por eso mis tobillos no flaquean.

38»Perseguí a mis enemigos y los destruí;

no retrocedí hasta verlos aniquilados.

39Los aplasté por completo. Ya no se levantan.

¡Cayeron debajo de mis pies!

40Tú me armaste de valor para el combate;

bajo mi planta sometiste a los rebeldes.

41Hiciste retroceder a mis enemigos,

y así exterminé a los que me odiaban.

42Pedían ayuda; no hubo quien los salvara.

Al Señor clamaron, pero no les respondió.

43Los 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.

45Son 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!

48Él es el Dios que me vindica,

el que pone los pueblos a mis pies.

49Tú me libras de mis enemigos,

me exaltas por encima de mis adversarios,

me salvas de los hombres violentos.

50Por 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».