New International Reader's Version

Psalm 140

Psalm 140

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Lord, save me from sinful people.
    Keep me safe from those who want to hurt me.
They make evil plans in their hearts.
    They are always starting fights.
Their tongues are as deadly as the tongue of a serpent.
    The words from their lips are like the poison of a snake.

Lord, keep me safe from the hands of sinful people.
    Protect me from those who want to hurt me.
    They plan ways to trip me up and make me fall.
Proud people have hidden their traps to catch me.
    They have spread out their nets.
    They have set traps for me along my path.

I say to the Lord, “You are my God.”
    Lord, hear my cry for mercy.
Lord and King, you save me because you are strong.
    You are like a shield that keeps me safe in the day of battle.
Lord, don’t give sinners what they want.
    Don’t let their plans succeed.

Those who are all around me proudly raise their heads.
    May the trouble they planned for me happen to them.
10 May burning coals fall on people like that.
    May they be thrown into the fire.
    May they be thrown into muddy pits and never get out.
11 Don’t let people who lie about me be secure in the land.
    May trouble hunt down those who want to hurt me.

12 I know that the Lord makes sure that poor people are treated fairly.
    He stands up for those who are in need.
13 I’m sure that those who do right will praise your name.
    Those who are honest will live with you.

Nueva Versión Internacional (Castilian)

Salmos 140

Al director musical. Salmo de David.

1Oh Señor, líbrame de los impíos;
    protégeme de los violentos,
de los que urden en su corazón planes malvados
    y todos los días fomentan la guerra.
Afilan su lengua cual lengua de serpiente;
    ¡veneno de víbora hay en sus labios! Selah

Señor, protégeme del poder de los impíos;
    protégeme de los violentos,
    de los que piensan hacerme caer.
Esos engreídos me han tendido una trampa;
    han puesto los lazos de su red,
    han tendido trampas a mi paso. Selah

Yo le digo al Señor: «Tú eres mi Dios.
    Atiende, Señor, a mi voz suplicante».
Señor Soberano, mi Salvador poderoso
    que me protege en el día de la batalla:
No satisfagas, Señor, los caprichos de los impíos;
    no permitas que sus planes prosperen,
    para que no se enorgullezcan. Selah

Que sobre la cabeza de mis perseguidores
    recaiga el mal que sus labios proclaman.
10 Que lluevan brasas sobre ellos;
    que sean echados en el fuego,
    en ciénagas profundas, de donde no vuelvan a salir.
11 Que no eche raíces en la tierra
    la gente de lengua viperina;
que la calamidad persiga y destruya
    a la gente que practica la violencia.

12 Yo sé que el Señor hace justicia a los pobres
    y defiende el derecho de los necesitados.
13 Ciertamente los justos alabarán tu nombre
    y los íntegros vivirán en tu presencia.