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Psalm 40

Psalm 40

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

I was patient while I waited for the Lord.
    He turned to me and heard my cry for help.
I was sliding down into the pit of death, and he pulled me out.
    He brought me up out of the mud and dirt.
He set my feet on a rock.
    He gave me a firm place to stand on.
He gave me a new song to sing.
    It is a hymn of praise to our God.
Many people will see and have respect for the Lord.
    They will put their trust in him.

Blessed is the person
    who trusts in the Lord.
They don’t trust in proud people.
    Those proud people worship statues of gods.
Lord my God,
    no one can compare with you.
You have done many wonderful things.
    You have planned to do these things for us.
There are too many of them
    for me to talk about.

You didn’t want sacrifices and offerings.
    You didn’t require burnt offerings and sin offerings.
    You opened my ears so that I could hear you and obey you.
Then I said, “Here I am.
    It is written about me in the book.
My God, I have come to do what you want.
    Your law is in my heart.”

I have told the whole community of those who worship you.
    I have told them what you have done to save me.
Lord, you know
    that I haven’t kept quiet.
10 I haven’t kept to myself that what you did for me was right.
    I have spoken about how faithful you were when you saved me.
I haven’t hidden your love and your faithfulness
    from the whole community.

11 Lord, don’t hold back your mercy from me.
    May your love and faithfulness always keep me safe.
12 There are more troubles all around me than I can count.
    My sins have caught up with me, and I can’t see any longer.
My sins are more than the hairs of my head.
    I have lost all hope.

13 Lord, please save me.
    Lord, come quickly to help me.
14 Let all those who are trying to kill me be put to shame.
    Let them lose their way.
Let all those who want to destroy me
    be turned back in shame.
15 Some people make fun of me.
    Let them be shocked when their plans fail.
16 But let all those who seek you
    be joyful and glad because of what you have done.
Let those who count on you to save them always say,
    “The Lord is great!”

17 But I am poor and needy.
    May the Lord be concerned about me.
You are the God who helps me and saves me.
    You are my God, so don’t wait any longer.

Nueva Versión Internacional (Castilian)

Salmos 40

Al director musical. Salmo de David.

1Puse en el Señor toda mi esperanza;
    él se inclinó hacia mí y escuchó mi clamor.
Me sacó de la fosa de la muerte,
    del lodo y del pantano;
puso mis pies sobre una roca,
    y me plantó en terreno firme.
Puso en mis labios un cántico nuevo,
    un himno de alabanza a nuestro Dios.
Al ver esto, muchos tuvieron miedo
    y pusieron su confianza en el Señor.

Dichoso el que pone su confianza en el Señor
    y no recurre a los idólatras
    ni a los que adoran dioses falsos.
Muchas son, Señor mi Dios,
    las maravillas que tú has hecho.
No es posible enumerar
    tus bondades en favor nuestro.
Si quisiera anunciarlas y proclamarlas,
    serían más de lo que puedo contar.

A ti no te complacen sacrificios ni ofrendas,
    pero has abierto mis oídos para oírte;
tú no has pedido holocaustos
    ni sacrificios por el pecado.
Por eso dije: «Aquí me tienes
    —como el libro dice de mí—.
Me agrada, Dios mío, hacer tu voluntad;
    tu ley la llevo dentro de mí».

En medio de la gran asamblea
    he dado a conocer tu justicia.
Tú bien sabes, Señor,
    que no he sellado mis labios.
10 No escondo tu justicia en mi corazón,
    sino que proclamo tu fidelidad y tu salvación.
No oculto en la gran asamblea
    tu gran amor y tu verdad.
11 No me niegues, Señor, tu misericordia;
    que siempre me protejan tu amor y tu verdad.
12 Muchos males me han rodeado;
    tantos son que no puedo contarlos.
Me han alcanzado mis iniquidades,
    y ya ni puedo ver.
Son más que los cabellos de mi cabeza,
    y mi corazón desfallece.

13 Por favor, Señor, ¡ven a librarme!
    ¡Ven pronto, Señor, en mi auxilio!
14 Sean confundidos y avergonzados
    todos los que tratan de matarme;
huyan derrotados
    todos los que procuran mi mal;
15 que la vergüenza de su derrota
    humille a los que se burlan de mí.
16 Pero que todos los que te buscan
    se alegren en ti y se regocijen;
que los que aman tu salvación digan siempre:
    «¡Cuán grande es el Señor

17 Y a mí, pobre y necesitado,
    quiera el Señor tomarme en cuenta.

Tú eres mi socorro y mi libertador;
    ¡Dios mío, no tardes!