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Salmos 107

LIBRO V

1Den gracias al Señor, porque él es bueno;
    su gran amor perdura para siempre.
Que lo digan los redimidos del Señor,
    a quienes redimió del poder del adversario,
a quienes reunió de todos los países,
    de oriente y de occidente, del norte y del sur.[a]

Vagaban perdidos por parajes desiertos,
    sin dar con el camino a una ciudad habitable.
Hambrientos y sedientos,
    la vida se les iba consumiendo.
En su angustia clamaron al Señor,
    y él los libró de su aflicción.
Los llevó por el camino recto
    hasta llegar a una ciudad habitable.

¡Que den gracias al Señor por su gran amor,
    por sus maravillas en favor de los hombres!
¡Él apaga la sed del sediento,
    y sacia con lo mejor al hambriento!

10 Afligidos y encadenados,
    habitaban en las más densas tinieblas
11 por haberse rebelado contra las palabras de Dios,
    por menospreciar los designios del Altísimo.
12 Los sometió[b] a trabajos forzados;
    tropezaban, y no había quien los ayudara.
13 En su angustia clamaron al Señor,
    y él los salvó de su aflicción.
14 Los sacó de las sombras tenebrosas
    y rompió en pedazos sus cadenas.

15 ¡Que den gracias al Señor por su gran amor,
    por sus maravillas en favor de los hombres!
16 ¡Él hace añicos las puertas de bronce
    y rompe en mil pedazos las barras de hierro!

17 Trastornados por su rebeldía,
    afligidos por su iniquidad,
18 todo alimento les causaba asco.
    ¡Llegaron a las puertas mismas de la muerte!
19 En su angustia clamaron al Señor,
    y él los salvó de su aflicción.
20 Envió su palabra para sanarlos,
    y así los rescató del sepulcro.

21 ¡Que den gracias al Señor por su gran amor,
    por sus maravillas en favor de los hombres!
22 ¡Que ofrezcan sacrificios de gratitud,
    y jubilosos proclamen sus obras!

23 Se hicieron a la mar en sus barcos;
    para comerciar surcaron las muchas aguas.
24 Allí, en las aguas profundas,
    vieron las obras del Señor y sus maravillas.
25 Habló Dios, y se desató un fuerte viento
    que tanto encrespó las olas
26 que subían a los cielos y bajaban al abismo.
    Ante el peligro, ellos perdieron el coraje.
27 Como ebrios tropezaban, se tambaleaban;
    de nada les valía toda su pericia.
28 En su angustia clamaron al Señor,
    y él los sacó de su aflicción.
29 Cambió la tempestad en suave brisa:
    se sosegaron las olas del mar.
30 Ante esa calma se alegraron,
    y Dios los llevó al puerto anhelado.

31 ¡Que den gracias al Señor por su gran amor,
    por sus maravillas en favor de los hombres!
32 ¡Que lo exalten en la asamblea del pueblo!
    ¡Que lo alaben en el consejo de los ancianos!

33 Dios convirtió los ríos en desiertos,
    los manantiales en tierra seca,
34 los fértiles terrenos en tierra salitrosa,
    por la maldad de sus habitantes.
35 Convirtió el desierto en fuentes de agua,
    la tierra seca en manantiales;
36 hizo habitar allí a los hambrientos,
    y ellos fundaron una ciudad habitable.
37 Sembraron campos, plantaron viñedos,
    obtuvieron abundantes cosechas.
38 Dios los bendijo y se multiplicaron,
    y no dejó que menguaran sus rebaños.

39 Pero, si merman y son humillados,
    es por la opresión, la maldad y la aflicción.
40 Dios desdeña a los nobles
    y los hace vagar por desiertos sin senderos.
41 Pero a los necesitados los saca de su miseria,
    y hace que sus familias crezcan como rebaños.
42 Los rectos lo verán y se alegrarán,
    pero todos los impíos serán acallados.

43 Quien sea sabio, que considere estas cosas
    y entienda bien el gran amor del Señor.

Notas al pie

  1. 107:3 del sur. Lit. del mar.
  2. 107:12 Los sometió. Lit. Sometió sus corazones.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 107

BOOK V

Psalms 107–150

Psalm 107

Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good.
    His faithful love continues forever.
Let those who have been set free by the Lord tell their story.
    He set them free from the power of the enemy.
He brought them back from other lands.
    He brought them back from east and west, from north and south.

Some of them wandered in deserts that were dry and empty.
    They couldn’t find a city where they could make their homes.
They were hungry and thirsty.
    Their lives were slipping away.
Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he saved them from their troubles.
He led them straight
    to a city where they could make their homes.
Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
He gives those who are thirsty all the water they want.
    He gives those who are hungry all the good food they can eat.

10 Others lived in the deepest darkness.
    They suffered as prisoners in iron chains.
11 That’s because they hadn’t obeyed the commands of God.
    They had refused to follow the plans of the Most High God.
12 So he made them do work that was hard and bitter.
    They tripped and fell, and there was no one to help them.
13 Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he saved them from their troubles.
14 He brought them out of the deepest darkness.
    He broke their chains off.
15 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
16 He breaks down gates that are made of bronze.
    He cuts through bars that are made of iron.

17 Others were foolish. They suffered because of their sins.
    They suffered because they wouldn’t obey the Lord.
18 They refused to eat anything.
    They came close to passing through the gates of death.
19 Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he saved them from their troubles.
20 He gave his command and healed them.
    He saved them from the grave.
21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
22 Let them sacrifice thank offerings.
    Let them talk about what he has done as they sing with joy.

23 Some people sailed out on the ocean in ships.
    They traded goods on the mighty waters.
24 They saw the works of the Lord.
    They saw the wonderful deeds he did on the ocean.
25 He spoke and stirred up a storm.
    It lifted the waves high.
26 They rose up to the heavens. Then they went down deep into the ocean.
    In that kind of danger the people’s boldness melted away.
27 They were unsteady like people who have become drunk.
    They didn’t know what to do.
28 Then they cried out to the Lord because of their problems.
    And he brought them out of their troubles.
29 He made the storm as quiet as a whisper.
    The waves of the ocean calmed down.
30 The people were glad when the ocean became calm.
    Then he guided them to the harbor they were looking for.
31 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his faithful love.
    Let them give thanks for the wonderful things he does for people.
32 Let them honor him among his people who gather for worship.
    Let them praise him in the meeting of the elders.

33 He turned rivers into a desert.
    He turned flowing springs into thirsty ground.
34 He turned land that produced crops into a salty land where nothing could grow.
    He did it because the people who lived there were evil.
35 He turned the desert into pools of water.
    He turned the dry and cracked ground into flowing springs.
36 He brought hungry people there to live.
    They built a city where they could make their homes.
37 They planted fields and vineyards
    that produced large crops.
38 He blessed the people, and they greatly increased their numbers.
    He kept their herds from getting smaller.

39 Then the number of God’s people got smaller.
    They were made humble by trouble, suffering and sorrow.
40 The God who looks down on proud nobles
    made them wander in a desert where no one lives.
41 But he lifted needy people out of their suffering.
    He made their families increase like flocks of sheep.
42 Honest people see it and are filled with joy.
    But no one who is evil has anything to say.

43 Let those who are wise pay attention to these things.
    Let them think about the loving deeds of the Lord.