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Salmos 17

Oración de David.

1Señor, oye mi justo ruego;
    escucha mi clamor;
presta oído a mi oración,
    pues no sale de labios engañosos.
Sé tú mi defensor,
    pues tus ojos ven lo que es justo.

Tú escudriñas mi corazón,
    tú me examinas por las noches;
¡ponme, pues, a prueba,
    que no hallarás en mí maldad alguna!

¡No pasarán por mis labios
    palabras como las de otra gente,
    pues yo cumplo con tu palabra!
Del camino de la violencia
    he apartado mis pasos;
    mis pies están firmes en tus sendas.

A ti clamo, oh Dios, porque tú me respondes;
    inclina a mí tu oído, y escucha mi oración.
Tú, que salvas con tu diestra
    a los que buscan escapar de sus adversarios,
    dame una muestra de tu gran amor.
Cuídame como a la niña de tus ojos;
    escóndeme, bajo la sombra de tus alas,
de los malvados que me atacan,
    de los enemigos que me han cercado.
10 Han cerrado su insensible corazón,
    y profieren insolencias con su boca.
11 Vigilan de cerca mis pasos,
    prestos a derribarme.
12 Parecen leones ávidos de presa,
    leones que yacen al acecho.

13 ¡Vamos, Señor, enfréntate a ellos!
    ¡Derrótalos!
    ¡Con tu espada rescátame de los malvados!
14 ¡Con tu mano, Señor, sálvame de estos mortales
    que no tienen más herencia que esta vida!

Con tus tesoros les has llenado el vientre,
    sus hijos han tenido abundancia,
    y hasta ha sobrado para sus descendientes.
15 Pero yo en justicia contemplaré tu rostro;
    me bastará con verte cuando despierte.

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Psalm 17

Prayer for Protection against Oppressors.

A Prayer of David.

1Hear the just (righteous) cause, O Lord; listen to my loud [piercing] cry;
Listen to my prayer, that comes from guileless lips.

Let my verdict of vindication come from Your presence;
May Your eyes look with equity and behold things that are just.

You have tried my heart;
You have visited me in the night;
You have tested me and You find nothing [evil in me];
I intend that my mouth will not transgress.

Concerning the deeds of men, by the word of Your lips
I have kept away from the paths of the violent.

My steps have held closely to Your paths;
My feet have not staggered.


I have called upon You, for You, O God, will answer me;
Incline Your ear to me, hear my speech.

Wondrously show Your [marvelous and amazing] lovingkindness,
O Savior of those who take refuge at Your right hand
From those who rise up against them.

Keep me [in Your affectionate care, protect me] as the [a]apple of Your eye;
Hide me in the [protective] shadow of Your wings

From the wicked who despoil and deal violently with me,
My deadly enemies who surround me.
10 
They have closed their [b]unfeeling heart [to kindness and compassion];
With their mouths they speak proudly and make presumptuous claims.
11 
They track us down and have now surrounded us in our steps;
They set their eyes to force us to the ground,
12 
He is like a lion eager to tear [his prey],
And like a young lion lurking in hiding places.

13 
Arise, O Lord, confront him, cast him down;
Save my soul from the wicked with Your sword,
14 
From men with Your hand, O Lord,
From men of the world [these moths of the night] whose portion [of enjoyment] is in this life—idle and vain,
And whose belly You fill with Your treasure;
They are satisfied with children,
And they leave what they have left [of wealth] to their children.
15 
As for me, I shall see Your face in righteousness;
I will be [fully] satisfied when I awake [to find myself] seeing Your likeness.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 17:8 Lit the pupil, the daughter of the eye.
  2. Psalm 17:10 Lit fat.