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Salmos 18

Al director musical. De David, siervo del Señor. David dedicó al Señor la letra de esta canción cuando el Señor lo libró de Saúl y de todos sus enemigos. Dijo así:

1¡Cuánto te amo, Señor, fuerza mía!

El Señor es mi roca, mi amparo, mi libertador;
    es mi Dios, el peñasco en que me refugio.
Es mi escudo, el poder que me salva,[a]
    ¡mi más alto escondite!
Invoco al Señor, que es digno de alabanza,
    y quedo a salvo de mis enemigos.

Los lazos de la muerte me envolvieron;
    los torrentes destructores me abrumaron.
Me enredaron los lazos del sepulcro,
    y me encontré ante las trampas de la muerte.
En mi angustia invoqué al Señor;
    clamé a mi Dios,
y él me escuchó desde su templo;
    ¡mi clamor llegó a sus oídos!

La tierra tembló, se estremeció;
    se sacudieron los cimientos de los montes;
    ¡retemblaron a causa de su enojo!
Por la nariz echaba humo,
    por la boca, fuego consumidor;
    ¡lanzaba carbones encendidos!

Rasgando el cielo, descendió,
    pisando sobre oscuros nubarrones.
10 Montando sobre un querubín, surcó los cielos
    y se remontó sobre las alas del viento.
11 Hizo de las tinieblas su escondite,
    de los oscuros y cargados nubarrones
    un pabellón que lo rodeaba.
12 De su radiante presencia brotaron nubes,
    granizos y carbones encendidos.

13 En el cielo, entre granizos y carbones encendidos,
    se oyó el trueno del Señor,
    resonó la voz del Altísimo.
14 Lanzó sus flechas, sus grandes centellas;
    dispersó a mis enemigos y los puso en fuga.
15 A causa de tu reprensión, oh Señor,
    y por el resoplido de tu enojo,[b]
las cuencas del mar quedaron a la vista;
    ¡al descubierto quedaron los cimientos de la tierra!

16 Extendiendo su mano desde lo alto,
    tomó la mía y me sacó del mar profundo.
17 Me libró de mi enemigo poderoso,
    y de aquellos que me odiaban
    y eran más fuertes que yo.
18 En el día de mi desgracia me salieron al encuentro,
    pero mi apoyo fue el Señor.
19 Me sacó a un amplio espacio;
    me libró porque se agradó de mí.

20 El Señor me ha pagado conforme a mi justicia;
    me ha premiado conforme a la limpieza de mis manos,
21 pues he andado en los caminos del Señor;
    no he cometido mal alguno
    ni me he apartado de mi Dios.
22 Presentes tengo todas sus sentencias;
    no me he alejado de sus decretos.
23 He sido íntegro con él
    y me he abstenido de pecar.
24 El Señor me ha recompensado conforme a mi justicia,
    conforme a la limpieza de mis manos.

25 Tú eres fiel con quien es fiel,
    e irreprochable con quien es irreprochable;
26 sincero eres con quien es sincero,
    pero sagaz con el que es tramposo.
27 Tú das la victoria a los humildes,
    pero humillas a los altaneros.
28 Tú, Señor, mantienes mi lámpara encendida;
    tú, Dios mío, iluminas mis tinieblas.
29 Con tu apoyo me lanzaré contra un ejército;
    contigo, Dios mío, podré asaltar murallas.

30 El camino de Dios es perfecto;
    la palabra del Señor es intachable.
    Escudo es Dios a los que en él se refugian.
31 ¿Quién es Dios, si no el Señor?
    ¿Quién es la roca, si no nuestro Dios?
32 Es él quien me arma de valor
    y endereza mi camino;
33 da a mis pies la ligereza del venado,
    y me mantiene firme en las alturas;
34 adiestra mis manos para la batalla,
    y mis brazos para tensar arcos de bronce.
35 Tú me cubres con el escudo de tu salvación,
    y con tu diestra me sostienes;
    tu bondad me ha hecho prosperar.
36 Me has despejado el camino,
    así que mis tobillos no flaquean.

37 Perseguí a mis enemigos, les di alcance,
    y no retrocedí hasta verlos aniquilados.
38 Los aplasté. Ya no pudieron levantarse.
    ¡Cayeron debajo de mis pies!
39 Tú me armaste de valor para el combate;
    bajo mi planta sometiste a los rebeldes.
40 Hiciste retroceder a mis enemigos,
    y así exterminé a los que me odiaban.
41 Pedían ayuda; no hubo quien los salvara.
    Al Señor clamaron,[c] pero no les respondió.
42 Los desmenucé. Parecían polvo disperso por el viento.
    ¡Los pisoteé[d] como al lodo de las calles!

43 Me has librado de una turba amotinada;
    me has puesto por encima de los paganos;
    me sirve gente que yo no conocía.
44 Apenas me oyen, me obedecen;
    son extranjeros, y me rinden homenaje.
45 ¡Esos extraños se descorazonan,
    y temblando salen de sus refugios!
46 ¡El Señor vive! ¡Alabada sea mi roca!
    ¡Exaltado sea Dios mi Salvador!
47 Él es el Dios que me vindica,
    el que pone los pueblos a mis pies.

48 Tú me libras del furor de mis enemigos,
    me exaltas por encima de mis adversarios,
    me salvas de los hombres violentos.
49 Por eso, Señor, te alabo entre las naciones
    y canto salmos a tu nombre.

50 El Señor da grandes victorias a su rey;
    a su ungido David y a sus descendientes
    les muestra por siempre su gran amor.

Notas al pie

  1. 18:2 el poder que me salva. Lit. el cuerno de mi salvación.
  2. 18:15 por … tu enojo. Lit. por el soplo del aliento de tu nariz.
  3. 18:41 Al Señor clamaron (versiones antiguas); TM no incluye clamaron.
  4. 18:42 Los pisoteé (LXX, Siríaca, Targum, mss. y 2S 22:43); Los vacié (TM).

King James Version

Psalm 18

1I will love thee, O Lord, my strength.

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth.

There went up a smoke out of his nostrils, and fire out of his mouth devoured: coals were kindled by it.

He bowed the heavens also, and came down: and darkness was under his feet.

10 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind.

11 He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him were dark waters and thick clouds of the skies.

12 At the brightness that was before him his thick clouds passed, hail stones and coals of fire.

13 The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail stones and coals of fire.

14 Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.

15 Then the channels of waters were seen, and the foundations of the world were discovered at thy rebuke, O Lord, at the blast of the breath of thy nostrils.

16 He sent from above, he took me, he drew me out of many waters.

17 He delivered me from my strong enemy, and from them which hated me: for they were too strong for me.

18 They prevented me in the day of my calamity: but the Lord was my stay.

19 He brought me forth also into a large place; he delivered me, because he delighted in me.

20 The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; according to the cleanness of my hands hath he recompensed me.

21 For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God.

22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.

23 I was also upright before him, and I kept myself from mine iniquity.

24 Therefore hath the Lord recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in his eyesight.

25 With the merciful thou wilt shew thyself merciful; with an upright man thou wilt shew thyself upright;

26 With the pure thou wilt shew thyself pure; and with the froward thou wilt shew thyself froward.

27 For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks.

28 For thou wilt light my candle: the Lord my God will enlighten my darkness.

29 For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall.

30 As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

31 For who is God save the Lord? or who is a rock save our God?

32 It is God that girdeth me with strength, and maketh my way perfect.

33 He maketh my feet like hinds' feet, and setteth me upon my high places.

34 He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

35 Thou hast also given me the shield of thy salvation: and thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great.

36 Thou hast enlarged my steps under me, that my feet did not slip.

37 I have pursued mine enemies, and overtaken them: neither did I turn again till they were consumed.

38 I have wounded them that they were not able to rise: they are fallen under my feet.

39 For thou hast girded me with strength unto the battle: thou hast subdued under me those that rose up against me.

40 Thou hast also given me the necks of mine enemies; that I might destroy them that hate me.

41 They cried, but there was none to save them: even unto the Lord, but he answered them not.

42 Then did I beat them small as the dust before the wind: I did cast them out as the dirt in the streets.

43 Thou hast delivered me from the strivings of the people; and thou hast made me the head of the heathen: a people whom I have not known shall serve me.

44 As soon as they hear of me, they shall obey me: the strangers shall submit themselves unto me.

45 The strangers shall fade away, and be afraid out of their close places.

46 The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted.

47 It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.

48 He delivereth me from mine enemies: yea, thou liftest me up above those that rise up against me: thou hast delivered me from the violent man.

49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

50 Great deliverance giveth he to his king; and sheweth mercy to his anointed, to David, and to his seed for evermore.