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Salmos 38

Salmo de David, para las ofrendas memoriales.

1Señor, no me reprendas en tu enojo
    ni me castigues en tu ira.
Porque tus flechas me han atravesado,
    y sobre mí ha caído tu mano.
Por causa de tu indignación
    no hay nada sano en mi cuerpo;
por causa de mi pecado
    mis huesos no hallan descanso.
Mis maldades me abruman,
    son una carga demasiado pesada.

Por causa de mi insensatez
    mis llagas hieden y supuran.
Estoy agobiado, del todo abatido;
    todo el día ando acongojado.
Estoy ardiendo de fiebre;
    no hay nada sano en mi cuerpo.
Me siento débil, completamente deshecho;
    mi corazón gime angustiado.

Ante ti, Señor, están todos mis deseos;
    no te son un secreto mis anhelos.
10 Late mi corazón con violencia,
    las fuerzas me abandonan,
    hasta la luz de mis ojos se apaga.
11 Mis amigos y vecinos se apartan de mis llagas;
    mis parientes se mantienen a distancia.
12 Tienden sus trampas los que quieren matarme;
    maquinan mi ruina los que buscan mi mal
    y todo el día urden engaños.

13 Pero yo me hago el sordo, y no los escucho;
    me hago el mudo, y no les respondo.
14 Soy como los que no oyen
    ni pueden defenderse.
15 Yo, Señor, espero en ti;
    tú, Señor y Dios mío, serás quien responda.
16 Tan solo pido que no se burlen de mí,
    que no se crean superiores si resbalo.

17 Estoy por desfallecer;
    el dolor no me deja un solo instante.
18 Voy a confesar mi iniquidad,
    pues mi pecado me angustia.
19 Muchos son mis enemigos gratuitos;[a]
    abundan los que me odian sin motivo.
20 Por hacer el bien, me pagan con el mal;
    por procurar lo bueno, se ponen en mi contra.

21 Señor, no me abandones;
    Dios mío, no te alejes de mí.
22 Señor de mi salvación,
    ¡ven pronto en mi ayuda!

Notas al pie

  1. 38:19 gratuitos (lectura probable); vivientes (TM).

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 38

Psalm 38

A psalm of David. A prayer.

Lord, don’t correct me when you are angry.
    Don’t punish me when you are burning with anger.
You have wounded me with your arrows.
    You have struck me with your hand.
Because of your anger, my whole body is sick.
    Because of my sin, I’m not healthy.
My guilt has become too much for me.
    It is a load too heavy to carry.

My wounds are ugly. They stink.
    I’ve been foolish. I have sinned.
I am bent over. I’ve been brought very low.
    All day long I go around weeping.
My back is filled with burning pain.
    My whole body is sick.
I am weak and feel as if I’ve been broken in pieces.
    I groan because of the great pain in my heart.

Lord, everything I really want is clearly known to you.
    You always hear me when I sigh.
10 My heart pounds, and my strength is gone.
    My eyes can hardly see.
11 My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds.
    My neighbors stay far away from me.
12 Those who are trying to kill me set their traps.
    Those who want to harm me talk about destroying me.
    All day long they make their plans and tell their lies.

13 Like a deaf person, I can’t hear.
    Like someone who can’t speak, I can’t say a word.
14 I’m like someone who doesn’t hear.
    I’m like someone whose mouth can’t make any reply.
15 Lord, I wait for you to help me.
    Lord my God, I know you will answer.
16 I said, “Don’t let my enemies have the joy of seeing me fall.
    Don’t let them brag when my feet slip.”

17 I am about to fall.
    My pain never leaves me.
18 I admit that I have done wrong.
    I am troubled by my sin.
19 Though I have done nothing to cause it, many people have become my enemies.
    They hate me without any reason.
20 They pay me back with evil, even though I was good to them.
    They bring charges against me, though I try only to do what is good.

21 Lord, don’t desert me.
    My God, don’t be far away from me.
22 Lord my Savior,
    come quickly to help me.