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Salmos 41

Al director musical. Salmo de David.

1Dichoso el que piensa en el débil;
    el Señor lo librará en el día de la desgracia.
El Señor lo protegerá y lo mantendrá con vida;
    lo hará dichoso en la tierra
    y no lo entregará al capricho de sus adversarios.
El Señor lo confortará cuando esté enfermo;
    lo alentará en el lecho del dolor.

Yo he dicho:
«Señor, compadécete de mí;
    sáname, pues contra ti he pecado».
Con saña dicen de mí mis enemigos:
    «¿Cuándo se morirá?
    ¿Cuándo pasará al olvido?»
Si vienen a verme, no son sinceros;
    recogen calumnias y salen a contarlas.

Mis enemigos se juntan y cuchichean contra mí;
    me hacen responsable de mi mal. Dicen:
«Lo que le ha sobrevenido es cosa del demonio;
    de esa cama no volverá a levantarse».
Hasta mi mejor amigo, en quien yo confiaba
    y que compartía el pan conmigo,
    me ha puesto la zancadilla.

10 Pero tú, Señor, compadécete de mí;
    haz que vuelva a levantarme
    para darles su merecido.
11 En esto sabré que te he agradado:
    en que mi enemigo no triunfe sobre mí.
12 Por mi integridad habrás de sostenerme,
    y en tu presencia me mantendrás para siempre.

13 Bendito sea el Señor, el Dios de Israel,
    por los siglos de los siglos.

Amén y amén.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 41

Psalm 41

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Blessed are those who care about weak people.
    When they are in trouble, the Lord saves them.
The Lord guards them and keeps them alive.
    They are counted among those who are blessed in the land.
    The Lord won’t hand them over to the wishes of their enemies.
The Lord will take care of them when they are lying sick in bed.
    He will make them well again.

I said, “Lord, have mercy on me.
    Heal me, because I have sinned against you.”
My enemies are saying bad things about me.
    They say, “When will he die and his name be forgotten?”
When one of them comes to see me,
    he says things that aren’t true.
At the same time, he thinks up lies to tell against me.
    Then he goes out and spreads those lies around.

All my enemies whisper to each other about me.
    They want something terrible to happen to me.
They say, “He is sick and will die very soon.
    He will never get up from his bed again.”
Even my close friend, someone I trusted, has failed me.
    I even shared my bread with him.

10 But Lord, may you have mercy on me.
    Make me well, so I can pay them back.
11 Then I will know that you are pleased with me,
    because my enemies haven’t won the battle over me.
12 You will take good care of me because I’ve been honest.
    You will let me be with you forever.

13 Give praise to the Lord, the God of Israel,
    for ever and ever.
Amen and Amen.