Nueva Versión Internacional

Salmos 59

Al director musical. Sígase la tonada de «No destruyas». Mictam de David, cuando Saúl había ordenado que vigilaran la casa de David con el propósito de matarlo.

1Líbrame de mis enemigos, oh Dios;
    protégeme de los que me atacan.
Líbrame de los malhechores;
    sálvame de los asesinos.

¡Mira cómo me acechan!
    Hombres crueles conspiran contra mí
    sin que yo, Señor, haya delinquido ni pecado.
Presurosos se disponen a atacarme
    sin que yo haya cometido mal alguno.

¡Levántate y ven en mi ayuda!
    ¡Mira mi condición!
Tú, Señor, eres el Dios Todopoderoso,
    ¡eres el Dios de Israel!
¡Despiértate y castiga a todas las naciones;
    no tengas compasión de esos viles traidores! Selah

Ellos vuelven por la noche,
    gruñendo como perros
    y acechando alrededor de la ciudad.
Echan espuma por la boca,
    lanzan espadas por sus fauces,
    y dicen: «¿Quién va a oírnos?»
Pero tú, Señor, te burlas de ellos;
    te ríes de todas las naciones.
A ti, fortaleza mía, vuelvo los ojos,
    pues tú, oh Dios, eres mi protector.
10 Tú eres el Dios que me ama,
    e irás delante de mí
    para hacerme ver la derrota de mis enemigos.
11 Pero no los mates,
    para que mi pueblo no lo olvide.
Zarandéalos con tu poder; ¡humíllalos!
    ¡Tú, Señor, eres nuestro escudo!
12 Por los pecados de su boca,
    por las palabras de sus labios,
    que caigan en la trampa de su orgullo.
Por las maldiciones y mentiras que profieren,
13     consúmelos en tu enojo;
    ¡consúmelos hasta que dejen de existir!
Así todos sabrán que Dios gobierna en Jacob,
    y hasta los confines de la tierra. Selah

14 Porque ellos vuelven por la noche,
    gruñendo como perros
    y acechando alrededor de la ciudad.
15 Van de un lado a otro buscando comida,
    y aúllan si no quedan satisfechos.
16 Pero yo le cantaré a tu poder,
    y por la mañana alabaré tu amor;
porque tú eres mi protector,
    mi refugio en momentos de angustia.

17 A ti, fortaleza mía, te cantaré salmos,
    pues tú, oh Dios, eres mi protector.
    ¡Tú eres el Dios que me ama!

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 59

Psalm 59

For the director of music. A miktam of David when Saul had sent men to watch David’s house. Saul sent the men to kill David. To the tune of “Do Not Destroy.”

God, save me from my enemies.
    Keep me safe from people who are attacking me.
Save me from those who do evil.
    Save me from people who want to kill me.

See how they hide and wait for me!
    Lord, angry people plan to harm me,
    even though I haven’t hurt them in any way or sinned against them.
I haven’t done anything wrong to them. But they are ready to attack me.
    Rise up and help me! Look at what I’m up against!
Lord God who rules over all, rise up. God of Israel,
    punish all the nations.
Don’t show any mercy to those sinful people
    who have turned against me.

My enemies are like a pack of barking dogs
    that come back to the city in the evening.
    They prowl around the city.
Listen to what pours out of their mouths.
    The words from their lips are like swords.
    They think, “Who can hear us?”
But you laugh at them, Lord.
    You make fun of all those nations.

You give me strength. I look to you.
God, you are like a fort to me. 10     You are my God, and I can depend on you.

God will march out in front of me.
    He will let me look down on those who tell lies about me.
11 Lord, you are like a shield that keeps us safe.
    Don’t kill my enemies all at once.
    If you do, my people will forget about it.
Use your power to pull my enemies up by the roots like weeds.
    Destroy them.
12 They have sinned with their mouths.
    Their lips have spoken evil words.
They have cursed me and lied.
    Let them be caught in their pride.
13 Burn them up in your anger.
    Burn them up until there isn’t anything left of them.
Then everyone from one end of the earth to the other will know
    that God rules over the people of Jacob.

14 My enemies are like a pack of barking dogs
    that come back into the city in the evening.
    They prowl around the city.
15 They wander around looking for food.
    They groan if they don’t find something that will satisfy them.
16 But I will sing about your strength.
    In the morning I will sing about your love.
You are like a fort to me.
    You keep me safe in times of trouble.

17 You give me strength. I sing praise to you.
    God, you are like a fort to me. You are my God, and I can depend on you.