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Salmos 73

LIBRO III

Salmo de Asaf.

1En verdad, ¡cuán bueno es Dios con Israel,
    con los puros de corazón!
Yo estuve a punto de caer,
    y poco me faltó para que resbalara.
Sentí envidia de los arrogantes,
    al ver la prosperidad de esos malvados.

Ellos no tienen ningún problema;
    su cuerpo está fuerte y saludable.[a]
Libres están de los afanes de todos;
    no les afectan los infortunios humanos.
Por eso lucen su orgullo como un collar,
    y hacen gala de su violencia.
¡Están que revientan de malicia,
    y hasta se les ven sus malas intenciones!
Son burlones, hablan con doblez,
    y arrogantes oprimen y amenazan.
Con la boca increpan al cielo,
    con la lengua dominan la tierra.
10 Por eso la gente acude a ellos
    y cree todo lo que afirman.
11 Hasta dicen: «¿Cómo puede Dios saberlo?
    ¿Acaso el Altísimo tiene entendimiento?»

12 Así son los impíos;
    sin afanarse, aumentan sus riquezas.

13 En verdad, ¿de qué me sirve
    mantener mi corazón limpio
    y mis manos lavadas en la inocencia,
14 si todo el día me golpean
    y de mañana me castigan?

15 Si hubiera dicho: «Voy a hablar como ellos»,
    habría traicionado a tu linaje.
16 Cuando traté de comprender todo esto,
    me resultó una carga insoportable,
17 hasta que entré en el santuario de Dios;
    allí comprendí cuál será el destino de los malvados:
18 En verdad, los has puesto en terreno resbaladizo,
    y los empujas a su propia destrucción.
19 ¡En un instante serán destruidos,
    totalmente consumidos por el terror!
20 Como quien despierta de un sueño,
    así, Señor, cuando tú te levantes,
    desecharás su falsa apariencia.

21 Se me afligía el corazón
    y se me amargaba el ánimo
22 por mi necedad e ignorancia.
    ¡Me porté contigo como una bestia!
23 Pero yo siempre estoy contigo,
    pues tú me sostienes de la mano derecha.
24 Me guías con tu consejo,
    y más tarde me acogerás en gloria.
25 ¿A quién tengo en el cielo sino a ti?
    Si estoy contigo, ya nada quiero en la tierra.
26 Podrán desfallecer mi cuerpo y mi espíritu,[b]
    pero Dios fortalece[c] mi corazón;
    él es mi herencia eterna.

27 Perecerán los que se alejen de ti;
    tú destruyes a los que te son infieles.
28 Para mí el bien es estar cerca de Dios.
    He hecho del Señor Soberano mi refugio
    para contar todas sus obras.

Notas al pie

  1. 73:4 no tienen ningún problema; / su cuerpo está fuerte y saludable. Alt. no tienen lucha alguna ante su muerte; / su cuerpo está saludable.
  2. 73:26 espíritu. Lit. corazón.
  3. 73:26 fortalece. Lit. es la roca de.

Amplified Bible

Psalm 73

Book Three

The End of the Wicked Contrasted with That of the Righteous.

A Psalm of Asaph.

1Truly God is good to Israel,
To those who are pure in heart.

But as for me, my feet came close to stumbling,
My steps had almost slipped.

For I was envious of the arrogant
As I saw the prosperity of the wicked.

For there are no pains in their death,
Their body is fat and pampered.

They are not in trouble as other men,
Nor are they plagued like mankind.

Therefore pride is their necklace;
Violence covers them like a garment [like a long, luxurious robe].

Their eye bulges from fatness [they have more than the heart desires];
The imaginations of their mind run riot [with foolishness].

They mock and wickedly speak of oppression;
They speak loftily [with malice].

They set their mouth against the heavens,
And their tongue swaggers through the earth.

10 
Therefore his people return to this place,
And waters of abundance [offered by the irreverent] are [blindly] drunk by them.
11 
They say, “How does God know?
Is there knowledge [of us] with the Most High?”
12 
Behold, these are the ungodly,
Who always prosper and are at ease [in the world]; they have increased in wealth.
13 
Surely then in vain I have cleansed my heart
And washed my hands in innocence.
14 
For all the day long have I been stricken,
And punished every morning.

15 
If I had said, “I will say this,” [and expressed my feelings],
I would have betrayed the generation of Your children.
16 
When I considered how to understand this,
It was too great an effort for me and too painful
17 
Until I came into the sanctuary of God;
Then I understood [for I considered] their end.
18 
Surely You set the wicked-minded and immoral on slippery places;
You cast them down to destruction.
19 
How they are destroyed in a moment!
They are completely swept away by sudden terrors!
20 
Like a dream [which seems real] until one awakens,
O Lord, when stirred, [You observe the wicked], You will despise their image.

21 
When my heart was embittered
And I was pierced within [as with the fang of an adder],
22 
Then I was senseless and ignorant;
I was like a beast before You.
23 
Nevertheless I am continually with You;
You have taken hold of my right hand.
24 
You will guide me with Your counsel,
And afterward receive me to honor and glory.

25 
Whom have I in heaven [but You]?
And besides You, I desire nothing on earth.
26 
My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the rock and strength of my heart and my portion forever.
27 
For behold, those who are far from You will perish;
You have destroyed all those who are unfaithful and have abandoned You.
28 
But as for me, it is good for me to draw near to God;
I have made the Lord God my refuge and placed my trust in Him,
That I may tell of all Your works.