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Salmos 94

1Señor, Dios de las venganzas;
    Dios de las venganzas, ¡manifiéstate![a]
Levántate, Juez de la tierra,
    y dales su merecido a los soberbios.
¿Hasta cuándo, Señor, hasta cuándo
    habrán de ufanarse los impíos?

Todos esos malhechores son unos fanfarrones;
    a borbotones escupen su arrogancia.
A tu pueblo, Señor, lo pisotean;
    ¡oprimen a tu herencia!
Matan a las viudas y a los extranjeros;
    a los huérfanos los asesinan.
Y hasta dicen: «El Señor no ve;
    el Dios de Jacob no se da cuenta».

Entiendan esto, gente necia;
    ¿cuándo, insensatos, lo van a comprender?
¿Acaso no oirá el que nos hizo los oídos,
    ni podrá ver el que nos formó los ojos?
10 ¿Y no habrá de castigar el que corrige a las naciones
    e instruye en el saber a todo el mundo?
11 El Señor conoce los pensamientos humanos,
    y sabe que son absurdos.

12 Dichoso aquel a quien tú, Señor, corriges;
    aquel a quien instruyes en tu ley,
13 para que enfrente tranquilo los días de aflicción
    mientras al impío se le cava una fosa.
14 El Señor no rechazará a su pueblo;
    no dejará a su herencia en el abandono.
15 El juicio volverá a basarse en la justicia,
    y todos los rectos de corazón lo seguirán.

16 ¿Quién se levantó a defenderme de los impíos?
    ¿Quién se puso de mi parte contra los malhechores?
17 Si el Señor no me hubiera brindado su ayuda,
    muy pronto me habría quedado en mortal silencio.
18 No bien decía: «Mis pies resbalan»,
    cuando ya tu amor, Señor, venía en mi ayuda.
19 Cuando en mí la angustia iba en aumento,
    tu consuelo llenaba mi alma de alegría.

20 ¿Podrías ser amigo de reyes corruptos[b]
    que por decreto fraguan la maldad,
21 que conspiran contra la gente honrada
    y condenan a muerte al inocente?
22 Pero el Señor es mi protector,
    es mi Dios y la roca en que me refugio.
23 Él les hará pagar por sus pecados
    y los destruirá por su maldad;
    ¡el Señor nuestro Dios los destruirá!

Notas al pie

  1. 94:1 ¡manifiéstate! Lit. resplandece.
  2. 94:20 de reyes corruptos. Lit. del trono corrupto.

New International Reader's Version

Psalm 94

Psalm 94

The Lord is a God who punishes.
    Since you are the one who punishes, come and show your anger.
Judge of the earth, rise up.
    Pay back proud people for what they have done.
Lord, how long will those who are evil be glad?
    How long will they be full of joy?

Proud words pour out of their mouths.
    All those who do evil are always bragging.
Lord, they crush your people.
    They treat badly those who belong to you.
They kill outsiders. They kill widows.
    They murder children whose fathers have died.
They say, “The Lord doesn’t see what’s happening.
    The God of Jacob doesn’t pay any attention to it.”

You who aren’t wise, pay attention.
    You foolish people, when will you become wise?
Does he who made the ear not hear?
    Does he who formed the eye not see?
10 Does he who corrects nations not punish?
    Does he who teaches human beings not know anything?
11 The Lord knows what people think.
    He knows that their thoughts don’t amount to anything.

12 Lord, blessed is the person you correct.
    Blessed is the person you teach from your law.
13 You give them rest from times of trouble,
    until a pit is dug to trap sinners.
14 The Lord won’t say no to his people.
    He will never desert those who belong to him.
15 He will again judge people in keeping with what is right.
    All those who have honest hearts will follow the right way.

16 Who will rise up for me against sinful people?
    Who will stand up for me against those who do evil?
17 Suppose the Lord had not helped me.
    Then I would soon have been lying quietly in the grave.
18 I said, “My foot is slipping.”
    But Lord, your faithful love kept me from falling.
19 I was very worried.
    But your comfort brought me joy.

20 Can you have anything to do with rulers who aren’t fair?
    Can those who make laws that cause suffering be friends of yours?
21 Evil people join together against those who do what is right.
    They sentence to death those who aren’t guilty of doing anything wrong.
22 But the Lord has become like a fort to me.
    My God is my rock. I go to him for safety.
23 He will pay them back for their sins.
    He will destroy them for their evil acts.
    The Lord our God will destroy them.