Psalm 41
Douay-Rheims Bible

Blessed is He who Considers the Poor

(Matthew 26:17-25; Mark 14:12-21; Luke 22:7-13; John 13:18-30)

1{40:1}Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. [2] Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor: the Lord will deliver him in the evil day.

2{40:3}The Lord preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth: and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.

3{40:4}The Lord help him on his bed of sorrow: thou hast turned all his couch in his sickness.

4{40:5}I said: O Lord, be thou merciful to me: heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.

5{40:6}My enemies have spoken evils against me: when shall he die and his name perish?

6{40:7}And if he came in to see me, he spoke vain things: his heart gathered together iniquity to itself. He went out and spoke to the same purpose.

7{40:8}All my enemies whispered together against me: they devised evils to me.

8{40:9}They determined against me an unjust word: shall he that sleepeth rise again no more?

9{40:10}For even the man of my peace, in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, hath greatly supplanted me.

10{40:11}But thou, O Lord, have mercy on me, and raise me up again: and I will requite them.

11{40:12}By this I know, that thou hast had a good will for me: because my enemy shall not rejoice over me.

12{40:13}But thou hast upheld me by reason of my innocence: and hast established me in thy sight for ever.

13{40:14}Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel from eternity to eternity. So be it. So be it.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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