Psalm 41:2
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English Standard Version
the LORD protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.

King James Bible
The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.

American Standard Version
Jehovah will preserve him, and keep him alive, And he shall be blessed upon the earth; And deliver not thou him unto the will of his enemies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
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.

English Revised Version
The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive, and he shall be blessed upon the earth; and deliver not thou him unto the will of his enemies.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him to the will of his enemies.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Now, in accordance with the true art of prayer, petition developes itself out of thanksgiving. The two כּלא, Psalm 40:10 and here, stand in a reciprocal relation to one another: he refrained not his lips; therefore, on His part, let not Jahve withhold His tender mercies so that they should not be exercised towards him (ממּנּי). There is just the same correlation of mercy and truth in Psalm 40:11 and here: he wishes continually to stand under the protection of these two saving powers, which he has gratefully proclaimed before all Israel. With כּי, Psalm 40:13, he bases these desires upon his own urgent need. רעות are the evils, which come even upon the righteous (Psalm 34:20) as trials or as chastenings. אפפוּ עלי is a more circumstantial form of expression instead of אפפוּני, Psalm 18:5. His misdeeds have taken hold upon him, i.e., overtaken him in their consequences (השּׂיג, as in Deuteronomy 28:15, Deuteronomy 28:45; cf. לכד, Proverbs 5:22), inasmuch as they have changed into decrees of suffering. He cannot see, because he is closely encompassed on all sides, and a free and open view is thereby altogether taken from him (the expression is used elsewhere of loss of sight, 1 Samuel 3:2; 1 Samuel 4:15; 1 Kings 14:4). The interpretation adopted by Hupfeld and Hitzig: I am not able to survey, viz., their number, puts into the expression more than it really expresses in the common usage of the language. His heart, i.e., the power of vital consistence, has forsaken him he is disconcerted, dejected, as it were driven to despair (Psalm 38:11). This feeling of the misery of sin is not opposed to the date of the Psalm being assigned to the time of Saul, vid., on Psalm 31:11.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

preserve

Psalm 33:19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

Psalm 91:3-7 Surely he shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence...

Jeremiah 45:4,5 Thus shall you say to him, The LORD said thus; Behold, that which I have built will I break down...

blessed

Psalm 128:1-6 Blessed is every one that fears the LORD; that walks in his ways...

1 Timothy 4:8 For bodily exercise profits little: but godliness is profitable to all things, having promise of the life that now is...

thou wilt not. or, do not thou

Psalm 27:12 Deliver me not over to the will of my enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.

Psalm 37:32,33 The wicked watches the righteous, and seeks to slay him...

Psalm 140:8,9 Grant not, O LORD, the desires of the wicked: further not his wicked device; lest they exalt themselves. Selah...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 6:24
And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as we are this day.

Psalm 27:12
Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence.

Psalm 37:22
for those blessed by the LORD shall inherit the land, but those cursed by him shall be cut off.

Psalm 37:28
For the LORD loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off.

Psalm 41:3
The LORD sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.

Psalm 121:3
He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.

Psalm 121:7
The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.

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