Psalm 41
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O Yahweh, Be Gracious to Me

For the choir director. Of David.

1How blessed is he who considers the [†]poor;

Yahweh will provide him escape in a day of [†]calamity.

2Yahweh will keep him and keep him alive,

And he shall be blessed upon the earth;

And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.

3Yahweh will sustain him upon his sickbed;

In his illness, You [†]restore him to health.

4As for me, I said, “O Yahweh, be gracious to me;

Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.”

5My enemies speak evil against me,

“When will he die, and his name perish?”

6And [†]when he comes to see me, he speaks [†]worthlessness;

His heart gathers wickedness to itself;

When he goes outside, he speaks it.

7All who hate me whisper together against me;

Against me, they devise for me [†]calamity, saying,

8“A vile thing is poured out [†]upon him,

That when he lies down, he will not rise up again.”

9Even my close friend in whom I trusted,

Who ate my bread,

Has lifted up his heel against me.

10But You, O Yahweh, be gracious to me and raise me up,

That I may repay them.

11By this I know that You delight in me,

Because my enemy makes no shout in triumph over me.

12As for me, You uphold me in my integrity,

And You make me stand firm in Your presence forever.

13Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel,

From everlasting to everlasting.

Amen and Amen.

1 Or helpless
1 Lit evil
3 Lit turn all his bed
6 Or if he
6 Or emptiness
7 Lit evil
8 Or within

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