Psalm 41:3
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New International Version
The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.

King James Bible
The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah will sustain him upon the bed of languishing: thou turnest all his bed in his sickness.

World English Bible
Yahweh will sustain him on his sickbed, and restore him from his bed of illness.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah supporteth on a couch of sickness, All his bed Thou hast turned in his weakness.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The Lord will strengthen him - Good, benevolent, and merciful as he is, he must also die: but he shall not die as other men; he shall have peculiar consolations, refreshment, and support, while passing through the valley of the shadow of death.

Thou wilt make all his bed - הפכת haphachta, thou hast turned up, tossed, and shaken it; and thou wilt do so to all his bed - thou wilt not leave one uneasy place in it - not one lump, or any unevenness, to prevent him from sleeping. Thou wilt do every thing, consistently with the accomplishment of the great decree, "Unto dust thou shalt return," to give him ease, refreshment, and rest. We may sum up the privileges of the merciful man:

1. He is generally blessed, Psalm 41:1.

2. He will be delivered in the time of trouble, Psalm 41:1.

3. He will be preserved by a particular providence, Psalm 41:2.

4. He shall be kept alive amidst infection and danger, Psalm 41:2.

5. He shall be blessed on the earth in his temporal concerns, Psalm 41:2.

6. His enemies shall not be able to spoil or destroy him, Psalm 41:2.

7. He shall be strengthened on a bed of languishing, to enable him to bear his afflictions, Psalm 41:3.

8. He shall have ease, comfort, and support in his last hours, Psalm 41:3.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart fails: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

2 Kings 1:6,16 And they said to him, There came a man up to meet us, and said to us, Go, turn again to the king that sent you, and say to him...

2 Kings 20:5,6 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus said the LORD, the God of David your father, I have heard your prayer...

2 Corinthians 4:16,17 For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day...

Philippians 2:26,27 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that you had heard that he had been sick...

make [heb.] turn

Christ Teaching Liberality
If we should attempt to mention all the parables which Jesus spoke, and the miracles which he performed, and the many other lessons which he taught, it would make a long list. As we have done before we can only take one or two specimens of these general lessons which Jesus taught. We have one of these in the title to our present chapter, which is--Christ Teaching Liberality. This was a very important lesson for Jesus to teach. One of the sad effects of sin upon our nature is to make it selfish,
Richard Newton—The Life of Jesus Christ for the Young

The Beatific vision. (Continued. )
In the Beatific Vision our intellect is glorified, and our thirst for knowledge completely satisfied. Man was created with a thirst for knowledge which can never be satiated in this world. Sin, which greatly weakened and darkened his mental faculties, has not taken away his desire and love for knowledge. And the knowledge which he acquired by eating the forbidden fruit, rather increased than satisfied his thirst. But all his efforts to reach the perfection of knowledge, even in the natural order,
F. J. Boudreaux—The Happiness of Heaven

The piety of the Old Testament Church is reflected with more clearness and variety in the Psalter than in any other book of the Old Testament. It constitutes the response of the Church to the divine demands of prophecy, and, in a less degree, of law; or, rather, it expresses those emotions and aspirations of the universal heart which lie deeper than any formal demand. It is the speech of the soul face to face with God. Its words are as simple and unaffected as human words can be, for it is the genius
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 15:26
He said, "If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you."

Psalm 41:2
The LORD protects and preserves them-- they are counted among the blessed in the land-- he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.

Psalm 41:4
I said, "Have mercy on me, LORD; heal me, for I have sinned against you."

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