Psalm 41
New American Standard Bible 1995International Standard Version
1For the choir director. A Psalm of David. How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble.1Blessed is the one who is considerate of the destitute; the LORD will deliver him when the times are evil.
2The LORD will protect him and keep him alive, And he shall be called blessed upon the earth; And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.2The LORD will protect him and keep him alive; he will be blessed in the land; and he will not be handed over to the desires of his enemies.
3The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health.3The LORD will uphold him even on his sickbed; you will transform his bed of illness into health.
4As for me, I said, "O LORD, be gracious to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You."4As for me, I said, "LORD, be gracious to me! Heal me, for I have sinned against you!"
5My enemies speak evil against me, "When will he die, and his name perish?"5As for my enemies, with malice they said, "When will he die and memory of his name perish?"
6And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; When he goes outside, he tells it.6The one who comes to visit me speaks lies; in his heart he thinks slanderous things about me and goes around spreading them.
7All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they devise my hurt, saying,7As for all who hate me, they whisper together against me; they desire to do me harm.
8"A wicked thing is poured out upon him, That when he lies down, he will not rise up again."8They say, "Wickedness is entrenched in him. Once he is brought low, he will not rise again."
9Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.9As for my best friend, the one in whom I trusted, the one who ate my bread, even he has insulted me!
10But You, O LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up, That I may repay them.10But you, LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up so that I may pay them back!
11By this I know that You are pleased with me, Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.11In this way I will know that you are pleased with me, and that my enemies will not shout in triumph over me.
12As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me in Your presence forever.12As for me, you will maintain my just cause, and you will cause me to stand in your presence forever.
13Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.13Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, from eternity to eternity. Amen and amen!
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Psalm 40
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