Psalm 41
New American Standard Bible 1995New International 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.1For the director of music. A psalm of David. Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the LORD delivers them in times of trouble.
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 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.
3The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health.3The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.
4As for me, I said, "O LORD, be gracious to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You."4I said, "Have mercy on me, LORD; heal me, for I have sinned against you."
5My enemies speak evil against me, "When will he die, and his name perish?"5My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die and 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.6When one of them comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it around.
7All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they devise my hurt, saying,7All my enemies whisper together against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying,
8"A wicked thing is poured out upon him, That when he lies down, he will not rise up again."8"A vile disease has afflicted him; he will never get up from the place where he lies."
9Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.9Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread, has turned against me.
10But You, O LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up, That I may repay them.10But may you have mercy on me, LORD; raise me up, that I may repay them.
11By this I know that You are pleased with me, Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.11I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.
12As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me in Your presence forever.12Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.
13Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.13Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.
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