Psalm 41
New King James VersionHolman Christian Standard Bible
1To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Blessed is he who considers the poor; The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.1For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. Happy is one who cares for the poor; the LORD will save him in a day of adversity.
2The LORD will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.2The LORD will keep him and preserve him; he will be blessed in the land. You will not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
3The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.3The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed; You will heal him on the bed where he lies.
4I said, “LORD, be merciful to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.”4I said, " LORD, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against You."
5My enemies speak evil of me: “When will he die, and his name perish?”5My enemies speak maliciously about me:" When will he die and be forgotten?"
6And if he comes to see me, he speaks lies; His heart gathers iniquity to itself; When he goes out, he tells it.6When one of them comes to visit, he speaks deceitfully; he stores up evil in his heart; he goes out and talks.
7All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they devise my hurt.7All who hate me whisper together about me; they plan to harm me."
8“An evil disease,” they say, “clings to him. And now that he lies down, he will rise up no more.”8Lethal poison has been poured into him, and he won't rise again from where he lies!"
9Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.9Even my friend in whom I trusted, one who ate my bread, has raised his heel against me.
10But You, O LORD, be merciful to me, and raise me up, That I may repay them.10But You, LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up; then I will repay them.
11By this I know that You are well pleased with me, Because my enemy does not triumph over me.11By this I know that You delight in me: my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.
12As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And set me before Your face forever.12You supported me because of my integrity and set me in Your presence forever.
13Blessed be the LORD God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.13May Yahweh, the God of Israel, be praised from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and amen.
The Holy Bible, New King James Version, Copyright © 1982 Thomas Nelson. All rights reserved.Holman Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2009 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission.
Psalm 40
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