|Psalms 41 |
1 Blessed is he who considers the poor; the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
2 The LORD will protect him and keep him alive; he will be blessed upon the earth; and you will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing; you will sustain him on his sickbed.
4 I said, "LORD, be merciful to me; heal my soul, for I have sinned against you."
5 My enemies speak evil of me: "When will he die and his name perish?"
6 And if one comes to see me, he speaks falsehood, while his heart gathers slander against me; when he goes abroad, he tells it.
7 All who hate me whisper together against me; they scheme hurt against me, saying,
8 "An evil disease is poured out upon him; and he will never rise up from the place where he lies."
9 Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate bread with me, has lifted up his heel against me.
10 But you, O LORD, be merciful to me, and raise me up, that I may repay them.
11 By this I know that you favor me, because my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 And as for me, you uphold me in my integrity and set me before your presence forever.
13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! Amen, and Amen.
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