||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 41 [Commentary] |
||For 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.
||The 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.
||The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed;
In his illness, You restore him to health.
||As for me, I said, "O LORD, be gracious to me;
Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You."
||My enemies speak evil against me,
"When will he die, and his name perish?"
||And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood;
His heart gathers wickedness to itself;
When he goes outside, he tells it.
||All who hate me whisper together against me;
Against me they devise my hurt, saying,
||"A wicked thing is poured out upon him,
That when he lies down, he will not rise up again."
||Even my close friend in whom I trusted,
Who ate my bread,
Has lifted up his heel against me.
||But You, O LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up,
That I may repay them.
||By this I know that You are pleased with me,
Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.
||As for me, You uphold me in my integrity,
And You set me in Your presence forever.
||Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
From everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and Amen.
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