Psalm 41:11
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New International Version
I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.

New Living Translation
I know you are pleased with me, for you have not let my enemies triumph over me.

English Standard Version
By this I know that you delight in me: my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.

New American Standard Bible
By this I know that You are pleased with me, Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.

King James Bible
By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
By this I know that You delight in me: my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.

International Standard Version
In this way I will know that you are pleased with me, and that my enemies will not shout in triumph over me.

NET Bible
By this I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.

New Heart English Bible
By this I know that you delight in me, because my enemy doesn't triumph over me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
In this I have known that you are pleased with me, because my enemy does not harm me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
and my enemy cannot shout in triumph over me. When you do this, I know that you are pleased with me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
By this I know that Thou delightest in me, That mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

New American Standard 1977
By this I know that Thou art pleased with me,
            Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In this I shall know that I have pleased thee, that my enemy does not triumph over me.

King James 2000 Bible
By this I know that you favor me, because my enemy does not triumph over me.

American King James Version
By this I know that you favor me, because my enemy does not triumph over me.

American Standard Version
By this I know that thou delightest in me, Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
By this I know, that thou hast had a good will for me : because my enemy shall not rejoice over me.

Darby Bible Translation
By this I know that thou delightest in me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

English Revised Version
By this I know that thou delightest in me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

Webster's Bible Translation
By this I know that thou favorest me, because my enemy doth not triumph over me.

World English Bible
By this I know that you delight in me, because my enemy doesn't triumph over me.

Young's Literal Translation
By this I have known, That Thou hast delighted in me, Because my enemy shouteth not over me.
Study Bible
He who Shared My Bread Lifts his Heel
10But You, O LORD, be gracious to me and 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. 12As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me in Your presence forever.…
Cross References
Psalm 18:19
He brought me forth also into a broad place; He rescued me, because He delighted in me.

Psalm 20:6
Now I know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven With the saving strength of His right hand.

Psalm 25:2
O my God, in You I trust, Do not let me be ashamed; Do not let my enemies exult over me.

Psalm 37:23
The steps of a man are established by the LORD, And He delights in his way.

Psalm 56:9
Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call; This I know, that God is for me.

Psalm 147:11
The LORD favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His lovingkindness.
Treasury of Scripture

By this I know that you favor me, because my enemy does not triumph over me.

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Psalm 13:4 Lest my enemy say, I have prevailed against him; and those that trouble …

Psalm 31:8 And have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: you have set …

Psalm 35:25 Let them not say in their hearts, Ah, so would we have it: let them …

Psalm 86:17 Show me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and …

Psalm 124:6 Blessed be the LORD, who has not given us as a prey to their teeth.

Jeremiah 20:13 Sing to the LORD, praise you the LORD: for he has delivered the soul …

Colossians 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of …

(11) By this I know.--Better, shall know. His restoration would be a sign of the Divine favour, and a pledge of his victory over his enemies.

Triumph.--Literally, shout; "sing a paean."

Verse 11. - By this I know that thou favourest me; or, delightest in me (comp. Psalm 18:19; Psalm 22:8; 2 Samuel 15:26). Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. David's enemies had not triumphed over him, and he felt assured that they would not be allowed to triumph. This assurance was so strong that he could make it an argument on which to ground his belief that God" delighted in him." David argues from effect to cause. By this I know that thou favourest me,.... Or "delightest in me" (z); as he did, both as his Son and his servant; in his obedience, sufferings, and death, whereby his counsels were accomplished, his covenant ratified, and the salvation of his people procured; and which delight and well pleasedness in him was the ground of his deliverance from the power of death and the grave; see Psalm 18:19; the token by which Christ knew this was,

because mine enemy doth not triumph over me; Judas could not; he was too short lived, he was quickly taken away, and all the woes fall upon him imprecated on him, Psalm 109:6; nor the Jews; for though they were highly delighted when they had fastened him to the cross, and when he was dead, and laid in the grave; yet they could not sing their jubilee song over him until the third day was past; for they knew he had given out that he should rise again the third day; on which day he did rise, and his apostles preached that he was alive, and through him the resurrection of the dead, to their great grief, vexation, and mortification: nor did Satan, the enemy of Christ, personal and mystical, triumph over him; not in the wilderness, where, after he had tempted him, he was obliged to leave him; nor in the garden, and his agony there, where he was strengthened by an angel; nor even on the cross; for on that Christ himself triumphed over Satan and his principalities, whom he spoiled, and destroyed the devil and all his works; and, at his ascension to heaven, led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men, in token of triumph, and went forth, in the ministration of the Gospel, conquering, and to conquer; turning men from the power of Satan, and causing his servants to triumph in him, while they were in every place diffusing the savour of his knowledge.

(z) "complacuisti in me", Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus; "delectaris me", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius. 11 By this I know thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

12 And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.

13 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen and Amen.

Psalm 41:11

We all are cheered by tokens for good, and the Psalmist felt it to be an auspicious omen, that after all his deep depression he was not utterly given over to his foe. "By this I know that thou favourest me." Thou hast a special regard to me, I have the secret assurance of this in my heart, and, therefore, thine outward dealings do not dismay me, for I know that thou lovest me in them all. "Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me." What if the believer has no triumph over his foes, he must be glad that they do not triumph over him. If we have not all we would we should praise God for all we have. Much there is in us over which the ungodly might exult, and if God's mercy keeps the dogs' mouths closed when they might be opened, we must give him our heartiest gratitude. What a wonder it is that when the devil enters the lists with a poor, erring, bedridden, deserted, slandered saint, and has a thousand evil tongues to aid him, yet he cannot win the day, but in the end slinks off without renown.

"The feeblest saint shall win the day

Though death and hell obstruct his way."

Psalm 41:12

"And as for me," despite them all and in the sight of them all, "thou up-holdest me in mine integrity;" thy power enables me to rise above the reach of slander by living in purity and righteousness. Our innocence and consistency are the result of the divine upholding. We are like those glasses without feet, which can only be upright while they are held in the hand; we fall, and spill, and spoil all, if left to ourselves. The Lord should be praised every day if we are preserved from gross sin. When others sin they show us what we should do but for grace. "He today and I tomorrow," was the exclamation of a holy man, whenever he saw another falling into sin. Our integrity is comparative as well as dependant, we must therefore be humbled while we are grateful. If we are clear of the faults alleged against us by our calumniators, we have nevertheless quite enough of actual blameworthiness to render it shameful for us to boast. "And settest me before thy face for ever." He rejoiced that he lived under the divine surveillance; tended, cared for, and smiled upon by his Lord; and yet more, that it would be so world without end. To stand before an earthly monarch is considered to be a singular honour, but what must it be to be a perpetual courtier in the palace of the King Eternal, Immortal, Invisible?

Psalm 41:13

The Psalm ends with a doxology. "Blessed be the Lord," i.e., let him be glorified. The blessing at the beginning from the mouth of God is returned from the mouth of his servant. We cannot add to the Lord's blessedness, but we can pour out our grateful wishes, and these he accepts, as we receive little presents of flowers from children who love us. Jehovah is the personal name of our God. "God of Israel" is his covenant title, and shows his special relation to his elect people. "From everlasting and to everlasting." The strongest way of expressing endless duration. We die, but the glory of God goes on and on without pause. "Amen and amen." So let it surely, firmly, and eternally be. Thus the people joined in the Psalm by a double shout of holy affirmation; let us unite in it with all our hearts. This last verse may serve for the prayer of the universal church in all ages, but none can sing it so sweetly as those who have experienced as David did the faithfulness of God in times of extremity. 11-13. favourest—or tenderly lovest me (Ge 34:19), evinced by relief from his enemies, and, farther, God recognizes his innocence by upholding him.41:5-13 We complain, and justly, of the want of sincerity, and that there is scarcely any true friendship to be found among men; but the former days were no better. One particularly, in whom David had reposed great confidence, took part with his enemies. And let us not think it strange, if we receive evil from those we suppose to be friends. Have not we ourselves thus broken our words toward God? We eat of his bread daily, yet lift up the heel against him. But though we may not take pleasure in the fall of our enemies, we may take pleasure in the making vain their designs. When we can discern the Lord's favour in any mercy, personal or public, that doubles it. If the grace of God did not take constant care of us, we should not be upheld. But let us, while on earth, give heartfelt assent to those praises which the redeemed on earth and in heaven render to their God and Saviour.
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