Psalm 41:3
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New International Version
The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.

New Living Translation
The LORD nurses them when they are sick and restores them to health.

English Standard Version
The LORD sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.

New American Standard Bible
The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health.

King James Bible
The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed; You will heal him on the bed where he lies.

International Standard Version
The LORD will uphold him even on his sickbed; you will transform his bed of illness into health.

NET Bible
The LORD supports him on his sickbed; you completely heal him from his illness.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Lord Jehovah will sustain him upon the bed of his afflictions and will change all his bed in his sickness.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD will support him on his sickbed. You will restore this person to health when he is ill.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing; thou wilt soften all his bed in his sickness.

King James 2000 Bible
The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: you will restore his bed in his sickness.

American King James Version
The LORD will strengthen him on the bed of languishing: you will make all his bed in his sickness.

American Standard Version
Jehovah will support him upon the couch of languishing: Thou makest all his bed in his sickness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The Lord help him on his bed of sorrow : thou hast turned all his couch in his sickness.

Darby Bible Translation
Jehovah will sustain him upon the bed of languishing: thou turnest all his bed in his sickness.

English Revised Version
The LORD will support him upon the couch of languishing: thou makest all his bed in his sickness.

Webster's Bible Translation
The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

World English Bible
Yahweh will sustain him on his sickbed, and restore him from his bed of illness.

Young's Literal Translation
Jehovah supporteth on a couch of sickness, All his bed Thou hast turned in his weakness.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

41:1-4 The people of God are not free from poverty, sickness, or outward affliction, but the Lord will consider their case, and send due supplies. From his Lord's example the believer learns to consider his poor and afflicted brethren. This branch of godliness is usually recompensed with temporal blessings. But nothing is so distressing to the contrite believer, as a fear or sense of the Divine displeasure, or of sin in his heart. Sin is the sickness of the soul; pardoning mercy heals it, renewing grace heals it, and for this spiritual healing we should be more earnest than for bodily health.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 3. - The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing. If he falls into a sickness, God will support him through it. Thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness; literally, thou wilt turn all his bed; i.e. rearrange it, turn its cushions, make it such that he can comfortably lie on it (see Kay, who quotes Bellarmine). Others understand, "Thou wilt change his couch from one of sickness to one of convalescence."

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing,.... When on a sick bed, or a death bed, where he lies languishing, and ready to expire; when his natural strength, spirits, and heart fail him, then the Lord strengthens him with strength in his soul; and is the strength of his heart, and his portion for ever. The Targum is,

"the Word of the Lord shall help him in his life, and shall appear to him on the bed of his illness, to quicken him;''

thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness; or "all his bed thou hast turned" or "wilt turn in his sickness" (t); meaning not the recovery of him from a bed of sickness to a state of health, which is the sense given by many; much less a turning him from a state of ease and rest into trouble and distress; but making him easy and comfortable on a bed of sickness; which, in a literal sense, is done when a sick person's bed is turned or made, or he is turned upon it from side to side; so the Lord, by the comforts of his Spirit, makes a sick and death bed easy to them that believe in Christ, and often puts that triumphant song into their mouths in their dying moments, "O death! where is that sting?" &c. 1 Corinthians 15:55; and this is the peaceful end and blissful state of such who wisely consider Christ and believe in him; low estate, through the sins of his the insults of his enemies, and the treachery of one of his disciples, is described in the following verses.

(t) "versasti", Pagninus, Montanus; "vertisti", Vatablus; "ita vertes", Michaelis; so Ainsworth; , Apollinarius.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

3. The figures of Ps 41:3 are drawn from the acts of a kind nurse.

Psalm 41:3 Additional Commentaries
Context
He who Shared My Bread Lifts his Heel
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. 3The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health. 4As for me, I said, "O LORD, be gracious to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You."…
Cross References
Exodus 15:26
He said, "If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you."

Psalm 41:2
The 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.

Psalm 41:4
I said, "Have mercy on me, LORD; heal me, for I have sinned against you."
Treasury of Scripture

The LORD will strengthen him on the bed of languishing: you will make all his bed in his sickness.

strengthen

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Philippians 2:26,27 For he longed after you all, and was full of heaviness, because that …

make [heb.] turn

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