Psalm 41
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Blessed is He who Considers the Poor

(Matthew 26:17-25; Mark 14:12-21; Luke 22:7-13; John 13:18-30)

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1For the director of music. A psalm of David. Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the LORD delivers them in times of trouble.1Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him;1For 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.1To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that considereth 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 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.2the LORD protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.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.2The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto 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 sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.3The LORD sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.3The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health.3The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.3The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed; You will heal him on the bed where he lies.
4I said, "Have mercy on me, LORD; heal me, for I have sinned against you."4As for me, I said, “O LORD, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you!”4As for me, I said, "O LORD, be gracious to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You."4I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.4I said, " LORD, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against You."
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5My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die and his name perish?"5My enemies say of me in malice, “When will he die, and his name perish?”5My enemies speak evil against me, "When will he die, and his name perish?"5Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?5My enemies speak maliciously about me:" When will he die and be forgotten?"
6When one of them comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it around.6And when one comes to see me, he utters empty words, while his heart gathers iniquity; when he goes out, he tells it abroad.6And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; When he goes outside, he tells it.6And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.6When one of them comes to visit, he speaks deceitfully; he stores up evil in his heart; he goes out and talks.
7All my enemies whisper together against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying,7All who hate me whisper together about me; they imagine the worst for me.7All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they devise my hurt, saying,7All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.7All who hate me whisper together about me; they plan to harm me."
8"A vile disease has afflicted him; he will never get up from the place where he lies."8They say, “A deadly thing is poured out on him; he will not rise again from where he lies.”8"A wicked thing is poured out upon him, That when he lies down, he will not rise up again."8An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.8Lethal poison has been poured into him, and he won't rise again from where he lies!"
9Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread, has turned against me.9Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.9Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.9Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.9Even my friend in whom I trusted, one who ate my bread, has raised his heel against me.
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10But may you have mercy on me, LORD; raise me up, that I may repay them.10But you, O LORD, be gracious to me, and raise me up, that I may repay them!10But You, O LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up, That I may repay them.10But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.10But You, LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up; then I will repay them.
11I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.11By this I know that you delight in me: my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.11By this I know that You are pleased with me, Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.11By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.11By this I know that You delight in me: my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.
12Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.12But you have upheld me because of my integrity, and set me in your presence forever.12As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me in Your presence forever.12And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.12You supported me because of my integrity and set me in Your presence forever.
13Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.13Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.13Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.13Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.13May Yahweh, the God of Israel, be praised from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and amen.



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