Psalm 41:1 {40:1}
Good News Translation
Happy are those who are concerned for the poor; the LORD will help them when they are in trouble.

Contemporary English Version
You, LORD God, bless everyone who cares for the poor, and you rescue those people in times of trouble.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. [2] Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor: the Lord will deliver him in the evil day.

New American Bible
For the leader. A psalm of David. [2] Blessed the one concerned for the poor; on a day of misfortune, the LORD delivers him.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. [2] Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor: the Lord will deliver him in the evil day.

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Blessed

Psalm 112:9 He hath distributed, he hath given to the poor: his justice remaineth for ever and ever: his horn shall be exalted in glory.

Deuteronomy 15:7-11 If one of thy brethren that dwelleth within thy gates of thy city in the land which the Lord thy God will give thee, come to poverty: thou shalt not harden thy heart, nor close thy hand, . . .

Job 29:12-16 Because I had delivered the poor man that cried out; and the fatherless, that had no helper. . . .

Job 31:16-20 If I have denied to the poor what they desired, and have made the eyes of the widow wait: . . .

Proverbs 14:21 He that despiseth his neighbour, sinneth: but he that sheweth mercy to the poor, shall be blessed. He that believeth in the Lord, loveth mercy.

Proverbs 19:17 He that hath mercy on the poor, lendeth to the Lord: and he will repay him.

Ecclesiastes 11:1,2 Cast thy bread upon the running waters: for after a long time thou shalt find it again. . . .

Isaiah 58:7-11 Deal thy bread to the hungry, and bring the needy and the harbourless into thy house: when thou shalt see one naked, cover him, and despise not thy own flesh. . . .

Mark 14:7 For the poor you have always with you: and whensoever you will, you may do them good: but me you have not always.

Luke 14:13,14 But when thou makest a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame and the blind. . . .

2 Corinthians 9:8-14 And God is able to make all grace abound in you: that ye always, having all sufficiently in all things, may abound to every good work, . . .

Galatians 2:10 Only that we should be mindful of the poor: which same thing also I was careful to do.

the poor, or the week, or the sick

Matthew 25:34-39 Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. . . .

Acts 20:35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring you ought to support the weak and to remember the word of the Lord Jesus, how he said: It is a more blessed thing to give, rather than to receive.

1 Thessalonians 5:14 And we beseech you, brethren, rebuke the unquiet: comfort the feeble minded: support the weak: be patient towards all men.

Lord

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the just; but out of them all will the Lord deliver them.

Psalm 37:26,39,40 He sheweth mercy, and lendeth all the day long; and his seed shall be in blessing. . . .

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unjust, that he should forget your work and the love which you have shewn in his name, you who have ministered and do minister to the saints.

James 2:13 For judgment without mercy to him that hath not done mercy. And mercy exalteth itself above judgment.

time of trouble [heb.

Psalm 37:19 They shall not be confounded in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be filled:

Proverbs 16:14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: and the wise man will pacify it.

Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth, before the time of affliction come, and the years draw nigh of which thou shalt say: They please me not:

Revelation 3:10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I will also keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon the whole world to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Context
Blessed is He who Cares for the Poor
1Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. [2] Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor: the Lord will deliver him in the evil day.2The Lord preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth: and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:10
But thou shalt give to him: neither shalt thou do any thing craftily in relieving his necessities: that the Lord thy God may bless thee at all times, and in all things to which thou shalt put thy hand.

Ruth 2:19
And her mother in law said to her: Where hast thou gleaned today, and where hast thou wrought? blessed be he that hath had pity on thee. And she told her with whom she had wrought: and she told the man's name, that he was called Booz.

Job 24:4
They have overturned the way of the poor, and have oppressed together the meek of the earth.

Psalm 27:5
For he hath hidden me in his tabernacle; in the day of evils, he hath protected me in the secret place of his tabernacle.

Psalm 37:19
They shall not be confounded in the evil time; and in the days of famine they shall be filled:

Psalm 82:3
Judge for the needy and fatherless: do justice to the humble and the poor.

Psalm 82:4
Rescue the poor; and deliver the needy out of the hand of the sinner.

Proverbs 14:21
He that despiseth his neighbour, sinneth: but he that sheweth mercy to the poor, shall be blessed. He that believeth in the Lord, loveth mercy.

Proverbs 29:7
The just taketh notice of the cause of the poor: the wicked is void of knowledge.

Jeremiah 39:17
And I will deliver thee in that day, saith the Lord: and thou shalt not be given into the hands of the men whom thou fearest:

Ezekiel 18:16
And hath not grieved any man, nor withholden the pledge, nor taken away with violence, but hath given his bread to the hungry, and covered the naked with a garment:

Daniel 4:27
And the king answered, and said: Is not this the great Babylon, which I have built, to be the seat of the kingdom, by the strength of my power, and in the glory of my excellence?

Additional Translations
For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. Blessed is he who cares for the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of trouble.Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.

Blessed is he that considereth the poor: Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil.

For the end, a Psalm of David. Blessed is the man who thinks, on the poor and needy: the Lord shall deliver him in an evil day.

{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} Blessed is he that understandeth the poor: Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil.

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in the day of evil.

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in the time of trouble.

Blessed is he who considers the poor. Yahweh will deliver him in the day of evil.

To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. O the happiness of him Who is acting wisely unto the poor, In a day of evil doth Jehovah deliver him.
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