Psalm 41:1
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English Standard Version
Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him;

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

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

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

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Now, in accordance with the true art of prayer, petition developes itself out of thanksgiving. The two כּלא, Psalm 40:10 and here, stand in a reciprocal relation to one another: he refrained not his lips; therefore, on His part, let not Jahve withhold His tender mercies so that they should not be exercised towards him (ממּנּי). There is just the same correlation of mercy and truth in Psalm 40:11 and here: he wishes continually to stand under the protection of these two saving powers, which he has gratefully proclaimed before all Israel. With כּי, Psalm 40:13, he bases these desires upon his own urgent need. רעות are the evils, which come even upon the righteous (Psalm 34:20) as trials or as chastenings. אפפוּ עלי is a more circumstantial form of expression instead of אפפוּני, Psalm 18:5. His misdeeds have taken hold upon him, i.e., overtaken him in their consequences (השּׂיג, as in Deuteronomy 28:15, Deuteronomy 28:45; cf. לכד, Proverbs 5:22), inasmuch as they have changed into decrees of suffering. He cannot see, because he is closely encompassed on all sides, and a free and open view is thereby altogether taken from him (the expression is used elsewhere of loss of sight, 1 Samuel 3:2; 1 Samuel 4:15; 1 Kings 14:4). The interpretation adopted by Hupfeld and Hitzig: I am not able to survey, viz., their number, puts into the expression more than it really expresses in the common usage of the language. His heart, i.e., the power of vital consistence, has forsaken him he is disconcerted, dejected, as it were driven to despair (Psalm 38:11). This feeling of the misery of sin is not opposed to the date of the Psalm being assigned to the time of Saul, vid., on Psalm 31:11.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

(Title.) This Psalm is supposed to have been written on the same occasion as the three former; and to relate to David's affliction and the evil treatment received from his enemies during its continuance.

Blessed

Psalm 112:9 He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever; his horn shall be exalted with honor.

Deuteronomy 15:7-11 If there be among you a poor man of one of your brothers within any of your gates in your land which the LORD your God gives you...

Job 29:12-16 Because I delivered the poor that cried, and the fatherless, and him that had none to help him...

Job 31:16-20 If I have withheld the poor from their desire, or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail...

Proverbs 14:21 He that despises his neighbor sins: but he that has mercy on the poor, happy is he.

Proverbs 19:17 He that has pity on the poor lends to the LORD; and that which he has given will he pay him again.

Ecclesiastes 11:1,2 Cast your bread on the waters: for you shall find it after many days...

Isaiah 58:7-11 Is it not to deal your bread to the hungry, and that you bring the poor that are cast out to your house? when you see the naked...

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

Luke 14:13,14 But when you make a feast, call the poor, the maimed, the lame, the blind...

2 Corinthians 9:8-14 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always having all sufficiency in all things...

Galatians 2:10 Only they would that we should remember the poor; the same which I also was forward to do.

the poor, or the week, or the sick

Matthew 25:34-39 Then shall the King say to them on his right hand, Come, you blessed of my Father...

Acts 20:35 I have showed you all things, how that so laboring you ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus...

1 Thessalonians 5:14 Now we exhort you, brothers, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.

Lord

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

Psalm 37:26,39,40 He is ever merciful, and lends; and his seed is blessed...

Hebrews 6:10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love, which you have showed toward his name...

James 2:13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment.

time of trouble [heb.] the day of evil

Psalm 37:19 They shall not be ashamed in the evil time: and in the days of famine they shall be satisfied.

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

Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw near, when you shall say...

Revelation 3:10 Because you have kept the word of my patience, I also will keep you from the hour of temptation, which shall come on all the world...

Cross References
Deuteronomy 15:10
You shall give to him freely, and your heart shall not be grudging when you give to him, because for this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in all that you undertake.

Ruth 2:19
And her mother-in-law said to her, "Where did you glean today? And where have you worked? Blessed be the man who took notice of you." So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked and said, "The man's name with whom I worked today is Boaz."

Job 24:4
They thrust the poor off the road; the poor of the earth all hide themselves.

Psalm 27:5
For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock.

Psalm 37:19
they are not put to shame in evil times; in the days of famine they have abundance.

Psalm 82:3
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute.

Psalm 82:4
Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked."

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