Psalm 41:12
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New American Standard Bible
As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me in Your presence forever.

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

Darby Bible Translation
But as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.

World English Bible
As for me, you uphold me in my integrity, and set me in your presence forever.

Young's Literal Translation
As to me, in mine integrity, Thou hast taken hold upon me, And causest me to stand before Thee to the age.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

And as for me - literally, "and I;" as if there were some verb understood. The reference is turned on himself; on all that was suggested by this train of remark as bearing on himself. The result of the whole was a firm assurance that God would sustain him, and that he would be established before God forever. The train of thought is this: "And I... thou upholdest me." Perhaps the course of expression, if it had not been suddenly changed, would have been, "And I am sustained or held up." The thought, however, turns rather on God than on himself, and instead of carrying out the reference to himself so prominently, he turns to God as the source from where all this was derived.

Thou upholdest me - Not merely in strengthening me in my sickness, but, what is more important, in vindicating my character against the aspersions which are cast upon it. Thou dost show that I am upright.

In mine integrity - literally, "in my perfection." See the notes at Job 1:1. The word here means uprightness, sincerity, probity. He had been calumniated by his foes. His sickness had been regarded by them as a proof that he was a hypocrite or a stranger to God. If he had died, they would have urged that fact as evidence that he was the object of the divine displeasure. His restored health was clear proof that their suggestions were false, and that he was not suffering for the cause which they alleged. God thus showed that he regarded him as upright and sincere. The claim is not that of "absolute perfections," but only of a character of piety or integrity in opposition to the slanderous charges of his enemies. Compare Psalm 7:8; Psalm 25:21; Psalm 26:1, Psalm 26:11.

And settest me before thy face for ever - That is, Thou wilt do it. God would always have him in his presence, permit him always to dwell with him - the highest proof of his friendship.

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Question of the Contemplative Life
I. Is the Contemplative Life wholly confined to the Intellect, or does the Will enter into it? S. Thomas, On the Beatific Vision, I., xii. 7 ad 3m II. Do the Moral Virtues pertain to the Contemplative Life? S. Augustine, Of the City of God, xix. 19 III. Does the Contemplative Life comprise many Acts? S. Augustine, Of the Perfection of Human Righteousness, viii. 18 " Ep., cxxx. ad probam IV. Does the Contemplative Life consist solely in the Contemplation of God, or in the Consideration
St. Thomas Aquinas—On Prayer and The Contemplative Life

Perseverance of Saints.
FURTHER OBJECTIONS ANSWERED. 4. A fourth objection to this doctrine is, that if, by the perseverance of the saints is intended, that they live anything like lives of habitual obedience to God, then facts are against it. To this objection I reply: that by the perseverance of the saints, as I use these terms, is intended that, subsequently to their regeneration, holiness is the rule of their lives, and sin only the exception. But it is said, that facts contradict this. (1.) The case of king Saul is
Charles Grandison Finney—Systematic Theology

Cross References
Job 36:7
"He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous; But with kings on the throne He has seated them forever, and they are exalted.

Psalm 18:32
The God who girds me with strength And makes my way blameless?

Psalm 21:6
For You make him most blessed forever; You make him joyful with gladness in Your presence.

Psalm 25:21
Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, For I wait for You.

Psalm 37:17
For the arms of the wicked will be broken, But the LORD sustains the righteous.

Psalm 54:4
Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul.

Psalm 61:7
He will abide before God forever; Appoint lovingkindness and truth that they may preserve him.

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