The Psalmist in Sickness Complains of Enemies and False Friends.
For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
1How blessed is he who considers the helpless;
2The LORD will protect him, and keep him alive,
3The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed;
4As for me, I said, “O LORD, be gracious to me;
5My enemies speak evil against me,
6And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood;
7All who hate me whisper together against me;
8“A wicked thing is poured out upon him,
9Even my close friend, in whom I trusted,
10But Thou, O LORD, be gracious to me, and raise me up,
11By this I know that Thou art pleased with me,
12As for me, Thou dost uphold me in my integrity,
13Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,