Psalm 41
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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.1Happy is one who is considerate of 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 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 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."4I said, "LORD, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you."
5My enemies say of me in malice, "When will 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.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 plan to harm me.
8"A vile disease has afflicted him; he will never get up from the place where he lies."8"Something awful has overwhelmed 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 friend in whom I trusted, one who ate my bread, has raised his heel against me.
10But may you have mercy on me, LORD; raise me up, that I may repay 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 does not shout in triumph over me.
12Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.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 God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and amen.
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Psalm 40
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