Psalm 41
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1Blessed is the one who considers the poor! In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him;1Blessed is the one who is considerate of the destitute; the LORD will deliver him when the times are evil.
2the LORD protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.2The LORD will protect him and keep him alive; he will be blessed in the land; and he will not be handed over to the desires of his enemies.
3The LORD sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.3The LORD will uphold him even on his sickbed; you will transform his bed of illness into health.
4As for me, I said, “O LORD, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you!”4As for me, I 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?”5As for my enemies, with malice they said, "When will he die and memory of his name perish?"
6And when one comes to see me, he utters empty words, while his heart gathers iniquity; when he goes out, he tells it abroad.6The one who comes to visit me speaks lies; in his heart he thinks slanderous things about me and goes around spreading them.
7All who hate me whisper together about me; they imagine the worst for me.7As for all who hate me, they whisper together against me; they desire to do me harm.
8They say, “A deadly thing is poured out on him; he will not rise again from where he lies.”8They say, "Wickedness is entrenched in him. Once he is brought low, he will not rise again."
9Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.9As for my best friend, the one in whom I trusted, the one who ate my bread, even he has insulted me!
10But you, O LORD, be gracious to me, and raise me up, that I may repay them!10But you, LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up so that I may pay them back!
11By this I know that you delight in me: my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.11In this way I will know that you are pleased with me, and that my enemies will not shout in triumph over me.
12But you have upheld me because of my integrity, and set me in your presence forever.12As for me, you will maintain my just cause, and you will cause me to stand in your presence forever.
13Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.13Blessed be the LORD God of Israel, from eternity to eternity. Amen and amen!
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Psalm 40
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