Psalms - Chapter 41
1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Blessed [is] he who considers the poor; The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
The Merciful Receive Mercy
2 The LORD will preserve him and keep him alive, [And] he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
3 The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.
4 I said, "LORD, be merciful to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You."
Do Not Rely On Man
5 My enemies speak evil of me: "When will he die, and his name perish?"
6 And if he comes to see [me,] he speaks lies; His heart gathers iniquity to itself; [When] he goes out, he tells [it.]
7 All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they devise my hurt.
8 "An evil disease," [they say,] "clings to him. And [now] that he lies down, he will rise up no more."
9 Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up [his] heel against me.
10 But You, O LORD, be merciful to me, and raise me up, That I may repay them.
Rely On The Lord
11 By this I know that You are well pleased with me, Because my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, And set me before Your face forever.
13 Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.