Psalms

Psalm 41 ©

1The recompence of the charitable man. 4David prayeth for mercy, complaining of the treachery of his enemies and apostate friends: 11he acknowledgeth God's favour, and blesseth him.

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To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

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BLESSED is ahe that considereth 1the poor: the LORD will bdeliver him 2in time of trouble.

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The cLORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and dhe shall be blessed upon the earth: and 3thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.

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The LORD ewill strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt 4make all his bed in his sickness.

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I said, LORD, fbe merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

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Mine genemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?

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And hif he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.

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All ithat hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise 5my hurt.

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6An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: jand now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

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Yea, 7mine own kfamiliar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath 8lifted up his heel against me.

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But thou, lO LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.

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By mthis I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

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And as for me, nthou upholdest me in mine integrity, and osettest me before thy face for ever.

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pBlessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.