Psalm 41 []

PSALM 41 10 10 10 10 [Sing Psalms]

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1  Blessed is the one who cares for those in need;
The LORD delivers him in times of strife.
2  The LORD will surely bless him in the land;
He will protect him and preserve his life.

He will not hand him over to his foes
That they may satisfy their evil will.
3  The LORD will on his sickbed give him help,
And he will raise him up when he is ill.

4  I said, “Be merciful to me, O LORD;
Heal me, because against you I have sinned.”
5  My enemies with malice say of me,
“When will he die—his name come to an end?”

6  They visit me with falsehood in their hearts
And then go out and spread their wicked lies.
7  Against me all my foes are whispering;
The worst of fates for me their minds devise.

8  They say, “A vile disease has struck him down;
He never will get up and leave his bed.”
9  My closest friend has turned his back on me—
My trusted friend, with whom I shared my bread.

10  But you, O LORD, be merciful to me
And raise me up their malice to repay.
11  I know that you are pleased with me, O LORD;
For over me my foe does not hold sway.

12  In my integrity you hold me fast;
Before you I will constantly remain.
13  O praise the LORD, the God of Israel,
For ever and for evermore! Amen.