41:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Blessed [is] he
that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in the
time of trouble.
41:2 The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; [and] he
shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him
to the will of his enemies.
41:3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing:
thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
41:4 I said, LORD, be merciful to me: heal my soul; for I have
sinned against thee.
41:5 My enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his
41:6 And if he cometh to see [me], he speaketh vanity: his heart
gathereth iniquity to itself; [when] he goeth abroad, he
41:7 All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do
they devise my hurt.
41:8 An evil disease, [say they], cleaveth fast to him: and
[now] that he lieth he shall rise no more.
41:9 Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate of
my bread, hath lifted up [his] heel against me.
41:10 But thou, O LORD, be merciful to me, and raise me up, that
I may requite them.
41:11 By this I know that thou favorest me, because my enemy
doth not triumph over me.
41:12 And as for me, thou upholdest me in my integrity, and
settest me before thy face for ever.
41:13 Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and
to everlasting. Amen, and amen.