Psalm 41

Psalm 41  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 6
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Blessed is he that considereth the poor: Jehovah will deliver him in time of trouble.
Jehovah will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
Jehovah will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
I said, Jehovah, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?
And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.
An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.
Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, bath lifted up his heel
against me.
But thou, O Jehovah, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me..
And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face forever.
Blessed be Jehovah Elohim of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.
The blessedness of him who understands the poor and needy (sheep).
41.-The poor man's place; 1-3 He that acts according to the mind and way of Jehovah to the weak, Jehovah will do likewise to him; 4 Cry for mercy for sin; 5-9 the adversary's taunts, etc. 10 Mercy! that I may requite; 11, 12 joy for help from Jehovah. 13 Praise.