The Psalms: Book 1, Psalm 41

Psalm 41  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 5
Book First
Chap. 41
1 To the chief musician; a psalm of David.
2 Blessed he that payeth attention to the poor; in the day of evil Jehovah will deliver him.
3 Jehovah will preserve him and keep him alive: he shall be prospered in the land; and do not thou give him up to the will of his enemies.
4 Jehovah will hold him up on the bed of languishing: all his bed thou hast turned in his sickness.
5 I said, O Jehovah, be merciful to me, heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.
6 Mine enemies speak evil as to me, When shall he die and his name perish?
7 And if he come to see, falsehood he will speak; his heart gathereth iniquity to itself, he goeth out, he speaketh outside.
8 Together against me all that hate me whisper; against me they meditate evil to me.
9 A word1 of Belial is poured into him; and he that lieth [there] shall rise no more.
10 Even the man of my peace in whom I confided, eating my bread, lifted2 the heel against me.
11 And thou, O Jehovah, be merciful to me, and raise me up, and I will requite them.
12 By this I know that thou hast delighted in me, because mine enemy shall not exult over me.
13 And as for me, thou upholdest me in my integrity and settest me before thy face forever.
14 Blessed Jehovah the God of Israel from everlasting and to everlasting. Amen, and amen.