Psalms 41

O  Lord, Be Gracious to Me

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

1 a  Blessed is the one who considers the poor!
Or weak

c  In the day of trouble the  Lord delivers him;
2the  Lord protects him and keeps him alive;
he is called blessed in the land;
you d  do not give him up to the will of his enemies.
3The  Lord sustains him on his sickbed;
in his illness you restore him to full health.
Hebrew  you turn all his bed

4 As for me, I said, “O  Lord, f  be gracious to me;
g  heal me,
Hebrew my soul
for I have sinned against you!”
5My enemies say of me in malice,
When will he die, and his name perish?”
6And when one comes to see me, i  he utters empty words,
while his heart gathers iniquity;
when he goes out, he tells it abroad.
7All who hate me whisper together about me;
they imagine the worst for me.
Or  they devise evil against me

8 They say, “A deadly thing is poured out
Or has fastened
on him;
he will not rise again from where he lies.”
9Even my l  close friend in whom I trusted,
who m  ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.
10But you, O  Lord, be gracious to me,
and raise me up, that I may repay them!
11 By this I know that n  you delight in me:
my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.
12But o  you have upheld me because of p  my integrity,
and q  set me in your presence r  forever.
13 s  Blessed be the  Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting!

Amen and Amen.

Book Two

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