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;
2 the 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.
3 The 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 soulfor I have sinned against you!”
5 My enemies say of me in malice,
“When will he die, and his name perish?”
6 And when one comes to see me, i he utters empty words,
while his heart gathers iniquity;
when he goes out, he tells it abroad.
7 All 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 fastenedon him;
he will not rise again from where he lies.”
9 Even my l close friend in whom I trusted,
who m ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.
10 But 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.
12 But 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.
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