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Psalm 41 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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The Psalmist in Sickness complains of Enemies and False Friends.

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For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
Blessed is he that considereth the poor:
Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil.
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Jehovah will preserve him, and keep him alive,
And he shall be blessed upon the earth;
And deliver not thou him unto the will of his enemies.
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Jehovah will support him upon the couch of languishing:
Thou makest all his bed in his sickness.
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I said, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me:
Heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
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Mine enemies speak evil against me, saying,
When will he die, and his name perish?
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And if he come to see me, he speaketh falsehood;
His heart gathereth iniquity to itself:
When he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
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All that hate me whisper together against me;
Against me do they devise my hurt.
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An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him;
And now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.
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Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted,
Who did eat of my bread,
Hath lifted up his heel against me.
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But thou, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me, and raise me up,
That I may requite them.
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By this I know that thou delightest in me,
Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
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And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity,
And settest me before thy face for ever.
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Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel,
From everlasting and to everlasting.
Amen, and Amen.

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

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