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Psalm 41 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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The Psalmist in Sickness Complains of Enemies and False Friends.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:1 - For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
How blessed is he who considers the [fn]helpless;
The LORD will deliver him in a day of [fn]trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:2 - The LORD will protect him and keep him alive,
And he shall [fn]be called blessed upon the earth;
And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:3 - The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed;
In his illness, You [fn]restore him to health.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:4 - As for me, I said, “O LORD, be gracious to me;
Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:5 - My enemies speak evil against me,
“When will he die, and his name perish?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:6 - And [fn]when he comes to see me, he speaks [fn]falsehood;
His heart gathers wickedness to itself;
When he goes outside, he tells it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:7 - All who hate me whisper together against me;
Against me they devise my hurt, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:8 - “A wicked thing is poured out [fn]upon him,
That when he lies down, he will not rise up again.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:9 - Even my close friend in whom I trusted,
Who ate my bread,
Has lifted up his heel against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:10 - But You, O LORD, be gracious to me and raise me up,
That I may repay them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:11 - By this I know that You are pleased with me,
Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:12 - As for me, You uphold me in my integrity,
And You set me in Your presence forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:13 - Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
From everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and Amen.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, poor
Or, evil
Or, be blessed
Literally: turn all his bed
Or, if he
Or, emptiness
Or, within

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