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Psalm 41 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:1 - [fn]For the director of music. A psalm of David. Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the LORD delivers them in times of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:2 - The LORD protects and preserves them— they are counted among the blessed in the land— he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:3 - The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:4 - I said, “Have mercy on me, LORD; heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:5 - My enemies say of me in malice, “When will he die and his name perish?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:6 - When one of them comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it around.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:7 - All my enemies whisper together against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying,
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:8 - “A vile disease has afflicted him; he will never get up from the place where he lies.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:9 - Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread, has turned[fn] against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:10 - But may you have mercy on me, LORD; raise me up, that I may repay them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:11 - I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:12 - Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:13 - Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 41:1-13 is numbered 41:2-14.
Hebrew has lifted up his heel

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