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Psalm 41 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Blessing and Suffering of the Godly
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:1 - To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

Blessed is he who considers the poor;
The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:2 - The LORD will preserve him and keep him alive,
And he will be blessed on the earth;
You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:3 - The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of illness;
You will sustain him on his sickbed.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:4 - I said, “LORD, be merciful to me;
Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:5 - My enemies speak evil of me:
“When will he die, and his name perish?”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:6 - And if he comes to see me, he speaks lies;
His heart gathers iniquity to itself;
When he goes out, he tells it.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:7 - All who hate me whisper together against me;
Against me they devise my hurt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:8 - “An evil disease,” they say, “clings to him.
And now that he lies down, he will rise up no more.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:9 - Even my own familiar 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 merciful to me, and raise me up,
That I may repay them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:11 - By this I know that You are well pleased with me,
Because my enemy does not triumph over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:12 - As for me, You uphold me in my integrity,
And set me before Your face forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:13 - Blessed be the LORD God of Israel
From everlasting to everlasting!
Amen and Amen.

New King James Version, © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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For more information on this translation, see the NKJV Preface.

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