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Psalm 41 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:1 - For the choir director: A psalm of David.

Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor!
The LORD rescues them when they are in trouble.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:2 - The LORD protects them
and keeps them alive.
He gives them prosperity in the land
and rescues them from their enemies.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:3 - The LORD nurses them when they are sick
and restores them to health.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:4 - “O LORD,” I prayed, “have mercy on me.
Heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:5 - But my enemies say nothing but evil about me.
“How soon will he die and be forgotten?” they ask.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:6 - They visit me as if they were my friends,
but all the while they gather gossip,
and when they leave, they spread it everywhere.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:7 - All who hate me whisper about me,
imagining the worst.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:8 - “He has some fatal disease,” they say.
“He will never get out of that bed!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:9 - Even my best friend, the one I trusted completely,
the one who shared my food, has turned against me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:10 - LORD, have mercy on me.
Make me well again, so I can pay them back!
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:11 - I know you are pleased with me,
for you have not let my enemies triumph over me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:12 - You have preserved my life because I am innocent;
you have brought me into your presence forever.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 41:13 - Praise the LORD, the God of Israel,
who lives from everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and amen!

Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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

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