1 {To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} Blessed is he that understandeth the poor: Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil.
References for Psalms 41:1
    • a 41:1 - Or 'attendeth to,' 'giveth heed to,' 'owneth.'
      2 Jehovah will preserve him, and keep him alive; he shall be made happy in the land; and thou wilt not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
      References for Psalms 41:2
        • b 41:2 - Or 'on the earth.'
        • c 41:2 - As Ps. 8.2; also vers. 5,11.
          3 Jehovah will sustain him upon the bed of languishing: thou turnest all his bed in his sickness.
          4 As for me, I said, Jehovah, be gracious unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
          5 Mine enemies wish me evil: When will he die, and his name perish?
          References for Psalms 41:5
            • d 41:5 - Or 'speak evil of me.'
              6 And if one come to see [me], he speaketh falsehood; his heart gathereth wickedness to itself: he goeth abroad, he telleth [it].
              7 All that hate me whisper together against me; against me do they devise my hurt.
              References for Psalms 41:7
                • e 41:7 - Or 'they impute evil to me.'
                  8 A thing of Belial cleaveth fast unto him; and now that he is laid down, he will rise up no more.
                  References for Psalms 41:8
                    • f 41:8 - Or 'is poured out upon.'
                      9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I confided, who did eat of my bread, hath lifted up [his] heel against me.
                      References for Psalms 41:9
                        • g 41:9 - Lit. 'the man (ish) of my peace.' See Ps. 55.13.
                          10 But thou, Jehovah, be gracious unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
                          11 By this I know that thou delightest in me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
                          12 But as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.
                          13 Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, from eternity to eternity! Amen, and Amen.