O Lord, Be Gracious to Me

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

1 1Blessed is the one who considers the poor!a 2In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him;

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2 the LORD protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you 3do not give him up to the will of his enemies.

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3 The LORD sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.b

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    • º 41:3 - Hebrew you turn all his bed
      4 As for me, I said, "O LORD, 4be gracious to me; 5heal me,c for I have sinned against you!"

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        • » 41:4 - Hebrew my soul
          5 My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die, and his name perish?"
          6 And when one comes to see me, 6he utters empty words, while his heart gathers iniquity; when he goes out, he tells it abroad.

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          7 All who hate me whisper together about me; they imagine the worst for me.d

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            • ¼ 41:7 - Or they devise evil against me
              8 They say, "A deadly thing is poured oute on him; he will not rise again from where he lies."

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                • ½ 41:8 - Or has fastened
                  9 Even my 7close friend in whom I trusted, who 8ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.

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                  10 But you, O LORD, be gracious to me, and raise me up, that I may repay them!
                  11 By this I know that 9you delight in me: my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.

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                  12 But 10you have upheld me because of 11my integrity, and 12set me in your presence 13forever.

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                  13 14Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.

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