1Blessed is the one who considers the poor! 2In the day of trouble the LORD delivers him;
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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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The LORD sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.
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As for me, I said, "O LORD, 4be gracious to me; 5heal me, for I have sinned against you!"
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My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die, and his name perish?"
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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All who hate me whisper together about me; they imagine the worst for me.
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They say, "A deadly thing is poured out on him; he will not rise again from where he lies."
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Even my 7close friend in whom I trusted, who 8ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.
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But you, O LORD, be gracious to me, and raise me up, that I may repay them!
By this I know that 9you delight in me: my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.
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But 10you have upheld me because of 11my integrity, and 12set me in your presence 13forever.
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14Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.
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