Happy are those who are concerned for the poor; the Lord will help them when they are in trouble.
The Lord will protect them and preserve their lives; he will make them happy in the land; he will not abandon them to the power of their enemies.
The Lord will help them when they are sick and will restore them to health.
I said, "I have sinned against you, Lord; be merciful to me and heal me."
My enemies say cruel things about me. They want me to die and be forgotten.
Those who come to see me are not sincere; they gather bad news about me and then go out and tell it everywhere.
All who hate me whisper to each other about me, they imagine the worst about a me.
They say, "He is fatally ill; he will never leave his bed again."
Even my best friend, the one I trusted most, 1 the one who shared my food, has turned against me.
Be merciful to me, Lord, and restore my health, and I will pay my enemies back.
They will not triumph over me, and I will know that you are pleased with me.
You will help me, because I do what is right; you will keep me in your presence forever.
Praise the Lord, the God of Israel! 2 Praise him now and forever! Amen! Amen!