How blessed is he who 1considers the ahelpless; The LORD will deliver him 2in a day of btrouble.
The LORD will 3protect him and keep him alive, And he shall cbe called4blessed upon the earth; And 5do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed ; In his illness, You drestore him to health .
As for me, I said, "O LORD, be gracious to me; 6Heal my soul, for 7I have sinned against You."
My enemies8speakevil against me, "When will he die, and his nameperish?"
And ewhen he comes to see me, he 9speaksffalsehood; His heartgatherswickedness to itself; When he goesoutside, he tells it.
7All who hate me whispertogetheragainst me; Against me they 10devise my hurt, saying,
"A wickedthing is poured out gupon him, That when he liesdown, he will 11not rise up again."
9Even my 12closefriend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heelagainst me.
But You, O LORD, be gracious to me and 13raise me up, That I may repay them.
By this I know that 14You are pleased with me, Because15my enemy does not shout in triumphover me.
As for me, 16You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me 17in Your presenceforever.
1318Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.