The Psalmist in Sickness Complains of Enemies and False Friends.

1 How blessed is he who 1considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him 2in a day of trouble.

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2 The LORD will 3protect him and keep him alive, And he shall be called 4blessed upon the earth; And 5do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.

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3 The LORD will sustain him upon his sickbed *; In his illness, You restore him to health *.

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    • d 41:3 - Lit "turn all his bed"
      4 As for me, I said, "O LORD, be gracious to me; 6Heal my soul, for 7I have sinned against You."

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      5 My enemies 8speak evil against me, "When will he die, and his name perish?"

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      6 And when he comes to see me, he 9speaks falsehood; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; When he goes outside, he tells it.

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        • e 41:6 - Or "if he"
        • f 41:6 - Or "emptiness"
          7 All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they 10devise my hurt, saying,

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          8 "A wicked thing is poured out upon him, That when he lies down, he will 11not rise up again."

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          10 But You, O LORD, be gracious to me and 13raise me up, That I may repay them.

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          11 By this I know that 14You are pleased with me, Because 15my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.

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          12 As for me, 16You uphold me in my integrity, And You set me 17in Your presence forever.

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          13 18Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, From everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.

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