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Psalm 41 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Happy is the person who thinks about the poor. When trouble comes, the Lord will save him. 1 Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble.
2 The Lord will protect him and spare his life and will bless him in the land. He will not let his enemies take him. 2 The LORD will protect him and preserve his life; he will bless him in the land and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.
3 The Lord will give him strength when he is sick, and he will make him well again. 3 The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.
4 I said, "Lord, have mercy on me. Heal me, because I have sinned against you." 4 I said, "O LORD, have mercy on me; heal me, for I have sinned against you."
5 My enemies are saying evil things about me. They say, "When will he die and be forgotten?" 5 My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die and his name perish?"
6 Some people come to see me, but they lie. They just come to get bad news. Then they go and gossip. 6 Whenever one comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it abroad.
7 All my enemies whisper about me and think the worst about me. 7 All my enemies whisper together against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying,
8 They say, "He has a terrible disease. He will never get out of bed again." 8 "A vile disease has beset him; he will never get up from the place where he lies."
9 My best and truest friend, who ate at my table, has even turned against me. 9 Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.
10 Lord, have mercy on me. Give me strength so I can pay them back. 10 But you, O LORD, have mercy on me; raise me up, that I may repay them.
11 Because my enemies do not defeat me, I know you are pleased with me. 11 I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 Because I am innocent, you support me and will let me be with you forever. 12 In my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.
13 Praise the Lord, the God of Israel. He has always been, and he will always be. Amen and amen. 13 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.