Psalm 41 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Those who pay close attention to the poor are truly happy! The LORD rescues them during troubling times. 1 Blessed is he who has regard for the weak; the LORD delivers him in times of trouble.
2 The LORD protects them and keeps them alive; they are widely regarded throughout the land as happy people. You won't hand them over to the will of their enemies. 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 strengthen them when they are lying in bed, sick. You will completely transform the place where they lie ill. 3 The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed and restore him from his bed of illness.
4 But me? 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 speak maliciously about me: "When will he die and his name disappear?" 5 My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die and his name perish?"
6 Whenever they come to visit, they say nothing of value. Their hearts collect evil gossip; once they leave, they tell it to everybody. 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 of those who hate me talk about me, whispering to each other, plotting evil against me: 7 All my enemies whisper together against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying,
8 "Some horrible thing has been poured into him; the next time he lies down, he won't get up. 8 "A vile disease has beset him; he will never get up from the place where he lies."
9 Even my good friend, the one I trusted, who shared my food, has kicked me with his heel—a betrayer! 9 Even my close friend, whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.
10 But you, LORD, please have mercy on me and lift me up so I can pay them back! 10 But you, O LORD, have mercy on me; raise me up, that I may repay them.
11 Then I'll know you are pleased with me because my enemy won't be shouting in triumph over me. 11 I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 You support me in my integrity; you put me in your presence forever. 12 In my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.
13 Bless the LORD, the God of Israel, from forever to forever! Amen and Amen! 13 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.