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Psalm 41:2 ASV
Jehovah will preserve him, and keep him alive, And he shall be blessed upon the earth; And deliver not thou him unto the will of his enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 BBE
The Lord will keep him safe, and give him life; the Lord will let him be a blessing on the earth, and will not give him into the hand of his haters.
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Psalm 41:2 CEB
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.
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Psalm 41:2 CJB
ADONAI will preserve them, keep them alive, and make them happy in the land. You will not hand them over to the whims of their enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 RHE
(40-3) The Lord preserve him and give him life, and make him blessed upon the earth: and deliver him not up to the will of his enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 ESV
the LORD protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 GW
The LORD will protect him and keep him alive. He will be blessed in the land. Do not place him at the mercy of his enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 GNT
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.
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Psalm 41:2 HNV
The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive, He shall be blessed on the eretz, And he will not surrender him to the will of his enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 CSB
The Lord will keep him and preserve him; he will be blessed in the land. You will not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 KJV
The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive ; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies .
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Psalm 41:2 LEB
Yahweh protects him and keeps him alive; he is blessed in the land, and you do not give him into the will of his enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 NAS
The LORD will protect him and keep him alive, And he shall be called blessed upon the earth; And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 NCV
The Lord will protect him and spare his life and will bless him in the land. He will not let his enemies take him.
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Psalm 41:2 NIRV
The LORD will guard him and keep him alive. He will bless him in the land. He won't hand him over to the wishes of his enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 NIV
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.
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Psalm 41:2 NKJV
The Lord will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 NLT
The LORD protects them and keeps them alive. He gives them prosperity and rescues them from their enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 NRS
The Lord protects them and keeps them alive; they are called happy in the land. You do not give them up to the will of their enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 RSV
the LORD protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; thou dost not give him up to the will of his enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 DBY
Jehovah will preserve him, and keep him alive; he shall be made happy in the land; and thou wilt not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 MSG
God looks after us all, makes us robust with life - Lucky to be in the land, we're free from enemy worries.
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Psalm 41:2 WBT
The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; [and] he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 TMB
The LORD will preserve him and keep him alive, and he shallbe blessed upon the earth; and Thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 TNIV
The LORD protects and preserves them-- they are counted among the blessed in the land-- he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
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Psalm 41:2 WEB
Yahweh will preserve him, and keep him alive, He shall be blessed on the earth, And he will not surrender him to the will of his enemies.
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Psalm 41:2 WYC
The Lord keep him, and quicken him, and make him blessful in the land; and betake not him into the will of his enemies. (The Lord shall keep him safe, and alive, and make him happy in the land; and he shall not deliver him unto the power, or the will, of his enemies.)
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Psalm 41:2 YLT
Jehovah doth preserve him and revive him, He is happy in the land, And Thou givest him not into the will of his enemies.
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Psalms 41 Commentary - Matthew Henry Commentary on the Whole Bible (Concise)

Chapter 41

God's care for his people. (1-4) The treachery of David's enemies. (5-13)

Verses 1-4 The people of God are not free from poverty, sickness, or outward affliction, but the Lord will consider their case, and send due supplies. From his Lord's example the believer learns to consider his poor and afflicted brethren. This branch of godliness is usually recompensed with temporal blessings. But nothing is so distressing to the contrite believer, as a fear or sense of the Divine displeasure, or of sin in his heart. Sin is the sickness of the soul; pardoning mercy heals it, renewing grace heals it, and for this spiritual healing we should be more earnest than for bodily health.

Verses 5-13 We complain, and justly, of the want of sincerity, and that there is scarcely any true friendship to be found among men; but the former days were no better. One particularly, in whom David had reposed great confidence, took part with his enemies. And let us not think it strange, if we receive evil from those we suppose to be friends. Have not we ourselves thus broken our words toward God? We eat of his bread daily, yet lift up the heel against him. But though we may not take pleasure in the fall of our enemies, we may take pleasure in the making vain their designs. When we can discern the Lord's favour in any mercy, personal or public, that doubles it. If the grace of God did not take constant care of us, we should not be upheld. But let us, while on earth, give heartfelt assent to those praises which the redeemed on earth and in heaven render to their God and Saviour.

Psalms 41 Commentary - Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

PSALM 41

Psalms 41:1-13 . The Psalmist celebrates the blessedness of those who compassionate the poor, conduct strongly contrasted with the spite of his enemies and neglect of his friends in his calamity. He prays for God's mercy in view of his ill desert, and, in confidence of relief, and that God will vindicate his cause, he closes with a doxology.

1-3. God rewards kindness to the poor ( Proverbs 19:17 ). From Psalms 41:2 Psalms 41:11 it may be inferred that the Psalmist describes his own conduct,
poor--in person, position, and possessions.

2. shall be blessed--literally, "led aright," or "safely," prospered ( Psalms 23:3 ).
upon the earth--or land of promise ( Psalms 25:13 , 27:3-9 , &c.). The figures are drawn from the acts of a kind nurse.

4. I said--I asked the mercy I show.
heal my soul--(Compare Psalms 30:2 ). "Sin and suffering are united," is one of the great teachings of the Psalms.

5, 6. A graphic picture of the conduct of a malignant enemy.

6. to see me--as if to spy out my case.
he speaketh . . . itself--or, "he speaketh vanity as to his heart"--that is, does not speak candidly, "he gathereth iniquity to him," collects elements for mischief, and then divulges the gains of his hypocrisy.

7, 8. So of others, all act alike.

8. An evil disease--literally, "a word of Belial," some slander.
cleaveth--literally, "poured on him."
that he lieth--who has now laid down, "he is utterly undone and our victory is sure."

9. mine . . . friend--literally, "the man of my peace."
eat . . . bread--who depended on me or was well treated by me.
hath lifted up heel--in scornful violence. As David and his fortunes typified Christ and His these words expressed the treatment he received, and also that of his Son and Lord; hence, though not distinctly prophetical, our Saviour applies them to Judas, "that the Scripture may be fulfilled" ( John 13:18 ). This last phrase has a wide use in the New Testament, and is not restricted to denote special prophecies.

10. A lawful punishment of criminals is not revenge, nor inconsistent with their final good (compare Psalms 40:14 Psalms 40:15 ).

11-13. favourest--or tenderly lovest me ( Genesis 34:19 ), evinced by relief from his enemies, and, farther, God recognizes his innocence by upholding him.

12. settest . . . before thy face--under thy watch and care, as God before man's face ( Psalms 16:8 ) is an object of trust and love.

13. Blessed--praised, usually applied to God. The word usually applied to men denotes happiness ( Psalms 1:1 , 32:1 ). With this doxology the first book closes.