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Psalm 41:5 ASV
Mine enemies speak evil against me, [saying], When will he die, and his name perish?
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Psalm 41:5 BBE
My haters say evil against me, When will he be dead, and his name come to an end?
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Psalm 41:5 CEB
My enemies speak maliciously about me: "When will he die and his name disappear?"
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Psalm 41:5 CJB
My enemies say the worst about me: "When will he die and his name disappear?"
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Psalm 41:5 RHE
(40-6) My enemies have spoken evils against me: when shall he die and his name perish?
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Psalm 41:5 ESV
My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die, and his name perish?"
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Psalm 41:5 GW
My enemies say terrible things about me: "When will he die, and when will his family name disappear?"
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Psalm 41:5 GNT
My enemies say cruel things about me. They want me to die and be forgotten.
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Psalm 41:5 HNV
My enemies speak evil against me: "When will he die, and his name perish?"
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Psalm 41:5 CSB
My enemies speak maliciously about me: "When will he die and be forgotten?"
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Psalm 41:5 KJV
Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die , and his name perish ?
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Psalm 41:5 LEB
My enemies speak evil about me, "When will he die and his name perish?"
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Psalm 41:5 NAS
My enemies speak evil against me, "When will he die, and his name perish?"
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Psalm 41:5 NCV
My enemies are saying evil things about me. They say, "When will he die and be forgotten?"
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Psalm 41:5 NIRV
My enemies are saying bad things about me. They say, "When will he die and be forgotten?"
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Psalm 41:5 NIV
My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die and his name perish?"
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Psalm 41:5 NKJV
My enemies speak evil of me: "When will he die, and his name perish?"
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Psalm 41:5 NLT
But my enemies say nothing but evil about me. "How soon will he die and be forgotten?" they ask.
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Psalm 41:5 NRS
My enemies wonder in malice when I will die, and my name perish.
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Psalm 41:5 RSV
My enemies say of me in malice: "When will he die, and his name perish?"
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Psalm 41:5 DBY
Mine enemies wish me evil: When will he die, and his name perish?
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Psalm 41:5 MSG
My enemies are wishing the worst for me; they make bets on what day I will die.
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Psalm 41:5 WBT
My enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?
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Psalm 41:5 TMB
Mine enemies speak evil of me and say, "When shall he die and his name perish?"
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Psalm 41:5 TNIV
My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die and his name perish?"
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Psalm 41:5 WEB
My enemies speak evil against me: "When will he die, and his name perish?"
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Psalm 41:5 WYC
Mine enemies said evils to me; When shall he die, and his name shall perish?
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Psalm 41:5 YLT
Mine enemies say evil of me: When he dieth -- his name hath perished!
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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.