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Psalm 41:6 ASV
And if he come to see [me], he speaketh falsehood; His heart gathereth iniquity to itself: When he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
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Psalm 41:6 BBE
If one comes to see me, deceit is in his heart; he keeps a store of evil, which he makes public in every place.
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Psalm 41:6 CEB
Whenever they come to visit, they say nothing of value. Their hearts collect evil gossip; once they leave, they tell it to everybody.
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Psalm 41:6 CJB
When they come to see me they speak insincerely, their hearts meanwhile gathering falsehoods; then they go out and spread bad reports.
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Psalm 41:6 RHE
(40-7) And if he came in to see me, he spoke vain things: his heart gathered together iniquity to itself. He went out and spoke to the same purpose.
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Psalm 41:6 ESV
And when one comes to see me, he utters empty words, while his heart gathers iniquity; when he goes out, he tells it abroad.
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Psalm 41:6 GW
When one of them comes to visit me, he speaks foolishly. His heart collects gossip. [Then] he leaves to tell others.
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Psalm 41:6 GNT
Those who come to see me are not sincere; they gather bad news about me and then go out and tell it everywhere.
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Psalm 41:6 HNV
If he come to see me, he speaks falsehood. His heart gathers iniquity to itself. When he goes abroad, he tells it.
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Psalm 41:6 CSB
When one [of them] comes to visit, he speaks deceitfully; he stores up evil in his heart; he goes out and talks.
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Psalm 41:6 KJV
And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
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Psalm 41:6 LEB
And when one comes to see [me], he speaks falsely; his heart gathers disaster for itself. He goes out to the street; he speaks.
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Psalm 41:6 NAS
And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; When he goes outside, he tells it.
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Psalm 41:6 NCV
Some people come to see me, but they lie. They just come to get bad news. Then they go and gossip.
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Psalm 41:6 NIRV
When anyone comes to see me, he says things he doesn't mean. At the same time, he thinks up lies to tell against me. Then he goes out and spreads those lies around.
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Psalm 41:6 NIV
Whenever one comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it abroad.
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Psalm 41:6 NKJV
And if he comes to see me, he speaks lies; His heart gathers iniquity to itself; When he goes out, he tells it.
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Psalm 41:6 NLT
They visit me as if they are my friends, but all the while they gather gossip, and when they leave, they spread it everywhere.
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Psalm 41:6 NRS
And when they come to see me, they utter empty words, while their hearts gather mischief; when they go out, they tell it abroad.
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Psalm 41:6 RSV
And when one comes to see me, he utters empty words, while his heart gathers mischief; when he goes out, he tells it abroad.
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Psalm 41:6 DBY
And if one come to see [me], he speaketh falsehood; his heart gathereth wickedness to itself: he goeth abroad, he telleth [it].
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Psalm 41:6 MSG
If someone comes to see me, he mouths empty platitudes, All the while gathering gossip about me to entertain the street-corner crowd.
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Psalm 41:6 WBT
And if he cometh to see [me], he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; [when] he goeth abroad, he telleth [it].
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Psalm 41:6 TMB
And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity; his heart gathereth iniquity to itself, and when he goeth out, he telleth it.
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Psalm 41:6 TNIV
Whenever they come to see me, they speak falsely, while their hearts gather slander; then they go out and spread it abroad.
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Psalm 41:6 WEB
If he come to see me, he speaks falsehood. His heart gathers iniquity to itself. When he goes abroad, he tells it.
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Psalm 41:6 WYC
And if he entered for to see (me), he spake vain things (to me); his heart gathered wickedness to himself. He went withoutforth; and spake to the same thing/and spake to the same end. (And when he entered to see me, he spoke to me of empty, or useless, things; and his heart gathered wickedness unto itself. And then he went withoutforth; and spoke the same thing everywhere he went.)
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Psalm 41:6 YLT
And if he came to see -- vanity he speaketh, His heart gathereth iniquity to itself, He goeth out -- at the street he speaketh.
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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.