Psalm 41:1-9 NIV

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

1 Blessed1 is he who has regard for the weak;2 the LORD delivers him in times of trouble.3

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2 The LORD will protect4 him and preserve his life;5 he will bless him in the land6 and not surrender him to the desire of his foes.7

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3 The LORD will sustain him on his sickbed8 and restore him from his bed of illness.9

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4 I said, "O LORD, have mercy10 on me; heal11 me, for I have sinned12 against you."

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5 My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die and his name perish?13"

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6 Whenever one comes to see me, he speaks falsely,14 while his heart gathers slander;15 then he goes out and spreads16 it abroad.

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7 All my enemies whisper together17 against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying,

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8 "A vile disease has beset him; he will never get up18 from the place where he lies."

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9 Even my close friend,19 whom I trusted, he who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.20

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