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Psalm 41 (Douay-Rheims)

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1 (40-1) <Unto the end, a psalm for David himself.> (40-2) Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor: the Lord will deliver him in the evil day. 2 (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. 3 (40-4) The Lord help him on his bed of sorrow: thou hast turned all his couch in his sickness. 4 (40-5) I said: O Lord, be thou merciful to me: heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee. 5 (40-6) My enemies have spoken evils against me: when shall he die and his name perish? 6 (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. 7 (40-8) All my enemies whispered together against me: they devised evils to me. 8 (40-9) They determined against me an unjust word: shall he that sleepeth rise again no more? 9 (40-10) For even the man of my peace, in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, hath greatly supplanted me. 10 (40-11) But thou, O Lord, have mercy on me, and raise my up again: and I will requite them. 11 (40-12) By this I know, that thou hast had a good will for me: because my enemy shall not rejoice over me. 12 (40-13) But thou hast upheld me by reason of my innocence: and hast established me in thy sight for ever. 13 (40-14) Blessed be the Lord the God of Israel from eternity to eternity. So be it. So be it.
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