(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.
(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.
(40-4) The Lord help him on his bed of sorrow: thou hast turned all his couch in his sickness.
(40-5) I said: O Lord, be thou merciful to me: heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.
(40-6) My enemies have spoken evils against me: when shall he die and his name perish?
(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.
(40-8) All my enemies whispered together against me: they devised evils to me.
(40-9) They determined against me an unjust word: shall he that sleepeth rise again no more?
(40-10) For even the man of my peace, in whom I trusted, who ate my bread, hath greatly supplanted me.