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Psalm 41 (Today's New International Version)

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For the director of music. A psalm of David."

1 Blessed1 are those who have regard for the weak;2 the LORD delivers them in times of trouble.3 2 The LORD protects4 and preserves them--5 they are counted among the blessed in the land--6 he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.7 3 The LORD sustains them on their sickbed8 and restores them from their bed of illness.9 4 I said, "Have mercy10 on me, LORD; heal11 me, for I have sinned12 against you." 5 My enemies say of me in malice, "When will he die and his name perish?13" 6 Whenever they come to see me, they speak falsely,14 while their hearts gather slander;15 then they go out and spread16 it abroad. 7 All my enemies whisper together17 against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying, 8 "A vile disease has beset him; he will never get up18 from the place where he lies." 9 Even my close friend,19 someone I trusted, one who shared my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.20 10 But may you have mercy21 on me, LORD; raise me up,22 that I may repay23 them. 11 I know that you are pleased with me,24 for my enemy does not triumph over me.25 12 In my integrity26 you uphold me27 and set me in your presence forever.28 13 Praise29 be to the LORD, the God of Israel,30 from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.31
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