Psalms 41:10

10 But may you have mercy on me, LORD; raise me up, that I may repay them.

Psalms 41:10 in Other Translations

King James Version (KJV)
10 But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
English Standard Version (ESV)
10 But you, O LORD, be gracious to me, and raise me up, that I may repay them!
New Living Translation (NLT)
10 LORD, have mercy on me. Make me well again, so I can pay them back!
The Message Bible (MSG)
10 God, give grace, get me up on my feet. I'll show them a thing or two.
American Standard Version (ASV)
10 But thou, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me, and raise me up, That I may requite them.
GOD'S WORD Translation (GW)
10 Have pity on me, O LORD! Raise me up so that I can pay them back
Holman Christian Standard Bible (CSB)
10 But You, Lord, be gracious to me and raise me up; then I will repay them.
New International Reader's Version (NIRV)
10 But Lord, show me your favor. Make me well, so I can pay them back.

Psalms 41:10 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 41:10

But thou, O Lord, be merciful unto me, and raise me up
Not from a bed of illness, nor from a state of poverty and want; but from the dead: it was by the will of his divine Father that he suffered death, and it was to him he made satisfaction and reconciliation for the sins of his people, by his sufferings and death; and therefore it was but a reasonable request, that, having done this, he should be raised from the dead: besides, his Father had promised it, and he had believed it; so that this prayer was a prayer of faith, founded upon a divine promise; and the resurrection of Christ is for the most part ascribed to God the Father as his act; though not to the exclusion of the Son, who had power, as to lay down his life, so to take it up again; and though the resurrection of Christ from the dead is not only an act of power, but also of justice, he having paid his people's debts, atoned for their sins, and satisfied law and justice, it was but right and equitable that he should be discharged from the prison of the grave, and set free; yet here it is requested as an act of mercy, grace, and kindness; for, by doing it, it would appear that his Father's wrath was taken away from him, and that he had turned himself from the fierceness of his anger to him, and that he was well pleased with his righteousness and sacrifice; besides, it was giving him glory, as well as rolling away the reproach he lay under; and, however, it was in mercy to his body the church, whom he represented, since it was for their justification; nay, their regeneration is influenced by it; and so is the resurrection of their bodies, of which Christ's resurrection is the pledge and pattern. The end Christ had in view in making the request follows;

that I may requite them:
not "him", Judas, last mentioned; for justice pursued and overtook him; he destroyed himself, and was gone to his own place, before Christ's resurrection from the dead; but them, the Jews, as a body; his enemies that spoke ill of him, wished ill to him, conspired against him, to take away his life, and did bring him to the dust of death: and this his requital of them, after his resurrection, was either of good for evil, by ordering his disciples to preach his Gospel, first at Jerusalem, to those very persons who were concerned in his death, many of whom were converted, baptized, and added to the church; or of evil, for their evil to him, which had its accomplishment in part, at the destruction of Jerusalem, and will more fully at the day of judgment, when they that have pierced him shall see him come in the clouds of heaven.

Psalms 41:10 In-Context

8 “A vile disease has afflicted him; he will never get up from the place where he lies.”
9 Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread, has turned against me.
10 But may you have mercy on me, LORD; raise me up, that I may repay them.
11 I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 Because of my integrity you uphold me and set me in your presence forever.

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