Psalms 41:11

11 I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.

Psalms 41:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
ESV
11 By this I know that you delight in me: my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.
NLT
11 I know you are pleased with me, for you have not let my enemies triumph over me.
MSG
11 Meanwhile, I'm sure you're on my side - no victory shouts yet from the enemy camp!
CSB
11 By this I know that You delight in me: my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.

Psalms 41:11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 41:11

By this I know that thou favourest me
Or "delightest in me" F26; as he did, both as his Son and his servant; in his obedience, sufferings, and death, whereby his counsels were accomplished, his covenant ratified, and the salvation of his people procured; and which delight and well pleasedness in him was the ground of his deliverance from the power of death and the grave; see ( Psalms 18:19 ) ( 22:8 ) ; the token by which Christ knew this was,

because mine enemy doth not triumph over me;
Judas could not; he was too short lived, he was quickly taken away, and all the woes fall upon him imprecated on him, ( Psalms 109:6-10 ) ; nor the Jews; for though they were highly delighted when they had fastened him to the cross, and when he was dead, and laid in the grave; yet they could not sing their jubilee song over him until the third day was past; for they knew he had given out that he should rise again the third day; on which day he did rise, and his apostles preached that he was alive, and through him the resurrection of the dead, to their great grief, vexation, and mortification: nor did Satan, the enemy of Christ, personal and mystical, triumph over him; not in the wilderness, where, after he had tempted him, he was obliged to leave him; nor in the garden, and his agony there, where he was strengthened by an angel; nor even on the cross; for on that Christ himself triumphed over Satan and his principalities, whom he spoiled, and destroyed the devil and all his works; and, at his ascension to heaven, led captivity captive, and gave gifts to men, in token of triumph, and went forth, in the ministration of the Gospel, conquering, and to conquer; turning men from the power of Satan, and causing his servants to triumph in him, while they were in every place diffusing the savour of his knowledge.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 (yb tuph) "complacuisti in me", Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus; "delectaris me", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius.

Psalms 41:11 In-Context

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.
13 Praise be to the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Amen and Amen.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Numbers 14:8; Psalms 147:11
  • 2. Psalms 25:2