Psalms 41:2-3

2 The LORD protects and preserves them— they are counted among the blessed in the land— he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
3 The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.

Psalms 41:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
ESV
2 the LORD protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.
NLT
2 The LORD protects them and keeps them alive. He gives them prosperity in the land and rescues them from their enemies.
MSG
2 God looks after us all, makes us robust with life - Lucky to be in the land, we're free from enemy worries.
CSB
2 The Lord will keep him and preserve him; he will be blessed in the land. You will not give him over to the desire of his enemies.

Psalms 41:2-3 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 41:2-3 In-Context

1 Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the LORD delivers them in times of trouble.
2 The LORD protects and preserves them— they are counted among the blessed in the land— he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
3 The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.
4 I said, “Have mercy on me, LORD; heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
5 My enemies say of me in malice, “When will he die and his name perish?”
6 When one of them comes to see me, he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander; then he goes out and spreads it around.

Cross References 6

  • 1. Psalms 12:5; Psalms 32:7
  • 2. Ezra 9:9; Psalms 71:20; Psalms 119:88,159; Psalms 138:7; Psalms 143:11
  • 3. Psalms 37:22
  • 4. S Deuteronomy 6:24; Psalms 27:12
  • 5. Psalms 6:6
  • 6. 2 Samuel 13:5; 2 Kings 1:4
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