Chapter 41

  1. 1. [To the chiefe Musician. A Psalme of Dauid.] Blessed is he that considereth the poore; the Lord will deliuer him in time of trouble.
  2. 2. The Lord will preserue him, and keepe him aliue, and he shall be blessed vpon the earth; and thou wilt not deliuer him vnto the will of his enemies.
  3. 3. The Lord will strengthen him vpon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sicknesse.
  4. 4. I sayd, Lord be mercifull vnto me, heale my soule, for I haue sinned against thee.
  5. 5. Mine enemies speake euill of me: when shall hee die, and his name perish?
  6. 6. And if hee come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquitie to it selfe, when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
  7. 7. All that hate me, whisper together against me; against me doe they deuise my hurt.
  8. 8. An euill disease, say they, cleaueth fast vnto him; and now that he lyeth, he shall rise vp no more.
  9. 9. Yea mine owne familiar friend in whom I trusted, which did eate of my bread, hath lift vp his heele against me.
  10. 10. But thou, O Lord, be mercifull vnto mee, and raise me up vp that I may requite them.
  11. 11. By this I know that thou fauourest me: because mine enemie doeth not triumph ouer me.
  12. 12. And as for me, thou vpholdest me in mine integritie; and settest me before thy face for euer.
  13. 13. Blessed bee the Lord God of Israel, from euerlasting, and to euerlasting. Amen, and Amen.

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