Psalm 41:1-13 NAS
How blessed is he who considers the helpless; the Lord will deliver him in
a day of trouble. The Lord will protect him and keep him alive, and
he shall be called blessed upon the earth; and do not give him over to the
desire of his enemies. The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed;
in his illness, You restore him to health.
As for me, I said,
"O Lord, be gracious to me; heal my soul, for I have sinned against
You." My enemies speak evil against me, "When
will he die , and his name perish?" And when he comes to see me,
he speaks falsehood; his heart gathers wickedness to itself; when he goes
outside, he tells it. All who hate me whisper together against me;
and against me they devise my hurt, saying, "A wicked thing is
poured out upon him, that when he lies down, he will not rise up
again." Even my close friend in whom I trusted, who ate my
bread, has lifted up his heel against me. But You, O Lord, be
gracious to me and raise me up, that I may repay them. By this I
know that You are pleased with me, because my enemy does not shout in
triumph over me. As for me, You uphold me in my integrity, and You
set me in Your presence forever.
be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and Amen.