PSALM 41[R] Thanksgiving After Sickness 41 1For the leader. A psalm of David. I 2Blessed the one concerned for the poor;[S] on a day of misfortune, the LORD delivers him. 3The LORD keeps and preserves him, makes him blessed in the land, and does not betray him to his enemies. 4The LORD sustains him on his sickbed, you turn down his bedding whenever he is ill.[T] II 5Even I have said, “LORD, take note of me; heal me, although I have sinned against you. 6My enemies say bad things against me: ‘When will he die and his name be forgotten?’ 7When someone comes to visit me, he speaks without sincerity. His heart stores up malice; when he leaves, he gossips. 8All those who hate me whisper together against me; they imagine the worst about me: 9’He has had ruin poured over him; that one lying down will never rise again.’ 10[U]Even my trusted friend, who ate my bread, has raised his heel against me. III 11“But you, LORD, take note of me to raise me up that I may repay them.”[V] 12By this I will know you are pleased with me, that my enemy no longer shouts in triumph over me. 13In my integrity may you support me and let me stand in your presence forever. 14[W]Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from all eternity and forever. Amen. Amen.
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