e Blessed is the one who considers the poor! 1
f In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him;
2 the Lord protects him and keeps him alive;
he is called blessed in the land;
you g do not give him up to the will of his enemies.
3 The Lord sustains him on his sickbed;
in his illness you restore him to full health. 2
As for me, I said, "O Lord, h be gracious to me;
i heal me, 3 for I have sinned against you!"
5 My enemies say of me in malice,
"When will he die, and his name perish?"
6 And when one comes to see me, j he utters empty words,
while his heart gathers iniquity;
when he goes out, he tells it abroad.
7 All who hate me whisper together about me;
they imagine the worst for me. 4
They say, "A deadly thing is poured out 5 on him;
he will not rise again from where he lies."
9 Even my k close friend in whom I trusted,
who l ate my bread, has lifted his heel against me.
10 But you, O Lord, be gracious to me,
and raise me up, that I may repay them!
By this I know that m you delight in me:
my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.
12 But n you have upheld me because of o my integrity,
and p set me in your presence q forever.
r Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting!
Amen and Amen.