O Lord, Be Gracious to Me
To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.
e Blessed is the one who considers the poor!
f In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him;
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.
The Lord sustains him on his sickbed;
in his illness you restore him to full health.
As for me, I said, "O Lord, h be gracious to me;
i heal me, for I have sinned against you!"
My enemies say of me in malice,
"When will he die, and his name perish?"
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.
All who hate me whisper together about me;
they imagine the worst for me.
They say, "A deadly thing is poured out on him;
he will not rise again from where he lies."
Even my k close friend in whom I trusted,
who l ate my bread, has lifted 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 m you delight in me:
my enemy will not shout in triumph over me.
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.
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner, but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.
They are not put to shame in evil times; in the days of famine they have abundance.
Give me not up to the will of my adversaries; for false witnesses have risen against me, and they breathe out violence.
Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness! You have given me relief when I was in distress. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer!
Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
2 Chronicles 30:20
And the Lord heard Hezekiah and healed the people.
Everyone utters lies to his neighbor; with flattering lips and a double heart they speak.
Whose mouths speak lies and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood.
Psalms 55:12 - 13
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Job 19:13 - 14
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For I hear many whispering. Terror is on every ...
Put no trust in a neighbor; have no confidence ...
2 Samuel 15:12
And while Absalom was offering the sacrifices, ...
I am not speaking of all of you; I know whom I have chosen. But the Scripture will be fulfilled, 'He who ate my bread has lifted his heel against me.
2 Samuel 15:25 - 26
Then the king said to Zadok, "Carry the ark of God back into the city. If I find favor in the eyes of the Lord, he will bring me back and let me see both it and his dwelling place.
My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
Vindicate me, O Lord, for I have walked in my integrity, and I have trusted in the Lord without wavering.
He does not withdraw his eyes from the righteous, but with kings on the throne he sets them forever, and they are exalted.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, for he has visited and redeemed his people
Psalms 72:18 - 19
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, who alone does wondrous things.
Blessed be the Lord forever! Amen and Amen.
Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise the Lord!
Let everything that has breath praise the Lord! Praise the Lord!