Psalm 41

O Lord, Be Gracious to Me

1 Blessed is he who considers the 1 poor;
The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
2 The LORD will preserve him and keep him alive,
And he will be blessed on the earth;
a You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
3 The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of illness;
You will 2 sustain him on his sickbed.

4 I said, "LORD, be merciful to me;
b Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You."
5 My enemies speak evil of me:
"When will he die, and his name perish?"
6 And if he comes to see me, he speaks 3 lies;
His heart gathers iniquity to itself;
When he goes out, he tells it.
7 All who hate me whisper together against me;
Against me they 4 devise my hurt.

8 "An 5 evil disease," they say, "clings to him.
And now that he lies down, he will rise up no more."
9 c Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted,
d Who ate my bread,
Has 6 lifted up his heel against me.
10 But You, O LORD, be merciful to me, and raise me up,
That I may repay them.

11 By this I know that You are well pleased with me,
Because my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 As for me, You uphold me in my integrity,
And e set me before Your face forever.

13 f Blessed be the LORD God of Israel
From everlasting to everlasting!
Amen and Amen.

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 27:12
    Do not deliver me to the will of my adversaries; For false witnesses have risen against me, And such as breathe out violence.
  2. Cross References
    Psalms 6:2
    Have mercy on me, O LORD, for I am weak; O LORD, heal me, for my bones are troubled.
    Psalms 103:3
    Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.
    Psalms 147:3
    He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds.
  3. Cross References
    2 Samuel 15:12
    Then Absalom sent for Ahithophel the Gilonite, David's counselor, from his city - from Giloh - while he offered sacrifices. And the conspiracy grew strong, for the people with Absalom continually increased in number.
    Job 19:13
    He has removed my brothers far from me, And my acquaintances are completely estranged from me.
    Job 19:19
    All my close friends abhor me, And those whom I love have turned against me.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 55:12 - 14
    For it is not an enemy who reproaches me; Then ...
    Psalms 55:20
    He has put forth his hands against those who we...
    Jeremiah 20:10
    For I heard many mocking: "Fear on every side!"...
    Micah 7:5
    Do not trust in a friend; Do not put your confi...
    Matthew 26:14 - 16
    Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, ...
    Matthew 26:21 - 25
    Now as they were eating, He said, "Assuredly, I...
    Matthew 26:47 - 50
    And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas,...
    John 13:18
    "I do not speak concerning all of you. I know w...
    John 13:21 - 30
    When Jesus had said these things, He was troubl...
    Acts 1:16
    Men and brethren, this Scripture had to be fulf...
    Acts 1:17
    "for he was numbered with us and obtained a par...
  5. Cross References
    Job 36:7
    He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous; But they are on the throne with kings, For He has seated them forever, And they are exalted.
    Psalms 21:6
    For You have made him most blessed forever; You have made him exceedingly glad with Your presence.
    Psalms 34:15
    The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 72:18
    Blessed be the LORD God, the God of Israel, Who only does wondrous things!
    Psalms 72:19
    And blessed be His glorious name forever! And let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen.
    Psalms 89:52
    Blessed be the LORD forevermore! Amen and Amen.
    Psalms 106:48
    Blessed be the LORD God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting! And let all the people say, "Amen!" Praise the LORD!
    Psalms 150:6
    Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD!
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
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