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Psalm of the Compassionate. Psalm 41(v40)
1 Happy the man who has a concern for the helpless!
The LORD will save him in time of trouble.

2 The LORD protects him and gives him life,
making him secure in the land;
the LORD never leaves him never leaves him: prob. rdg, Heb do thou not give him up to the greed of his enemies.

3 He nurses him on his sick-bed;
he turns his bed when he is ill.

4 But I said, 'LORD, be gracious to me;
heal me, for I have sinned against thee.'

5 'His case is desperate,' my enemies say;
'when will he die, and his line become extinct?'

6 All who visit me speak from an empty heart,
alert to gather bad news;
then they go out to spread it abroad.

7 All who hate me whisper together about me
and love to make the worst of everything:

8 'An evil spell is cast upon him;
he is laid on his bed, and will rise no more.'

9 Even the friend whom I trusted, who ate at my table who... table: or slanders me,
exults over my misfortune.

10 O LORD, be gracious and restore me,
that I may pay them out to the full to the full: transposed from end of v9.

11 Then I shall know that thou delightest in me
and that my enemy will not triumph over me.

12 But I am upheld by thee because of my innocence;
thou keepest me for ever in thy sight.

13 Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.

Amen, Amen.

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