To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time
(41:1) "Blessed is he that considereth the poor."
The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed
upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make
all his bed in his sickness.||
I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against
Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?||
And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity
to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.||
All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my
An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth
he shall rise up no more.||
Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my
bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.||
But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite
By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph
And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before
thy face for ever.||
Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting.
Amen, and Amen.