To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
1 Blessed is he who considers the 1poor;
The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.
And he will be blessed on the earth;
aYou will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
You will 2sustain him on his sickbed.
bHeal my soul, for I have sinned against You.”
“When will he die, and his name perish?”
6 And if he comes to see me, he speaks 3lies;
His heart gathers iniquity to itself;
When he goes out, he tells it.
Against me they 4devise my hurt.
8 “An 5evil disease,” they say, “clings to him.
And now that he lies down, he will rise up no more.”
9 cEven my own familiar friend in whom I trusted,
dWho ate my bread,
Has 6lifted up his heel against me.
That I may repay them.
Because my enemy does not triumph over me.
And eset me before Your face forever.
13 fBlessed be the Lord God of Israel
From everlasting to everlasting!
Amen and Amen.
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