The Holman Christian Standard Bible
Restore columns
Exit Fullscreen

Psalm 41

Victory in Spite of Betrayal

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.

Happy is one who cares for the poor;

the Lord will save him in a day of adversity. w

The Lord will keep him and preserve him;

he will be blessed in the land. x

You will not give him over to the desire of his enemies. y

The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed;

You will heal him on the bed where he lies. z

I said, “Lord, be gracious to me;

heal me, for I have sinned against You.” a

My enemies speak maliciously about me:

“When will he die and be forgotten?” b

When one of them comes to visit, he speaks deceitfully;

he stores up evil in his heart;

he goes out and talks. c

All who hate me whisper together about me;

they plan to harm me. d

“Lethal poison has been poured into him,

and he won’t rise again from where he lies!” e

Even my friend f in whom I trusted,

one who ate my bread,

has raised his heel against me. g

10 But You, Lord, be gracious to me and raise me up;

then I will repay them. h

11 By this I know that You delight in me: i

my enemy does not shout in triumph over me. j

12 You supported me because of my integrity k

and set me in Your presence forever. l

13 May * Yahweh, the God of Israel, be praised

from everlasting to everlasting.

* Amen and amen. m


About The Holman Christian Standard Bible

The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.

Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.

Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.

Support Info


Table of Contents