Psalm 41:1-13

To the director. A melody of David. 41  Happy is anyone acting with consideration toward the lowly one;+In the day of calamity Jehovah will provide escape for him.+   Jehovah himself will guard him and preserve him alive.+He will be pronounced happy in the earth;+And you cannot possibly give him over to the soul* of his enemies.+   Jehovah himself will sustain him upon a divan of illness;+All his bed you will certainly change during his sickness.+   As for me, I said: “O Jehovah, show me favor.+Do heal my soul, for I have sinned against you.”+   As for my enemies, they say what is bad concerning me:+“When will he die and his name actually perish?”   And if one does come to see [me], untruth is what his heart will speak;+He will gather up for himself something hurtful;He will go out; on the outside he will speak [of it].+   Unitedly against me all those hating me whisper to one another;+Against me they keep scheming something bad for me:+   “A good-for-nothing thing* is poured out upon him;+Now that he has lain down, he will not get up again.”+   Also the man at peace with me, in whom I trusted,+Who was eating my bread,+ has magnified [his] heel against me.*+ 10  As for you, O Jehovah, show me favor and cause me to get up,+That I may pay them back.+ 11  By this I do know that you have found delight in me,Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.+ 12  As for me, because of my integrity you have upheld me,+And you will set me before your face to time indefinite.+ 13  Blessed be Jehovah the God of Israel+From time indefinite even to time indefinite.+Amen and Amen.*+


Or, “to the soulful desire.” Heb., beneʹphesh; Lat., aʹni·mam; LXX, “in the hands.” See 35:25 ftn.
Lit., “A thing of belial (worthlessness).”
“Magnified [his] heel against me,” MLXXVg.
This vs is a doxology, that is, an expression of praise to Jehovah God, and corresponds with the doxology at the end of the other four books, namely, in Ps 72, 89, 106 and 150.