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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Psalms 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., bene′phesh; Lat., a′ni·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.