41:1 Blessed is he who considers the poor. Yahweh will deliver him in the day of evil.
41:2 Yahweh will preserve him, and keep him alive. He shall be blessed on the earth, and he will not surrender him to the will of his enemies.
41:3 Yahweh will sustain him on his sickbed, and restore him from his bed of illness.
41:4 I said, “Yahweh, have mercy on me! Heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
41:5 My enemies speak evil against me: “When will he die, and his name perish?”
41:6 If he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood. His heart gathers iniquity to itself. When he goes abroad, he tells it.
41:7 All who hate me whisper together against me. They imagine the worst for me.
41:8 “An evil disease,” they say, “has afflicted him. Now that he lies he shall rise up no more.”
41:9 Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate bread with me, has lifted up his heel against me.
41:10 But you, Yahweh, have mercy on me, and raise me up, that I may repay them.
41:11 By this I know that you delight in me, because my enemy doesn’t triumph over me.
41:12 As for me, you uphold me in my integrity, and set me in your presence forever.
41:13 Blessed be Yahweh, the God of Israel, from everlasting and to everlasting! Amen and amen. BOOK II Psalm 42 For the Chief Musician. A contemplation by the sons of Korah.
42:1 As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants after you, God .
42:2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?
42:3 My tears have been my food day and night, while they continually ask me, “Where is your God?”
42:4 These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me, how I used to go with the crowd, and led them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping a holy day.
42:5 Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him for the saving help of his presence.
42:6 My God, my soul is in despair within me. Therefore I remember you from the land of the Jordan, the heights of Hermon, from the hill Mizar.
42:7 Deep calls to deep at the noise of your waterfalls. All your waves and your billows have swept over me.
42:8 Yahweh will command his loving kindness in the daytime. In the night his song shall be with me: a prayer to the God of my life.
42:9 I will ask God, my rock, “Why have you forgotten me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”
42:10 As with a sword in my bones, my adversaries reproach me, while they continually ask me, “Where is your God?”
42:11 Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him, the saving help of my countenance, and my God. Psalm 43
43:1 Vindicate me, God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation. Oh, deliver me from deceitful and wicked men.
43:2 For you are the God of my strength. Why have you rejected me? Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
43:3 Oh, send out your light and your truth. Let them lead me. Let them bring me to your holy hill, To your tents.
43:4 Then I will go to the altar of God, to God, my exceeding joy. I will praise you on the harp, God, my God.
43:5 Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him: my Savior, my helper, and my God. Psalm 44 For the Chief Musician. By the sons of Korah. A contemplative psalm.
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