God's care for the poor.
Psalms 41:1 Blessed is he, yt considreth ye poore: ye LORDE shal delyuer him in the tyme of trouble. Psalms 41:2 The LORDE shal preserue him, and kepe him alyue: he shal make him to prospere vpon earth, and shal not delyuer him into ye wil of his enemies. Psalms 41:3 The LORDE shal refresh him, when he lyeth sick vpon his bedd, yee thou makest his bed in all his sicknesse.
David complaineth of his enemies' treachery.
Psalms 41:4 I sayde: LORDE be mercifull vnto me, heale my soule, for I haue synned agaynst the. Psalms 41:5 Myne enemies speake euell vpo me: whan shal he dye, and his name perishe? Psalms 41:6 Though he came in to se, yet meaned he falsede in his hert, heapinge myschefe vpon himself. Psalms 41:7 All they that hate me, runne together agaynst me, and ymagin euell agaynst me. Psalms 41:8 They haue geuen a wicked sentence vpon me: when he lyeth, he shal ryse vp nomore. Psalms 41:9 Yee euen myne owne familier frende, whom I trusted, which dyd eate my bred, hath lift vp his hele agaynst me.
He fleeth to God for succour.
Psalms 41:10 But be thou mercifull vnto me (o LORDE) rayse thou me vp, and I shal rewarde them. Psalms 41:11 By this I knowe thou fauourest me, that my enemie shal not triumphe ouer me. Psalms 41:12 Thou hast vpholden me because of my innocency, and set me before thy face for euer. Psalms 41:13 O blessed be ye LORDE God of Israel, from hece forth and for euermore. Amen, Amen.