God's care for the poor.
Psalms 41:1 To the Overseer.A Psalm of David. O the happiness of him Who is acting wisely unto the poor, In a day of evil doth Jehovah deliver him. Psalms 41:2 Jehovah doth preserve him and revive him, He is happy in the land, And Thou givest him not into the will of his enemies. Psalms 41:3 Jehovah supporteth on a couch of sickness, All his bed Thou hast turned in his weakness.
David complaineth of his enemies' treachery.
Psalms 41:4 II said, 'O Jehovah, favour me, Heal my soul, for I did sin against Thee,' Psalms 41:5 Mine enemies say evil of me: When he diethhis name hath perished! Psalms 41:6 And if he came to seevanity he speaketh, His heart gathereth iniquity to itself, He goeth outat the street he speaketh. Psalms 41:7 All hating me whisper together against me, Against me they devise evil to me: Psalms 41:8 A thing of Belial is poured out on him, And because he lay down he riseth not again. Psalms 41:9 Even mine ally, in whom I trusted, One eating my bread, made great the heel against me,
He fleeth to God for succour.
Psalms 41:10 And Thou, Jehovah, favour me, And cause me to rise, And I give recompence to them. Psalms 41:11 By this I have known, That Thou hast delighted in me, Because my enemy shouteth not over me. Psalms 41:12 As to me, in mine integrity, Thou hast taken hold upon me, And causest me to stand before Thee to the age. Psalms 41:13 Blessed [is] Jehovah, God of Israel, From the ageand unto the age. Amen and Amen.