Psalms of My Life (Psalm 41)

31 Mar

Psalm 41
For the director of music. A psalm of David.Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 6.31.38 AM

1 Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.
2 The Lord protects and preserves them—
they are counted among the blessed in the land—
he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
3 The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
and restores them from their bed of illness.

4 I said, “Have mercy on me, Lord;
heal me, for I have sinned against you.”
5 My enemies say of me in malice,
“When will he die and his name perish?”
6 When one of them comes to see me,
he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander;
then he goes out and spreads it around.

7 All my enemies whisper together against me;
they imagine the worst for me, saying,
8 “A vile disease has afflicted him;
he will never get up from the place where he lies.”
9 Even my close friend,
someone I trusted,
one who shared my bread,
has turned[b] against me.

10 But may you have mercy on me, Lord;Screen Shot 2015-01-29 at 6.33.26 AM
raise me up, that I may repay them.
11 I know that you are pleased with me,
for my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 Because of my integrity you uphold me
and set me in your presence forever.

13 Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,
from everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and Amen.


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Posted by on March 31, 2015 in the book of Psalms


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One response to “Psalms of My Life (Psalm 41)

  1. Anonymous

    March 31, 2015 at 9:09 am

    My initial response to the question is that it does contradict. (Romans 12:19-20) and also Stephen’s response as an example of NT saints response to persecution as he was being stoned asking the Lord not to hold the sin against them in Acts 7. “You have heard that it was said, ‘you shall love you neighbor and hate your enemy.’ “But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” Matthew 5:44
    So was this request wrong of David? Or was he just in a different dispensation. I am interested to know your thoughts 🙂


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