| The Book of Psalms.|
The Harvard Classics. 190914.
|The Psalmist in Sickness Complains of Enemies and False Friends|
|For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.|
| ||BLESSED is he that considereth the 1 poor:|
Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil.
| ||Jehovah will preserve him, and keep him alive,|
And he shall be blessed upon 2 the earth;
And deliver not thou him unto the will of his enemies.
Jehovah will support him upon the couch of languishing:
Thou makest 3 all his bed in his sickness.
| ||I said, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me:|
Heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
| ||Mine enemies speak evil against me, saying,|
When will he die, and his name perish?
| ||And if he come to see me, he speaketh falsehood;|
His heart gathereth iniquity to itself:
When he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
| ||All that hate me whisper together against me;|
Against me do they devise my hurt.
| ||An 4 evil disease, say they, cleaveth 5 fast unto him;|
And now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.
| ||Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted,|
Who did eat of my bread,
Hath lifted up his heel against me.
| ||But thou, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me, and raise me up,|
That I may requite them.
| ||By this I know that thou delightest in me,|
Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
| ||And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity,|
And settest me before thy face for ever.
| ||Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel,|
From everlasting and to ever lasting.
Amen, and Amen.