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.
[ 1] B LESSED is he that considereth the 1 poor: Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil.
[ 2] 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.
[ 3] I said, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me: Heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
[ 4] Mine enemies speak evil against me, saying, When will he die, and his name perish?
[ 5] And if he come to see me, he speaketh falsehood; His heart gathereth iniquity to itself: When he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
[ 6] All that hate me whisper together against me; Against me do they devise my hurt.
[ 7] An 4 evil disease, say they, cleaveth 5 fast unto him; And now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.
[ 8] Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, Who did eat of my bread, Hath lifted up his heel against me.
[ 9] But thou, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me, and raise me up, That I may requite them.
[ 10] By this I know that thou delightest in me, Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
[ 11] And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, And settest me before thy face for ever.
[ 12] Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, From everlasting and to ever lasting. Amen, and Amen.