To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
411Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.41.1 the poor: or, the weak, or, sick41.1 in time…: Heb. in the day of evil
2The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.41.2 thou…: or, do not thou deliver
3The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.41.3 make: Heb. turn
4I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
5Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?
6And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
7All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.41.7 my…: Heb. evil to me
8An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.41.8 An…: Heb. A thing of Belial
9Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.41.9 mine…: Heb. the man of my peace41.9 lifted…: Heb. magnified
10But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
11By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
12And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.
13Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.
To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.
421As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.42.1 Maschil…: or, A Psalm giving instruction of the sons, etc42.1 panteth: Heb. brayeth
2My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
3My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
4When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
5Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.42.5 cast: Heb. bowed42.5 praise: or, give thanks42.5 for the…: or, his presence is salvation
6O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.42.6 the hill…: or, the little hill
7Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
8Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
9I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
10As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?42.10 sword: or, killing
11Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.
431Judge me, O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man.43.1 ungodly: or, unmerciful43.1 the deceitful…: Heb. a man of deceit and iniquity
2For thou art the God of my strength: why dost thou cast me off? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
3O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
4Then will I go unto the altar of God, unto God my exceeding joy: yea, upon the harp will I praise thee, O God my God.43.4 my exceeding…: Heb. the gladness of my joy
5Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.