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Psalm 41. Beatus qui intelligit.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Traditional - Eighth Day - Evening Prayer.
  1. BLESSED is he that considereth the poor and needy; *
    the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble.
  2. The Lord preserve him, and keep him alive, that he may be blessed upon earth; *
    and deliver not thou him into the will of his enemies.
  3. The Lord comfort him when he lieth sick upon his bed; *
    make thou all his bed in his sickness.
  4. I said, Lord, be merciful unto me; *
    heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.
  5. Mine enemies speak evil of me, *
    When shall he die, and his name perish?
  6. And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity, *
    and his heart conceiveth falsehood within himself; and when he cometh forth, he telleth it.
  7. All mine enemies whisper together against me; *
    even against me do they imagine this evil.
  8. An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him; *
    and now that he lieth, he shall rise up no more.
  9. Yea, even mine own familiar friend whom I trusted, *
    who did also eat of my bread, hath laid great wait for me.
  10. But be thou merciful unto me, O Lord; *
    raise thou me up again, and I shall reward them.
  11. By this I know thou favourest me, *
    that mine enemy doth not triumph against me.
  12. And in my innocency thou upholdest me, *
    and shalt set me before thy face for ever.
  13. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, *
    world without end. Amen.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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