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Psalm 41. Beatus qui intelligit.

From the Book of Divine Worship - The Psalter or Psalms of David - Contemporary - Eighth Day - Evening Prayer.
  1. Happy are they who consider the poor and needy! *
    the Lord will deliver them in the time of trouble.
  2. The Lord preserves them and keeps them alive, so that they may be happy in the land; *
    he does not hand them over to the will of their enemies.
  3. The Lord sustains them on their sickbed *
    and ministers to them in their illness.
  4. I said, "Lord, be merciful to me; *
    heal me, for I have sinned against you."
  5. My enemies are saying wicked things about me: *
    When will he die, and his name perish?
  6. Even if they come to see me, they speak empty words; *
    their hearts collect false rumors; they go outside and spread them.
  7. All my enemies whisper together about me *
    and devise evil against me.
  8. "A deadly thing," they say, "has fastened on him; *
    he has taken to his bed and will never get up again."
  9. Even my best friend, whom I trusted, who broke bread with me, *
    has lifted up his heel and turned against me.
  10. But you, O Lord, be merciful to me and raise me up, *
    and I shall repay them.
  11. By this I know you are pleased with me, *
    that my enemy does not triumph over me.
  12. In my integrity you hold me fast, *
    and shall set me before your face for ever.
  13. Blessed be the Lord God of Israel, *
    from age to age. Amen. Amen.
* An asterisk divides a verse of a Psalm in two portions for responsive reading

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