41 You, Lord God, bless everyone who cares for the poor, and you rescue those people in times of trouble. 2 You protect them and keep them alive. You make them happy here in this land, and you don’t hand them over to their enemies. 3 You always heal them and restore their strength when they are sick. 4 I prayed, “Have pity, Lord! Heal me, though I have sinned against you.”
5 My vicious enemies ask me, “When will you die and be forgotten?” 6 When visitors come, all they ever bring are worthless words, and when they leave, they spread gossip.
7 My enemies whisper about me. They think the worst, 8 and they say, “You have some fatal disease! You’ll never get well.” 9 My most trusted friend has turned against me, though he ate at my table.
10 Have pity, Lord! Heal me, so I can pay them back. 11 Then my enemies won’t defeat me, and I will know that you really care. 12 You have helped me because I am innocent, and you will always be close to my side.
13 You, the Lord God of Israel, will be praised forever! Amen and amen.
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