1 Blessed are those who care about weak people. When they are in trouble, the Lord saves them. 2 The Lord guards them and keeps them alive. They are counted among those who are blessed in the land. The Lord won’t hand them over to the wishes of their enemies. 3 The Lord will take care of them when they are lying sick in bed. He will make them well again.
4 I said, “Lord, have mercy on me. Heal me, because I have sinned against you.” 5 My enemies are saying bad things about me. They say, “When will he die and his name be forgotten?” 6 When one of them comes to see me, he says things that aren’t true. At the same time, he thinks up lies to tell against me. Then he goes out and spreads those lies around.
7 All my enemies whisper to each other about me. They want something terrible to happen to me. 8 They say, “He is sick and will die very soon. He will never get up from his bed again.” 9 Even my close friend, someone I trusted, has failed me. I even shared my bread with him.
10 But Lord, may you have mercy on me. Make me well, so I can pay them back. 11 Then I will know that you are pleased with me, because my enemies haven’t won the battle over me. 12 You will take good care of me because I’ve been honest. You will let me be with you forever.
13 Give praise to the Lord, the God of Israel, for ever and ever. Amen and Amen.
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