The Message

Psalm 41

A David Psalm

11-3 Dignify those who are down on their luck;
    you’ll feel good—that’s what God does.
God looks after us all,
    makes us robust with life—
Lucky to be in the land,
    we’re free from enemy worries.
Whenever we’re sick and in bed,
    God becomes our nurse,
    nurses us back to health.

4-7 I said, “God, be gracious!
    Put me together again—
    my sins have torn me to pieces.”
My enemies are wishing the worst for me;
    they make bets on what day I will die.
If someone comes to see me,
    he mouths empty platitudes,
All the while gathering gossip about me
    to entertain the street-corner crowd.
These “friends” who hate me
    whisper slanders all over town.
They form committees
    to plan misery for me.

8-9 The rumor goes out, “He’s got some dirty,
    deadly disease. The doctors
    have given up on him.”
Even my best friend, the one I always told everything
    —he ate meals at my house all the time!—
    has bitten my hand.

10 God, give grace, get me up on my feet.
    I’ll show them a thing or two.

11-12 Meanwhile, I’m sure you’re on my side—
    no victory shouts yet from the enemy camp!
You know me inside and out, you hold me together,
    you never fail to stand me tall in your presence
    so I can look you in the eye.

13 Blessed is God, Israel’s God,
    always, always, always.
    Yes. Yes. Yes.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 41

病中的祷告

大卫的诗,交给乐长。

1善待穷人的有福了!
耶和华必救他们脱离困境。
耶和华必保护他们,
救他们的性命,
使他们在地上享福,
不让仇敌恶谋得逞。
他们生病在床,
耶和华必看顾,
使他们康复。
我祷告说:“耶和华啊,
求你怜悯我,医治我,
因为我得罪了你。”
我的仇敌恶狠狠地说:
“他何时才会死,
并且被人遗忘呢?”
他们来看我时,
心怀恶意,满口谎言,
出去后散布流言。
所有恨我的人都交头接耳,
设计害我。
他们说:“他患了恶病,
再也起不来了!”
连我所信赖、吃我饭的挚友也用脚踢我。
10 耶和华啊,
求你怜悯我,叫我痊愈,
我好报复他们。
11 我知道你喜悦我,
因为你没有让仇敌胜过我。
12 你因我正直而扶持我,
让我永远侍立在你面前。
13 从亘古到永远,
以色列的上帝耶和华当受称颂。
阿们!阿们!