New American Standard Bible

Psalm 41

The Psalmist in Sickness Complains of Enemies and False Friends.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

1How blessed is he who considers the [a]helpless;
The Lord will deliver him in a day of [b]trouble.
The Lord will protect him and keep him alive,
And he shall [c]be called blessed upon the earth;
And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed;
In his illness, You [d]restore him to health.

As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me;
Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.”
My enemies speak evil against me,
“When will he die, and his name perish?”
And [e]when he comes to see me, he speaks [f]falsehood;
His heart gathers wickedness to itself;
When he goes outside, he tells it.
All who hate me whisper together against me;
Against me they devise my hurt, saying,
“A wicked thing is poured out [g]upon him,
That when he lies down, he will not rise up again.”
Even my close friend in whom I trusted,
Who ate my bread,
Has lifted up his heel against me.

10 But You, O Lord, be gracious to me and raise me up,
That I may repay them.
11 By this I know that You are pleased with me,
Because my enemy does not shout in triumph over me.
12 As for me, You uphold me in my integrity,
And You set me in Your presence forever.

13 Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel,
From everlasting to everlasting.
Amen and Amen.

Notas al pie

  1. Psalm 41:1 Or poor
  2. Psalm 41:1 Or evil
  3. Psalm 41:2 Or be blessed
  4. Psalm 41:3 Lit turn all his bed
  5. Psalm 41:6 Or if he
  6. Psalm 41:6 Or emptiness
  7. Psalm 41:8 Or within

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Salme 41

Bøn under sygdom

1Til korlederen: En sang af David.

Gud velsigner dem, der tager sig af de fattige,
    han hjælper dem, når de selv får problemer.
Han beskytter dem og holder dem i live,
    han velsigner dem i landet
        og redder dem fra fjendens angreb.
Når de er syge, tager han sig af dem
    og helbreder dem fra alle deres sygdomme.

„Herre,” bad jeg, „jeg har syndet imod dig,
    men vær nådig og helbred mig.”
Fjenderne siger med skadefryd: „Gid han snart må dø
    og hans navn blive glemt for altid!”
Når de kommer og besøger mig,
    tager de en venlig maske på,
men de tror på de negative rygter,
    som de selv går rundt og spreder.
Dem, der hader mig, tænker det værste
    og håber, at jeg snart er død og borte.
„Det er en alvorlig sygdom,” hvisker de til hinanden.
    „Han kommer sig aldrig igen.”
10 Selv min nære ven, som jeg stolede på,
    og som jeg spiste sammen med,
    bekæmper mig.
11 Herre, vær nådig og helbred mig,
    så jeg kan gengælde dem, hvad de har gjort imod mig.
12 Du har ikke ladet fjenden sejre over mig.
    Derfor ved jeg, at du holder af mig.
13 Du har bevaret mig, fordi jeg var oprigtig,
    og du vil altid lade mig leve i din nærhed.
14 Lovet være Herren, Israels Gud,
    fra evighed og til evighed.
Amen, amen.