New International Reader's Version

Psalm 41

Psalm 41

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

Blessed are those who care about weak people.
    When they are in trouble, the Lord saves them.
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.
The Lord will take care of them when they are lying sick in bed.
    He will make them well again.

I said, “Lord, have mercy on me.
    Heal me, because I have sinned against you.”
My enemies are saying bad things about me.
    They say, “When will he die and his name be forgotten?”
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.

All my enemies whisper to each other about me.
    They want something terrible to happen to me.
They say, “He is sick and will die very soon.
    He will never get up from his bed again.”
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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Saamu 41

Fún adarí orin. Saamu Dafidi.

1Ìbùkún ni fún ẹni tí ó ń ro ti aláìní:
    Olúwa yóò gbà á ní ìgbà ìpọ́njú.
Olúwa yóò dáàbò bò ó yóò sì pa ọkàn rẹ̀ mọ́:
    yóò bùkún fún un ní orí ilẹ̀
kò sì ní fi sílẹ̀ fún ìfẹ́ àwọn ọ̀tá rẹ̀.
Olúwa yóò gbà á lórí àkéte àìsàn rẹ̀
    yóò sì mú un padà bọ̀ sípò kúrò nínú àìsàn rẹ̀.

Ní ti èmi, mo wí pé “Olúwa, ṣàánú fún mi;
    wò mí sàn, nítorí pé mo ti ṣẹ̀ sí ọ”.
Àwọn ọ̀tá mi ń sọ̀rọ̀ mi nínú àrankàn, pé
    “Nígbà wo ni yóò kú, ti orúkọ rẹ̀ yóò sì run?”
Nígbàkígbà tí ẹnìkan bá wá wò mí,
    wọn ń sọ̀rọ̀ ẹ̀tàn, nígbà tí àyà rẹ̀ bá kó ẹ̀ṣẹ̀ jọ sí ara rẹ̀;
nígbà tí ó bá jáde lọ yóò sì máa tàn án kálẹ̀.

Àwọn ọ̀tá mi gbìmọ̀ papọ̀ nípa mi;
    èmi ni wọ́n ń gbìmọ̀ ibi sí,
wọ́n wí pé, “Ohun búburú ni ó dì mọ́ ọn ṣinṣin
    àti ní ibi tí ó dùbúlẹ̀ sí,
kì yóò dìde mọ́.”
Pàápàá, ọ̀rẹ́ mi tímọ́tímọ́, ẹni tí mo gbẹ́kẹ̀lé,
    ẹni tí ó ń jẹ nínú oúnjẹ mi,
tí gbé gìgísẹ̀ rẹ̀ sókè sí mi.

10 Ṣùgbọ́n ìwọ Olúwa, ṣàánú fún mi;
    gbé mi sókè, kí ń ba lè san fún wọn.
11 Èmi mọ̀ pé inú rẹ̀ dùn sí mi,
    nítorí ọ̀tá mi kò borí mi.
12 Bí ó ṣe tèmi ni
    ìwọ dì mímú nínú ìwà òtítọ́ mi
ìwọ sì gbé mi kalẹ̀ níwájú rẹ títí láé.

13 Olùbùkún ni Olúwa, Ọlọ́run Israẹli
    láé àti láéláé.
Àmín àti Àmín.