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.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

詩篇 41

病中的禱告

大衛的詩,交給樂長。

1善待窮人的有福了!
耶和華必救他們脫離困境。
耶和華必保護他們,
救他們的性命,
使他們在地上享福,
不讓仇敵惡謀得逞。
他們生病在床,
耶和華必看顧,
使他們康復。
我禱告說:「耶和華啊,
求你憐憫我,醫治我,
因為我得罪了你。」
我的仇敵惡狠狠地說:
「他何時才會死,
並且被人遺忘呢?」
他們來看我時,
心懷惡意,滿口謊言,
出去後散佈流言。
所有恨我的人都交頭接耳,
設計害我。
他們說:「他患了惡病,
再也起不來了!」
連我所信賴、吃我飯的摯友也用腳踢我。
10 耶和華啊,
求你憐憫我,叫我痊癒,
我好報復他們。
11 我知道你喜悅我,
因為你沒有讓仇敵勝過我。
12 你因我正直而扶持我,
讓我永遠侍立在你面前。
13 從亙古到永遠,
以色列的上帝耶和華當受稱頌。
阿們!阿們!