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Psalms 41 - NIV

[a]For the director of music. A psalm of David.


Blessed are those who have regard for the weak;
the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.

2 The Lord protects and preserves them—
they are counted among the blessed in the land—
he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.

3 The Lord sustains them on their sickbed
and restores them from their bed of illness.


I said, “Have mercy on me, Lord;
heal me, for I have sinned against you.”

5 My enemies say of me in malice,
“When will he die and his name perish?”

6 When one of them comes to see me,
he speaks falsely, while his heart gathers slander;
then he goes out and spreads it around.


All my enemies whisper together against me;
they imagine the worst for me, saying,

8 “A vile disease has afflicted him;
he will never get up from the place where he lies.”

9 Even my close friend,
someone I trusted,
one who shared my bread,
has turned[b] against me.


But may you have mercy on me, Lord;
raise me up, that I may repay them.

11 I know that you are pleased with me,
for my enemy does not triumph over me.

12 Because of my integrity you uphold me
and set me in your presence forever.


a. Psalms 41:1 In Hebrew texts 41:1-13 is numbered 41:2-14.
b. Psalms 41:9 Hebrew has lifted up his heel

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Greg Gordon avatar
Not Speaking in Malice Towards the Body of Christ
Shared by: Greg Gordon on May, 2015
Summary: My enemies say of me in malice, “When will he die and his name perish?” - Psalm 41:5 As we follow in the way of Jesus Christ in this life we will suffer in the way he suffered. Jesus was maligned, gossiped against, slandered, criticized, they accus ..
Scripture: Psalms 41:5
Views: 166
Tom Fuller avatar
What To Do When I Am Depressed
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Feb, 2013
Summary: Depression sometimes hits us, but we often don't know how to handle it or get out of it. In fact, we feel guilty for even being depressed. But these psalms give us some clues on what to do when we are down.
Scripture: Psalms 41:1-43:5
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 863
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Friendship Can Hurt
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on May, 2012
Summary: Is the pain worth it?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 41:9
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,358
Gordon Curley avatar
The Psalm of Betrayal
Shared by: Gordon Curley on Feb, 2011
Summary: David’s psalm of betrayal. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 41:1-13
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 2,210
Nathan Johnson avatar
What To Do With Your Enemy
Shared by: Nathan Johnson on Aug, 2008
Summary: We may not live long enough to outlive our enemies, but two things are certain: 1. We will have enemies, and, 2. God wants us to deal with them in a certain way.
based on 14 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 41:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,064
Robert Travis avatar
How To Be An Overcomer
Shared by: Robert Travis on Nov, 2006
Summary: We must overcome negative feelings.
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 41:1-13
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,244
Herson Gonzalez avatar
When Will This Thing Die?
Shared by: Herson Gonzalez on Sep, 2005
Summary: I grew up Shadow Boxing. All my life I was taught that whenever something happened to me, it was the devil working against me. So when something would go wrong, I would put up my fists and turn around only to find my own shadow.
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 41:5-7
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,211
Juan  Lane avatar
One of You Will Betray Me
Shared by: Juan Lane on Aug, 2005
Summary: Describes how no one at the table can deny the fact that they have the potential to betray Christ
based on 4 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 2,755
Dawn Marie Turner avatar
Through the Roof
Shared by: Dawn Marie Turner on Feb, 2003
Summary: How to find hope in the midst of tragedy; a young boy murdered by two 12 year olds and a tragic death of a basketball star in a one week span.
based on 36 ratings
Views: 1,749
Chris Thron avatar
3 Wrong Concepts of Outreach to the Poor
Shared by: Chris Thron on Sep, 2002
Summary: Biblical basis of outreach to the poor
based on 35 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 41:1
Views: 1,547
Paul Apple avatar
Blessed Are The Merciful
Shared by: Paul Apple on Oct, 2000
based on 39 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 41:1-13
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,182
Paul Fritz avatar
Power in Praise
Shared by: Paul Fritz on Jun, 2001
Summary: Reasons and guidelines for praising God using His attributes
based on 75 ratings
Views: 6,398