Psalm 41-42 American Standard Version

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A Prayer for Healing

41 1  Blessed is he that considereth the poor: Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil. 2  Jehovah will preserve him, and keep him alive, And he shall be blessed upon the earth; And deliver not thou him unto the will of his enemies. 3  Jehovah will support him upon the couch of languishing: Thou makest all his bed in his sickness. 4  I said, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me: Heal my soul; For I have sinned against thee.

5  Mine enemies speak evil against me, [saying], When will he die, and his name perish? 6  And if he come to see [me], he speaketh falsehood; His heart gathereth iniquity to itself: When he goeth abroad, he telleth it. 7  All that hate me whisper together against me; Against me do they devise my hurt. 8  An evil disease, [say they], cleaveth fast unto him; And now that he lieth he shall rise up no more. 9  Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, Who did eat of my bread, Hath lifted up his heel against me. 10  But thou, O Jehovah, have mercy upon me, and raise me up, That I may requite them. 11  By this I know that thou delightest in me, Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me. 12  And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, And settest me before thy face for ever. 13  Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, From everlasting and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.

Thirsting for God

42 1  As the hart panteth after the water brooks, So panteth my soul after thee, O God. 2  My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: When shall I come and appear before God? 3  My tears have been my food day and night, While they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? 4  These things I remember, and pour out my soul within me, How I went with the throng, and led them to the house of God, With the voice of joy and praise, a multitude keeping holyday. 5  Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And [why] art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; for I shall yet praise him [For] the help of his countenance.

6  O my God, my soul is cast down within me: Therefore do I remember thee from the land of the Jordan, And the Hermons, from the hill Mizar. 7  Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterfalls: All thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. 8  [Yet] Jehovah will command his lovingkindness in the day-time; And in the night his song shall be with me, [Even] a prayer unto the God of my life. 9  I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy? 10  As with a sword in my bones, mine adversaries reproach me, While they continually say unto me, Where is thy God? 11  Why art thou cast down, O my soul? And why art thou disquieted within me? Hope thou in God; For I shall yet praise him, [Who is] the help of my countenance, and my God.

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