A Prayer for Healing

411 Blessed is he that considereth the poor: [1] the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.

Other Translations of Psalm 41:1

New International Version

A Prayer for Healing

411 In Hebrew texts 41:1-13 is numbered 41:2-14.Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the Lord delivers them in times of trouble.

English Standard Version

A Prayer for Healing

411 Blessed is the one who considers the poor!Or weak In the day of trouble the Lord delivers him;

The Message

A Prayer for Healing

411 Dignify those who are down on their luck; you'll feel good - that's what God does.

New King James Version

A Prayer for Healing

411 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Blessed is he who considers the poor; The Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.

New Living Translation

A Prayer for Healing

411 Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor! The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 41:1

Commentary on Psalm 41:1-4

(Read Psalm 41:1-4)

The people of God are not free from poverty, sickness, or outward affliction, but the Lord will consider their case, and send due supplies. From his Lord's example the believer learns to consider his poor and afflicted brethren. This branch of godliness is usually recompensed with temporal blessings. But nothing is so distressing to the contrite believer, as a fear or sense of the Divine displeasure, or of sin in his heart. Sin is the sickness of the soul; pardoning mercy heals it, renewing grace heals it, and for this spiritual healing we should be more earnest than for bodily health.