4 I said, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

Other Translations of Psalm 41:4

New International Version

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

English Standard Version

4 As for me, I said, "O Lord, be gracious to me; heal me,Hebrew my soul for I have sinned against you!"

The Message

4 I said, "God, be gracious! Put me together again - my sins have torn me to pieces."

New King James Version

4 I said, "Lord, be merciful to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You."

New Living Translation

4 "O Lord," I prayed, "have mercy on me. Heal me, for I have sinned against you."

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Psalm 41:4

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.