1: (To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.) Blessed is he that understandeth the poor: Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil. 2: Jehovah will preserve him, and keep him alive; he shall be made happy in the land; and thou wilt not deliver him to the will of his enemies. 3: Jehovah will sustain him upon the bed of languishing: thou turnest all his bed in his sickness. 4: As for me, I said, Jehovah, be gracious unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee. 5: Mine enemies wish me evil: When will he die, and his name perish? 6: And if one come to see [me], he speaketh falsehood; his heart gathereth wickedness to itself: he goeth abroad, he telleth [it]. 7: All that hate me whisper together against me; against me do they devise my hurt. 8: A thing of Belial cleaveth fast unto him; and now that he is laid down, he will rise up no more. 9: Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I confided, who did eat of my bread, hath lifted up [his] heel against me. 10: But thou, Jehovah, be gracious unto 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: But 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 eternity to eternity! Amen, and Amen.