1: To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. Blessed [is] he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in the time of trouble. 2: The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; [and] he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him to the will of his enemies. 3: The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness. 4: I said, LORD, be merciful to me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee. 5: My enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish? 6: And if he cometh to see [me], he speaketh vanity: 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 to him: and [now] that he lieth he shall rise no more. 9: Yes, my own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, who ate of my bread, hath lifted up [his] heel against me. 10: But thou, O LORD, be merciful to me, and raise me up, that I may requite them. 11: By this I know that thou favorest me, because my enemy doth not triumph over me. 12: And as for me, thou upholdest me in my integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever. 13: Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and amen.