X4  Q  1-3. Yahaveh's favor to Messiah.
     R  4. Prayer.
      S  c  5-. Enemies. What they do.
          d  -5. Enemies. What they say.
           e  6. The Traitor.
      S  c  7. Enemies. What they do.
          d  8. Enemies. What they say.
           e  9. The Traitor.
     R  10. Prayer.
    Q  11,12. Yahaveh's favor to Messiah.

(A Psalm by David, and relating to the true David.)

Psalm 41)

1 Blessed is he that considers the weak (or feeble):
My the LORD will deliver and preserve him in the evil day.
2 The LORD will preserve him, and revive him (so as to live again; hence, to give life to: here in resurrection. Cp. Ps. 119:25,37,&c. Deut. 32:39. Job 33:4. Ecc. 7:12. 1 Sam. 2:6. Hence to preserve seed [Gen. 19:32,34]; to repair, in the sense of restoring what was lost [1 Chron. 8. Neh. 4:2. Hos. 6:2; 14:7. Ps. 85:6); and he shall be blessed upon the earth:
And You will not deliver him to the soul of his enemies.
3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the couch of languishing:
You will make all his bed in his sickness.

4 I said, "LORD, be gracious (or show favor) to me: heal me;
For I have sinned against You." (Christ could say this of those whose sins He was bearing, which were laid upon Him.)

5 My enemies speak evil of me,

"When shall he die, and his name perish?"

6 And if he come (i.e. the traitor; then Ahithophel, afterward Judas [see v.9]) to see me, he speaks vanity: (Note the lying lips, the evil heart, the wicked slander.)
His heart gathers iniquity to itself; when he goes abroad, he tells it.

7 All that hate me whisper together against me:
Against me do they devise my hurt.

8 "A thing of Belial", (Cp. 101:3. Deut. 13:13; 15:9. Judg. 19:22. 1 Sam. 2:12. See 2 Sam. 16:7) say they, "cleaves fast unto him:
And now that he lies he shall rise up no more."

9 Yes, my own familiar friend (i.e. the one whom I was in the habit of saluting as my friend), in whom I confided, (These words are not quoted by Christ [John 13:18], for He knew what was in man [John 2:24,25]) which did eat of my bread, (put for all kinds of food.)
Has lifted up his heel against me.

10 But You, O LORD, be merciful to me, and raise me up,
That I may requite them. (Suited for that Dispensation.)

11 By this I know that You delight in me, (or has pleasure in. Cp. Matt. 3:17; 12:18; 17:5. Isa. 42:1.)
Because my enemy does not shout with triumph over me.

12 And as for me, You uphold me in mine integrity,
And set me before Your face for ever.
13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting (i.e. to the age to come). Amen (= Truth, for solemn emphasis), and Amen.

(Doxology to the Genesis book. This Doxology concludes the 1st book of Psalms, also the 2nd book [72:18-20] They were the words of David when he brought up the Ark [1 Chron. 16:36], also in 1 Kings 1:47,48, when this group [37-41] was written; also in 1 Chron. 29:10. They They are taken up again in Luke 1:68-70.)

(To the chief Musician.)

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