Beatus qui intelligit
1 Blessed is the one who considers the poor and needy;*
the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble.
2 The Lord preserves him and keeps him alive, that he may be blessed upon earth,*
and delivers him not over to the will of his enemies.
3 The Lord comforts him when he lies sick upon his bed,*
and restores him from his bed of sickness.
4 I said, "Lord, be merciful to me;*
heal my soul, for I have sinned against you."
5 My enemies speak evil of me:*
"When shall he die, and his name perish?"
6 And if anyone comes to see me, he speaks empty words;*
his heart conceives falsehood within him, and when he goes forth, he tells it.
7 All my enemies whisper together against me;*
even against me are they devising evil:
8 "A deadly thing has taken hold of him,*
and now that he lies down, he will rise up no more."
9 Indeed, even my own familiar friend, whom I trusted, who also ate of my bread,*
has lifted up his heel against me.
10 But be merciful to me, O Lord;*
raise me up again, and I shall repay them.
11 By this I know you favor me,*
that my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 And when I am in health, you uphold me,*
and shall set me before your face for ever.
13 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel,*
world without end. Amen.
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