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Blessed the one concerned for the poor;[a]
    on a day of misfortune, the Lord delivers him.(A)
The Lord keeps and preserves him,
    makes him blessed in the land,
    and does not betray him to his enemies.
The Lord sustains him on his sickbed,
    you turn down his bedding whenever he is ill.[b]

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Footnotes

  1. 41:2 Blessed the one concerned for the poor: cf. Ps 32:1–2; 34:9; 40:5; 65:5. The psalmist’s statement about God’s love of the poor is based on the experience of being rescued (Ps 41:1–3).
  2. 41:4 You turn down his bedding whenever he is ill: the Hebrew is obscure. It suggests ongoing attentive care of the one who is sick.
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