1 Blessed is he that judgeth wisely of the poor:

the Lord shall deliver him in the time of trouble.

2 The Lord will keep him and preserve him alive,

he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not

deliver him unto the will of his enemies.

3 The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed

of sorrow: thou hast turned all his bed in his


4 Therefore I said, Lord have mercy upon me:

heal my soul, for I have sinned against thee.

5 Mine enemies speak evil of me, saying, When

shall he die, and his name perish?

6 And if he come to see me, he speaketh lies, but

his heart heapeth iniquity within him, and when he

cometh forth, he telleth it.

7 All they that hate me whisper together against

me: even against me do they imagine mine hurt.

8 A mischief is light upon him, and he that lieth,

shall no more rise.

9 Yea, my familiar friend, whom I trusted,

which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up the heel

against me.

10 Therefore, O Lord, have mercy upon me, and

raise me up: so shall I reward them.

11 By this I know that thou favorest me, because

mine enemy doth not triumph against me.

12 And as for me thou upholdest me in mine

integrity, and dost set me before thy face forever.

13 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel world without

end. So be it, even so be it.

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