1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. Blessed [is] he who acts wisely toward the poor; the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
2 The LORD will watch over him and keep him alive; [and] he shall be blessed on the earth; and You will not deliver him to the soul of his enemies.
3 The LORD will hold him up on the bed of sickness; You will change all his bed in his illness.
4 I said, LORD, be merciful to me; heal my soul; for I have sinned against You.
5 My enemies speak evil of me, [saying], When will he die, and his name perish?
6 And when he comes to see [me], he speaks vanity; his heart gathers iniquity to itself; he goes out and speaks of it.
7 All my haters me whisper against me; they plot evil against me.
8 They say, a wicked thing is poured out on him, and he who lies down shall rise no more.
9 Even a man, my friend, in whom I trusted, who ate of my bread, has lifted up [his] heel against me.
10 But You, O LORD, be merciful to me, and raise me up, so that I may repay them.
11 By this I know that You delight in me, because my enemy does not triumph over me.
12 And I, in my integrity You uphold me; and You set me before Your face forever.
13 Blessed [is] the LORD God of Israel, from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen and Amen!