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Psalms 41

Introduction

Overview

Psalms 41:1, The recompence of the charitable; Psalms 41:4, David complains of his enemies’ treachery; Psalms 41:10, He flees to God for succour.

Verse 1

- Title This Psalm is supposed to have been written on the same occasion as the three former; and to relate to David's affliction, and the evil treatment he received from his enemies during its continuance.

Blessed: Psalms 112:9

Verse 2

preserve: Psalms 33:19, Psalms 91:3-Judges :, Jeremiah 45:4, Jeremiah 45:5

blessed: Psalms 128:1-Joshua :, 1 Timothy 4:8

thou wilt not: or, do not thou, Psalms 27:12, Psalms 37:32, Psalms 37:33, Psalms 140:8, Psalms 140:9

Reciprocal: Exodus 1:20 - God Deuteronomy 6:24 - he might Deuteronomy 15:10 - because Psalms 102:1 - Hear Psalms 121:7 - he shall Proverbs 14:21 - he that hath Ecclesiastes 11:1 - for Jeremiah 39:17 - I will Luke 6:38 - with Acts 12:11 - and hath 2 Corinthians 9:14 - by

Verse 3

strengthen: Psalms 73:26, 2 Kings 1:6, 2 Kings 1:16, 2 Kings 20:5, 2 Kings 20:6, 2 Corinthians 4:16, 2 Corinthians 4:17, Philippians 2:26, Philippians 2:27

make: Heb. turn

Reciprocal: Genesis 48:2 - strengthened Exodus 15:26 - for I am Psalms 6:2 - for I Psalms 103:3 - healeth

Verse 4

Lord: Psalms 32:5, Psalms 51:1-Leviticus :

heal: Psalms 6:2-Numbers :, Psalms 103:3, Psalms 147:3, 2 Chronicles 30:18-Proverbs :, Hosea 6:1, James 5:15, James 5:16

Reciprocal: Exodus 15:26 - for I am Matthew 9:12 - They that be whole Luke 18:13 - God John 12:40 - heal

Verse 5

Mine: Psalms 22:6-Ruth :, Psalms 102:8

his name: Job 18:17, Job 20:7, Proverbs 10:7

Verse 6

speaketh: Psalms 12:2, Proverbs 26:24, Proverbs 26:25, Nehemiah 6:1-2 Chronicles :, Proverbs 26:24-Ezekiel :, Daniel 11:27, Micah 7:5-Judges :, Luke 11:53, Luke 11:54, Luke 20:20-Isaiah :, 2 Corinthians 11:26

when: Jeremiah 20:10

Reciprocal: Psalms 10:7 - vanity Psalms 144:8 - mouth Proverbs 12:5 - counsels Matthew 22:15 - how Mark 7:20 - General Luke 6:45 - and an Luke 14:1 - they

Verse 7

whisper: Proverbs 16:28, Proverbs 26:20, *marg. Romans 1:29, 2 Corinthians 12:20

against: Psalms 31:13, Psalms 56:5, Psalms 56:6, Matthew 22:15, Matthew 26:3, Matthew 26:4

my hurt: Heb. evil to me

Reciprocal: Psalms 71:11 - God Psalms 138:7 - Though I walk Proverbs 12:5 - counsels Luke 6:45 - and an

Verse 8

An evil disease: Heb. A thing of Belial, Psalms 38:3-Judges :, Job 2:7, Job 2:8, Luke 13:16

and: Psalms 3:2, Psalms 71:11, Matthew 27:41-1 Corinthians :, Matthew 27:63, Matthew 27:64

Reciprocal: Job 33:26 - pray Psalms 31:11 - especially Psalms 35:15 - in mine Psalms 38:7 - my loins Psalms 103:3 - healeth Psalms 138:7 - Though I walk Lamentations 2:16 - we have seen

Verse 9

Yea: Psalms 55:12-2 Chronicles :, Psalms 55:20-Song of Solomon :, 2 Samuel 15:12, Job 19:19, Jeremiah 20:10

mine own familiar friend: Heb. the man of my peace

which: Deuteronomy 32:15, Obadiah 1:7, John 13:18, John 13:26, John 13:27

lifted up: Heb. magnified

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 9:7 - eat bread 2 Samuel 15:31 - Ahithophel Job 6:15 - My brethren Psalms 31:11 - especially Jeremiah 38:22 - Thy friends Jeremiah 41:1 - they did Daniel 11:26 - that feed Micah 7:6 - a man's Matthew 10:36 - General Matthew 26:23 - He that Matthew 26:50 - Friend Mark 14:10 - one Mark 14:18 - One Luke 12:52 - General Luke 22:3 - being Luke 22:21 - General John 6:71 - being Acts 1:16 - spake 1 John 2:19 - went out

Verse 10

be merciful: Psalms 57:1, Psalms 109:21

that: Psalms 18:37-Luke :, Psalms 21:8-2 Samuel :, Psalms 69:22-Hosea :, Psalms 109:6-Proverbs :, Luke 19:27

Reciprocal: Psalms 86:17 - Show Micah 7:8 - when I fall Matthew 5:43 - and hate

Verse 11

because: Psalms 13:4, Psalms 31:8, Psalms 35:25, Psalms 86:17, Psalms 124:6, Jeremiah 20:13, Colossians 2:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 33:10 - I have seen Job 19:5 - magnify Psalms 25:2 - let not Psalms 27:12 - will Psalms 30:1 - hast not

Verse 12

thou: Psalms 25:21, Psalms 94:18

settest: Psalms 16:11, Psalms 17:15, Psalms 34:15, Psalms 73:23, Psalms 73:24, Job 36:7, John 17:24

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:18 - before Deuteronomy 30:2 - with all thine heart 1 Samuel 25:32 - General Job 2:3 - holdeth Psalms 4:1 - O Psalms 7:8 - to mine Psalms 37:17 - Lord Psalms 61:7 - abide Psalms 119:116 - Uphold Isaiah 41:10 - I will uphold

Verse 13

Blessed: Psalms 72:18, Psalms 72:19, Psalms 89:52, Psalms 106:48, 1 Chronicles 29:10, Ephesians 1:3, Revelation 4:8, Revelation 5:9-2 Chronicles :, Revelation 7:12, Revelation 11:17

Amen: The LXX and Vulgate render &וםןיפן דוםןיפן, Fiat, fiat. So be it! So be it! With this psalm ends the first of the five books into which the Hebrews have divided the Psalms. Numbers 5:22, Deuteronomy 27:15-Ezekiel :, 1 Kings 1:36, 1 Chronicles 16:36, Jeremiah 28:6, Matthew 6:13, 1 Corinthians 14:16, Revelation 22:20

Reciprocal: Exodus 18:10 - General 1 Samuel 25:32 - General 1 Kings 1:48 - Blessed 1 Kings 8:15 - Blessed 1 Kings 8:26 - And now 2 Chronicles 6:4 - Blessed Nehemiah 8:6 - blessed Psalms 68:8 - the God Psalms 113:2 - General Daniel 2:20 - Blessed Daniel 9:16 - Jerusalem Luke 1:68 - Blessed Romans 9:5 - Amen 2 Corinthians 11:31 - which Galatians 1:5 - whom Ephesians 2:7 - in the 1 Timothy 1:17 - be 1 Peter 1:3 - Blessed Revelation 19:4 - Amen

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Psalms 41". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/psalms-41.html.