PSALM 41:3



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“The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.”

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Psalm 41:3 Translation & Meaning

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The Lord יְֽהוָ֗ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
will strengthen יִ֭סְעָדֶנּוּ To support (mostly figurative) strengthen
him upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
the bed עֶ֣רֶשׂ A couch (properly, with a canopy) bed
of languishing: דְּוָ֑י Sickness; figuratively, loathing languishing
thou wilt make הָפַ֥כְתָּ To turn about or over; by implication, to change, overturn, return, pervert wilt make
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
his bed מִ֝שְׁכָּב֗וֹ A bed (figuratively, a bier); abstractly, sleep; by euphemism, carnal intercourse bed
in his sickness. בְחָלְיֽוֹ׃ Malady, anxiety, calamity sickness

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  • 1  Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble.

  • 2  The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and 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 languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

  • 4  I said, Lord, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.

  • 5  Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?

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