Psalm 40:2 and 4, 7-8a, 10-11
2 Blessed is he who shows understanding toward the needy and the poor. The Lord will deliver him in the evil day.
4 May the Lord bring him help on his bed of sorrow. In his infirmity, you have changed his entire covering.
7 And when he came in to see me, he was speaking emptiness. His heart gathered iniquity to itself. He went outside, and he was speaking in the same way.
8 All my enemies were whispering against me.
10 For even the man of my peace, in whom I hoped, who ate my bread, has greatly supplanted me.
11 But you, O Lord, have mercy on me, and raise me up again. And I will requite them.
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