Ps 41:1
41:1 <> Blessed [is]
     he that {a} considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him
     in time of trouble.

     (a) Not condemning him as accused whom God visits, knowing
         that there are various reasons why God lays his hand on
         us, yea and afterwards he restores us.

Ps 41:3
41:3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the {b} bed of
     languishing: thou wilt make all his {c} bed in his

     (b) When for sorrow and grief of mind he calls himself on
         his bed.
     (c) You have restored him in his sick bed and sent him

Ps 41:5
41:5 Mine enemies {d} speak evil of me, When shall he die, and
     his name perish?

     (d) That is, curse me and cannot have their cruel hate
         quenched but with my shameful death.

Ps 41:6
41:6 And if he come to see [me], he speaketh {e} vanity: his
     heart gathereth iniquity to itself; [when] he goeth abroad,
     he telleth [it].

     (e) For pretending to comfort me, he conspires my death in
         his heart, and brags of it.

Ps 41:8
41:8 {f} An evil disease, [say they], cleaveth fast unto him:
     and [now] that he lieth he shall rise up no more.

     (f) The enemies thought by his sharp punishments that God
         had become his mortal enemy.

Ps 41:9
41:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did
     eat of my bread, {g} hath lifted up [his] heel against me.

     (g) As David felt this falsehood, and as it was chiefly
         accomplished in Christ, Joh 13:18 so shall his
         members continually prove the same.

Ps 41:12
41:12 And as for me, thou upholdest me {h} in mine integrity,
      and settest me before thy {i} face for ever.

      (h) Meaning, either in prosperity of life or in the true
          fear of God against all temptation.
      (i) Showing me evident signs of your fatherly providence.

Ps 41:13
41:13 Blessed [be] the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and
      to everlasting. {k} Amen, and Amen.

      (k) By this repetition he stirs up the faithful to praise