Beatus qui intelligit.

Blessed is he that considereth the | poor and needy;

* the LORD shall deliver him | in the time of trouble.

2 The LORD preserve him, and keep him alive, that he may be blessed up- | -on earth;

* and deliver not thou him into the | will of his enemies.

3 The LORD comfort him when he lieth sick up- | -on his bed;

* make thou 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?

6 And if he come to see me, he | speaketh vanity,

* and his heart conceiveth falsehood within himself; and when he cometh | forth, he telleth it.

7 All mine enemies whisper to- | -gether• against me;

* even against me do | they im•agine• this evil.

8 An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast | unto him;

* and now that he lieth, he | shall rise up no more.

9 Yea, even mine own familiar friend | whom I trusted,

* who did also eat of my bread, hath | laid great wait for me.

10 But be thou merciful unto | me, O LORD;

* raise thou me up again, | and I shall reward them.

11 By this I know thou | favour•est me,

* that mine enemy | doth not •triumph• against me.

12 And in my innocency thou up- | -holdest me,

* and shalt set me be- | -fore thy face for ever.

13 Blessed be the LORD | God of Israel,

* world without | end.  Amen.

Glory be to the Father, and | to the Son,

* and | to the Holy Ghost,

As it was in the beginning, is now, and | ever shall be,

* world without | end.  Amen.