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Psalms 41:11

    Psalms 41:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    By this I know that you favor me, because my enemy does not triumph over me.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    By this I know that thou delightest in me, Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    By this I see that you have pleasure in me, because my hater does not overcome me.

    Webster's Revision

    By this I know that thou delightest in me, Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

    World English Bible

    By this I know that you delight in me, because my enemy doesn't triumph over me.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    By this I know that thou delightest in me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.

    Definitions for Psalms 41:11

    Doth - To do; to produce; make.

    Clarke's Commentary on Psalms 41:11

    By this I know that thou favorest me - If thou hadst not been on my side, I had perished by this disease; and then my enemies would have had cause to triumph.

    This also has been applied to our Lord; and Calmet says it is the greatest proof we have of the divinity of Christ, that he did not permit the malice of the Jews, nor the rage of the devil, to prevail against him. They might persecute, blaspheme, mock, insult, crucify, and slay him; but his resurrection confounded them; and by it he gained the victory over sin, death, and hell.

    Barnes' Notes on Psalms 41:11

    By this I know - Compare the notes at Psalm 20:6. This indicates a confident assurance that his prayer would be answered, and that he would be restored to health. How he had this assurance we are not informed, but it seems most probable that it was by an intimation conveyed to his mind by God himself. Compare, for a similar case, Philippians 1:25. See the notes at that passage.

    That thou favorest me - That thou dost delight in me; that thou art my friend.

    Because mine enemy doth not triumph over me - The word here rendered triumph properly means to shout, or to make a noise. As a sign of exultation, more especially in war: 1 Samuel 17:20. Here it means that his enemy would not secure a victory over him; or would not shout as if such a victory were obtained. That is, he felt assured now that all the machinations of his goes would be defeated; that all the hopes which they cherished that he was soon to die would be disappointed; that he himself would be recovered from Iris sickness, contrary to their malicious anticipations and desires. This he regarded as an evidence that God was his friend.

    Wesley's Notes on Psalms 41:11

    41:11 By this - Because hitherto thou hast supported me, and prolonged my days to the disappointment of their hopes.