Psalm 41

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French manuscript of Psalm 41.

Psalm 41 is the 41st psalm of the Book of Psalms.[1][2][3][4][5]

The last verse is not part of the Psalm itself but represents a liturgical conclusion of the first segment of the Book of Psalms.[6]


1604 inscription with Psalm 41



This psalm was traditionally performed during the celebration of matines[8] with abbeys, according to the digital distribution of Saint Benedict of Nursia established to 530[9][10] In the Liturgy of Hours today, Psalm 41 is sung or recited at Vespers of a Friday of the first semaine.[11]


Psalms scroll.
  1. ^ Commentaires sur les psaumes, d’Hilaire de Poitiers, (Paris, Éditions du Cerf, 2008), collection sources chrétiennes n°515,
  2. ^ Commentaires of the Psalmes, by saint Johnn Chrysostome
  3. ^ Discourse of the Psalmes, by Saint Augustin, vol.2,(Sagesses chrétiennes)
  4. ^ Commentairy (jusqu’au psaume 54), by saint Thomas Aquinas, (Éditions du Cerf, 1273)
  5. ^ Jean Calvin, Commentaire des psalmes, 1557
  6. ^ Stuttgarter Erklärungsbibel. ISBN 3-438-01121-2, 2. Aufl. 1992, Deutsche Bibelgesellschaft Stuttgart, p665-667, 695f, 717f
  7. ^ The Complete Artscroll Machzor for Rosh Hashanah page 327
  8. ^ [Psautier latin-français du bréviaire monastique, (1938/2003) p. 159
  9. ^ abbaye-montdescats. archive]
  10. ^ Prosper Guéranger, Rule of St Benedict, (Abbaye Saint-Pierre de Solesmes, réimpression 2007) p. 46.
  11. ^ Le cycle principal des prières liturgiques se déroule sur quatre semaines.