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How blessed is everyone who trusts in the Lord,
who does not look to the proud
or to those who turn aside to falsehood.
Many are the wonders you have done, O Lord my God.
No one can explain to you all your thoughts for us.[a]
If I try to speak and tell about them,
they are too many to count.

Messiah’s Willing Sacrifice

Sacrifice and offering you did not desire.
Ears you have opened for me.[b]
You did not ask for burnt offerings and sin offerings.

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  1. Psalm 40:5 The meaning of this line is uncertain.
  2. Psalm 40:6 The Greek text of this psalm and Hebrews 10:5 read a body you have prepared for me. This seems to be an interpretive paraphrase that makes a general application (to the whole body) of the more specific point of the Hebrew (to the ears).

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