Add parallel Print Page Options

(5) Ashrei is that man that maketh Hashem his trust, and looketh not to the proud ones, nor such as turn aside to lies (false g-ds).

(6) Many, O Hashem Elohai, are Thy wonderful works which Thou hast done, and Thy thoughts which are to us-ward; they cannot be recounted unto Thee; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

(7) Zevach and minchah Thou didst not desire; mine ears hast Thou pierced [cf Psa 22:17]; olah (burnt offering) and chata’ah (sin offering) hast Thou not required.

Read full chapter

Blessed is the one(A)
    who trusts in the Lord,(B)
who does not look to the proud,(C)
    to those who turn aside to false gods.[a](D)
Many, Lord my God,
    are the wonders(E) you have done,
    the things you planned for us.
None can compare(F) with you;
    were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
    they would be too many(G) to declare.

Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—(H)
    but my ears you have opened[b](I)
    burnt offerings(J) and sin offerings[c] you did not require.

Read full chapter


  1. Psalm 40:4 Or to lies
  2. Psalm 40:6 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts but a body you have prepared for me
  3. Psalm 40:6 Or purification offerings