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Psalm 40 World English Bible (WEB)

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

40 I waited patiently for Yahweh.
    He turned to me, and heard my cry.
He brought me up also out of a horrible pit,
    out of the miry clay.
He set my feet on a rock,
    and gave me a firm place to stand.
He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God.
    Many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in Yahweh.
Blessed is the man who makes Yahweh his trust,
    and doesn’t respect the proud, nor such as turn away to lies.
Many, Yahweh, my God, are the wonderful works which you have done,
    and your thoughts which are toward us.
They can’t be declared back to you.
    If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be counted.
Sacrifice and offering you didn’t desire.
    You have opened my ears.
    You have not required burnt offering and sin offering.
Then I said, “Behold, I have come.
    It is written about me in the book in the scroll.
I delight to do your will, my God.
    Yes, your law is within my heart.”
I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly.
    Behold, I will not seal my lips, Yahweh, you know.
10 I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart.
    I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation.
    I have not concealed your loving kindness and your truth from the great assembly.
11 Don’t withhold your tender mercies from me, Yahweh.
    Let your loving kindness and your truth continually preserve me.
12 For innumerable evils have surrounded me.
    My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up.
They are more than the hairs of my head.
    My heart has failed me.
13 Be pleased, Yahweh, to deliver me.
    Hurry to help me, Yahweh.
14 Let them be disappointed and confounded together who seek after my soul to destroy it.
    Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt.
15 Let them be desolate by reason of their shame that tell me, “Aha! Aha!”
16 Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you.
    Let such as love your salvation say continually, “Let Yahweh be exalted!”
17 But I am poor and needy.
    May the Lord think about me.
You are my help and my deliverer.
    Don’t delay, my God.

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Psalm 40 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

God Sustains His Servant.

For the choir director. A Psalm of David.

40 I waited [a]patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the [b]miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many will see and fear
And will trust in the Lord.

How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust,
And has not [c]turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.
Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders which You have done,
And Your thoughts toward us;
There is none to compare with You.
If I would declare and speak of them,
They would be too numerous to count.

[d]Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired;
My ears You have [e]opened;
Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.
Then I said, “Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is [f]written of me.
I delight to do Your will, O my God;
Your Law is within my heart.”

I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation;
Behold, I will not restrain my lips,
O Lord, You know.
10 I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;
I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation;
I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.

11 You, O Lord, will not withhold Your compassion from me;
[g]Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
12 For evils beyond number have surrounded me;
My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see;
They are more numerous than the hairs of my head,
And my heart has [h]failed me.

13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me;
Make haste, O Lord, to help me.
14 Let those be ashamed and humiliated together
Who seek my [i]life to destroy it;
Let those be turned back and dishonored
Who delight [j]in my hurt.
15 Let those be [k]appalled because of their shame
Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”
16 Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
Let those who love Your salvation say continually,
“The Lord be magnified!”
17 Since I am afflicted and needy,
[l]Let the Lord be mindful of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.

Footnotes:

  1. Psalm 40:1 Or intently
  2. Psalm 40:2 Lit mud of the mire
  3. Psalm 40:4 Lit regard
  4. Psalm 40:6 I.e. Blood sacrifice
  5. Psalm 40:6 Lit dug; or possibly pierced
  6. Psalm 40:7 Or prescribed for
  7. Psalm 40:11 Or May...preserve
  8. Psalm 40:12 Lit forsaken
  9. Psalm 40:14 Or soul
  10. Psalm 40:14 Or to injure me
  11. Psalm 40:15 Or desolated
  12. Psalm 40:17 Or The Lord is mindful
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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