||English: New American Standard Bible
Psalms 40 [Commentary] |
||For the choir director. A Psalm of David. I waited 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 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 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.
||Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired;
My ears You have opened;
Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.
||Then I said, "Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is 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.
||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.
||You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me;
Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
||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 failed me.
||Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me;
Make haste, O LORD, to help me.
||Let those be ashamed and humiliated together
Who seek my life to destroy it;
Let those be turned back and dishonored
Who delight in my hurt.
||Let those be appalled because of their shame
Who say to me, "Aha, aha!"
||Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
Let those who love Your salvation say continually,
"The LORD be magnified!"
||Since I am afflicted and needy,
Let the Lord be mindful of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.
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