Psalm 40 ©

1 David from his own experience sheweth the benefit of trust in God. 6 Obedience the most acceptable sacrifice. 9 David's grateful return of praise: 11 he prayeth for salvation to himself, and confusion to his enemies.


To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.


1I aWAITED patiently for the LORD; and bhe inclined unto me, and heard my cry.


He brought me up also cout of 2an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and dset my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.


And he hath eput a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: fmany shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.


gBlessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and hrespecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.


Many, iO LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are *to us-ward: 3they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.


jSacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou 4opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.


Then said I, Lo, I come: kin the *volume of the book it is written of me,


I ldelight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is 5within my heart.


I mhave preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not nrefrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

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I have not hid othy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy pfaithfulness and thy qsalvation: I have not concealed thy rlovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.


Withhold snot thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: tlet thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.


For uinnumerable evils vhave *compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart 6faileth me.


Be wpleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.


Let xthem be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; ylet them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.


Let zthem be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.


Let aall those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love bthy salvation say continually, cThe LORD be magnified.


But dI am poor and needy; yet ethe Lord thinketh upon me: thou art fmy help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.