Psalms 40

Chapter 40

40:1  I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

I waited

The 40th Psalm speaks of Messiah, Jehovah's Servant, obedient unto death. The Psalm begins with the joy of Christ in resurrection ( Psalms 40:1 Psalms 40:2 ). He has been in the horrible pit of the grave, but has been brought up. Verses 3-5 are His resurrection testimony, His "new song." Verses 6 and 7 are retrospective. When sacrifice and offering had become abominable because of the wickedness of the people Isaiah 1:10-15 then the obedient Servant came to make the pure offering ; Psalms 40:7-17 ; Hebrews 10:5-17 . See Psalm 41., next in order of the Messianic Psalms.

40:3  And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

fear

(See Scofield "Psalms 19:9") .

40:4  Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

trust

(See Scofield "Psalms 2:12") .

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