|Overview - Psalms 40|
|1||The benefit of confidence in God.|
|6||Obedience is the best sacrifice.|
|11||The sense of David's evils inflames his prayer.|
Psalms 40:14 (King James Version)
Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.
- Let them be ashamed
- The verbs in the preceding verse, in which the psalmist simply prays for deliverance, are in the imperative; but here, and in the following verses, they are in the future tense, and naturally express the language of lively faith and hope, rather than that of wishing the destruction foreseen and predicted.
- Psalms 31:17 Psalms 31:18 Psalms 35:4 Psalms 35:26 Psalms 70:2 Psalms 70:3 71:13 Isaiah 41:11 ; 45:24
- Matthew 21:38-41
- 9:3 John 18:6 ; Acts 9:4-6 ; Acts 12:23 Acts 12:24