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Psalm 40:1-7 (English Standard Version)

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My Help and My Deliverer

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

1 I 1waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and 2heard my cry. 2 He drew me up from 3the pit of destruction, out of 4the miry bog, and 5set my feet upon a rock, 6making my steps secure. 3 He put 7a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will 8see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD. 4 Blessed is the man who 9makes the LORD his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who 10go astray after a lie! 5 You have multiplied, O LORD my God, your 11wondrous deeds and your 12thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are 13more than can be told. 6 14In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open 15ear.a Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required. 7 Then I said, "Behold, I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written 16of me:
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