Psalm 40:1-6 LEB

For the [music] director. Of David. A psalm.

God’s Faithfulness and Deliverance

1 aI waited patiently for Yahweh, And he inclined to me and heard my cry for help.

References for Psalms 40:1

    • ŵ 40:1 - The Hebrew Bible counts the superscription as the first verse of the psalm; the English verse number is reduced by one
      2 And [so] he brought me up from [the] roaring pit,b from the miry clay. And he put my feet upon a rock; he made my steps steady.

      References for Psalms 40:2

        • Ŷ 40:2 - Some read "pit of destruction"
          3 Then he put a new song in my mouth, a praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and will trust Yahweh.
          4 Blessed [is] the man who makes Yahweh his trust and does not turn to [the] proud and [to those who] fall away [to] a lie.c

          References for Psalms 40:4

            • ŷ 40:4 - Or "false god"
              5 Many things, O Yahweh my God, you have done-- your wonderful deeds and your thoughts toward us. There is none to compare with you. If I [tried to] proclaim and tell [of them], they would be too numerous to count.
              6 A sacrifice and offering you do not desire. {My ears you have opened}.d Burnt offering and sin offering you have not demanded.

              References for Psalms 40:6

                • Ÿ 40:6 - Literally "Ears you have dug for me."