God Sustains His Servant.

1 I 1waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and 2heard my cry.

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    • a 40:1 - Or "intently"
      2 He brought me up out of the 3pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And 4He set my feet upon a rock 5making my footsteps firm.

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        • b 40:2 - Lit "mud of the mire"
          3 He put a 6new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will 7see and fear And will trust in the LORD.

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          4 How 8blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, And 9has not turned to the proud, nor to those who 10lapse into falsehood.

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            • c 40:4 - Lit "regard"
              5 Many, O LORD my God, are 11the wonders which You have done, And Your 12thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They 13would be too numerous to count.

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              6 14Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.

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                • d 40:6 - I.e. Blood sacrifice
                • e 40:6 - Lit "dug;" or possibly "pierced"
                  7 Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

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                    • f 40:7 - Or "prescribed for"
                      8 15I delight to do Your will, O my God; 16Your Law is within my heart."

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                      9 I have 17proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will 18not restrain my lips, O LORD, 19You know.

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                      10 I have 20not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have 21spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.

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                      11 You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your 22lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.

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                        • g 40:11 - Or "May...preserve"
                          12 For evils beyond * number have 23surrounded me; My 24iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see; They are 25more numerous than the hairs of my head, And my 26heart has failed me.

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                            • h 40:12 - Lit "forsaken"
                              13 27Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; Make 28haste, O LORD, to help me.

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                              14 Let those be 29ashamed and humiliated together Who 30seek my life to destroy it; Let those be turned back and dishonored Who delight in my hurt.

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                                  15 Let those 31be appalled because * of their shame Who 32say to me, "Aha, aha!"

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                                    • k 40:15 - Or "desolated"
                                      16 33Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation 34say continually, "The LORD be magnified!"

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                                      17 Since 35I am afflicted and needy, 36Let the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.

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                                        • l 40:17 - Or "The Lord is mindful"