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Psalm 40 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 When I was waiting quietly for the Lord, his heart was turned to me, and he gave ear to my cry. 1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He took me up out of a deep waste place, out of the soft and sticky earth; he put my feet on a rock, and made my steps certain. 2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
3 And he put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God; numbers have seen it with fear, and put their faith in the Lord. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD.
4 Happy is the man who has faith in the Lord, and does not give honour to the men of pride or to those who are turned away to deceit. 4 Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.
5 O Lord my God, great are the wonders which you have done in your thought for us; it is not possible to put them out in order before you; when I would give an account of them, their number is greater than I may say. 5 Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.
6 You had no desire for offerings of beasts or fruits of the earth; ears you made for me: for burned offerings and sin offerings you made no request. 6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but my ears you have pierced; burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.
7 Then I said, See, I come; it is recorded of me in the roll of the book, 7 Then I said, "Here I am, I have come-- it is written about me in the scroll.
8 My delight is to do your pleasure, O my God; truly, your law is in my heart. 8 I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart."
9 I have given news of righteousness in the great meeting; O Lord, you have knowledge that I have not kept back my words. 9 I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, as you know, O LORD.
10 Your righteousness has not been folded away in my heart; I have made clear your true word and your salvation; I have not kept secret your mercy or your faith from the great meeting. 10 I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and salvation. I do not conceal your love and your truth from the great assembly.
11 Take not away your gentle mercies from me, O Lord; let your mercy and your faith keep me safe for ever. 11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD; may your love and your truth always protect me.
12 For unnumbered evils are round about me; my sins have overtaken me, so that I am bent down with their weight; they are more than the hairs of my head, my strength is gone because of them. 12 For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me.
13 Be pleased, O Lord, to take me out of danger; O Lord, come quickly and give me help. 13 Be pleased, O LORD, to save me; O LORD, come quickly to help me.
14 Let those who go after my soul for its destruction have shame and trouble together; let them be turned back and made foolish who take pleasure in my trouble. 14 May all who seek to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
15 Let those who say to me, Aha, aha! be surprised because of their shame. 15 May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" be appalled at their own shame.
16 Let all those who are looking for you be glad and have joy in you; let the lovers of your salvation ever say, May the Lord be great. 16 But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation always say, "The LORD be exalted!"
17 Though I am poor and in need, the Lord has me in mind; you are my help and my saviour; let there be no waiting, O my God. 17 Yet I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.