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Psalm 40 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I was patient while I waited for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry for help. 1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 I was sliding down into the pit of death, and he pulled me out. He brought me up out of the mud and dirt. He set my feet on a rock. He gave me a firm place to stand on. 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 He gave me a new song to sing. It is a hymn of praise to our God. Many people will see what he has done and will worship him. They will put their trust 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 Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord. He doesn't look to proud people for help. He doesn't turn away to worship statues of gods. 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 LORD my God, no one can compare with you. You have done many miracles. And you plan to do many more for us. There are too many of them for me to talk about. 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 didn't want sacrifices and offerings. You weren't pleased with burnt offerings and sin offerings. You gave me ears to hear you and obey you. 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, "Here I am. It is written about me in the scroll. 7 Then I said, "Here I am, I have come-- it is written about me in the scroll.
8 My God, I have come to do what you want. 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 told the whole community of those who worship you that what you do is right. Lord, you know that I haven't kept quiet. 9 I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, as you know, O LORD.
10 I haven't kept to myself that what you did for me was right. I have spoken about how faithful you were when you saved me. I haven't hidden your love and truth from the whole community. 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 Lord, don't hold back your mercy from me. May your love and truth always keep me safe. 11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD; may your love and your truth always protect me.
12 There are more troubles all around me than I can count. My sins have caught up with me, and I can't see any longer. My sins are more than the hairs of my head. I have lost all hope. 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 Lord, please save me. Lord, come quickly to help me. 13 Be pleased, O LORD, to save me; O LORD, come quickly to help me.
14 Let all those who are trying to kill me be put to shame. Let them not be honored. Let all those who want to destroy me be turned back in shame. 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 Some people make fun of me. Let them be shocked when their plans fail. 15 May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" be appalled at their own shame.
16 But let all those who look to you be joyful and glad because of what you have done. Let those who love you because you save them always say, "May the LORD be honored!" 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 But I am poor and needy. May the Lord be concerned about me. You are the One who helps me and saves me. My God, please don't wait any longer. 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.