Psalm 40 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 For the leader. A psalm of David: I waited patiently for ADONAI, till he turned toward me and heard my cry. 1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
2 He brought me up from the roaring pit, up from the muddy ooze, and set my feet on a rock, making my footing firm. 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 put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will look on in awe and put their trust in ADONAI. 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 How blessed the man who trusts in ADONAI and does not look to the arrogant or to those who rely on things that are false. 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 How much you have done, ADONAI my God! Your wonders and your thoughts toward us -none can compare with you! I would proclaim them, I would speak about them; but there's too much to tell! 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 Sacrifices and grain offerings you don't want; burnt offerings and sin offerings you don't demand. Instead, you have given me open ears; 6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but my ears you have pierced; burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.
7 so then I said, "Here I am! I'm coming! In the scroll of a book it is written about me. 7 Then I said, "Here I am, I have come-- it is written about me in the scroll.
8 Doing your will, my God, is my joy; your Torah is in my inmost being. 8 I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart."
9 I have proclaimed what is right in the great assembly; I did not restrain my lips, ADONAI, as you know. 9 I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, as you know, O LORD.
10 I did not hide your righteousness in my heart but declared your faithfulness and salvation; I did not conceal your grace and truth from the great assembly." 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 ADONAI, don't withhold your mercy from me. Let your grace and truth preserve me always. 11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD; may your love and your truth always protect me.
12 For numberless evils surround me; my iniquities engulf me - I can't even see; there are more of them than hairs on my head, so that my courage fails me. 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, ADONAI, to rescue me! ADONAI, hurry and help me! 13 Be pleased, O LORD, to save me; O LORD, come quickly to help me.
14 May those who seek to sweep me away be disgraced and humiliated together. May those who take pleasure in doing me harm be turned back and put to confusion. 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 May those who jeer at me, "Aha! Aha!" be aghast because of their shame. 15 May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" be appalled at their own shame.
16 But may all those who seek you be glad and take joy in you. May those who love your salvation say always, "ADONAI is great and glorious!" 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 Adonai think of me. You are my helper and rescuer; my God, don't delay! 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.