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Psalm 40 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 I waited patiently 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 He pulled me out of a horrible pit, out of the mud and clay. He set my feet on a rock and made my steps secure. 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 placed a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see this and worship. They will trust 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 person who places his confidence in the LORD and does not rely on arrogant people or those who follow lies. 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 You have done many miraculous things, O LORD my God. You have made many wonderful plans for us. No one compares to you! I will tell others about your miracles, which are more than I can count. 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 were not pleased with sacrifices and offerings. You have dug out two ears for me. You did not ask for burnt offerings or sacrifices for sin. 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, "I have come! (It is written about me in the scroll of the book.) 7 Then I said, "Here I am, I have come-- it is written about me in the scroll.
8 I am happy to do your will, O my God." Your teachings are deep within me. 8 I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart."
9 I will announce the good news of righteousness among those assembled for worship. I will not close my lips. You know that, O LORD. 9 I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, as you know, O LORD.
10 I have not buried your righteousness deep in my heart. I have been outspoken about your faithfulness and your salvation. I have not hidden your mercy and your truth from those assembled for worship. 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 Do not withhold your compassion from me, O LORD. May your mercy and your truth always protect me. 11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD; may your love and your truth always protect me.
12 Countless evils have surrounded me. My sins have caught up with me so that I can no longer see. They outnumber the hairs on my head. I have lost heart. 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 O LORD, please rescue me! Come quickly to help me, O LORD! 13 Be pleased, O LORD, to save me; O LORD, come quickly to help me.
14 Let all those who seek to end my life be confused and put to shame. Let those who want my downfall be turned back and disgraced. 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 stunned by their own shame. 15 May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" be appalled at their own shame.
16 Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad because of you. Let those who love your salvation continually say, "The LORD is 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 But I am oppressed and needy. May the Lord think of me. You are my help and my savior. O my God, do not 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.