Parallel Bible results for Psalm 40

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Psalm 40

NLT 1 I waited patiently for the to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. NIV 1 I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. NLT 2 He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along. NIV 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. NLT 3 He has given me a new song to sing, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see what he has done and be amazed. They will put their trust in the . NIV 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. NLT 4 Oh, the joys of those who trust the , who have no confidence in the proud or in those who worship idols. NIV 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. NLT 5 O my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them. NIV 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. NLT 6 You take no delight in sacrifices or offerings. Now that you have made me listen, I finally understand — you don’t require burnt offerings or sin offerings. NIV 6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but my ears you have pierced; burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require. NLT 7 Then I said, “Look, I have come. As is written about me in the Scriptures: NIV 7 Then I said, "Here I am, I have come-- it is written about me in the scroll. NLT 8 I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.” NIV 8 I desire to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart." NLT 9 I have told all your people about your justice. I have not been afraid to speak out, as you, O , well know. NIV 9 I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, as you know, O LORD. NLT 10 I have not kept the good news of your justice hidden in my heart; I have talked about your faithfulness and saving power. I have told everyone in the great assembly of your unfailing love and faithfulness. NIV 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. NLT 11 , don’t hold back your tender mercies from me. Let your unfailing love and faithfulness always protect me. NIV 11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, O LORD; may your love and your truth always protect me. NLT 12 For troubles surround me— too many to count! My sins pile up so high I can’t see my way out. They outnumber the hairs on my head. I have lost all courage. NIV 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. NLT 13 Please, , rescue me! Come quickly, , and help me. NIV 13 Be pleased, O LORD, to save me; O LORD, come quickly to help me. NLT 14 May those who try to destroy me be humiliated and put to shame. May those who take delight in my trouble be turned back in disgrace. NIV 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. NLT 15 Let them be horrified by their shame, for they said, “Aha! We’ve got him now!” NIV 15 May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!" be appalled at their own shame. NLT 16 But may all who search for you be filled with joy and gladness in you. May those who love your salvation repeatedly shout, “The is great!” NIV 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!" NLT 17 As for me, since I am poor and needy, let the Lord keep me in his thoughts. You are my helper and my savior. O my God, do not delay. NIV 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.