Psalm 40 NIV

40:13-17pp -- Ps 70:1-5

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

1 I waited patiently1 for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.2

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2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,3 out of the mud4 and mire;5 he set my feet6 on a rock7 and gave me a firm place to stand.

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3 He put a new song8 in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear9 and put their trust10 in the LORD.

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4 Blessed is the man11 who makes the LORD his trust,12 who does not look to the proud,13 to those who turn aside to false gods.a14

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    • a 40:4 - Or "to falsehood"
      5 Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders15 you have done. The things you planned for us no one can recount16 to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many17 to declare.

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      6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire,18 but my ears you have piercedbc;19 burnt offerings20 and sin offerings you did not require.

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        • b 40:6 - Hebrew; Septuagint "but a body you have prepared for me" (see also Symmachus and Theodotion)
        • c 40:6 - Or "opened"
          7 Then I said, "Here I am, I have come-- it is written about me in the scroll.d21

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            • d 40:7 - Or "come / with the scroll written for me"
              8 I desire to do your will,22 O my God;23 your law is within my heart."24

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              9 I proclaim righteousness25 in the great assembly;26 I do not seal my lips, as you know,27 O LORD.

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              10 I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness28 and salvation. I do not conceal your love and your truth from the great assembly.29

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              11 Do not withhold your mercy30 from me, O LORD; may your love31 and your truth32 always protect33 me.

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              12 For troubles34 without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.35 They are more than the hairs of my head,36 and my heart fails37 within me.

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              13 Be pleased, O LORD, to save me; O LORD, come quickly to help me.38

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              14 May all who seek to take my life39 be put to shame and confusion;40 may all who desire my ruin41 be turned back in disgrace.

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              15 May those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!"42 be appalled at their own shame.

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              16 But may all who seek you43 rejoice and be glad44 in you; may those who love your salvation always say, "The LORD be exalted!"45

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              17 Yet I am poor and needy;46 may the Lord think47 of me. You are my help48 and my deliverer;49 O my God, do not delay.50

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