Psalm 40 TNIV

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 fear the LORD 9 and put their trust10 in him.

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4 Blessed are those11 who make the LORD their trust,12 who do not look to the proud,13 to those who turn aside to false gods.a14

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5 Many, LORD my God, are the wonders15 you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare16 with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, 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 openedb--19 burnt offerings20 and sin offeringsc you did not require.

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    • b 40:6 - Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts "but a body you have prepared for me"
    • c 40:6 - Or "purification offerings"
      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 my God;23 your law is within my heart."24

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          9 I proclaim your saving acts25 in the great assembly;26 I do not seal my lips, LORD, as you know.27

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

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          11 Do not withhold your mercy30 from me, LORD; may your love31 and faithfulness32 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 to save me, LORD; come quickly, LORD, 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 long for your saving help always say, "The LORD is great!"45

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

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