Psalms 40:6-8

6 1In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open 2ear.[a] Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.
7 Then I said, "Behold, I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written 3of me:
8 4I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is 5within my heart."

Psalms 40:6-8 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 40:6-8 In-Context

4 Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie!
5 You have multiplied, O LORD my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.
6 In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.
7 Then I said, "Behold, I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me:
8 I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart."
9 I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O LORD.
10 I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation.

Cross References 5

  • 1. Psalms 51:16; 1 Samuel 15:22; Cited Hebrews 10:5-7; See Proverbs 21:3
  • 2. See Job 33:16
  • 3. Luke 24:44
  • 4. Ps. 119:16, 24, 35, 92; [John 4:34]
  • 5. See Psalms 37:31

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Hebrew ears you have dug for me
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