Psalm 40:1

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

1 aI waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.

Read Psalm 40:1 Using Other Translations

I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.
I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.

What does Psalm 40:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 40:1

I waited patiently for the Lord
Or "waiting I waited" {i}; which denotes continuance, constancy, and patience; and which Christ exercised in the garden, when he submitted himself entirely to the will of God; and on the cross, when he continued in sure hope and firm expectation of his help and assistance, though he was for a while forsaken by him; see ( Isaiah 50:7-9 ) ;

and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry;
both in the garden, by delivering him from fear of death; and on the cross, by upholding, helping, and assisting him, by carrying him through his sufferings and death, and raising him from the dead; see ( Isaiah 49:8 ) ( Hebrews 5:7 ) .


FOOTNOTES:

F9 (ytywq hwq) "expectando expectavi", Pagninus, Montanus, Vatablus Musculus, Rivetus, Gejerus, Michaelis; so Ainsworth.
California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information  California - CCPA Notice