Psalms 40:11

11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, LORD; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.

Psalms 40:11 in Other Translations

KJV
11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
ESV
11 As for you, O LORD, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me!
NLT
11 LORD, don’t hold back your tender mercies from me. Let your unfailing love and faithfulness always protect me.
MSG
11 Now God, don't hold out on me, don't hold back your passion. Your love and truth are all that keeps me together.
CSB
11 Lord, do not withhold Your compassion from me; Your constant love and truth will always guard me.

Psalms 40:11 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 40:11

Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord
this is a petition of Christ to his Father, when in the midst of his sorrows and sufferings, before related; and particularly when he hid his face from him, and withheld the discoveries of his tender and affectionate love;

let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me;
as he had promised; of which promise some notice is given, ( Isaiah 49:8 ) , in the fulfilment of which the lovingkindness, truth, and faithfulness of God, would appear. Some read these words as expressive of faith in these things, "thou wilt not withhold" "thy lovingkindness and thy truth shall continually preserve me" F15.


FOOTNOTES:

F15 (alkt al) "non cohibebis", Gejerus, Michaelis; (ynwruy) "custodient me", Vatablus, Gejerus, Michaelis.

Psalms 40:11 In-Context

9 I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, LORD, as you know.
10 I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help. I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness from the great assembly.
11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, LORD; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
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.
13 Be pleased to save me, LORD; come quickly, LORD, to help me.

Cross References 4

  • 1. Zechariah 1:12
  • 2. Proverbs 20:28
  • 3. S Psalms 26:3; Psalms 43:3
  • 4. Psalms 61:7