Psalm 40:17

17 But as for me, I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; you are my God, do not delay.

Read Psalm 40:17 Using Other Translations

But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!
As for me, since I am poor and needy, let the Lord keep me in his thoughts. You are my helper and my savior. O my God, do not delay.

What does Psalm 40:17 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Psalms 40:17

But I [am] poor and needy
As Christ was literally, ( 2 Corinthians 8:9 ) ; and in a spiritual sense, when deserted by his Father, forsaken by his disciples, and surrounded by his enemies; and had the sins of his people, the curse of the law, and the wrath of God upon him;

[yet] the Lord thinketh upon me;
thinketh good for me, as the Targum; or thinks highly of me; has me in great esteem though despised of men, and in such a suffering state;

thou [art] my help and my deliverer;
he believed he should have what he prayed for, ( Psalms 40:13 ) ; see ( Isaiah 50:7-9 ) ;

make no tarrying, O my God;
which is a repetition of the request in ( Psalms 40:13 ) .

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