Psalms 40:8

8 I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.”

Psalms 40:8 in Other Translations

8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
8 I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart."
8 I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.”
8 And I'm coming to the party you're throwing for me." That's when God's Word entered my life, became part of my very being.
8 I delight to do Your will, my God; Your instruction resides within me."

Psalms 40:8 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 40:8

I delight to do thy will, O my God
This he came down from heaven to do, and this he did do, by preaching the Gospel, and working miracles; and above all by obtaining eternal redemption for his people, which he effected by fulfilling the law, becoming a sacrifice, and suffering and dying in their room; all which were the will of God, and grateful to him, and in doing which Christ took the utmost delight and pleasure, ( John 4:34 ) ( Luke 12:50 ) ;

yea, thy law [is] within my heart;
either the whole moral law, under which he was, as man, and the surety of his people; and which was written upon his heart, and which he perfectly obeyed; or that particular law, injunction, and command laid upon him by his Father, to offer himself a sacrifice, and lay down his life for men; which he agreed to, had it in his mind, his heart was set upon it, and he cheerfully complied with it, ( John 10:18 ) ( 14:31 ) .

Psalms 40:8 In-Context

6 Sacrifice and offering you did not desire— but my ears you have opened — burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.
7 Then I said, “Here I am, I have come— it is written about me in the scroll.
8 I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.”
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.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Matthew 26:39; John 4:34
  • 2. Hebrews 10:5-7*
  • 3. S Deuteronomy 6:6; S Job 22:22; Romans 7:22; Psalms 37:31
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