Bible: Psalm 40
Psalm 40 1
40:1 For the music director; By David, a psalm.
I relied completely 2 on the
and he turned toward me
and heard my cry for help.
40:2 He lifted me out of the watery pit, 3
out of the slimy mud. 4
He placed my feet on a rock
and gave me secure footing. 5
40:3 He gave me reason to sing a new song, 6
praising our God. 7
May many see what God has done,
so that they might swear allegiance to him and trust in the
you have done amazing things and carried out your purposes for us. 14
No one can thwart you! 15
I want to declare them and talk about them,
but they are too numerous to recount! 16
40:6 Receiving sacrifices and offerings are not your primary concern. 17
You make that quite clear to me! 18
You do not ask for burnt sacrifices and sin offerings.
40:7 Then I say,
“Look! I come!
What is written in the scroll pertains to me. 19
40:8 I want to do what pleases you, 20 my God.
Your law dominates my thoughts.” 21
Look! I spare no words! 24
40:10 I have not failed to tell about your justice; 25
I spoke about your reliability and deliverance;
I have not neglected to tell the great assembly about your loyal love and faithfulness. 26
May your loyal love and faithfulness continually protect me! 28
40:12 For innumerable dangers 29 surround me.
My sins overtake me
so I am unable to see;
they outnumber the hairs of my head
so my strength fails me. 30
40:13 Please be willing, O
40:14 May those who are trying to snatch away my life
be totally embarrassed and ashamed! 32
May those who want to harm me
be turned back and ashamed! 33
40:15 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
40:16 May all those who seek you be happy and rejoice in you!
40:17 I am oppressed and needy! 39
May the Lord pay attention to me! 40
You are my helper and my deliverer!
O my God, do not delay!