Bible: Psalm 40:1-12

Psalm 40 1 

40:1 For the music director; By David, a psalm.

I relied completely 2  on the Lord,

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 Lord! 8 

40:4 How blessed 9  is the one 10  who trusts in the Lord 11 

and does not seek help from 12  the proud or from liars! 13 

40:5 O Lord, my God, you have accomplished many things;

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 

40:9 I have told the great assembly 22  about your justice. 23 

Look! I spare no words! 24 

O Lord, you know this is true.

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 

40:11 O Lord, you do not withhold 27  your compassion from me.

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 

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