For the end, a Psalm of David.
40:1 I waited patiently for the Lord; and he attended to me, and
hearkened to my supplication.
40:2 And he brought me up out of a pit of misery, and from miry clay:
and he set my feet on a rock, and ordered my goings aright.
40:3 And he put a new song into my mouth, [even] a hymn to our God: many
shall see [it], and fear, and shall hope in the Lord.
40:4 Blessed [is] the man whose hope is in the name of the Lord, and
[who] has not regarded vanities and false frenzies.
40:5 O Lord my God, thou hast multiplied thy wonderful works, and in thy
thoughts there is none who shall be likened to thee: I declared and
spoke [of them]: they exceeded number.
40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not; but a body hast thou
prepared me: whole-burnt-offering and [sacrifice] for sin thou didst not
40:7 Then I said, Behold, I come: in the volume of the book it is
written concerning me,
40:8 I desired to do thy will, O my God, and thy law in the midst of
40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; lo! I will
not refrain my lips; O Lord, thou knowest my righteousness.
40:10 I have not hid thy truth within my heart, and I have declared thy
salvation; I have not hid thy mercy and thy truth from the great
40:11 But thou, Lord, remove not thy compassion far from me; thy mercy
and thy truth have helped me continually.
40:12 For innumerable evils have encompassed me; my transgressions have
taken hold of me, and I could not see; they are multiplied more than the
hairs of my head; and my heart has failed me.
40:13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; O Lord, draw nigh to help me.
40:14 Let those that seek my soul, to destroy it, be ashamed and
confounded together; let those that wish me evil be turned backward and
put to shame.
40:15 Let those that say to me, Aha, aha, quickly receive shame for
40:16 Let all those that seek thee, O Lord, exult and rejoice in thee;
and let them that love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be
40:17 But I am poor and needy; the Lord will take care of me; thou art
my helper, and my defender, O my God, delay not.
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and
heard my cry.
40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay,
and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
40:3 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God:
many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.
40:4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth
not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done,
and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in
order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more
than can be numbered.
40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou
opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of
40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my
40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have
not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.
40:10 I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared
thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy
lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
40:11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy
lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
40:12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities
have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more
than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.
40:13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.
40:14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my
soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that
wish me evil.
40:15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me,
40:16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such
as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.
40:17 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.