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Psalms 40 (asv)

Psalms 40 (asv)

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

40:1I waited patiently for Jehovah;

And he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

40:2He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay;

And he set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

40:3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God:

Many shall see it, and fear,

And shall trust in Jehovah.

40:4Blessed is the man that maketh Jehovah his trust,

And respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

40:5Many, O Jehovah my God, are the wonderful works which thou hast done,

And thy thoughts which are to us-ward;

They cannot be set in order unto thee;

If I would declare and speak of them,

They are more than can be numbered.

40:6Sacrifice and offering thou hast no delight in;

Mine ears hast thou opened:

Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required.

40:7Then said I, Lo, I am come;

In the roll of the book it is written of me:

40:8I delight to do thy will, O my God;

Yea, thy law is within my heart.

40:9I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly;

Lo, I will not refrain my lips,

O Jehovah, thou knowest.

40:10I 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 assembly.

40:11Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Jehovah;

Let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

40:12For innumerable evils have compassed me about;

Mine iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up;

They are more than the hairs of my head;

And my heart hath failed me.

40:13Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me:

Make haste to help me, O Jehovah.

40:14Let them be put to shame and confounded together

That seek after my soul to destroy it:

Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor

That delight in my hurt.

40:15Let them be desolate by reason of their shame

That say unto me, Aha, aha.

40:16Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:

Let such as love thy salvation say continually,

Jehovah be magnified.

40:17But I am poor and needy;

Yet the Lord thinketh upon me:

Thou art my help and my deliverer;

Make no tarrying, O my God.


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