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Psalms 40

1 Delight in the will of the Lord

1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1 Ps. 27:14I [a]waited patiently for the Lord; 1 And he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

2 He brought me up also out of [b]a horrible pit, out of Ps. 69:2,14the miry clay, 2 And Ps. 27:5set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

3 Ps. 33:3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: 3 Many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

4 Ps. 34:8Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, 4 And respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

5 Job 9:10Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, 5 Is. 55:8And thy thoughts which are to us-ward: 5 [c]They cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: 5 If I would declare and speak of them, 5 They are more than can be numbered.

6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; 6 Mine ears hast thou [d]opened: 6 Burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

7 Then said I, Lo, I come: 7 In the volume of the book it is written of me,

8 John 4:34I delight to do thy will, O my God: 8 Yea, thy law is Ps. 37:31;Jer. 31:33[e]within my heart.

9 Ps. 22:22I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: 9 Lo, Ps. 119:13I have not refrained my lips, 9 O Lord, thou knowest.

10 Acts 20:20I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; 10 I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: 10 I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Lord: 11 Ps. 43:3Let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about: 12 Ps. 38:4Mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; 12 They are more than the hairs of mine head: therefore my heart [f]faileth me.

13 Ps. 70:1Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me: 13 O Lord, make haste to help me.

14 Ps. 35:4Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; 14 Let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.

15 Let them be Ps. 73:19desolate for a reward of their shame 15 That say unto me, Aha, aha!

16 Ps. 70:4Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: 16 Let such as love thy salvation Ps. 35:27say continually, The Lord be magnified.

17 Ps. 70:5But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: 17 Thou art my help and my deliverer; 17 Make no tarrying, O my God.

18 Psalm of the compassionate


a. Psalms 40:1 Heb. In waiting I waited
b. Psalms 40:2 Heb. a pit of noise
c. Psalms 40:5 Or, None can order them unto thee
d. Psalms 40:6 Heb. digged
e. Psalms 40:8 Heb. in the midst of my bowels
f. Psalms 40:12 Heb. forsaketh