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Psalms 40 - NIV

[a]For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.


I waited patiently for the Lord;
he turned to me and heard my cry.

2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
and gave me a firm place to stand.

3 He put a new song in my mouth,
a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
and put their trust in him.


Blessed is the one
who trusts in the Lord,
who does not look to the proud,
to those who turn aside to false gods.[b]

5 Many, Lord my God,
are the wonders you have done,
the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
they would be too many to declare.


Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—
but my ears you have opened[c]
burnt offerings and sin offerings[d] you did not require.

7 Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—
it is written about me in the scroll.[e]

8 I desire to do your will, my God;
your law is within my heart.”


I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly;
I do not seal my lips, Lord,
as you know.

10 I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help.
I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness
from the great assembly.


Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord;
may your love and faithfulness always protect me.

12 For troubles without number surround me;
my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
and my heart fails within me.

13 Be pleased to save me, Lord;
come quickly, Lord, to help me.


May all who want to take my life
be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
be turned back in disgrace.

15 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
be appalled at their own shame.

16 But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
“The Lord is great!”


But as for me, I am poor and needy;
may the Lord think of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
you are my God, do not delay.


a. Psalms 40:1 In Hebrew texts 40:1-17 is numbered 40:2-18.
b. Psalms 40:4 Or to lies
c. Psalms 40:6 Or purification offerings
d. Psalms 40:6 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts but a body you have prepared for me
e. Psalms 40:7 Or comewith the scroll written for me

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Gerald Roberts avatar
"Sometimes you need Muck Boots"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Jan, 2017
Summary: The sermon shares how David was in mire and muck needed help as we all do he trusted god and God delivered.
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-11
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 85
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Nov, 2016
Summary: Tourists before the time of Christ had their “A-List” of attractions to see, which they called the “Seven Wonders of the World.” After those, we'll look at the 7 Wonders of the Spiritual World, which will take our breath away for all eternity!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 40:5
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 200
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Aug, 2016
Summary: Quicksand could be a terrible trap? The more you struggle, the deeper you sink! God has a solid rock, how can you sink through a solid rock?
Scripture: Psalms 40:2
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 426
Dean Courtier avatar
Sermon Outline - Waiting for God to answer
Shared by: Dean Courtier on Jul, 2016
Summary: Waiting patiently on the Lord is an awesome witness. When He responds, others see the reality of God, His faithfulness, and the wisdom of our commitment.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 40:1
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 371
Tony Abram avatar
The Supreme Offering of Christ To the World!
Shared by: Tony Abram on Feb, 2016
Summary: 7 offerings of Himself to the world that God so loves. John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Billy Sunday once said,
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-8
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 705
Ian Humphrey avatar
“He hath put a new song in my mouth"
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: “He hath put a new song in my mouth"
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-5
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 321
Ian Humphrey avatar
"From Pits To Praises"
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: "From Pits To Praises"
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-10
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 241
Ian Humphrey avatar
In God’s Choir
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: In God’s Choir
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-4
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 536
Ian Humphrey avatar
He's A Wonderful Saviour To Me
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: He's A Wonderful Saviour To Me
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-5
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 140
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: "Waiting"
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-5
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 171
Darian Catron avatar
Sing a New Song
Shared by: Darian Catron on Jul, 2015
Summary: The Bible teaches us to sing a "New Song" to the Lord. What this is basically saying is that our praise should be fresh and new because God's mercy are new every morning and He is still working in the lives of those who follow in faith and obedience.
Series: Final Words
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Giving Thanks
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul, 2015
Summary: God has moved mightily and lovingly in our lives. We have much for which to be thankful
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-10
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 356
Graham Taylor avatar
Communion - the movie in my mind
Shared by: Graham Taylor on Jun, 2015
Summary: Sermon using the concept of a making a movie to explain holy communion
John Lowe avatar
psalm 40 Part 3
Shared by: John Lowe on Mar, 2015
Summary: This is a psalm of the Messiah; the words are applied to the Lord Jesus in Hebrews 10:5—“Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me.”
Series: devotions
John Tung avatar
How to Ask God for Help
Shared by: John Tung on Feb, 2002
Summary: When we need God, don’t be afraid to ask!
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Praying in the will of God.
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Jul, 2014
Summary: Will you pray that God’s will be done in your lives? Will you be willing to live lives that encounter God’s mercy and grace. Will you pray knowing that you are in a rhythm of pray that will be answered for it is prayed knowing that his kingdom will come.
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-17
Denomination: Salvation Army
Views: 559
Andrew Moffatt avatar
Psalm 40, responding to the goodness of God!
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Jul, 2014
Summary: David responds to the goodness of God, how do we engage with God that we too might sing a new song of praise?
Andrew Moffatt avatar
U2 40, You Too?
Shared by: Andrew Moffatt on Jun, 2014
Summary: God has taken us from places of sin, from the mud and mire and has lifted us and set us on a solid place. His place the firm foundation offaith! Sing his praises.
Viji Roberts avatar
I Delight To Do Thy Will, O My God
Shared by: Viji Roberts on Jun, 2014
Summary: Lessons from the Messianic Psalms
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-17
Denomination: Brethren
Views: 744
Michael Deutsch avatar
What To Do When You’re Not Feeling Worshipful
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on May, 2014
Summary: What To Do When You’re Not Feeling Worshipful
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 993
Scott Sharpes avatar
Can an Hour Make a Difference?
Shared by: Scott Sharpes on Mar, 2014
Summary: An encouraging sermon using the idea of "Daylight Savings Time" and what to do with that hour. (Present requests, State of Mind, secure foundation, abiding presence, a new song to sing, investing your hour wisely) I waited patiently and God heard my cry
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-3
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 1,967
Pastor Jeff Hughes avatar
Shared by: Pastor Jeff Hughes on Jan, 2014
Summary: Second in the You Should Be Committed series, reasons why we should not forsake the assembling of ourselves together.
Scripture: Psalms 40:9-10
Denomination: Bible Church
Views: 1,331
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
Waiting for God
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Dec, 2013
Summary: We know from whence our help comes...
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-11
Views: 1,421
James Thomas avatar
The Blessing of waiting on God
Shared by: James Thomas on Oct, 2013
Summary: God's Promises are true wait with expectancy and assurance
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5,223
Tom Fuller avatar
The Problem & Solution to Sin
Shared by: Tom Fuller on Feb, 2013
Summary: Sin is one of those things we don't want to talk about or face. But it is the central problem facing us every day. There is a solution, but it starts with facing sin head on.
Scripture: Psalms 38:1-40:22
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 685
Dave Clark avatar
Bogged Down and Out
Shared by: Dave Clark on Nov, 2012
Summary: When we get stuck in life, God helps us (often through others).
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-11
Denomination: Disciples Of Christ
Views: 1,419
Matthew Kratz avatar
Handling Emotional Burnout
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Nov, 2012
Summary: The answer for the anguish of emotional burnout is through 1) The Merciful Rescue by God (Psalm 40:1–3), 2) The Multiple Resources in God (Psalm 40:4, 5), 3) The Motivational Responses to God(Psalm 40:6–10)
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-10
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 631
Rick Pendleton avatar
Have You Guys Got Something Else?
Shared by: Rick Pendleton on Oct, 2012
Summary: This sermon is built on the most powerful video clip EVER and though it comes from a secular movie... teaches a POWERFUL lesson about our witness
Derrick Tuper avatar
Love Your Salvation
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Sep, 2012
Summary: Verse 16 is at the heart of my focus for this psalm-love your salvation. And in this psalm, I see some of the things we will be doing if we love our salvation.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-17
Views: 1,199
Rodelio Mallari avatar
Discouragement: Its Causes and Cure
Shared by: Rodelio Mallari on Jan, 2012
Summary: David was a man of God who struggled with discouragement like all of us. He wrote our text amid great difficulties. The good thing was, not only did the Lord deliver him out of his discouragement, but He also used the resulting change in David’s heart as
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Psalms 40:1-5
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,567