Psalm 40



Thanksgiving And A Cry For Help

1 I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.

1 {To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.} I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

1 I waited patiently for the Lord, and He turned to me and heard my cry for help.

1 I waited expectantly for the LORD, and he took notice of me and heard my cry.

1 I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry.

2 He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.

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.

2 He brought me up from a desolate pit, out of the muddy clay, and set my feet on a rock, making my steps secure.

2 He plucked me out of a pit of confusion, even out of the quicksand; he placed my feet on a rock and established my steps.

2 He drew me up out of a horrible pit [a pit of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay (froth and slime), and set my feet upon a rock, steadying my steps and establishing my goings.

3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the LORD.

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.

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

3 He put a new song in my mouth, praise to our God! Many will watch and be in awe, and they will place their trust in the LORD.

3 And He has put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many shall see and fear (revere and worship) and put their trust and confident reliance in the Lord.

4 How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust, And has not turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.

4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

4 How happy is the man who has put his trust in the Lord and has not turned to the proud or to those who run after lies!

4 How blessed is that strong person who places his trust in the LORD, and who has not acknowledged the proud nor resorted to lies.

4 Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) is the man who makes the Lord his refuge and trust, and turns not to the proud or to followers of false gods.

5 Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.

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.

5 Lord my God, You have done many things- Your wonderful works and Your plans for us; none can compare with You. If I were to report and speak [of them], they are more than can be told.

5 LORD, my God, You have done great things: marvelous works and your thoughts toward us. There is no one who compares to you! I will try to recite your actions, even though there are too many to number.

5 Many, O Lord my God, are the wonderful works which You have done, and Your thoughts toward us; no one can compare with You! If I should declare and speak of them, they are too many to be numbered.

6 Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.

6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.

6 You do not delight in sacrifice and offering; You open my ears to listen. You do not ask for a whole burnt offering or a sin offering.

6 You take no delight in sacrifices and offerings you have prepared my ears to listen you require no burnt offerings or sacrifices for sin.

6 Sacrifice and offering You do not desire, nor have You delight in them; You have given me the capacity to hear and obey [Your law, a more valuable service than] burnt offerings and sin offerings [which] You do not require.

7 Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

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

7 Then I said, "See, I have come; it is written about me in the volume of the scroll.

7 Then I said, "Here I am! I have come! In the scroll of the book it is written about me.

7 Then said I, Behold, I come; in the volume of the book it is written of me;

8 I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart."

8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

8 I delight to do Your will, my God; Your instruction resides within me."

8 I delight to do your will, my God. Your Law is part of my inner being."

8 I delight to do Your will, O my God; yes, Your law is within my heart.

9 I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O LORD, You know.

9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

9 I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; see, I do not keep my mouth closed -as You know, Lord.

9 In the great congregation I have proclaimed the righteous good news. Behold, I did not seal my lips, LORD, as you know.

9 I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly [tidings of uprightness and right standing with God]. Behold, I have not restrained my lips, as You know, O Lord.

10 I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.

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.

10 I did not hide Your righteousness in my heart; I spoke about Your faithfulness and salvation; I did not conceal Your constant love and truth from the great assembly.

10 I have not ignored your righteousness in my heart; instead, I have proclaimed your faithfulness and deliverance. I have not concealed your gracious love and truthfulness from the great congregation.

10 I have not concealed Your righteousness within my heart; I have proclaimed Your faithfulness and Your salvation. I have not hid away Your steadfast love and Your truth from the great assembly.

11 You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.

11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

11 Lord, do not withhold Your compassion from me; Your constant love and truth will always guard me.

11 LORD, do not withhold your mercy from me, for your gracious love and truthfulness will keep me safe continuously.

11 Withhold not Your tender mercy from me, O Lord; let Your loving-kindness and Your truth continually preserve me!

12 For evils beyond number have surrounded me; My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see; They are more numerous than the hairs of my head, And my heart has failed me.

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.

12 For troubles without number have surrounded me; my sins have overtaken me; I am unable to see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my courage leaves me.

12 Innumerable evils have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me so that I cannot see. They are more in number than the hair on my head, and my courage has forsaken me.

12 For innumerable evils have compassed me about; my iniquities have taken such hold on me that I am not able to look up. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart has failed me and forsaken me.

13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; Make haste, O LORD, to help me.

13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.

13 Lord, be pleased to deliver me; hurry to help me, Lord.

13 Be pleased, LORD, to deliver me; LORD, hurry up and help me!

13 Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; O Lord, make haste to help me!

14 Let those be ashamed and humiliated together Who seek my life to destroy it; Let those be turned back and dishonored Who delight in my hurt.

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.

14 Let those who seek to take my life be disgraced and confounded. Let those who wish me harm be driven back and humiliated.

14 May those who seek to destroy my life be ashamed and confounded; let them be driven backwards and humiliated, particularly those who wish me evil.

14 Let them be put to shame and confounded together who seek and require my life to destroy it; let them be driven backward and brought to dishonor who wish me evil and delight in my hurt!

15 Let those be appalled because of their shame Who say to me, "Aha, aha!"

15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.

15 Let those who say to me, "Aha, aha!" be horrified because of their shame.

15 Let shame be the reward for those who say to me, "Aha! Aha!"

15 Let them be desolate by reason of their shame who say to me, Aha, aha!

16 Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say continually, "The LORD be magnified!"

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.

16 Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; let those who love Your salvation continually say, "The Lord is great!"

16 Let all who seek you shout for joy and be glad in you. May those who love your deliverance say, "The LORD be magnified!" continuously.

16 Let all those that seek and require You rejoice and be glad in You; let such as love Your salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified!

17 Since I am afflicted and needy, Let the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.

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.

17 I am afflicted and needy; the Lord thinks of me. You are my help and my deliverer; my God, do not delay.

17 But I am poor and needy; may the Lord think about me. You are my help and deliverer. My God, do not tarry too long! To the Director: A Davidic Psalm.

17 [As for me] I am poor and needy, yet the Lord takes thought and plans for me. You are my Help and my Deliverer. O my God, do not tarry!



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