Parallel Verses

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

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

I delight to do Your will, my God;
Your instruction lives within me.”

International Standard Version

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

A Conservative Version

I delight to do thy will, O my God. Yea, thy law is within my heart.

American Standard Version

I delight to do thy will, O my God; Yea, thy law is within my heart.

Bible in Basic English

My delight is to do your pleasure, O my God; truly, your law is in my heart.

Darby Translation

To do thy good pleasure, my God, is my delight, and thy law is within my heart.

Julia Smith Translation

To do thine acceptance, O my God, I delighted; and thy law in the midst of my bowels.

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

'I delight to do your will, O my God, and your law [is] {deep within me}.'"

Modern King James verseion

I delight to do Your will, O My God; and Your Law is within My heart.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that I should fulfill thy will, O my God. I am content to do it; yea, thy law is within my heart."

NET Bible

I want to do what pleases you, my God. Your law dominates my thoughts."

New Heart English Bible

I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your Law is within my heart."

The Emphasized Bible

To do thy good-pleasure, O my God, is my delight, And, thy law, is in the midst of mine inward parts:

Webster

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

World English Bible

I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your law is within my heart."

Youngs Literal Translation

To do Thy pleasure, my God, I have delighted, And Thy law is within my heart.

Devotionals

Devotionals about Psalm 40:8

Devotionals containing Psalm 40:8

Images Psalm 40:8

Prayers for Psalm 40:8

Context Readings

Thanksgiving And A Cry For Help

7
Then I said, “Behold, I come [to the throne];
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.
8 
“I delight to do Your will, O my God;
Your law is within my heart.”
9
I have proclaimed good news of righteousness [and the joy that comes from obedience to You] in the great assembly;
Behold, I will not restrain my lips [from proclaiming Your righteousness],
As You know, O Lord.


Cross References

John 4:34

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to completely finish His work.

Psalm 119:16


I will delight in Your statutes;
I will not forget Your word.

Psalm 119:24


Your testimonies also are my delight
And my counselors.

Psalm 119:92


If Your law had not been my delight,
Then I would have perished in my time of trouble.

Jeremiah 31:33

“But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” says the Lord, “I will put My law within them, and I will write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.

2 Corinthians 3:3

You show that you are a letter from Christ, delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

Job 23:12


“I have not departed from the commandment of His lips;
I have kept the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.

Psalm 37:30-31


The mouth of the righteous proclaims wisdom,
And his tongue speaks justice and truth.

Psalm 112:1

Praise the Lord! (Hallelujah!)
Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who fears the Lord [with awe-inspired reverence and worships Him with obedience],
Who delights greatly in His commandments.

Psalm 119:47


For I shall delight in Your commandments,
Which I love.

Proverbs 3:1

My son, do not forget my teaching,
But let your heart keep my commandments;

Jeremiah 15:16


Your words were found and I ate them,
And Your words became a joy to me and the delight of my heart;
For I have been called by Your name,
O Lord God of hosts.

Romans 7:22

For I joyfully delight in the law of God in my inner self [with my new nature],

Romans 8:29

For those whom He foreknew [and loved and chose beforehand], He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son [and ultimately share in His complete sanctification], so that He would be the firstborn [the most beloved and honored] among many believers.

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