Psalm 40

Psalm 40  •  2 min. read  •  grade level: 7
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
I waited patiently for Jehovah; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
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.
And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our Elohim: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in Jehovah.
Blessed is that man that maketh Jehovah his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
Many, O Jehovah my Elohim, 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.
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
I delight to do thy will, O my Elohim: yea, thy law is within my heart.
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Jehovah,
thou knowest.
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.
Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Jehovah: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
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.
Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me: O Jehovah, make haste to help me.
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.
Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, Jehovah be magnified.
But I am poor and needy; yet Adonay thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my Elohim.
The foundation: Messiah has undertaken to do the will of God; He goes patiently through it.
40:1 I waited on Jehovah. He gave me to praise, to (v. 3) his honor among men; 4 blessed is he that trusts and keeps himself from evil, 5 wonderful the works and thoughts of Jehovah toward us; 6-10 Messiah's work and mark, 11-13 prayers, 14, 15 imprecation on enemies; 16 Jehovah's people prayed for, 17 poor, yet he is my stay.