Psalms 40

For the end, A Psalm of David.

1 I waited patiently for the Lord; and He attended to me, and hearkened to my supplication. 2And He brought me up out of a pit of misery, and from miry clay; and He set my feet upon a rock, and established my steps. 3And He put a new song into my mouth, even a hymn to our God; many shall see it and fear, and shall hope in the Lord. 4Blessed is the man whose hope is in the name of the Lord, and who has not regarded vanities, nor turned aside to lies. 5O Lord my God, You have multiplied Your wonderful works, and in Your thoughts there is none who shall be likened to You; I declared and spoke of them; they exceeded in number. 6Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; but a body You have prepared for me; whole burnt offering and sacrifice for sin You did not require. 7Then I said, Behold, I have come; in the volume of the book it is written of me, 8I desired to do Your will, O my God, and Your law in the midst of my heart. 9I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; lo! I will not refrain my lips; O Lord, You know my righteousness. 10I have not hid Your truth within my heart, and I have declared Your salvation; I have not hid Your mercy and Your truth from the great congregation. 11But You, O Lord, remove not Your compassion far from me; Your mercy and Your truth have helped me continually. 12For innumerable evils have encompassed me; my transgressions have taken hold of me, and I could not see; they are multiplied more than the hairs of my head; and my heart has failed me. 13Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; O Lord, draw near to help me. 14Let those that seek my soul, to destroy it, be ashamed and confounded together; let those that wish me evil be turned backward and put to shame. 15Let those that say to me, Aha, aha, quickly receive shame for their reward. 16Let all those that seek You, O Lord, exalt and rejoice in You; and let them that love Your salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified! 17But I am poor and needy; the Lord will take care of me; You are my helper, and my defender, O my God; do not delay.
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