Psalms 40

My Help and My Deliverer

To the choirmaster. A Psalm of David.

1 I awaited patiently for the  Lord;
he inclined to me and bheard my cry.
2He drew me up from cthe pit of destruction,
out of dthe miry bog,
and eset my feet upon a rock,
fmaking my steps secure.
3He put ga new song in my mouth,
a song of praise to our God.
Many will hsee and fear,
and put their trust in the  Lord.
4 Blessed is the man who imakes
the  Lord his trust,
who does not turn to the proud,
to those who jgo astray after a lie!
5You have multiplied, O  Lord my God,
your kwondrous deeds and your lthoughts toward us;
none can compare with you!
I will proclaim and tell of them,
yet they are mmore than can be told.
6 nIn sacrifice and offering you have not delighted,
but you have given me an open oear.
Hebrew ears you have dug for me

Burnt offering and sin offering
you have not required.
7Then I said, “Behold, I have come;
in the scroll of the book it is written qof me:
8 rI delight to do your will, O my God;
your law is swithin my heart.”
9 I have told the glad news of deliverance
Hebrew righteousness; also verse 10

in uthe great congregation;
behold, I have not vrestrained my lips,
was you know, O  Lord.
10I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart;
I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation;
I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness
from the great congregation.
11 As for you, O  Lord, you will not restrain
your mercy from me;
your xsteadfast love and your faithfulness will
ever preserve me!
12For evils have yencompassed me
beyond number;
my ziniquities have overtaken me,
and I cannot aasee;
they are abmore than the hairs of my head;
my heart acfails me.
13 adBe pleased, O  Lord, to aedeliver me!
O  Lord, afmake haste to help me!
14 agLet those be put to shame and disappointed altogether
who seek to snatch away my life;
let those be ahturned back and brought to dishonor
who delight in my hurt!
15Let those be appalled because of their shame
who aisay to me, “Aha, Aha!”
16 But may all who seek you
rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who love your salvation
ajsay continually, “Great is the  Lord!”
17As for me, I am akpoor and needy,
but althe Lord takes thought for me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
do not delay, O my God!
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