Psalms 40
JUB
40
1I waited patiently for the Lord, and he inclined unto me and heard my cry.2He brought me up also out of the pit of hopelessness, out of the miry clay and set my feet upon a rock and straightened my steps.3And he has put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; many shall see it and fear and shall wait on the Lord.4Blessed is that man that makes the Lord his trust and does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.5Thou hast increased, O Lord my God, thy wonderful works which thou hast done and thy thoughts regarding us; they are beyond our ability to express, declare, or speak; they cannot be told.
6Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened; burnt offering and sin offering thou hast not required.7Then said I, Behold, I come; in the volume of the book it is written of me,8I delight to do thy will, O my God; thy law is within my bowels.9I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; behold, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, thou knowest.10I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy truth and thy salvation; I have not concealed thy mercy and thy truth from the great congregation.
11Do not withhold thy tender mercies from me, O Lord; let thy mercy and thy truth continually preserve me.12For innumerable evils have compassed me about; my iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to see; they are more than the hairs of my head; therefore my heart fails me.13Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; O Lord, make haste to help me.14Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my life to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.15Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.16Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee; let such as love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified.17When I am poor and needy; the Lord will remember me; thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.