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PSALM 40
To the chief Musician. Of David. A Psalm.
1I waited patiently for Jehovah; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry. 2And he brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock; he hath established my goings: 3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, praise unto our God#GodHebrew: Elohim Many shall see it, and fear, and shall confide in Jehovah. 4Blessed is the man that hath made Jehovah his confidence, and turneth not to the proud, and to such as turn aside to lies. 5Thou, O Jehovah my God#GodHebrew: Elohim hast multiplied thy marvellous works, and thy thoughts toward us: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee; would I declare and speak them, they are more than can be numbered.
6Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire: ears hast thou prepared me. Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not demanded; 7Then said I, Behold, I come, in the volume of the book it is written of me-- 8To do thy good pleasure, my God#GodHebrew: Elohim is my delight, and thy law is within my heart. 9I have published righteousness in the great congregation: behold, I have not withheld my lips, Jehovah, thou knowest. 10I have not hidden thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy loving-kindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
11Withhold not thou, Jehovah, thy tender mercies from me; let thy loving-kindness and thy truth continually preserve me. 12For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head: and my heart hath failed me. 13Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me; Jehovah, make haste to my help. 14Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine adversity; 15Let them be desolate, because of their shame, that say unto me, Aha! Aha! 16Let all those that seek thee be glad and rejoice in thee; let such as love thy salvation say continually, Jehovah be magnified! 17But I am afflicted and needy: the Lord thinketh upon me. Thou art my help and my deliverer: my God#GodHebrew: Elohim make no delay.
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