The Book of Psalms

Psalm 40

I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.

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He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.

He has put a new song in my mouth--Praise to our God; Many will see it and fear, And will trust in the LORD.

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Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust, And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts which are toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.

Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.

Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the Book it is written of me.

I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart."

I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness In the great congregation; Indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O LORD, You Yourself know.

I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth From the great congregation.

Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O LORD; Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.

For innumerable evils have surrounded me; My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up; They are more than the hairs of my head; Therefore my heart fails me.

Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; O LORD, make haste to help me!

Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion Who seek to destroy my life; Let them be driven backward and brought to dishonor Who wish me evil.

Let them be appalled because of their shame, Who say to me, "Aha, aha!"

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Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let such as love Your salvation say continually, "The LORD be magnified!"

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But I am poor and needy; Yet the LORD thinks upon me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.

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