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Psalm 40 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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A Sacrifice of Praise, and Prayer for Help.

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For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
I waited patiently for Jehovah;
And he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

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He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay;
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And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God:
Many shall see it, and fear,
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Blessed is the man that maketh Jehovah his trust,
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Many, O Jehovah my God, are the wonderful works which thou hast done,
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They cannot be set in order unto thee;
If I would declare and speak of them,
They are more than can be numbered.

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Sacrifice and offering thou hast no delight in;
Mine ears hast thou opened:
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Then said I, Lo, I am come;
In the roll of the book it is written of me:

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I delight to do thy will, O my God;
Yea, thy law is within my heart.

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I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly;
Lo, I will not refrain my lips,
O Jehovah, thou knowest.

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I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart;
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Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Jehovah;
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For innumerable evils have compassed me about;
Mine iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up;
They are more than the hairs of my head;
And my heart hath failed me.

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Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me:
Make haste to help me, O Jehovah.

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Let them be put to shame and confounded together
That seek after my soul to destroy it:
Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor
That delight in my hurt.

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Let them be desolate by reason of their shame
That say unto me, Aha, aha.

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Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:
Let such as love thy salvation say continually,
Jehovah be magnified.

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But I am poor and needy;
Yet the Lord thinketh upon me:
Thou art my help and my deliverer;
Make no tarrying, O my God.
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