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Psalm 40 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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God Sustains His Servant.

(Psa 70:1–5 )
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For the music director. A Psalm of David.

I waited [fn]patiently for the LORD;

And He reached down to me and heard my cry.

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He brought me up out of the pit of [fn]destruction, out of the mud;

And He set my feet on a rock, making my footsteps firm.

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He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;

Many will see and fear

And will trust in the LORD.

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How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust,

And has not turned to the [fn]proud, nor to those who become involved in falsehood.

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Many, LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done,

And Your thoughts toward us;

There is no one to compare with You.

If I would declare and speak of them,

They would be too numerous to count.

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You have not desired [fn]sacrifice and meal offering;

You have [fn]opened my ears;

You have not required burnt offering and sin offering.

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Then I said, “Behold, I have come;

It is [fn]written of me in the scroll of the book.

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“I delight to do Your will, my God;

Your Law is within my [fn]heart.”

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I have proclaimed good news of righteousness in the great congregation;

Behold, I will not restrain my lips,

LORD, You know.

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I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;

I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation;

I have not concealed Your mercy and Your truth from the great congregation.

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You, LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me;

[fn]Your mercy and Your truth will continually watch over me.

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For evils beyond number have surrounded me;

My guilty deeds have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see;

They are more numerous than the hairs of my head,

And my heart has [fn]failed me.

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Be pleased, LORD, to rescue me;

Hurry, LORD, to help me.

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May those be ashamed and humiliated together

Who seek my [fn]life to destroy it;

May those be turned back and dishonored

Who delight [fn]in my hurt.

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May those be [fn]appalled because of their shame

Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”

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May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;

May those who love Your salvation continually say,

“The LORD be exalted!”

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But I am afflicted and needy;

May the Lord be mindful of me.

You are my help and my savior;

Do not delay, my God.

NASB20 Footnotes
Or intently
Lit wasteland; i.e., the underworld
Or enemies
I.e., blood sacrifice
Lit dug; or possibly pierced
Or prescribed for
Lit inner being
Or May...preserve
Lit forsaken
Or soul
Or to injure me
Or desolated

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