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Psalm 40 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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God Sustains His Servant.

(Psa 70:1–5 )
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:1 - For the choir director. A Psalm of David.
I waited [fn]patiently for the LORD;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:2 - He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the [fn]miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:3 - 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:4 - How blessed is the man who has made the LORD his trust,
And has not [fn]turned to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:5 - Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done,
And Your thoughts toward us;
There is none to compare with You.
If I would declare and speak of them,
They would be too numerous to count.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:6 - [fn]Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired;
My ears You have [fn]opened;
Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:7 - Then I said, “Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is [fn]written of me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:8 - I delight to do Your will, O my God;
Your Law is within my heart.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:9 - I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation;
Behold, I will not restrain my lips,
O LORD, You know.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:10 - I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;
I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation;
I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:11 - You, O LORD, will not withhold Your compassion from me;
[fn]Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:12 - For evils beyond number have surrounded me;
My iniquities 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:13 - Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me;
Make haste, O LORD, to help me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:14 - Let those be ashamed and humiliated together
Who seek my [fn]life to destroy it;
Let those be turned back and dishonored
Who delight [fn]in my hurt.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:15 - Let those be [fn]appalled because of their shame
Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:16 - Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
Let those who love Your salvation say continually,
“The LORD be magnified!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:17 - Since I am afflicted and needy,
[fn]Let the Lord be mindful of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.
NASB95 Footnotes
Or, intently
Literally: mud of the mire
Literally: regard
I.e. Blood sacrifice
Literally: dug; or possibly pierced
Or, prescribed for
Or, May...preserve
Literally: forsaken
Or, soul
Or, to injure me
Or, desolated
Or, The Lord is mindful

New American Standard Bible 1995
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