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Psalm 40 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:1 - [fn]For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:2 - He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:3 - He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:4 - Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:5 - Many, LORD my God, are the wonders you have done, the things you planned for us. None can compare with you; were I to speak and tell of your deeds, they would be too many to declare.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:6 - Sacrifice and offering you did not desire— but my ears you have opened[fn]— burnt offerings and sin offerings[fn] you did not require.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:7 - Then I said, “Here I am, I have come— it is written about me in the scroll.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:8 - I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart.”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:9 - I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, LORD, as you know.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:10 - I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help. I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness from the great assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:11 - Do not withhold your mercy from me, LORD; may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:12 - For troubles without number surround me; my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see. They are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart fails within me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:13 - Be pleased to save me, LORD; come quickly, LORD, to help me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:14 - May all who want to take my life be put to shame and confusion; may all who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:15 - May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!” be appalled at their own shame.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:16 - But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who long for your saving help always say, “The LORD is great!”
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:17 - But as for me, I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my help and my deliverer; you are my God, do not delay.
NIV Footnotes
In Hebrew texts 40:1-17 is numbered 40:2-18.
Or to lies
Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts but a body you have prepared for me
Or purification offerings
Or come / with the scroll written for me
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