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Psalm 40 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Faith Persevering in Trial
(Ps. 70:1–5 )

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:1 - To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

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

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:2 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:3 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:4 - Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust,
And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:5 - Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works
Which You have done;
And Your thoughts toward us
Cannot be recounted to You in order;
If I would declare and speak of them,
They are more than can be numbered.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:6 - Sacrifice and offering You did not desire;
My ears You have opened.
Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:7 - Then I said, “Behold, I come;
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:8 - I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is within my heart.”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:9 - I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness
In the great assembly;
Indeed, I do not restrain my lips,
O LORD, You Yourself know.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:10 - 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 assembly.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:11 - Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O LORD;
Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:12 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:13 - Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me;
O LORD, make haste to help me!

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:14 - 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:15 - Let them be confounded because of their shame,
Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:16 - Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
Let such as love Your salvation say continually,
“The LORD be magnified!”

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 40:17 - 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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