Psalm 40:17 {39:18}
Good News Translation
I am weak and poor, O Lord, but you have not forgotten me. You are my savior and my God--hurry to my aid!

Contemporary English Version
I am poor and needy, but, LORD God, you care about me, and you come to my rescue. Please hurry and help.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But I am a beggar and poor: the Lord is careful for me. Thou art my helper and my protector: O my God, be not slack.

New American Bible
Though I am afflicted and poor, my Lord keeps me in mind. You are my help and deliverer; my God, do not delay!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

But I am a beggar and poor: the Lord is careful for me. Thou art my helper and my protector: O my God, be not slack.

I am poor

Psalm 40:5 Thou hast multiplied thy wonderful works, O Lord my God: and in thy thoughts there is no one like to thee. I have declared and I have spoken they are multiplied above number.

Psalm 34:6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him: and saved him out of all his troubles.

Psalm 69:33 For the Lord hath heard the poor: and hath not despised his prisoners.

Psalm 70:5 But I am needy and poor; O God, help me. Thou art my helper and my deliverer: O Lord, make no delay.

Isaiah 41:17 The needy and the poor seek for waters, and there are none: their tongue hath been dry with thirst. I the Lord will hear them, I the God of Israel will not forsake them.

Matthew 8:20 And Jesus saith to him: The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that being rich he became poor for your sakes: that through his poverty you might be rich.

James 2:5 Hearken, my dearest brethren: Hath not God chosen the poor in this world, rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which God hath promised to them that love him?

the Lord

1 Peter 2:23 Who, when he was reviled, did not revile: when he suffered, he threatened not, but delivered himself to him that judged him unjustly.

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you.

help

Psalm 54:4 For behold God is my helper: and the Lord is the protector of my soul.

Isaiah 50:7-9 The Lord God is my helper, therefore am I not confounded: therefore have I set my face as a most hard rock, and I know that I shall not be confounded. . . .

Hebrews 13:6 So that we may confidently say: The Lord is my helper: I will not fear what man shall do to me.

make

Psalm 143:7,8 Hear me speedily, O Lord: my spirit hath fainted away. Turn not away thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. . . .

Revelation 22:20 He that giveth testimony of these things, saith: Surely, I come quickly: Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

Context
I Waited Patiently for the LORD
16Let all that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say always: The Lord be magnified. 17But I am a beggar and poor: the Lord is careful for me. Thou art my helper and my protector: O my God, be not slack.
Cross References
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you.

Psalm 14:6
For the Lord is in the just generation: you have confounded the counsel of the poor man; but the Lord is his hope.

Psalm 27:9
Turn not away thy face from me; decline not in thy wrath from thy servant. Be thou my helper, forsake me not; do not thou despise me, O God my Saviour.

Psalm 38:22
Attend unto my help, O Lord, the God of my salvation.

Psalm 40:5
Thou hast multiplied thy wonderful works, O Lord my God: and in thy thoughts there is no one like to thee. I have declared and I have spoken they are multiplied above number.

Psalm 70:5
But I am needy and poor; O God, help me. Thou art my helper and my deliverer: O Lord, make no delay.

Psalm 86:1
A prayer for David himself. Incline thy ear, O Lord, and hear me: for I am needy and poor.

Psalm 109:22
For I am poor and needy, and my heart is troubled within me.

Additional Translations
But I am poor and needy; may the Lord think of me. You are my helper and deliverer; O my God, do not delay.But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinks on me: you are my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

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.

But I am poor and needy; the Lord will take care of me; thou art my helper, and my defender, O my God, delay not.

But I am afflicted and needy: the Lord thinketh upon me. Thou art my help and my deliverer: my God, make no delay.

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.

But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no delay, O my God.

But I am poor and needy. May the Lord think about me. You are my help and my deliverer. Don't delay, my God. For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.

And I am poor and needy, The Lord doth devise for me. My help and my deliverer art Thou, O my God, tarry Thou not.
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