Psalm 40
Douay-Rheims Bible

I Waited Patiently for the Lord

1{39:1}Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. [2] With expectation I have waited for the Lord, and he was attentive to me.

2{39:3}And he heard my prayers, and brought me out of the pit of misery and the mire of dregs. And he set my feet upon a rock, and directed my steps.

3{39:4}And he put a new canticle into my mouth, a song to our God. Many shall see, and shall fear: and they shall hope in the Lord.

4{39:5}Blessed is the man whose trust is in the name of the Lord; and who hath not had regard to vanities, and lying follies.

5{39:6}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.

6{39:7}Sacrifice and oblation thou didst not desire; but thou hast pierced ears for me. Burnt offering and sin offering thou didst not require:

7{39:8}Then said I, Behold I come. In the head of the book it is written of me

8{39:9}That I should do thy will: O my God, I have desired it, and thy law in the midst of my heart.

9{39:10}I have declared thy justice in a great church, lo, I will not restrain my lips: O Lord, thou knowest it.

10{39:11}I have not hid thy justice within my heart: I have declared thy truth and thy salvation. I have not concealed thy mercy and thy truth from a great council.

11{39:12}Withhold not thou, O Lord, thy tender mercies from me: thy mercy and thy truth have always upheld me.

12{39:13}For evils without number have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I was not able to see. They are multiplied above the hairs of my head: and my heart hath forsaken me.

13{39:14}Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me. Look down, O Lord, to help me.

14{39:15}Let them be confounded and ashamed together, that seek after my soul to take it away. Let them be turned backward and be ashamed that desire evils to me.

15{39:16}Let them immediately bear their confusion, that say to me: 'Tis well, 'tis well.

16{39:17}Let all that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say always: The Lord be magnified.

17{39:18}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.

Douay Rheims Version - Bishop Challoner Revision

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