New Living Translation
Oh, the joys of those who trust the LORD, who have no confidence in the proud or in those who worship idols.
King James Bible
Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
Darby Bible Translation
Blessed is the man that hath made Jehovah his confidence, and turneth not to the proud, and to such as turn aside to lies.
World English Bible
Blessed is the man who makes Yahweh his trust, and doesn't respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of the man Who hath made Jehovah his trust, And hath not turned unto the proud, And those turning aside to lies.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
40:4 The proud - Or, the mighty, the great and proud potentates of the world, to whom most men are apt to look and trust. Turn - From God, in whom alone they ought to trust. To lies - To lying vanities, such as worldly power and wisdom, and riches, and all other earthly things, or persons, in which men are prone to trust: which are called lies, because they promise more than they perform.
LibrarySome General Uses from this Useful Truth, that Christ is the Truth.
Having thus cleared up this truth, we should come to speak of the way of believers making use of him as the truth, in several cases wherein they will stand in need of him as the truth. But ere we come to the particulars, we shall first propose some general uses of this useful point. First. This point of truth serveth to discover unto us, the woful condition of such as are strangers to Christ the truth; and oh, if it were believed! For, 1. They are not yet delivered from that dreadful plague of …
John Brown (of Wamphray)—Christ The Way, The Truth, and The Life
"He Hath Put a New Song in My Mouth, Even Thanksgiving unto Our God. " -- Psalm 40:3.
A New Song
Life of St. Vincent de Paul
No wonder people everywhere fear him. All who are wise show him reverence."
Taste and see that the LORD is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!
O LORD of Heaven's Armies, what joy for those who trust in you.
I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. I hate all who deal crookedly; I will have nothing to do with them.
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in people.
But banish those who turn to crooked ways, O LORD. Take them away with those who do evil. May Israel have peace!
Though the LORD is great, he cares for the humble, but he keeps his distance from the proud.
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