New Living Translation
Then I said, "Look, I have come. As is written about me in the Scriptures:
King James Bible
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
Darby Bible Translation
Then said I, Behold, I come, in the volume of the book it is written of me --
World English Bible
Then I said, "Behold, I have come. It is written about me in the book in the scroll.
Young's Literal Translation
Then said I, 'Lo, I have come,' In the roll of the book it is written of me,
Psalm 40:7 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
40:7 Them - These words literally and truly belong to Christ, and the sense is this; seeing thou requirest a better sacrifice than those of the law, lo, I offer myself to come, and I will in due time come, into the world, as this phrase is explained in divers places of scripture, and particularly Heb 10:5, where this place is expressly applied to Christ. Volume - These two words, volume and book are used of any writing, and both express the same thing. Now this volume of the book is the law of Moses, which is commonly and emphatically called the book, and was made up in the form of a roll or volume, as the Hebrew books generally were. And so this place manifestly points to Christ, concerning whom much is said in the books of Moses.
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
But Jesus said, "It should be done, for we must carry out all that God requires." So John agreed to baptize him.
Then I said, 'Look, I have come to do your will, O God--as is written about me in the Scriptures.'"
Then he said, "Look, I have come to do your will." He cancels the first covenant in order to put the second into effect.
You take no delight in sacrifices or offerings. Now that you have made me listen, I finally understand--you don't require burnt offerings or sin offerings.
I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart."
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