New Living Translation
I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart."
King James Bible
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
Darby Bible Translation
To do thy good pleasure, my God, is my delight, and thy law is within my heart.
World English Bible
I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your law is within my heart."
Young's Literal Translation
To do Thy pleasure, my God, I have delighted, And Thy law is within my heart.
Psalm 40:8 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
40:8 I delight - This is eminently true, of Christ, and is here observed as an act of heroic obedience, that he not only resolved to do, but delighted in doing the will of God, or what God had commanded him, which was to die, and that a most shameful, and painful, and cursed death. My heart - I do not only understand it, but receive it with heartiest love, delighting both to meditate of it, and to yield obedience to it.
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 Jesus explained: "My nourishment comes from doing the will of God, who sent me, and from finishing his work.
2 Corinthians 3:3
Clearly, you are a letter from Christ showing the result of our ministry among you. This "letter" is written not with pen and ink, but with the Spirit of the living God. It is carved not on tablets of stone, but on human hearts.
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.
They have made God's law their own, so they will never slip from his path.
Then I said, "Look, I have come. As is written about me in the Scriptures:
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