Psalm 40:8
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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
Wesley'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.

Psalm 40:8 Parallel Commentaries

Some 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 YEAR'S MORNING SONG. "He hath put a new song in my mouth, even thanksgiving unto our God." -- Psalm 40:3. Thanksgiving and the voice of melody, This new year's morning, call me from my sleep; A new, sweet song is in my heart for Thee, Thou faithful, tender Shepherd of the sheep; Thou knowest where to find, and how to keep The feeble feet that tremble where they stray, -- O'er the dark mountains -- through the whelming deep -- Thy everlasting mercy makes its way. The past is not so dark as
Miss A. L. Waring—Hymns and Meditations

A New Song
"He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God."--Ps. xl. 3. R. Rolle, 1349. tr., Emma Frances Bevan, 1899 I know not the song of Thy praises, Till Thou teach it, my God, to me-- Till I hear the still voice of Thy Spirit, Who speaketh for ever of Thee-- Till I hear the celestial singing, And learn the new song of Thy grace, And then shall I tell forth the marvels I learnt in Thy secret place. Thy marvels, not mine, far surpassing All thoughts of my heart must they be-- I can but declare
Frances Bevan—Hymns of Ter Steegen and Others (Second Series)

Life of St. Vincent de Paul
SAINT VINCENT DE PAUL c. 1581-1660 By F.A. [Francis Alice] Forbes "Blessed is he that understandeth concerning the needy and the poor: the Lord will deliver him in the evil day." --Psalm 40:2 "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me. Wherefore he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the contrite of heart, to preach deliverance to the captives, and sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord, and the day of
Frances Alice Forbes—Life of St. Vincent de Paul

Cross References
Matthew 3:15
But Jesus said, "It should be done, for we must carry out all that God requires." So John agreed to baptize him.

John 4:34
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.

Hebrews 10:7
Then I said, 'Look, I have come to do your will, O God--as is written about me in the Scriptures.'"

Hebrews 10:9
Then he said, "Look, I have come to do your will." He cancels the first covenant in order to put the second into effect.

Psalm 37:31
They have made God's law their own, so they will never slip from his path.

Psalm 40:7
Then I said, "Look, I have come. As is written about me in the Scriptures:

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