Psalm 40:8
New International Version
I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart."

New Living Translation
I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart.”

English Standard Version
I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

Berean Study Bible
I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart.”

King James Bible
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

New King James Version
I delight to do Your will, O my God, And Your law is within my heart.”

New American Standard Bible
“I delight to do Your will, my God; Your Law is within my heart.”

NASB 1995
I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart."

NASB 1977
I delight to do Thy will, O my God; Thy Law is within my heart.”

Amplified Bible
“I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart.”

Christian Standard Bible
I delight to do your will, my God, and your instruction is deep within me.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I delight to do Your will, my God; Your instruction lives within me."

American Standard Version
I delight to do thy will, O my God; Yea, thy law is within my heart.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To do your pleasure oh, God, I have desired, and your Law is within my belly.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I desired to do thy will, O my God, and thy law in the midst of mine heart.

Contemporary English Version
'I enjoy pleasing you. Your Law is in my heart.'"

Douay-Rheims Bible
that I should do thy will : O my God, I have desired it, and thy law in the midst of my heart.

English Revised Version
I delight to do thy will, O my God; yea, thy law is within my heart.

Good News Translation
How I love to do your will, my God! I keep your teaching in my heart."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am happy to do your will, O my God." Your teachings are deep within me.

International Standard Version
I delight to do your will, my God. Your Law is part of my inner being."

JPS Tanakh 1917
I delight to do Thy will, O my God; Yea, Thy law is in my inmost parts.'

Literal Standard Version
I have delighted to do Your pleasure, my God, "" And Your law [is] within my heart.”

NET Bible
I want to do what pleases you, my God. Your law dominates my thoughts."

New Heart English Bible
to do your will, O God, I desired. And your 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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Waited Patiently for the LORD
7Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—it is written about me in the scroll: 8I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your law is within my heart.” 9I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; behold, I do not seal my lips, as You, O LORD, do know.…

Cross References
Matthew 3:15
"Let it be so now," Jesus replied. "It is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness in this way." Then John permitted Him.

John 4:34
Jesus explained, "My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to finish His work.

2 Corinthians 3:3
It is clear that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

Hebrews 10:7
Then I said, 'Here I am, it is written about Me in the scroll: I have come to do Your will, O God.'"

Hebrews 10:9
Then He adds, "Here I am, I have come to do Your will." He takes away the first to establish the second.

Psalm 37:31
The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do not falter.

Psalm 40:7
Then I said, "Here I am, I have come--it is written about me in the scroll:

Psalm 119:11
I have hidden Your word in my heart that I might not sin against You.

Jeremiah 31:33
"But this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the LORD. I will put My law in their minds and inscribe it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they will be My people.


Treasury of Scripture

I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart.

I delight

Psalm 112:1
Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.

Psalm 119:16,24,47,92
I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word…

Job 23:12
Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.

yea

Psalm 37:30,31
The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment…

Proverbs 3:1
My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments:

Jeremiah 31:33
But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.

within my heart [heb.









Verse 8. - I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy Law is within my heart. The obedience to be rendered will be a true and acceptable obedience,

(1) cheerful, and

(2) from the heart.

Consciously or unconsciously, David speaks as the type of Christ (see Hebrews 10:5-7).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I delight
חָפָ֑צְתִּי (ḥā·p̄ā·ṣə·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 2654: To incline to, to bend, to be pleased with, desire

to do
לַֽעֲשֽׂוֹת־ (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ-)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6213: To do, make

Your will,
רְצוֹנְךָ֣ (rə·ṣō·wn·ḵā)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 7522: Goodwill, favor, acceptance, will

O my God;
אֱלֹהַ֣י (’ĕ·lō·hay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative

Your law
וְ֝ת֥וֹרָתְךָ֗ (wə·ṯō·w·rā·ṯə·ḵā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 8451: Direction, instruction, law

[is] within
בְּת֣וֹךְ (bə·ṯō·wḵ)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8432: A bisection, the centre

my heart.”
מֵעָֽי׃ (mê·‘āy)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 4578: The intestines, the abdomen, sympathy, a vest, the stomach, the uterus, the heart


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