Psalm 40:9
New International Version
I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, LORD, as you know.

New Living Translation
I have told all your people about your justice. I have not been afraid to speak out, as you, O LORD, well know.

English Standard Version
I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O LORD.

Berean Study Bible
I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; behold, I do not seal my lips, as You, O LORD, do know.

King James Bible
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

New King James Version
I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness In the great assembly; Indeed, I do not restrain my lips, O LORD, You Yourself know.

New American Standard Bible
I have proclaimed good news of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, LORD, You know.

NASB 1995
I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O LORD, You know.

NASB 1977
I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O LORD, Thou knowest.

Amplified Bible
I have proclaimed good news of righteousness [and the joy that comes from obedience to You] in the great assembly; Behold, I will not restrain my lips [from proclaiming Your righteousness], As You know, O LORD.

Christian Standard Bible
I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; see, I do not keep my mouth closed — as you know, LORD.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; see, I do not keep my mouth closed-- as You know, LORD.

American Standard Version
I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly; Lo, I will not refrain my lips, O Jehovah, thou knowest.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have preached your righteousness in the great congregation and I have not restrained my lips, LORD JEHOVAH, you do know.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; lo! I will not refrain my lips; O Lord, thou knowest my righteousness.

Contemporary English Version
When your people worshiped, you know I told them, "Our LORD always helps!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have declared thy justice in a great church, lo, I will not restrain my lips : O Lord, thou knowest it.

English Revised Version
I have published righteousness in the great congregation; lo, I will not refrain my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

Good News Translation
In the assembly of all your people, LORD, I told the good news that you save us. You know that I will never stop telling it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will announce the good news of righteousness among those assembled for worship. I will not close my lips. You know that, O LORD.

International Standard Version
In the great congregation I have proclaimed the righteous good news. Behold, I did not seal my lips, LORD, as you know.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation, Lo, I did not refrain my lips; O LORD, Thou knowest.

Literal Standard Version
I have proclaimed tidings of righteousness "" In the great assembly, "" Behold, I do not restrain my lips, "" O YHWH, You have known.

NET Bible
I have told the great assembly about your justice. Look! I spare no words! O LORD, you know this is true.

New Heart English Bible
I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly. Look, I will not seal my lips, LORD, you know.

World English Bible
I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly. Behold, I will not seal my lips, Yahweh, you know.

Young's Literal Translation
I have proclaimed tidings of righteousness In the great assembly, lo, my lips I restrain not, O Jehovah, Thou hast known.

Additional Translations ...
Context
I Waited Patiently for the LORD
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. 10I have not covered up Your righteousness in my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and salvation; I have not concealed Your loving devotion and faithfulness from the great assembly.…

Cross References
Joshua 22:22
"The LORD, the Mighty One, is God! The LORD, the Mighty One, is God! He knows, and may Israel also know. If this was in rebellion or breach of faith against the LORD, do not spare us today.

Job 7:11
Therefore I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

Psalm 22:22
I will proclaim Your name to my brothers; I will praise You in the assembly.

Psalm 22:25
My praise for You resounds in the great assembly; I will fulfill my vows before those who fear You.

Psalm 22:31
They will come and proclaim His righteousness to a people yet unborn--all that He has done.

Psalm 119:13
With my lips I proclaim all the judgments of Your mouth.

Psalm 139:4
Even before a word is on my tongue, You know all about it, O LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: see, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, you know.

preached

Psalm 22:22,25
I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee…

Psalm 35:18
I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

Psalm 71:15-18
My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness and thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof

not

Psalm 119:13,171,172
With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth…

thou knowest

Psalm 139:2
Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

John 21:17
He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.









(9) I have preached.--Literally, I have made countenances glad.

Notice the rapid succession of clauses, like successive wave-beats of praise, better than any elaborate description to represent the feelings of one whose life was a thanksgiving.

Verse 9. - I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: rather, I have proclaimed righteousness. David has sung the praises of God in the "great congregation," and extolled his righteousness and truth (Psalm 35:18). He has not "preached," in the modern sense of the word, since the preaching office was reserved for the priests and Levites. Lo, I have not refrained my lips; or, I will not refrain my lips. I will continue to glorify thee openly, and praise thy Name while I have my being (Psalm 104:33). O Lord, thou knowest; i.e. thou knowest the truth of my statement as to the past, and the sincerity of my promise as to the future.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
I proclaim
בִּשַּׂ֤רְתִּי (biś·śar·tî)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 1319: To be fresh, full, cheerful), to announce

righteousness
צֶ֨דֶק ׀ (ṣe·ḏeq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6664: The right, equity, prosperity

in the great
רָ֗ב (rāḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

assembly;
בְּקָ֘הָ֤ל (bə·qā·hāl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6951: Assembly, convocation, congregation

behold,
הִנֵּ֣ה (hin·nêh)
Interjection
Strong's 2009: Lo! behold!

I do not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

seal
אֶכְלָ֑א (’eḵ·lā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's 3607: To shut up, restrain, withhold

my lips,
שְׂ֭פָתַי (p̄ā·ṯay)
Noun - fdc | first person common singular
Strong's 8193: The lip, language, a margin

as You
אַתָּ֥ה (’at·tāh)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

know,
יָדָֽעְתָּ׃ (yā·ḏā·‘ə·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

O LORD.
יְ֝הוָ֗ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel


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