Psalm 40
Brenton's Septuagint Translation Par ▾ 

I Waited Patiently for the LORD

1(39:1) For the end, a Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; and he attended to me, and hearkened to my supplication.

2(39:2) And he brought me up out of a pit of misery, and from miry clay: and he set my feet on a rock, and ordered my goings aright.

3(39:3) And he put a new song into my mouth, even a hymn to our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall hope in the Lord.

4(39:4) Blessed is the man whose hope is in the name of the Lord, and who has not regarded vanities and false frenzies.

5(39:5) O Lord my God, thou hast multiplied thy wonderful works, and in thy thoughts there is none who shall be likened to thee: I declared and spoke of them: they exceeded number.

6(39:6) Sacrifice and offering thou wouldest not; but a body hast thou prepared me: whole-burnt-offering and sacrifice for sin thou didst not require.

7(39:7) Then I said, Behold, I come: in the volume of the book it is written concerning me,

8(39:8) I desired to do thy will, O my God, and thy law in the midst of mine heart.

9(39:9) I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; lo! I will not refrain my lips; O Lord, thou knowest my righteousness.

10(39:10) I have not hid thy truth within my heart, and I have declared thy salvation; I have not hid thy mercy and thy truth from the great congregation.

11(39:11) But thou, Lord, remove not thy compassion far from me; thy mercy and thy truth have helped me continually.

12(39:12) For innumerable evils have encompassed me; my transgressions have taken hold of me, and I could not see; they are multiplied more than the hairs of my head; and my heart has failed me.

13(39:13) Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me; O Lord, draw nigh to help me.

14(39:14) Let those that seek my soul, to destroy it, be ashamed and confounded together; let those that wish me evil be turned backward and put to shame.

15(39:15) Let those that say to me, Aha, aha, quickly receive shame for their reward.

16(39:16) Let all those that seek thee, O Lord, exult and rejoice in thee; and let them that love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified.

17(39:17) But I am poor and needy; the Lord will take care of me; thou art my helper, and my defender, O my God, delay not.

The English translation of The Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton (1851)

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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