Psalm 40
Smith's Literal Translation Par ▾ 

I Waited Patiently for the LORD
(Psalm 70:1–5; Hebrews 10:1–18)

1To the overseer: of David chanting. Waiting, I waited for Jehovah, and he will incline to me, and he will hear my cry.

2And he will bring me up from the pit of destruction, from the clay of mire, and he will set my feet upon a rock, preparing my goings.

3And he will give a new song in my mouth, praise to our God: many shall see and fear, and they shall trust in Jehovah.

4Happy the man who set Jehovah his trust, and turned not to the arrogant, and those turning aside to falsehood.

5Many the wonders thou didst, O Jehovah my God, and thy purposes to us: none shall set in order to thee: I will announce and speak, they were numerous above number.

6Sacrifice and a gift thou didst not delight in; the ears thou didst pierce to me: burnt-offering and sin thou didst not ask.

7Then I said, Behold, I came: in the volume of the book it was written concerning me.

8To do thine acceptance, O my God, I delighted; and thy law in the midst of my bowels.

9I announced good news, justice in the great convocation: behold, my lips I will not shut up, O Jehovah, thou knewest.

10I hid not thy justice within my heart; I said thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I hid not thy mercy and thy truth to the great convocation.

11Thou wilt not, O Jehovah, shut up thy compassions from me: thy mercy and thy truth shall always guard me.

12For evils even not being numbered encompassed about me: mine iniquities overtook me, and I was not able to see; they were numerous above the hairs of my head, and my heart forsook me.

13Be gracious, O Jehovah, to deliver me: hasten, O Jehovah, to help me.

14They shall be ashamed and blush together seeking my soul to take it away; they shall be turned back, and they delighting in my evil shall be ashamed.

15They shall be made desolate for the reward of their shame, they saying to me, Aha! aha!

16All they seeking thee shall rejoice and be glad in thee: they loving thy salvation shall say, Jehovah shall be magnified.

17And I am poor and needy, Jehovah will think upon me: thou my help and my deliverer; thou will not delay, O my God.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments; Translated Literally From The Original Tongues by Julia E. Smith

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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