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World English Bible

Psalm 40 (WEBP)

[1] I waited patiently for Yahweh. He turned to me, and heard my cry.
[2] He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay. He set my feet on a rock, and gave me a firm place to stand.
[3] He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God. Many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in Yahweh.
[4] Blessed is the man who makes Yahweh his trust, and doesn’t respect the proud, nor such as turn away to lies.
[5] Many, Yahweh, my God, are the wonderful works which you have done, and your thoughts which are toward us. They can’t be declared back to you. If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be counted.
[6] Sacrifice and offering you didn’t desire. You have opened my ears. You have not required burnt offering and sin offering.
[7] Then I said, “Behold, I have come. It is written about me in the book in the scroll.
[8] I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your law is within my heart.”
[9] I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly. Behold, I will not seal my lips, Yahweh, you know.
[10] I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart. I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation. I have not concealed your loving kindness and your truth from the great assembly.
[11] Don’t withhold your tender mercies from me, Yahweh. Let your loving kindness and your truth continually preserve me.
[12] For innumerable evils have surrounded me. My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up. They are more than the hairs of my head. My heart has failed me.
[13] Be pleased, Yahweh, to deliver me. Hurry to help me, Yahweh.
[14] Let them be disappointed and confounded together who seek after my soul to destroy it. Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt.
[15] Let them be desolate by reason of their shame that tell me, “Aha! Aha!”
[16] Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let such as love your salvation say continually, “Let Yahweh be exalted!”
[17] But I am poor and needy. May the Lord think about me. You are my help and my deliverer. Don’t delay, my God.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Psalm 40 (KJVS)

[1] «To the chief Musician (), A Psalm of David .» I waited () patiently () for the LORD ; and he inclined () unto me, and heard () my cry .
[2] He brought me up () also out of an horrible pit , out of the miry clay , and set () my feet upon a rock , [and] established () my goings .
[3] And he hath put () a new song in my mouth , [even] praise unto our God : many shall see () [it], and fear (), and shall trust () in the LORD .
[4] Blessed [is] that man that maketh () the LORD his trust , and respecteth () not the proud , nor such as turn aside () to lies .
[5] Many , O LORD my God , [are] thy wonderful () works [which] thou hast done (), and thy thoughts [which are] to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order () unto thee: [if] I would declare () and speak () [of them], they are more () than can be numbered ().
[6] Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire (); mine ears hast thou opened (): burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required ().
[7] Then said () I, Lo, I come (): in the volume of the book [it is] written () of me,
[8] I delight () to do () thy will , O my God : yea, thy law [is] within my heart .
[9] I have preached () righteousness in the great congregation : lo, I have not refrained () my lips , O LORD , thou knowest ().
[10] I have not hid () thy righteousness within my heart ; I have declared () thy faithfulness and thy salvation : I have not concealed () thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation .
[11] Withhold () not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD : let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve () me.
[12] For innumerable evils have compassed () me about: mine iniquities have taken hold () upon me, so that I am not able () to look up (); they are more () than the hairs of mine head : therefore my heart faileth () me.
[13] Be pleased (), O LORD , to deliver () me: O LORD , make haste () to help me.
[14] Let them be ashamed () and confounded () together that seek () after my soul to destroy () it; let them be driven () backward and put to shame () that wish me evil .
[15] Let them be desolate () for a reward of their shame that say () unto me, Aha , aha .
[16] Let all those that seek () thee rejoice () and be glad () in thee: let such as love () thy salvation say () continually , The LORD be magnified ().
[17] But I [am] poor and needy ; [yet] the Lord thinketh () upon me: thou [art] my help and my deliverer (); make no tarrying (), O my God .

Young’s Literal Translation

Psalm 40 (YLT)

[1] I have diligently expected Jehovah, And He inclineth to me, and heareth my cry,
[2] And He doth cause me to come up From a pit of desolation-from mire of mud, And He raiseth up on a rock my feet, He is establishing my steps.
[3] And He putteth in my mouth a new song, ‘Praise to our God.’ Many do see and fear, and trust in Jehovah.
[4] O the happiness of the man Who hath made Jehovah his trust, And hath not turned unto the proud, And those turning aside to lies.
[5] Much hast Thou done, Jehovah my God; Thy wonders and Thy thoughts toward us, There is none to arrange unto Thee, I declare and speak: They have been more than to be numbered.
[6] Sacrifice and present Thou hast not desired, Ears Thou hast prepared for me, Burnt and sin-offering Thou hast not asked.
[7] Then said I, ‘Lo, I have come,’ In the roll of the book it is written of me,
[8] To do Thy pleasure, my God, I have delighted, And Thy law is within my heart.
[9] I have proclaimed tidings of righteousness In the great assembly, lo, my lips I restrain not, O Jehovah, Thou hast known.
[10] Thy righteousness I have not concealed In the midst of my heart, Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation I have told, I have not hidden Thy kindness and Thy truth, To the great assembly.
[11] Thou, O Jehovah, restrainest not Thy mercies from me, Thy kindness and Thy truth do continually keep me.
[12] For compassed me have evils innumerable, Overtaken me have mine iniquities, And I have not been able to see; They have been more than the hairs of my head, And my heart hath forsaken me.
[13] Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me, O Jehovah, for my help make haste.
[14] They are ashamed and confounded together, Who are seeking my soul to destroy it, They are turned backward, And are ashamed, who are desiring my evil.
[15] They are desolate because of their shame, Who are saying to me, ‘Aha, aha.’
[16] All seeking Thee rejoice and are glad in Thee, Those loving Thy salvation say continually, ‘Jehovah is magnified.’
[17] And I am poor and needy, The Lord doth devise for me. My help and my deliverer art Thou, O my God, tarry Thou not.