Psalm 40 – KJV

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
1 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.

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