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Psalm 40

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David
1 I waited patiently for Jehovah, and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
2 He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and secured my steps.
3 And He has put a new song in my mouth, praise to our God; many shall see it and fear, and shall trust in Jehovah.
4 Blessed is the man who makes Jehovah his trust and has not turned to the proud, nor to such as turn aside to lies.
5 O Jehovah my God, many are the wonderful works which You have done, and Your thoughts which are toward us; they cannot be recounted to You if I were to declare and speak of them, for they are more than can be numbered.
6 Sacrifice and offering You did not desire; my ears You have opened. Burnt offering and sin offering You have not asked.
7 Then I said, Lo, I come (in the volume of the Book it is written of Me):
8 I delight to do Your will, O My God, and Your Law is within My heart.
9 I have preached righteousness in the great assembly; lo, I have not restrained My lips, O Jehovah, You know.
10 I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not hidden Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great assembly.
11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O Jehovah; let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually keep watch over me.
12 For evils without number have encompassed me; my iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of my head; therefore my heart fails me.
13 Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me; O Jehovah, make haste to help me!
14 Let them be ashamed and abashed together, those who seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to dishonor, those who wish me evil.
15 Let them be desolate as a consequence of their shame, those who say to me, Aha, aha!
16 Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You, and the ones who love Your salvation always say, Let Jehovah be magnified.
17 But I am poor and needy; yet Jehovah will have regard for me. You are my help and my deliverer; O my God, do not delay.
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