Psalms 40

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of Dawid.

1 I waited patiently for יהוה; 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 established my goings.

3 And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God (Elohim); many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in יהוה.

4 Blessed is that man who maketh יהוה his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

5 Many, O יהוה my God (Elohim), are Your wonderful works which You have done, and Your thoughts which are toward us; they cannot be reckoned up in order unto You; if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.

6 Sacrifice and offering You didst not desire; mine ears have You opened; burnt offering and sin offering have You not required.

7 Then said I, “Behold, I come; in the volume of the book it is written of me,

8 I delight to do Your will, O my God (Elohim); yea, Your Torah is within my heart.”

9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; behold, I have not refrained my lips, O יהוה, You knowest.

10 I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.

11 Withhold not You Your tender mercies from me, O יהוה; let Your lovingkindness and Your 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 יהוה, to deliver me; O יהוה, make haste to help me.

14 Let them be ashamed and confounded together who 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 who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; let such as love Your salvation say continually, “יהוה be magnified!”

17 But I am poor and needy; yet my Lord (Adonai) thinketh upon me; You are my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God (Elohim).