Psalms 40 (asv)
40:1I waited patiently for Jehovah;
And he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
40:2He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay;
And he set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.
Many shall see it, and fear,
And shall trust in Jehovah.
And respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
And thy thoughts which are to us-ward;
They cannot be set in order unto thee;
If I would declare and speak of them,
They are more than can be numbered.
Mine ears hast thou opened:
Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required.
40:7Then said I, Lo, I am come;
In the roll of the book it is written of me:
40:8I delight to do thy will, O my God;
40:9I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly;
Lo, I will not refrain my lips,
O Jehovah, thou knowest.
I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation;
I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great assembly.
40:11Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Jehovah;
Let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
40:12For innumerable evils have compassed me about;
They are more than the hairs of my head;
And my heart hath failed me.
40:13Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me:
Make haste to help me, O Jehovah.
40:14Let them be put to shame and confounded together
That seek after my soul to destroy it:
Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor
That delight in my hurt.
40:15Let them be desolate by reason of their shame
That say unto me, Aha, aha.
40:16Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee:
Jehovah be magnified.
Yet the Lord thinketh upon me:
Thou art my help and my deliverer;
Make no tarrying, O my God.