Psalms 40  

The book of Psalms contains some of the greatest words ever written, sung, and prayed.

The psalms are often lyrics of songs for worship. When you read the Psalms, try to imagine the movement of the people at worship in the Temple. Also, remember that the Psalms are poetry. Therefore, they are more to be proclaimed than explained.
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Authorship: (Assumed)
David
Year Written: (Assumed)
950-586 BC
Manuscript: (Earliest Available)
1010 AD - Complete - Leningrad Codex (Masoretic Text)
Scripture Type:
Old Testament
The first of the two main divisions of the Christian Bible, comprising the Law, the Prophets and the Hagiographa. It is considered the complete Bible of the Jews including the Torah
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Psalms   |   Chapter: 40   |   Verses: 17
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1 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.
2 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.
3 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
4 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.
5 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
6 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
7 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
8 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.
9 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.
10 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
11 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.
12 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.
13 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.
14 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
15 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.
16 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.
Psalms   |   Chapter: 40   |   Verses: 17
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