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Psalm 40

God Sustains His Servant.

To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

1I waited patiently and expectantly for the Lord;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.

He brought me up out of a horrible pit [of tumult and of destruction], out of the miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock, steadying my footsteps and establishing my path.

He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many will see and fear [with great reverence]
And will trust confidently in the Lord.


Blessed [fortunate, prosperous, and favored by God] is the man who makes the Lord his trust,
And does not regard the proud nor those who lapse into lies.

Many, O Lord my God, are the wonderful works which You have done,
And Your thoughts toward us;
There is none to compare with You.
If I would declare and speak of your wonders,
They would be too many to count.


Sacrifice and meal offering You do not desire, nor do You delight in them;
You have opened my ears and given me the capacity to hear [and obey Your word];
Burnt offerings and sin offerings You do not require.

Then I said, “Behold, I come [to the throne];
In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

“I delight to do Your will, O my God;
Your law is within my heart.”


I have proclaimed good news of righteousness [and the joy that comes from obedience to You] in the great assembly;
Behold, I will not restrain my lips [from proclaiming Your righteousness],
As You know, O Lord.
10 
I have not concealed Your righteousness within my heart;
I have proclaimed Your faithfulness and Your salvation.
I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great assembly.

11 
Do not withhold Your compassion and tender mercy from me, O Lord;
Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me.
12 
For innumerable evils have encompassed me;
My sins have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see.
They are more numerous than the hairs of my head,
And my heart has failed me.

13 
Be pleased, O Lord, to save me;
O Lord, make haste to help me.
14 
Let those be ashamed and humiliated together
Who seek my life to destroy it;
Let those be turned back [in defeat] and dishonored
Who delight in my hurt.
15 
Let those be appalled and desolate because of their shame
Who say to me, “Aha, aha [rejoicing in my misfortune]!”
16 
Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
Let those who love Your salvation say continually,
“The Lord be magnified!”
17 
Even though I am afflicted and needy,
Still the Lord takes thought and is mindful of me.
You are my help and my rescuer.
O my God, do not delay.

Chinese Contemporary Bible (Simplified)

诗篇 40

赞美上帝之歌

大卫的诗,交给乐长。

1我曾耐心等候耶和华,
祂倾听了我的呼求。
祂把我从绝望的深渊拉出来,
救我脱离泥泞沼泽,
把我安置在磐石上,
使我步履稳健。
祂赐给我一首新歌,
一首赞美我们上帝的诗歌。
许多人看见便敬畏、信靠耶和华。
信靠耶和华的人有福了!
他们不随从骄傲自大、信靠假神的人。
我的上帝耶和华啊,
你行了许多奇事,
为我们定了许多美好的计划,
谁能与你相比!
你奇妙的作为不可胜数。
祭物和供品非你所悦,
你开通了我的耳朵,
燔祭和赎罪祭非你所要。
于是我说:
“看啊,我来了,
正如经卷上有关我的记载。
我的上帝啊,
我乐意遵行你的旨意,
我铭记你的律法。”
耶和华啊,你知道我在大会中宣扬你的公义,
没有闭口不言。
10 我述说你的信实和拯救之恩,
没有把你的公义隐而不宣,
没有在大会中避而不谈你的慈爱和真理。
11 耶和华啊,
求你不要收回你的怜悯,
愿你的慈爱和真理时刻守护我!
12 我患难重重,罪恶缠身,
看不到出路。
我的罪过比我的头发还多,
我心惊胆战。
13 耶和华啊,求你拯救我!
耶和华啊,求你快来帮助我!
14 愿谋取我性命的人蒙羞受辱!
愿喜欢我被害的人狼狈逃窜!
15 愿那些哈哈嘲笑我的人羞愧难当!
16 愿所有寻求你的人因你而欢喜快乐!
愿渴望蒙你拯救的人时常说:
“耶和华当受尊崇!”
17 我贫穷困苦,
但主眷顾我。
我的上帝啊,
你是我的帮助、我的拯救,
求你不要迟延!