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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.

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Salmos 40

Al director musical. Salmo de David.

1Puse en el Señor toda mi esperanza;
    él se inclinó hacia mí y escuchó mi clamor.
Me sacó de la fosa de la muerte,
    del lodo y del pantano;
puso mis pies sobre una roca,
    y me plantó en terreno firme.
Puso en mis labios un cántico nuevo,
    un himno de alabanza a nuestro Dios.
Al ver esto, muchos tuvieron miedo
    y pusieron su confianza en el Señor.

Dichoso el que pone su confianza en el Señor
    y no recurre a los idólatras
    ni a los que adoran dioses falsos.
Muchas son, Señor mi Dios,
    las maravillas que tú has hecho.
No es posible enumerar
    tus bondades en favor nuestro.
Si quisiera anunciarlas y proclamarlas,
    serían más de lo que puedo contar.

A ti no te complacen sacrificios ni ofrendas,
    pero has abierto mis oídos para oírte;
tú no has pedido holocaustos
    ni sacrificios por el pecado.
Por eso dije: «Aquí me tienes
    —como el libro dice de mí—.
Me agrada, Dios mío, hacer tu voluntad;
    tu ley la llevo dentro de mí».

En medio de la gran asamblea
    he dado a conocer tu justicia.
Tú bien sabes, Señor,
    que no he sellado mis labios.
10 No escondo tu justicia en mi corazón,
    sino que proclamo tu fidelidad y tu salvación.
No oculto en la gran asamblea
    tu gran amor y tu verdad.
11 No me niegues, Señor, tu misericordia;
    que siempre me protejan tu amor y tu verdad.
12 Muchos males me han rodeado;
    tantos son que no puedo contarlos.
Me han alcanzado mis iniquidades,
    y ya ni puedo ver.
Son más que los cabellos de mi cabeza,
    y mi corazón desfallece.

13 Por favor, Señor, ¡ven a librarme!
    ¡Ven pronto, Señor, en mi auxilio!
14 Sean confundidos y avergonzados
    todos los que tratan de matarme;
huyan derrotados
    todos los que procuran mi mal;
15 que la vergüenza de su derrota
    humille a los que se burlan de mí.
16 Pero que todos los que te buscan
    se alegren en ti y se regocijen;
que los que aman tu salvación digan siempre:
    «¡Cuán grande es el Señor

17 Y a mí, pobre y necesitado,
    quiera el Señor tomarme en cuenta.

Tú eres mi socorro y mi libertador;
    ¡no te tardes, Dios mío!