To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.40.1 I waited…: Heb. In waiting I waited
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.40.2 an…: Heb. a pit of noise
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.
Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
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.40.5 they cannot…: or, none can order them unto thee
Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.40.6 opened: Heb. digged
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.40.8 within…: Heb. in the midst of my bowels