New International Version

Psalm 40

Psalm 40[a]

For the director of music. Of David. A psalm.

I waited patiently for the Lord;
    he turned to me and heard my cry.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
    out of the mud and mire;
he set my feet on a rock
    and gave me a firm place to stand.
He put a new song in my mouth,
    a hymn of praise to our God.
Many will see and fear the Lord
    and put their trust in him.

Blessed is the one
    who trusts in the Lord,
who does not look to the proud,
    to those who turn aside to false gods.[b]
Many, Lord my God,
    are the wonders you have done,
    the things you planned for us.
None can compare with you;
    were I to speak and tell of your deeds,
    they would be too many to declare.

Sacrifice and offering you did not desire—
    but my ears you have opened[c]
    burnt offerings and sin offerings[d] you did not require.
Then I said, “Here I am, I have come—
    it is written about me in the scroll.[e]
I desire to do your will, my God;
    your law is within my heart.”

I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly;
    I do not seal my lips, Lord,
    as you know.
10 I do not hide your righteousness in my heart;
    I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help.
I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness
    from the great assembly.

11 Do not withhold your mercy from me, Lord;
    may your love and faithfulness always protect me.
12 For troubles without number surround me;
    my sins have overtaken me, and I cannot see.
They are more than the hairs of my head,
    and my heart fails within me.
13 Be pleased to save me, Lord;
    come quickly, Lord, to help me.

14 May all who want to take my life
    be put to shame and confusion;
may all who desire my ruin
    be turned back in disgrace.
15 May those who say to me, “Aha! Aha!”
    be appalled at their own shame.
16 But may all who seek you
    rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who long for your saving help always say,
    “The Lord is great!”

17 But as for me, I am poor and needy;
    may the Lord think of me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
    you are my God, do not delay.

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 40:1 In Hebrew texts 40:1-17 is numbered 40:2-18.
  2. Psalm 40:4 Or to lies
  3. Psalm 40:6 Hebrew; some Septuagint manuscripts but a body you have prepared for me
  4. Psalm 40:6 Or purification offerings
  5. Psalm 40:7 Or come / with the scroll written for me

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!