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Psalms 40

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40:1 <To the chief music-maker. Of David. A Psalm.> When I was waiting quietly for the Lord, his heart was turned to me, and he gave ear to my cry.

40:2 He took me up out of a deep waste place, out of the soft and sticky earth; he put my feet on a rock, and made my steps certain.

40:3 And he put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God; numbers have seen it with fear, and put their faith in the Lord.

40:4 Happy is the man who has faith in the Lord, and does not give honour to the men of pride or to those who are turned away to deceit.

40:5 O Lord my God, great are the wonders which you have done in your thought for us; it is not possible to put them out in order before you; when I would give an account of them, their number is greater than I may say.

40:6 You had no desire for offerings of beasts or fruits of the earth; ears you made for me: for burned offerings and sin offerings you made no request.

40:7 Then I said, See, I come; it is recorded of me in the roll of the book,

40:8 My delight is to do your pleasure, O my God; truly, your law is in my heart.

40:9 I have given news of righteousness in the great meeting; O Lord, you have knowledge that I have not kept back my words.

40:10 Your righteousness has not been folded away in my heart; I have made clear your true word and your salvation; I have not kept secret your mercy or your faith from the great meeting.

40:11 Take not away your gentle mercies from me, O Lord; let your mercy and your faith keep me safe for ev