Psalms 40

JuliaSmith(i) 1 To the overseer: of David chanting. Waiting, I waited for Jehovah, and he will incline to me, and he will hear my cry. 2 And he will bring me up from the pit of destruction, from the clay of mire, and he will set my feet upon a rock, preparing my goings. 3 And he will give a new song in my mouth, praise to our God: many shall see and fear, and they shall trust in Jehovah. 4 Happy the man who set Jehovah his trust, and turned not to the arrogant, and those turning aside to falsehood. 5 Many the wonders thou didst, O Jehovah my God, and thy purposes to us: none shall set in order to thee: I will announce and speak, they were numerous above number. 6 Sacrifice and a gift thou didst not delight in; the ears thou didst pierce to me: burnt-offering and sin thou didst not ask. 7 Then I said, Behold, I came: in the volume of the book it was written concerning me. 8 To do thine acceptance, O my God, I delighted; and thy law in the midst of my bowels. 9 I announced good news, justice in the great convocation: behold, my lips I will not shut up, O Jehovah, thou knewest 10 I hid not thy justice within my heart; I said thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I hid not thy mercy and thy truth to the great convocation. 11 Thou wilt not, O Jehovah, shut up thy compassions from me: thy mercy and thy truth shall always guard me. 12 For evils even not being numbered encompassed about me: mine inquities overtook me, and I was not able to see; they were numerous above the hairs of my head, and my heart forsook me. 13 Be gracious, O Jehovah, to deliver me: hasten, O Jehovah, to help me. 14 They shall be ashamed and blush together seeking my soul to take it away; they shall be turned back, and they delighting in my evil shall be ashamed. 15 They shall be made desolate for the reward of their shame, they saying to me, Aha! aha! 16 All they seeking thee shall rejoice and be glad in thee: they loving thy salvation shall say, Jehovah shall be magnified. 17 And I am poor and needy, Jehovah will think upon me: thou my help and my deliverer; thou will not delay, O my God.