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The Psalms 40

Praise for Deliverance
Ps. 70.1-5
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.

1  I waited patiently for the LORD;
and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
2  He brought me up also out of a horrible pit,
out of the miry clay,
and set my feet upon a rock,
and established my goings.
3  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.
4  Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust,
and respecteth not the proud,
nor such as turn aside to lies.
5  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.
6  Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire;
mine ears hast thou opened:
burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
7  Then said I, Lo, I come:
in the volume of the book it is written of me,
8  I delight to do thy will, O my God:
yea, thy law is within my heart. Heb. 10.5-7
9  I have preached righteousness in the great congregation:
lo, I have not refrained my lips,
O LORD, thou knowest.
10  I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart;
I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation:
I have not concealed thy loving-kindness and thy truth
from the great congregation.
11  Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD:
let thy loving-kindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
12  For innumerable evils have compassed me about:
mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up;
they are more than the hairs of mine head:
therefore my heart faileth me.
13  Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me:
O LORD, make haste to help me.
14  Let them be ashamed and confounded together
that seek after my soul to destroy it;
let them be driven backward and put to shame
that wish me evil.
15  Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame
that say unto me, Aha, aha.
16  Let all those that seek thee
rejoice and be glad in thee:
let such as love thy salvation
say continually, The LORD be magnified.
17  But I am poor and needy;
yet the Lord thinketh upon me:
thou art my help and my deliverer;
make no tarrying, O my God.

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