40 I waited [a]patiently for the Lord; And He reached down to me and heard my cry. 2 He brought me up out of the pit of [b]destruction, out of the mud; And He set my feet on a rock, making my footsteps firm. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the Lord.
4 How blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust, And has not turned to the [c]proud, nor to those who become involved in falsehood. 5 Many, Lord my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is no one to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.
6 You have not desired [d]sacrifice and meal offering; You have [e]opened my ears; You have not required burnt offering and sin offering. 7 Then I said, “Behold, I have come; It is [f]written of me in the scroll of the book. 8 I delight to do Your will, my God; Your Law is within my [g]heart.”
9 I have proclaimed good news of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, Lord, You know. 10 I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your mercy and Your truth from the great congregation.
11 You, Lord, will not withhold Your compassion from me; [h]Your mercy and Your truth will continually watch over me. 12 For evils beyond number have surrounded me; My guilty deeds have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see; They are more numerous than the hairs of my head, And my heart has [i]failed me.
13 Be pleased, Lord, to rescue me; Hurry, Lord, to help me. 14 May those be ashamed and humiliated together Who seek my [j]life to destroy it; May those be turned back and dishonored Who delight [k]in my hurt. 15 May those be [l]appalled because of their shame Who say to me, “Aha, aha!” 16 May all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; May those who love Your salvation continually say, “The Lord be exalted!” 17 But I am afflicted and needy; May the Lord be mindful of me. You are my help and my savior; Do not delay, my God.
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