40:1 For the Leader. A Psalm of David.

40:2 I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

40:3 He brought me up also out of the tumultuous pit, out of the miry clay; and He set my feet upon a rock, He established my goings.

40:4 And He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; many shall see, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.

40:5 Happy is the man that hath made the Lord his trust, and hath not turned unto the arrogant, nor unto such as fall away treacherously.

40:6 Many things hast Thou done, O the Lord my God, even Thy wonderful works, and Thy thoughts toward us; there is none to be compared unto Thee! If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be told.

40:7 Sacrifice and meal-offering Thou hast no delight in; mine ears hast Thou opened; burnt-offering and sin-offering hast Thou not required.

40:8 Then said I: 'Lo, I am come with the roll of a book which is prescribed for me;

40:9 I delight to do Thy will, O my God; yea, Thy law is in my inmost parts.'

40:10 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation, lo, I did not refrain my lips; O the Lord, Thou knowest.

40:11 I have not hid Thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation; I have not concealed Thy mercy and Thy truth from the great congregation.

40:12 Thou, O the Lord, wilt not withhold Thy compassions from me; let Thy mercy and Thy truth continually preserve me.

40:13 For innumerable evils have compassed me about, mine iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of my head, and my heart hath failed me.

40:14 Be pleased, O the Lord, to deliver me; O the Lord, make haste to help me.

40:15 Let them be ashamed and abashed together that seek after my soul to sweep it away; let them be turned backward and brought to confusion that delight in my hurt.

40:16 Let them be appalled by reason of their shame that say unto me: 'Aha, aha.'

40:17 Let all those that seek Thee rejoice and be glad in Thee; let such as love Thy salvation say continually: 'The the Lord be magnified.'

40:18 But, as for me, that am poor and needy, the L-rd will account it unto me; Thou art my help and my deliverer; O my God, tarry not.



Hebrew Transliteration

40:1 lamnatsêach ledhâvidh mizmor

40:2 qavvoh qivviythiy Adonay.vayyêth 'êlay vayyishma` shav`âthiy

40:3 vayya`alêniy mibbor shâ'onmithiyth hayyâvên vayyâqem `al-sela` raghlay konên 'ashurây

40:4 vayyittên bephiy shiyr châdhâsh tehillâh lê'lohêynu yir'u rabbiymveyiyrâ'u veyibhthechu bayhvh

40:5 'ashrêy haggebher 'asher-sâm Adonaymibhthacho velo'-phânâh 'el-rehâbhiym vesâthêy khâzâbh

40:6 rabboth `âsiythâ'attâh Adonay 'elohay niphle'otheykha umachshebhotheykha 'êlêynu'êyn `arokh 'êleykha 'aggiydhâh va'adhabbêrâh `âtsemu missappêr

40:7 zebhach uminchâh lo'-châphatstâ 'âzenayim kâriythâ liy `olâh vachathâ'âhlo' shâ'âletâ

40:8 'âz 'âmartiy hinnêh-bhâ'thiy bimghillath-sêpher kâthubh`âlây

40:9 la`asoth-retsonekha 'elohay châphâtsetiy vethorâthekha bethokh mê`ây

40:10 bisartiy tsedheq beqâhâl robh hinnêh sephâthay lo' 'ekhlâ' Adonay'attâh yâdhâ`tâ

40:11 tsidhqâthkha lo'-khissiythiy bethokh libbiy 'emunâthkhautheshu`âthkha 'âmârtiy lo'-khichadhtiy chasdekha va'amittekha leqâhâl robh

40:12 'attâh Adonay lo'-thikhlâ' rachameykha mimmenniy chasdekhava'amittekha tâmiydh yitseruniy

40:13 kiy 'âphphu-`âlay râ`oth `adh-'êynmispâr hisiyghuniy `avonothay velo'-yâkholetiy lir'oth `âtsmu misa`arothro'shiy velibbiy `azâbhâniy

40:14 retsêh Adonay lehatsiylêniyAdonay le`ezrâthiy chushâh

40:15 yêbhoshu veyachperu yachadh mebhaqshêynaphshiy lispothâh yissoghu 'âchor veyikkâlmu chaphêtsêy râ`âthiy

40:16 yâshommu `al-`êqebh boshtâm hâ'omeriym liy he'âch he'âch

40:17 yâsiysuveyismechu bekha kol-mebhaqsheykha yo'mru thâmiydh yighdal Adonay'ohabhêy teshu`âthekha

40:18 va'aniy `âniy ve'ebhyon 'adhonây yachashâbhliy `ezrâthiy umephalthiy 'attâh 'elohay 'al-te'achar


This version of the psalms is from the Jewish Publication Society (JPS),
a translation of the Hebrew Bible published in 1917.

The text is in the public domain.

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