Psalm 40
American Standard Version
I Waited Patiently for the Lord

1I waited patiently for Jehovah; And he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

2He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay; And he set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: Many shall see it, and fear, And shall trust in Jehovah.

4Blessed is the man that maketh Jehovah his trust, And respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

5Many, O Jehovah my God, are the wonderful works which thou hast done, And thy thoughts which are to us-ward; They cannot be set in order unto thee; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.

6Sacrifice and offering thou hast no delight in; Mine ears hast thou opened: Burnt-offering and sin-offering hast thou not required.

7Then said I, Lo, I am come; In the roll of the book it is written of me:

8I delight to do thy will, O my God; Yea, thy law is within my heart.

9I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly; Lo, I will not refrain my lips, O Jehovah, thou knowest.

10I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation; I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great assembly.

11Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O Jehovah; Let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.

12For 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.

13Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me: Make haste to help me, O Jehovah.

14Let them be put to shame and confounded together That seek after my soul to destroy it: Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor That delight in my hurt.

15Let them be desolate by reason of their shame That say unto me, Aha, aha.

16Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: Let such as love thy salvation say continually, Jehovah be magnified.

17But I am poor and needy; Yet the Lord thinketh upon me: Thou art my help and my deliverer; Make no tarrying, O my God.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
© 2012, Used by Permission
1. The benefit of confidence in God
6. Obedience is the best sacrifice
11. The sense of David's evils inflames his prayer
Psalm 1: The Happiness of the Godly

Psalm 2: Why Do the Nations Rage?

Psalm 3: Deliver Me, O God!

Psalm 4: Answer Me When I Call!

Psalm 5: Consider My Meditation

Psalm 6: Don'T Rebuke Me in Your Anger

Psalm 7: I Take Refuge in You

Psalm 8: How Majestic is Your Name!

Psalm 9: I Will Give Thanks to the Lord

Psalm 10: Why Do You Stand Far Off?

Psalm 11: In the Lord I Take Refuge

Psalm 12: Help, for the Godly Are No More

Psalm 13: How Long, O Lord?

Psalm 14: The Fool Says, There is No God

Psalm 15: Who Shall Dwell on Your Holy Hill?

Psalm 16: Preserve Me, O God

Psalm 17: Hear, O Lord, My Righteous Plee

Psalm 18: The Lord is My Rock

Psalm 19: The Heavens Declare the Glory of God

Psalm 20: May the Lord Answer You in Distress

Psalm 21: The King Rejoices in Your Strength!

Psalm 22: Why Have You Forsaken Me?

Psalm 23: The Lord is My Shepherd

Psalm 24: The Earth is the Lord's

Psalm 25: To You, O Lord, I Lift Up My Soul

Psalm 26: Vindicate Me, O Lord

Psalm 27: The Lord is My Salvation

Psalm 28: The Lord is My Strength

Psalm 29: Ascribe Glory to the Lord

Psalm 30: I Will Extol You, O Lord

Psalm 31: Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit

Psalm 32: Blessed is He who is Forgiven

Psalm 33: Praise is Fitting for the Upright

Psalm 34: Taste and See the Lord is Good

Psalm 35: Contend with Those who Contend with Me

Psalm 36: There is No Fear of God Before his Eyes

Psalm 37: Don'T Fret Because of Evildoers

Psalm 38: O Lord, Don'T Rebuke Me in Your Wrath

Psalm 39: I Will Watch My Ways

Psalm 40: I Waited Patiently for the Lord

Psalm 41: Blessed is He who Considers the Poor

Psalm 42: As the Deer Pants for the Water

Psalm 43: Send Out Your Light

Psalm 44: Redeem Us

Psalm 45: Your Throne is Forever

Psalm 46: God is Our Refuge and Strength

Psalm 47: Clap Your Hands, All You Peoples

Psalm 48: Great is the Lord, and Greatly to Be Praised

Psalm 49: Why Should I Fear?

Psalm 50: The Mighty One Calls

Psalm 51: Create in Me a Clean Heart, O God

Psalm 52: Why Do You Boast of Mischief?

Psalm 53: The Fool Says, There is No God

Psalm 54: Vindicate Me in Your Might

Psalm 55: Cast Your Cares on the Lord

Psalm 56: Be Merciful to Me, God

Psalm 57: My Soul Takes Refuge in You

Psalm 58: God Judges the Earth

Psalm 59: Deliver Me From My Enemies, My God

Psalm 60: With God We Will Gain the Victory

Psalm 61: Hear My Cry; Listen to My Prayer

Psalm 62: My Soul Rests in God Alone

Psalm 63: God, You Are My God

Psalm 64: Hear My Voice in My Complaint

Psalm 65: Praise Waits for You, God, in Zion

Psalm 66: Make a Joyful Shout to God, All the Earth!

Psalm 67: May God Cause His Face to Shine on Us

Psalm 68: Let God's Enemies Be Scattered!

Psalm 69: The Waters Have Come Up to My Neck!

Psalm 70: Come Quickly to Help Me, O Lord

Psalm 71: In You, O Lord, I Take Refuge

Psalm 72: Give the King Your Justice

Psalm 73: Surely God is Good to Israel

Psalm 74: Why Have You Rejected Us Forever?

Psalm 75: We Give Thanks, for Your Name is Near

Psalm 76: God's Name is Great in Israel

Psalm 77: In Distress, I Sought the Lord

Psalm 78: Hear My Teaching, My People

Psalm 79: How Long, O Lord?

Psalm 80: Hear Us, Shepherd of Israel

Psalm 81: Sing Aloud to God, Our Strength!

Psalm 82: God Presides in the Great Assembly

Psalm 83: God, Don'T Keep Silent

Psalm 84: How Lovely Are Your Dwellings!

Psalm 85: You Have Been Favorable to Your Land

Psalm 86: Hear, O Lord, for I Am Poor and Needy

Psalm 87: His Foundation is in the Holy Mountains

Psalm 88: I Have Cried Day and Night Before You

Psalm 89: I Will Sing of His Love Forever

Psalm 90: Lord, You Have Been Our Dwelling Place

Psalm 91: My Refuge and My Fortress

Psalm 92: How Great Are Your Works

Psalm 93: The Lord Reigns!

Psalm 94: The Lord Will Not Forget His People

Psalm 95: Shout Aloud to the Rock of Our Salvation!

Psalm 96: Sing to O Lord, All the Earth

Psalm 97: Let the Multitude of Islands Be Glad!

Psalm 98: Sing to the Lord a New Song!

Psalm 99: The Lord Reigns!

Psalm 100: Shout for Joy to the Lord, All You Lands!

Psalm 101: I Will Sing of Loving Kindness and Justice

Psalm 102: Do Not Hide Your Face From Me

Psalm 103: All Within Me, Praise His Holy Name!

Psalm 104: O Lord, My God, You Are Very Great

Psalm 105: Tell of His Wonderful Works!

Psalm 106: Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is Good

Psalm 107: His Loving Kindness Endures Forever

Psalm 108: I Will Make Music with My Soul

Psalm 109: God of My Praise, Don'T Remain Silent

Psalm 110: Sit at My Right Hand

Psalm 111: Glorious and Majestic Are His Works

Psalm 112: Blessed is He who Fears the Lord

Psalm 113: The Lord Exalts the Humble

Psalm 114: Tremble at the Presence of the Lord

Psalm 115: To Your Name Give Glory

Psalm 116: He Listens to My Voice

Psalm 117: Extol Him, All You Peoples!

Psalm 118: Give Thanks to the Lord, for He is Good

Psalm 119: Your Word is a Lamp to My Feet

Psalm 120: In My Distress, I Cried to the Lord

Psalm 121: I Will Lift Up My Eyes to the Hills

Psalm 122: Let Us Go to the Lord's House!

Psalm 123: To You I Do Lift Up My Eyes

Psalm 124: Our Help is in the Name of the Lord

Psalm 125: So the Lord Surrounds His People

Psalm 126: The Lord Has Done Great Things for Us

Psalm 127: Unless the Lord Builds

Psalm 128: Blessed Are All who Walks in His Ways

Psalm 129: Many Times They Have Afflicted Me

Psalm 130: Out of the Depths I Cried to You

Psalm 131: I Have Stilled My Soul

Psalm 132: Remember David and All his Affliction

Psalm 133: How Pleasant to Live Together in Unity!

Psalm 134: Praise the Lord, All You Servants

Psalm 135: Your Name Endures Forever

Psalm 136: His Loving Kindness Endures Forever

Psalm 137: By the Rivers of Babylon

Psalm 138: I Will Give Thanks with My Whole Heart

Psalm 139: You Have Searched Me and Know Me

Psalm 140: Deliver Me, O Lord, From the Evil Man

Psalm 141: Come to Me Quickly!

Psalm 142: With My Voice, I Ask the Lord for Mercy

Psalm 143: I Spread Out My Hands to You

Psalm 144: Blessed Be the Lord, My Rock

Psalm 145: I Will Exalt You, My God, the King

Psalm 146: Praise the Lord, My Soul

Psalm 147: It is Good to Sing Praises to Our God

Psalm 148: Praise the Lord From the Heavens!

Psalm 149: Sing to the Lord a New Song!

Psalm 150: Let Everything That Has Breath

Psalm 39
Top of Page
Top of Page