Psalm 40 – Scripture Reading

Reading of Psalm 40 for the purpose of memorization. You can read along or listen. This is NKJV (New King James Version). There is no commentary. The verse numbers are not read out, but there for your convenience.

Psalm 40

1. I waited patiently for the LORD;

And He inclined to me,

And heard my cry.

2. He also brought me up

out of a horrible pit.

Out of the miry clay,

And set my feet

upon a rock,

And established my steps.

3. He has put a new song in my mouth –

Praise to our God;

Many will see it and fear,

And will trust in the LORD.

4. Blessed is that man who

makes the LORD his trust,

And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

5. Many, O Lord my God, are

Your wonderful works Which You have done;

And Your thoughts toward us

Cannot be recounted to you in order;

If I would declare and speak of them,

They are more than can be numbered.

6. Sacrifice and offering You did not desire;

My ears You have opened.

Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.

7. Then I said, “Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

8. I delight to do Your will, O my God,

And Your law is within my heart.

9. I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness

In the great assembly;

Indeed, I do not restrain my lips,

O LORD, You Yourself know.

10. I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;

I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation;

I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth

From the great assembly.

11. Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O LORD;

Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.

12. For innumerable evils have surrounded me;

My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up;

They are more than the hairs of my head; Therefore my heart fails me.

13. Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me; O LORD, make haste to help me!

14. Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion

Who seek to destroy my life;

Let them be driven backward and brought to dishonor

Who wish me evil.

15. Let them be confounded because of their shame, Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”

16. Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;

Let such as love Your salvation say continually,

“The LORD be magnified!”

17. But I am poor and needy;

Yet the LORD thinks upon me.

You are my help and my deliverer;

Do not delay, O my God.

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