Tehilim Chapter 40

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1. To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
2. I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry.
3. And he drew me up from the gruesome pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and made my footsteps secure.
4. And he has put a new song in my mouth, praise to our God; many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.
5. Happy is the man who makes the Lord his trust, and does not turn to the proud, nor to those who go astray after lies.
6. Many, O Lord my God, are your wonderful works which you have done, and your thoughts which are toward us; none can compare with you; if I would declare and tell of them, they would be more than can be numbered.
7. You do not desire sacrifice and offering; you have dug open my ears; you have not required burnt offering and sin offering.
8. Then I said, behold, I come; in the scroll of the book it is written about me,
9. I delight to do your will, O my God; your Torah is in my heart.
10. I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; behold, I did not refrain my lips, O Lord, you know.
11. I did not hide your righteousness in my heart; I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your loving kindness and your truth from the great congregation.
12. Do not withhold, O Lord, your compassion from me; let your loving kindness and your truth continually preserve me.
13. For innumerable evils have surrounded me; my iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to see; they are more than the hairs of my head; therefore my heart fails me.
14. Be pleased, O Lord, to save me; O Lord, make haste to help me.
15. Let those who seek after my soul to destroy it be altogether ashamed and confounded; let those who wish me evil be turned back and put to shame.
16. Let those who say to me Aha, aha, be appalled, because of their shame.
17. Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; let those who love your salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified.
18. But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord takes thought for me; you are my help and my savior; delay not, O my God.