To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my
He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and
set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.||
And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many
shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.||
Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the
proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.||
Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy
thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto
thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be
Sacrifice and offering thou
didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened:
burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.||
(40:6) "Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire."|
Does God desire bloody sacrifices?
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not
refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.
I 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 congregation.||
Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy
lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.||
For innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken
hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs
of mine head: therefore my heart faileth me.||
Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.||
Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to
destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil.||
Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha,
Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love
thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.||
But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help
and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.