Psalm 40 Meaning - Verse by Verse Explanation from Bible

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Discover Psalm 40 Commentary in detail, with their Bible study and explained, as well as their meaning in the Catholic Bible among others.

Psalm 40-1

I waited patiently for Jehovah,
and he bowed down to me and heard my cry.

Psalm 40-2

And he brought me out of the troubled well, out of the muddy mud;
and put my feet on a rock and straightened my steps.

Psalm 40-3

And he put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.
Many will see this and fear
and trust in Jehovah.

Psalm 40-4

Blessed is the man who puts his trust in the Lord,
and does not turn to the proud or to those who turn aside after lying.

Psalm 40-5

Many are the wonders that you have done , O Lord my God,
and many are your thoughts for us.
There is no one to compare with you.
If I were to announce them and talk about them,
they could not be listed.

Psalm 40-6

Sacrifice and offering do not please you;
you have opened my ears;
burnt offering and sin offering you have not asked.

Psalm 40-7

Then I said, Behold, I am coming;
in the scroll of the book it is written about me;

Psalm 40-8

In doing your will, my God, I delight,
and your law is within me.

Psalm 40-9

I have announced justice in the great congregation;
behold, I have not restrained my lips, O Lord; you know it.

Psalm 40-10

I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart;
your truth and your salvation I have proclaimed;
I have not hidden your loving kindness or your truth in the great congregation.

Psalm 40-11

You, O Lord, do not withhold your tender mercies from me;
your loving kindness and your truth keep me always.

Psalm 40-12



For evils without number have surrounded me;
My iniquities have overtaken me and I cannot look up.
They have grown larger than the hairs on my head, and my heart fails me.

Psalm 40-13

Be good, O Lord, to deliver me;
Jehovah, make haste to help me.

Psalm 40-14

Let them be ashamed and confused
who seek my life to destroy it.
Let them turn back and be put to shame
those who desire my evil.

Psalm 40-15

May Those who mock me say to me, Aha, aha, be
desolate in return for their shame!

Psalm 40-16

Let all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you,
and let those who love your salvation say always:
The Lord be exalted!

Psalm 40-17

Even though I am poor and needy,
the Lord will think of me.
You are my help and my liberator;
My God, do not delay!

Psalm 40 Meaning

The meaning of Psalm 40 is very interesting, the psalm deals with the hardships and misfortunes of society and how faith in God can get them out of those places. The Psalm explains to us how this faith can keep us on the straight path and full of riches for the soul. Psalm 40 reminds us of the greatness of this faith that gives us an illusion, a reason to live and face the daily problems of life.

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