Coverdale Bible

Psalms 40

The benefit of confidence in God.

Psalms 40:1 I wayted paciently for the LORDE, which enclyned himself vnto me, and herde my callinge. Psalms 40:2 He brought me out of the horrible pitte, out of the myre and claye: he set my fete vpo the rocke, and ordred my goinges. Psalms 40:3 He hath put a new songe in my mouth, euen a thankesgeuynge vnto oure God. Many men seynge this, shal feare the LORDE, & put their trust in him. Psalms 40:4 Blessed is the man that setteth his hope in the LORDE, and turneth not vnto the proude, & to soch as go aboute with lies. Psalms 40:5 O LORDE my God, greate are yi wonderous workes which thou hast done: & in thy thoughtes towarde vs there maye none be lickened vnto the.

Obedience is the best sacrifice.

Psalms 40:6 I wolde declare them, and speake of the: but they are so many, that they can not be tolde. Psalms 40:7 Sacrifice and offeringe thou woldest not haue but a body hast thou ordeined me: burntofferynges and sacrifice for synne thou hast not alowed. Then sayde I: Lo, I come. Psalms 40:8 In the begynnynge of the boke it is written of me, that I shulde fulfill thy wil O my God, & that am I contet to do: yee thy lawe is within my hert. Psalms 40:9 I wil preach of yi rightuousnesse in the greate congregacion: Lo, I wil not refrayne my lippes, o LORDE, & that thou knowest. Psalms 40:10 I do not hyde yi rightuousnes in my hert, my talkynge is of thy treuth and sauynge health: I kepe not thy louynge mercy and faithfulnesse backe from the greate congregacion.

The sense of David's evils inflameth his prayer.

Psalms 40:11 Turne not thou thy mercy fro me o LORDE, but let thy louynge kyndnesse and treuth allwaye preserue me. Psalms 40:12 For innumerable troubles are come aboute me: my synnes haue taken soch holde vpon me, that I am not able to loke vp: yee they are mo in nombre then the hayres of my heade, and my hert hath fayled me. Psalms 40:13 O LORDE, let it be thy pleasure to deliuer me, make haist (o LORDE) to helpe me. Let them be ashamed and cofounded, that seke after my soule, to destroie it: let them fall backwarde and be put to confucion, that wysh me euell. Psalms 40:14 Let the soone be brought to shame, that crie ouer me: there there. Psalms 40:15 But let all those that seke the, be ioyfull and glad in the: and let all soch as delyte in thy sauynge health, saye allwaye: the LORDE be praysed. Psalms 40:16 As for me, I am poore & in mysery, but the LORDE careth for me. Psalms 40:17 Thou art my helper & redemer, make no longe tariege, o my God.

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