40:1 <> I waited patiently for Yahweh. He turned to me, and heard my cry.
40:2 He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay. He set my feet on a rock, And gave me a firm place to stand.
40:3 He has put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God. Many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in Yahweh.
40:4 Blessed is the man who makes Yahweh his trust, And doesn't respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
40:5 Many, Yahweh, my God, are the wonderful works which you have done, And your thoughts which are toward us. They can't be set in order to you; If I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered.
40:6 Sacrifice and offering you didn't desire. You have opened my ears: Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required.
40:7 Then I said, "Behold, I have come. It is written about me in the book in the scroll.
40:8 I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your law is within my heart."
40:9 I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly. Behold, I will not seal my lips, Yahweh, you know.
40:10 I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart. I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation. I have not concealed your loving kindness and your truth from the great assembly.
40:11 Don't withhold your tender mercies from me, Yahweh. Let your loving kindness and your truth continually preserve me.
40:12 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. My heart has failed me.
40:13 Be pleased, Yahweh, to deliver me. Hurry to help me, Yahweh.
40:14 Let them be disappointed and confounded together who seek after my soul to destroy it. Let them be turned backward and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt.
40:15 Let them be desolate by reason of their shame that tell me, "Aha! Aha!"
40:16 Let all those who seek you rejoice and be glad in you. Let such as love your salvation say continually, "Let Yahweh be exalted!"
40:17 But I am poor and needy; May the Lord think about me. You are my help and my deliverer. Don't delay, my God.