40:1I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
40:2He 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.
40:3And 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.
40:4Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
40:5Many, 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 numbered.
40:6Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
40:7Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
40:8I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
40:9I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.
40:10I 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.
40:11Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
40:12For 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.
40:13Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.
40:14Let 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.
40:15Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
40:16Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.
40:17But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
41:1Blessed is he that considereth the poor: the LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
41:2The LORD will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and thou wilt not deliver him unto the will of his enemies.
41:3The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.
41:4I said, LORD, be merciful unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
41:5Mine enemies speak evil of me, When shall he die, and his name perish?
41:6And if he come to see me, he speaketh vanity: his heart gathereth iniquity to itself; when he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
41:7All that hate me whisper together against me: against me do they devise my hurt.
41:8An evil disease, say they, cleaveth fast unto him: and now that he lieth he shall rise up no more.
41:9Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
41:10But thou, O LORD, be merciful unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
41:11By this I know that thou favourest me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
41:12And as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.
41:13Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting, and to everlasting. Amen, and Amen.
42:1As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.
42:2My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?
42:3My tears have been my meat day and night, while they continually say unto me, Where is thy God?
42:4When I remember these things, I pour out my soul in me: for I had gone with the multitude, I went with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, with a multitude that kept holyday.
42:5Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him for the help of his countenance.
42:6O my God, my soul is cast down within me: therefore will I remember thee from the land of Jordan, and of the Hermonites, from the hill Mizar.
42:7Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
42:8Yet the LORD will command his lovingkindness in the daytime, and in the night his song shall be with me, and my prayer unto the God of my life.
42:9I will say unto God my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
42:10As with a sword in my bones, mine enemies reproach me; while they say daily unto me, Where is thy God?
42:11Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.