40:1I waited patiently for Jehovah; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
40:2And he brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock; he hath established my goings:
40:3And he hath put a new song in my mouth, praise unto our God. Many shall see it, and fear, and shall confide in Jehovah.
40:4Blessed is the man that hath made Jehovah his confidence, and turneth not to the proud, and to such as turn aside to lies.
40:5Thou, O Jehovah my God, hast multiplied thy marvellous works, and thy thoughts toward us: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee; would I declare and speak them, they are more than can be numbered.
40:7Then said I, Behold, I come, in the volume of the book it is written of me --
40:8To do thy good pleasure, my God, is my delight, and thy law is within my heart.
40:9I have published righteousness in the great congregation: behold, I have not withheld my lips, Jehovah, *thou* knowest.
40:10I have not hidden thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy loving-kindness and thy truth from the great congregation.
40:11Withhold not thou, Jehovah, thy tender mercies from me; let thy loving-kindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
40:13* Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me; Jehovah, make haste to my help.
40:14Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be turned backward and confounded that take pleasure in mine adversity;
40:15Let them be desolate, because of their shame, that say unto me, Aha! Aha!
40:16Let all those that seek thee be glad and rejoice in thee; let such as love thy salvation say continually, Jehovah be magnified!
40:17But I am afflicted and needy: the Lord thinketh upon me. Thou art my help and my deliverer: my God, make no delay.
41:1Blessed is he that understandeth the poor: Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil.
41:3Jehovah will sustain him upon the bed of languishing: thou turnest all his bed in his sickness.
41:4As for me, I said, Jehovah, be gracious unto me: heal my soul; for I have sinned against thee.
41:5Mine enemies wish me evil: When will he die, and his name perish?
41:6And if one come to see me, he speaketh falsehood; his heart gathereth wickedness to itself: he goeth abroad, he telleth it.
41:7All that hate me whisper together against me; against me do they devise my hurt.
41:8A thing of Belial cleaveth fast unto him; and now that he is laid down, he will rise up no more.
41:9Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I confided, who did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
41:10But thou, Jehovah, be gracious unto me, and raise me up, that I may requite them.
41:11By this I know that thou delightest in me, because mine enemy doth not triumph over me.
41:12But as for me, thou upholdest me in mine integrity, and settest me before thy face for ever.
41:13Blessed be Jehovah, the God of Israel, from eternity to eternity! 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 łGod: when shall I come and appear before God?
42:3My tears have been my bread day and night, while they say unto me all the day, Where is thy God?
42:4These things I remember and have poured out my soul within me: how I passed along with the multitude, how I went on with them to the house of God, with the voice of joy and praise, a festive multitude.
42:7Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy cataracts; all thy breakers and thy billows are gone over me.
42:8In the day-time will Jehovah command his loving-kindness, and in the night his song shall be with me, a prayer unto the łGod of my life.
42:9I will say unto łGod my rock, Why hast thou forgotten me? why go I mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?
42:10As with a crushing in my bones mine adversaries reproach me, while they say unto me all the day, Where is thy God?
42:11Why art thou cast down, my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God; for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.