40:1I have diligently expected Jehovah, And He inclineth to me, and heareth my cry,
40:2And He doth cause me to come up From a pit of desolation -- from mire of mud, And He raiseth up on a rock my feet, He is establishing my steps.
40:3And He putteth in my mouth a new song, `Praise to our God.' Many do see and fear, and trust in Jehovah.
40:4O the happiness of the man Who hath made Jehovah his trust, And hath not turned unto the proud, And those turning aside to lies.
40:5Much hast Thou done, Jehovah my God; Thy wonders and Thy thoughts toward us, There is none to arrange unto Thee, I declare and speak: They have been more than to be numbered.
40:6Sacrifice and present Thou hast not desired, Ears Thou hast prepared for me, Burnt and sin-offering Thou hast not asked.
40:7Then said I, `Lo, I have come,' In the roll of the book it is written of me,
40:8To do Thy pleasure, my God, I have delighted, And Thy law is within my heart.
40:9I have proclaimed tidings of righteousness In the great assembly, lo, my lips I restrain not, O Jehovah, Thou hast known.
40:10Thy righteousness I have not concealed In the midst of my heart, Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation I have told, I have not hidden Thy kindness and Thy truth, To the great assembly.
40:11Thou, O Jehovah, restrainest not Thy mercies from me, Thy kindness and Thy truth do continually keep me.
40:12For compassed me have evils innumerable, Overtaken me have mine iniquities, And I have not been able to see; They have been more than the hairs of my head, And my heart hath forsaken me.
40:13Be pleased, O Jehovah, to deliver me, O Jehovah, for my help make haste.
40:14They are ashamed and confounded together, Who are seeking my soul to destroy it, They are turned backward, And are ashamed, who are desiring my evil.
40:15They are desolate because of their shame, Who are saying to me, `Aha, aha.'
40:16All seeking Thee rejoice and are glad in Thee, Those loving Thy salvation say continually, `Jehovah is magnified.'
40:17And I am poor and needy, The Lord doth devise for me. My help and my deliverer art Thou, O my God, tarry Thou not.
41:1O the happiness of him Who is acting wisely unto the poor, In a day of evil doth Jehovah deliver him.
41:2Jehovah doth preserve him and revive him, He is happy in the land, And Thou givest him not into the will of his enemies.
41:3Jehovah supporteth on a couch of sickness, All his bed Thou hast turned in his weakness.
41:4I -- I said, `O Jehovah, favour me, Heal my soul, for I did sin against Thee,'
41:5Mine enemies say evil of me: When he dieth -- his name hath perished!
41:6And if he came to see -- vanity he speaketh, His heart gathereth iniquity to itself, He goeth out -- at the street he speaketh.
41:7All hating me whisper together against me, Against me they devise evil to me:
41:8A thing of Belial is poured out on him, And because he lay down he riseth not again.
41:9Even mine ally, in whom I trusted, One eating my bread, made great the heel against me,
41:10And Thou, Jehovah, favour me, And cause me to rise, And I give recompence to them.
41:11By this I have known, That Thou hast delighted in me, Because my enemy shouteth not over me.
41:12As to me, in mine integrity, Thou hast taken hold upon me, And causest me to stand before Thee to the age.
41:13Blessed is Jehovah, God of Israel, From the age -- and unto the age. Amen and Amen.
42:1By sons of Korah. As a hart doth pant for streams of water, So my soul panteth toward Thee, O God.
42:2My soul thirsted for God, for the living God, When do I enter and see the face of God?
42:3My tear hath been to me bread day and night, In their saying unto me all the day, `Where is thy God?'
42:4These I remember, and pour out my soul in me, For I pass over into the booth, I go softly with them unto the house of God, With the voice of singing and confession, The multitude keeping feast!
42:5What! bowest thou thyself, O my soul? Yea, art thou troubled within me? Wait for God, for still I confess Him: The salvation of my countenance -- My God!
42:6In me doth my soul bow itself, Therefore I remember Thee from the land of Jordan, And of the Hermons, from the hill Mizar.
42:7Deep unto deep is calling At the noise of Thy water-spouts, All Thy breakers and Thy billows passed over me.
42:8By day Jehovah commandeth His kindness, And by night a song is with me, A prayer to the God of my life.
42:9I say to God my rock, `Why hast Thou forgotten me? Why go I mourning in the oppression of an enemy?
42:10With a sword in my bones Have mine adversaries reproached me, In their saying unto me all the day, `Where is thy God?'
42:11What! bowest thou thyself, O my soul? And what! art thou troubled within me? Wait for God, for still I confess Him, The salvation of my countenance, and my God!