Psalm 40 For the Overcomer. Through David a Psalm

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1 1 I was waiting enduringly
for the LORD, and He turned to me.
He heard my plea and lifted me
up from the pit which was noisy.
2 Out from the clay, which was miry,
upon a rock, He set my feet.
 Established He all my going,
3 and a new song gave me to sing.
2 Praise to our God many shall see,
and fear the LORD and trust in Thee.
4 The man who trusts, how bless'd is he,
but all the proud, respects not he,
nor such as turn aside to lies,
thinking they have become more wise.
5 Your works, LORD God, are so many,
which You have wrought so wondrously.

3 Thy thoughts to us, they cannot be
told in order back unto Thee.
If these I would speak and declare,
they are more than can be numbered.
6 Sacrifices and offering
delight You not, else I would bring,
but a body You prepared Me
to take away the offerings.
4 You've not pleasure in burnt off'rings
nor even in sin offerings.
7 "Behold, I come", then declared I,
men, once for all, to sanctify.
Throughout the Book it is written
 how I would be the Son of Man.
 8 To do Your will delights My heart.
 Your law is in My inward parts.
5 9 What is righteous I have proclaimed
among the great congregation.
Behold, I've not refrained My lips.
LORD, Thou knowest, LORD, Thou knowest.
10 I have not hid Your righteousness
 within My heart. Your faithfulness
 and salvation I have declared.
 Your mercy and Your truth I shared.
6 I've unconcealed what You have done
unto the great congregation.
11 Withhold not Your tender pity,
O LORD, from Me continually.
            Also Thy truth and Thy mercy,
always cause these to preserve Me
12 for about Me there are troubles
so many they're innum'rable.
7 My sins have overtaken me
so I am not able to see.
They are more than hairs of my head.
Therefore my heart leaves me for dead.
            13 Be pleased, O LORD. Deliver me.
             Make haste, O LORD. Help me quickly.
             14 Shamed and confused now let them be
             that together seek to take me.

8 As they seek to destroy my soul
and delight to do me evil,
let them turn back and be ashamed
and never come this way again.
              15 As a reward for all their shame,
               desolated let them be made,
               that say, "Aha, aha" to me,
               shouting they have found fault with me.
9 16 Let all who seek the LORD rejoice;
be glad in Thee with joyful noise.
Let such as love Thy salvation
continually magnify God.
                17  But I am poor and so needy,
                 yet my great Lord thinketh on me.
                 You are my Help and Savior.
                 Make no delay, O God, my Lord.
Hebrews 8:8  For finding fault with them, He says, Behold, the days come, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah:
9  Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in My covenant, and I regarded them not, says the Lord.
10  For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to Me a people:
11  And they shall not teach every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know Me, from the least to the greatest.
12  For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
Hebrews 10:5  Therefore, coming into the world, He says, ``Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You have prepared for Me.  6  In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You did not delight.  7  Then I said, Behold, I have come (in the roll of the book it is written concerning Me) to do Your will, O God.''  
8  Saying above, ``Sacrifices and offerings and burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You did not desire nor delight in'' (which are offered according to the law),  9  He then has said, ``Behold, I have come to do Your will.'' He takes away the first that He may establish the second,  10  By which will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.
Deuteronomy 2:6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink.
2Kings 6:23 And he prepared great provision for them: and when they had eaten and drunk, he sent them away, and they went to their master. So the bands of Syria came no more into the land of Israel.
Job 41:6 Shall the companions make a banquet of him? shall they part him among the merchants?
Hosea 3:2 So I bought her to me for fifteen pieces of silver, and for a homer of barley, and a half homer of barley:
Exodus 21:6 Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an aul; and he shall serve him for ever.
Deuteronomy 15:17  Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.
Deuteronomy 10:12  ĎAnd now, Israel, what is Jehovah thy God asking from thee, except to fear Jehovah thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul,
Micah 6:8 He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD seek of you, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
John 1:18 No man has seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.
3:16  For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Romans 5:8 But God commends His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Titus 3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Savior toward man appeared,
1John 4:9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
Psalm 35:18  I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.
Matthew 13:35  That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables; I will utter things which have been kept secret from the foundation of the world.
1Corinthians 2:7  But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
1 Corinthians 3:18  Let no one deceive himself; if anyone  thinks  that he is wise among you in this age, let him become foolish that he may become wise.  19  For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God; for it is written, ``He grasps the wise in their craftiness'';  20  And again, ``The Lord knows the reasonings of the wise, that they are vain.''
8:1b Knowledge  puffs  up, but love builds up. 2  If anyone  thinks  that he knows anything, he has not yet come to know as he ought to know;  3  But if anyone loves God, this one is known by Him.
10:12  So then let him who  thinks  he stands take heed lest he fall.
Romans 12:3  For I say, through the grace given to me, to every one who is among you, not to think more highly than he ought to think, but to think so as to be sober-minded, as God has apportioned to each a measure of faith.
Galatians 6:3  For if anyone  thinks  he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
Psalm 70:1  « To the overcomer, A Psalm of David, to bring to remembrance. » Make haste, O God, to deliver me; make haste to help me, O LORD.
2  Let them be ashamed and confounded that seek after my soul: let them be turned backward, and put to confusion, that desire my hurt.
3  Let them be turned back for a reward of their shame that say, Aha, aha.
4  Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.
5  But I am poor and needy: make haste unto me, O God: thou art my help and my deliverer; O LORD, make no tarrying.

-copyright Steve Miller 9/29/2011