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waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto
me, and heard my cry.
40:2 He 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.
40:3 And 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.
40:4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his
trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as
turn aside to lies.
40:5 Many, 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.
40:6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire;
mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin
offering hast thou not required.
40:7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the
book it is written of me,
40:8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy
law is within my heart.
40:9 I have preached righteousness in the great
congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O
LORD, thou knowest.
40:10 I 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.
40:11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me,
O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth
continually preserve me.
40:12 For 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.
40:13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD,
make haste to help me.
40:14 Let 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.
40:15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their
shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
40:16 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be
glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say
continually, The LORD be magnified.
40:17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh
upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no
tarrying, O my God.
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The happiness of him that
shall believe in Christ; notwithstanding the humility and poverty in
which he shall come: the malice of his enemies, especially of the
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The happiness of him that shall believe in
Christ; notwithstanding the humility and poverty in which he shall
come: the malice of his enemies, especially of the traitor Judas.