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The first book of Psalms, song 40, Vulgate and King James Version

Psalm 40


   1 Magistro chori. David. PSALMUS.
   2 Exspectans exspectavi Dominum, et intendit mihi.
   3 Et exaudivit clamorem meum et eduxit me de lacu miseriae et de luto faecis; et statuit super petram pedes meos et firmavit gressus meos.
   4 Et immisit in os meum canticum novum, carmen Deo nostro. Videbunt multi et timebunt et sperabunt in Domino.
   5 Beatus vir, qui posuit Dominum spem suam et non respexit superbos et declinantes in mendacium.
   6 Multa fecisti tu, Domine Deus meus, mirabilia tua, et cogitationes tuas pro nobis: non est qui similis sit tibi. Si nuntiare et eloqui voluero, multiplicabuntur super numerum.
   7 Sacrificium et oblationem noluisti, aures autem fodisti mihi. Holocaustum et pro peccato non postulasti,
   8 tunc dixi: "Ecce venio. In volumine libri scriptum est de me.
   9 Facere voluntatem tuam, Deus meus, volui; et lex tua in praecordiis meis".
   10 Annuntiavi iustitiam tuam in ecclesia magna; ecce labia mea non prohibebo, Domine, tu scisti.
   11 Iustitiam tuam non abscondi in corde meo, veritatem tuam et salutare tuum dixi. Non abscondi misericordiam tuam et veritatem tuam ab ecclesia magna.
   12 Tu autem, Domine, ne prohibeas miserationes tuas a me; misericordia tua et veritas tua semper suscipiant me,
   13 quoniam circumdederunt me mala, quorum non est numerus; comprehenderunt me iniquitates meae, et non potui videre. Multiplicatae sunt super capillos capitis mei, et cor meum dereliquit me.
   14 Complaceat tibi, Domine, ut eruas me; Domine, ad adiuvandum me festina.
   15 Confundantur et revereantur simul, qui quaerunt animam meam, ut auferant eam. Avertantur retrorsum et erubescant, qui volunt mihi mala.
   16 Obstupescant propter confusionem suam, qui dicunt mihi: "Euge, euge".
   17 Exsultent et laetentur in te omnes quaerentes te; et dicant semper: "Magnificetur Dominus", qui diligunt salutare tuum.
   18 Ego autem egenus et pauper sum; Dominus sollicitus est mei. Adiutor meus et liberator meus tu es; Deus meus, ne tardaveris.

King James Version

   To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
   1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
   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.
   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.
   4 Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
   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.
   6 Sacrifice and offering thou didst not desire; mine ears hast thou opened: burnt offering and sin offering hast thou not required.
   7 Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,
   8 I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
   9 I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.
   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.
   11 Withhold not thou thy tender mercies from me, O LORD: let thy lovingkindness and thy truth continually preserve me.
   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.
   13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me: O LORD, make haste to help me.
   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.
   15 Let them be desolate for a reward of their shame that say unto me, Aha, aha.
   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.
   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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