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Psa. 40:0 ¶ To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

Psa. 40:1 ¶ I waited patiently for the LORD;

And He inclined to me,

And heard my cry.

Psa. 40:2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,

Out of the miry clay,

And set my feet upon a rock,

And established my steps.

Psa. 40:3 He has put a new song in my mouth—

Praise to our God;

Many will see it and fear,

And will trust in the LORD.

Psa. 40:4 Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust,

And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Psa. 40:5 Many, O LORD my God, are Your wonderful works

Which You have done;

And Your thoughts toward us

Cannot be recounted to You in order;

If I would declare and speak of them,

They are more than can be numbered.

Psa. 40:6 Sacrifice and offering You did not desire;

My ears You have opened.

Burnt offering and sin offering You did not require.

Psa. 40:7 Then I said, “Behold, I come;

In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

Psa. 40:8 I delight to do Your will, O my God,

And Your law is within my heart.”

Psa. 40:9 I have proclaimed the good news of righteousness

In the great assembly;

Indeed, I do not restrain my lips,

O LORD, You Yourself know.

Psa. 40:10 I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart;

I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation;

I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth

From the great assembly.

Psa. 40:11 Do not withhold Your tender mercies from me, O LORD;

Let Your lovingkindness and Your truth continually preserve me.

Psa. 40:12 For innumerable evils have surrounded me;

My iniquities have overtaken me, so that I am not able to look up;

They are more than the hairs of my head;

Therefore my heart fails me.

Psa. 40:13 Be pleased, O LORD, to deliver me;

O LORD, make haste to help me!

Psa. 40:14 Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion

Who seek to destroy my life;

Let them be driven backward and brought to dishonor

Who wish me evil.

Psa. 40:15 Let them be confounded because of their shame,

Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”

Psa. 40:16 Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;

Let such as love Your salvation say continually,

“The LORD be magnified!”

Psa. 40:17 But I am poor and needy;

Yet the LORD thinks upon me.

You are my help and my deliverer;

Do not delay, O my God.

Psa. 41:0 ¶ To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

Psa. 41:1 ¶ Blessed is he who considers the poor;

The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.

Psa. 41:2 The LORD will preserve him and keep him alive,

And he will be blessed on the earth;

You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.

Psa. 41:3 The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of illness;

You will sustain him on his sickbed.

Psa. 41:4 I said, “LORD, be merciful to me;

Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.”

Psa. 41:5 My enemies speak evil of me:

“When will he die, and his name perish?”

Psa. 41:6 And if he comes to see me, he speaks lies;

His heart gathers iniquity to itself;

When he goes out, he tells it.

Psa. 41:7 All who hate me whisper together against me;

Against me they devise my hurt.

Psa. 41:8 “An evil disease,” they say, “clings to him.

And now that he lies down, he will rise up no more.”

Psa. 41:9 Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted,

Who ate my bread,

Has lifted up his heel against me.

Psa. 41:10 But You, O LORD, be merciful to me, and raise me up,

That I may repay them.

Psa. 41:11 By this I know that You are well pleased with me,

Because my enemy does not triumph over me.

Psa. 41:12 As for me, You uphold me in my integrity,

And set me before Your face forever.

Psa. 41:13 Blessed be the LORD God of Israel

From everlasting to everlasting!

Amen and Amen.

Psa. 42:0 ¶ To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation of the sons of Korah.

Psa. 42:1 ¶ As the deer pants for the water brooks,

So pants my soul for You, O God.

Psa. 42:2 My soul thirsts for God, for the living God.

When shall I come and appear before God?

Psa. 42:3 My tears have been my food day and night,

While they continually say to me,

“Where is your God?”

Psa. 42:4 When I remember these things,

I pour out my soul within me.

For I used to go with the multitude;

I went with them to the house of God,

With the voice of joy and praise,

With a multitude that kept a pilgrim feast.

Psa. 42:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul?

And why are you disquieted within me?

Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him

For the help of His countenance.

Psa. 42:6 O my God, my soul is cast down within me;

Therefore I will remember You from the land of the Jordan,

And from the heights of Hermon,

From the Hill Mizar.

Psa. 42:7 Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls;

All Your waves and billows have gone over me.

Psa. 42:8 The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime,

And in the night His song shall be with me—

A prayer to the God of my life.

Psa. 42:9 I will say to God my Rock,

“Why have You forgotten me?

Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?”

Psa. 42:10 As with a breaking of my bones,

My enemies reproach me,

While they say to me all day long,

“Where is your God?”

Psa. 42:11 Why are you cast down, O my soul?

And why are you disquieted within me?

Hope in God;

For I shall yet praise Him,

The help of my countenance and my God.

Psa. 43:1 ¶ Vindicate me, O God,

And plead my cause against an ungodly nation;

Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!

Psa. 43:2 For You are the God of my strength;

Why do You cast me off?

Why do I go mourning because of the oppression of the enemy?

Psa. 43:3 Oh, send out Your light and Your truth!

Let them lead me;

Let them bring me to Your holy hill

And to Your tabernacle.

Psa. 43:4 Then I will go to the altar of God,

To God my exceeding joy;

And on the harp I will praise You,

O God, my God.

Psa. 43:5 Why are you cast down, O my soul?

And why are you disquieted within me?

Hope in God;

For I shall yet praise Him,

The help of my countenance and my God.

Psa. 44:0 ¶ To the Chief Musician. A Contemplation of the sons of Korah.

Psa. 44:1 ¶ We have heard with our ears, O God,

Our fathers have told us,

The deeds You did in their days,

In days of old:

Psa. 44:2 You drove out the nations with Your hand,

But them You planted;

You afflicted the peoples, and cast them out.

Psa. 44:3 For they did not gain possession of the land by their own sword,

Nor did their own arm save them;

But it was Your right hand, Your arm, and the light of Your countenance,

Because You favored them.

Psa. 44:4 You are my King, O God;

Command victories for Jacob.

Psa. 44:5 Through You we will push down our enemies;

Through Your name we will trample those who rise up against us.

Psa. 44:6 For I will not trust in my bow,

Nor shall my sword save me.

Psa. 44:7 But You have saved us from our enemies,

And have put to shame those who hated us.

Psa. 44:8 In God we boast all day long,

And praise Your name forever.


Psa. 44:9 But You have cast us off and put us to shame,

And You do not go out with our armies.

Psa. 44:10 You make us turn back from the enemy,

And those who hate us have taken spoil for themselves.

Psa. 44:11 You have given us up like sheep intended for food,

And have scattered us among the nations.

Psa. 44:12 You sell Your people for next to nothing,

And are not enriched by selling them.

Psa. 44:13 You make us a reproach to our neighbors,

A scorn and a derision to those all around us.

Psa. 44:14 You make us a byword among the nations,

A shaking of the head among the peoples.

Psa. 44:15 My dishonor is continually before me,

And the shame of my face has covered me,

Psa. 44:16 Because of the voice of him who reproaches and reviles,

Because of the enemy and the avenger.

Psa. 44:17 All this has come upon us;

But we have not forgotten You,

Nor have we dealt falsely with Your covenant.

Psa. 44:18 Our heart has not turned back,

Nor have our steps departed from Your way;

Psa. 44:19 But You have severely broken us in the place of jackals,

And covered us with the shadow of death.

Psa. 44:20 If we had forgotten the name of our God,

Or stretched out our hands to a foreign god,

Psa. 44:21 Would not God search this out?

For He knows the secrets of the heart.

Psa. 44:22 Yet for Your sake we are killed all day long;

We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

Psa. 44:23 Awake! Why do You sleep, O Lord?

Arise! Do not cast us off forever.

Psa. 44:24 Why do You hide Your face,

And forget our affliction and our oppression?

Psa. 44:25 For our soul is bowed down to the dust;

Our body clings to the ground.

Psa. 44:26 Arise for our help,

And redeem us for Your mercies’ sake.