36. Psalm 40- Delight in the Will Of God

I waited patiently for YHWH, then He Inclined To me and Heard my cry. He Drew me Up from the desolate Pit, out of the miry bog and Set my feet Upon a rock, Yea Making my steps secure. He Puts melody in my soul, praise to Him our God. Many will see and fear and put all their trust in YHWH. Yea and blessed are all who make YHWH their trust, who do not turn to the proud as friends, nor to those who go astray after false gods! You Have Multiplied Your Wondrous Deeds and Directed Your Thoughts Toward us, O YHWH my God, none compare with You! Were I to proclaim and tell of them, they would be more than can be numbered. And Insane blood Sacrifices nor foolish offerings do You desire, but You Have Given me an Open Ear. Yea burnt offering and sin offering You Have not required. But I said: “Lo, I come, as prophesied in the roll of the book as it is written of me, I delight to do Your Will, O my God, Your Law is within my heart.” instincts in our DNA I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation, lo, I have not restrained my lips, as You Know, O Lord. I have not hid reports of Your Saving Help within my heart, I have spoken of Your Faithfulness and Your Salvation, I have not concealed Your Steadfast Love and Your Faithfulness from the great congregation. So do not, O Lord, withhold Your Mercy from me, let Your Steadfast Love and Your Faithfulness ever preserve me! For if not evils would encompass me without number, my iniquities would overtake me, till I could not see, for they are more than the hairs of my head and my heart would fail. So Be Pleased YHWH, to Deliver me! O Lord, Make Haste to Help me! Let them who seek to snatch away my life be put to shame and confusion altogether, Let them who desire my hurt be turned back and brought to dishonor! Let them be appalled because of their shame those who say to me: “Aha, Aha!” But may all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You, may those who love Your Salvation say continually: “Almighty and Great Is YHWH! For I am in want and humbled, but YHWH Takes Thought For me. You Are my Only Help and Deliverer, so do not tarry, O my God!”