Psalm 40:1
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New International Version
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.

New Living Translation
For the choir director: A psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.

English Standard Version
I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

New American Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.

King James Bible
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. I waited patiently for the LORD, and He turned to me and heard my cry for help.

International Standard Version
I waited expectantly for the LORD, and he took notice of me and heard my cry.

NET Bible
For the music director; By David, a psalm. I relied completely on the LORD, and he turned toward me and heard my cry for help.

New Heart English Bible
I waited patiently for the LORD. He turned to me, and heard my cry.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Hoping, I have hoped in Lord Jehovah, for he turned toward me and he heard my prayer.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; a psalm by David.] I waited patiently for the LORD. He turned to me and heard my cry for help.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

New American Standard 1977
I Waited patiently for the LORD;
            And He inclined to me, and heard my cry.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I waited patiently for the LORD, and he inclined unto me and heard my cry.

King James 2000 Bible
I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

American King James Version
I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry.

American Standard Version
I waited patiently for Jehovah; And he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. With expectation I have waited for the Lord, and he was attentive to me.

Darby Bible Translation
{To the chief Musician. Of David. A Psalm.} I waited patiently for Jehovah; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

English Revised Version
For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

Webster's Bible Translation
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry.

World English Bible
I waited patiently for Yahweh. He turned to me, and heard my cry.

Young's Literal Translation
To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. I have diligently expected Jehovah, And He inclineth to me, and heareth my cry,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
40:1-5 Doubts and fears about the eternal state, are a horrible pit and miry clay, and have been so to many a dear child of God. There is power enough in God to help the weakest, and grace enough to help the unworthiest of all that trust in him. The psalmist waited patiently; he continued believing, hoping, and praying. This is applicable to Christ. His agony, in the garden and on the cross, was a horrible pit and miry clay. But those that wait patiently for God do not wait in vain. Those that have been under religious melancholy, and by the grace of God have been relieved, may apply ver. 2 very feelingly to themselves; they are brought up out of a horrible pit. Christ is the Rock on which a poor soul can alone stand fast. Where God has given stedfast hope, he expects there should be a steady, regular walk and conduct. God filled the psalmist with joy, as well as peace in believing. Multitudes, by faith beholding the sufferings and glory of Christ, have learned to fear the justice and trust in the mercy of God through Him. Many are the benefits with which we are daily loaded, both by the providence and by the grace of God.
Study Bible
I Waited Patiently for the Lord
1For the choir director. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry. 2He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay, And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.…
Cross References
Genesis 49:18
"For Your salvation I wait, O LORD.

Psalm 25:3
Indeed, none of those who wait for You will be ashamed; Those who deal treacherously without cause will be ashamed.

Psalm 25:5
Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.

Psalm 27:14
Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.

Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous And His ears are open to their cry.

Psalm 37:7
Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

Psalm 116:2
Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.

Psalm 130:5
I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope.
Treasury of Scripture

I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry.

A.M.

I waited [heb.] In waiting I waited

Psalm 27:13,14 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD …

Psalm 37:7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not yourself because …

James 5:7-11 Be patient therefore, brothers, to the coming of the Lord. Behold, …

inclined

Psalm 116:2 Because he has inclined his ear to me, therefore will I call on him …

Psalm 130:2 Lord, hear my voice: let your ears be attentive to the voice of my …

Daniel 9:18 O my God, incline your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and behold …

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