Psalm 40:7
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New International Version
Then I said, "Here I am, I have come-- it is written about me in the scroll.

New Living Translation
Then I said, "Look, I have come. As is written about me in the Scriptures:

English Standard Version
Then I said, “Behold, I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me:

New American Standard Bible
Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me.

King James Bible
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then I said, "See, I have come; it is written about me in the volume of the scroll.

International Standard Version
Then I said, "Here I am! I have come! In the scroll of the book it is written about me.

NET Bible
Then I say, "Look! I come! What is written in the scroll pertains to me.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then I said, “ Behold, I have come, for in the first of The Writings it is written about me:”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then I said, "I have come! (It is written about me in the scroll of the book.)

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then said I, Behold, I come; in the volume of the book it is written of me,

King James 2000 Bible
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

American King James Version
Then said I, See, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

American Standard Version
Then said I, Lo, I am come; In the roll of the book it is written of me:

Douay-Rheims Bible
then said I, Behold I come. In the head of the book it is written of me

Darby Bible Translation
Then said I, Behold, I come, in the volume of the book it is written of me --

English Revised Version
Then said I, Lo, I am come; in the roll of the book it is written of me:

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me,

World English Bible
Then I said, "Behold, I have come. It is written about me in the book in the scroll.

Young's Literal Translation
Then said I, 'Lo, I have come,' In the roll of the book it is written of me,
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

40:6-10 The psalmist foretells that work of wonder, redemption by our Lord Jesus Christ. The Substance must come, which is Christ, who must bring that glory to God, and that grace to man, which it was impossible the sacrifices should ever do. Observe the setting apart of our Lord Jesus to the work and office of Mediator. In the volume, or roll, of the book it was written of him. In the close rolls of the Divine decrees and counsel, the covenant of redemption was recorded. Also, in all the volumes of the Old Testament something was written of him, Joh 19:28. Now the purchase of our salvation is made, the proclamation is sent forth, calling us to come and accept it. It was preached freely and openly. Whoever undertook to preach the gospel of Christ, would be under great temptation to conceal it; but Christ, and those he calls to that work, are carried on in it. May we believe his testimony, trust his promise, and submit to his authority.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 7. - Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me; rather, then said I, Lo, I come with the roll of the book written concerning me. "Then" means "as soon as my ears were opened." "Lo, I come," marks ready and prompt obedience (see Numbers 22:38; 2 Samuel 19:20). The psalmist represents himself as brining with him "the roll of the book," i.e. the book of the Law in its ordinary form of a parchment roll, to show what it is that he is prepared to obey. This book, he says, is written "concerning him," since it contains precepts concerning a king's duties (Deuteronomy 17:14-20).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Then said I,.... As in the council and covenant of peace, when and where he declared his willingness to come into the world, and make satisfaction for the sins of his people; so when the fulness of time was come for his appearance in human nature he repeated the same; for of the time of his coming into the world are these words interpreted, Hebrews 10:5; when sacrifice and offering God would not have any longer continued, and when a body was prepared him, then he said,

Lo, I come; O Father; as Apollinarius, in his metaphrase, adds; that is, freely, and without compulsion; immediately, at once, without any delay; and he himself, and not another; and this not by change of place, but by assumption of nature; taking the body, or human nature, prepared for him, and uniting it to himself; to which the word "lo" is prefixed as a note of attention and admiration; the incarnation of Christ being a wonderful affair, and of the utmost moment and importance;

in the volume of the book it is written of me; either in the book of divine predestination, in the purposes and decrees of God, Psalm 139:16; or in the book of the Scriptures; either in general, John 5:39, Luke 24:27; or particularly in the book of the Psalms, Psalm 1:1; or rather in the book of the law, the five books of Moses, since these were the only books or volumes that were composed at the writing of this psalm; and it has respect not to Deuteronomy 18:15; nor Deuteronomy 17:18; nor Exodus 21:6; but rather Genesis 3:15; and seeing the coming of Christ into the world was not only appointed of God, agreed unto by Christ, but was prophesied of, and penned down in the sacred writings; therefore at the appointed time he came, freely and willingly. This book is called a volume, or roll, alluding to the manner of writing formerly; when what was written was finished, it was rolled about a stick in the manner of a cylinder; and in this form is the book of the law with the Jews to this day; See Gill on Luke 4:17.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

7. Then—in such case, without necessarily referring to order of time.

Lo, I come—I am prepared to do, &c.

in the volume of the book—roll of the book. Such rolls, resembling maps, are still used in the synagogues.

written of me—or on me, prescribed to me (2Ki 22:13). The first is the sense adopted by Paul. In either case, the Pentateuch, or law of Moses, is meant, and while it contains much respecting Christ directly, as Ge 3:15; 49:10; De 18:15, and, indirectly, in the Levitical ritual, there is nowhere any allusion to David.

Psalm 40:7 Additional Commentaries
Context
I Waited Patiently for the Lord
6Sacrifice and meal offering You have not desired; My ears You have opened; Burnt offering and sin offering You have not required. 7Then I said, "Behold, I come; In the scroll of the book it is written of me. 8I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart."…
Cross References
Matthew 3:15
Jesus replied, "Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness." Then John consented.

Hebrews 10:7
Then I said, 'Here I am--it is written about me in the scroll-- I have come to do your will, my God.'"

Hebrews 10:9
Then he said, "Here I am, I have come to do your will." He sets aside the first to establish the second.

Psalm 40:6
Sacrifice and offering you did not desire-- but my ears you have opened -- burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not require.

Psalm 40:8
I desire to do your will, my God; your law is within my heart."
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