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

New Living Translation
I take joy in doing your will, my God, for your instructions are written on my heart."

English Standard Version
I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.”

New American Standard Bible
I delight to do Your will, O my God; Your Law is within my heart."

King James Bible
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I delight to do Your will, my God; Your instruction lives within me."

International Standard Version
I delight to do your will, my God. Your Law is part of my inner being."

NET Bible
I want to do what pleases you, my God. Your law dominates my thoughts."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To do your pleasure oh, God, I have desired, and your Law is within my belly.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I am happy to do your will, O my God." Your teachings are deep within me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I delight to do thy will, O my God; thy law is within my bowels.

King James 2000 Bible
I delight to do your will, O my God: yea, your law is within my heart.

American King James Version
I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart.

American Standard Version
I delight to do thy will, O my God; Yea, thy law is within my heart.

Douay-Rheims Bible
that I should do thy will : O my God, I have desired it, and thy law in the midst of my heart.

Darby Bible Translation
To do thy good pleasure, my God, is my delight, and thy law is within my heart.

English Revised Version
I delight to do thy will, O my God; yea, thy law is within my heart.

Webster's Bible Translation
I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.

World English Bible
I delight to do your will, my God. Yes, your law is within my heart."

Young's Literal Translation
To do Thy pleasure, my God, I have delighted, And Thy law is within my heart.
Parallel Commentaries
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 8. - I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy Law is within my heart. The obedience to be rendered will be a true and acceptable obedience,

(1) cheerful, and

(2) from the heart.

Consciously or unconsciously, David speaks as the type of Christ (see Hebrews 10:5-7).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I delight to do thy will, O my God,.... This he came down from heaven to do, and this he did do, by preaching the Gospel, and working miracles; and above all by obtaining eternal redemption for his people, which he effected by fulfilling the law, becoming a sacrifice, and suffering and dying in their room; all which were the will of God, and grateful to him, and in doing which Christ took the utmost delight and pleasure, John 4:34;

yea, thy law is within my heart; either the whole moral law, under which he was, as man, and the surety of his people; and which was written upon his heart, and which he perfectly obeyed; or that particular law, injunction, and command laid upon him by his Father, to offer himself a sacrifice, and lay down his life for men; which he agreed to, had it in his mind, his heart was set upon it, and he cheerfully complied with it, John 10:18.



Psalm 40:8 Additional Commentaries
Context
I Waited Patiently for the Lord
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." 9I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O LORD, You know.…
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.

John 4:34
"My food," said Jesus, "is to do the will of him who sent me and to finish his work.

2 Corinthians 3:3
You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.

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 37:31
The law of their God is in their hearts; their feet do not slip.

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

Psalm 119:11
I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

Jeremiah 31:33
"This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time," declares the LORD. "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.
Treasury of Scripture

I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart.

I delight

Psalm 112:1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that …

Psalm 119:16,24,47,92 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word…

Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have …

Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me …

John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, …

Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:

Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed …

yea

Psalm 37:30,31 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment…

Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of …

2 Corinthians 3:3 For as much as you are manifestly declared to be the letter of Christ …

within my heart [heb.] in the midst of my bowels

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