Psalm 40:9
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New International Version
I proclaim your saving acts in the great assembly; I do not seal my lips, LORD, as you know.

New Living Translation
I have told all your people about your justice. I have not been afraid to speak out, as you, O LORD, well know.

English Standard Version
I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O LORD.

New American Standard Bible
I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great congregation; Behold, I will not restrain my lips, O LORD, You know.

King James Bible
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I proclaim righteousness in the great assembly; see, I do not keep my mouth closed-- as You know, LORD.

International Standard Version
In the great congregation I have proclaimed the righteous good news. Behold, I did not seal my lips, LORD, as you know.

NET Bible
I have told the great assembly about your justice. Look! I spare no words! O LORD, you know this is true.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I have preached your righteousness in the great congregation and I have not restrained my lips, Lord Jehovah, you do know.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I will announce the good news of righteousness among those assembled for worship. I will not close my lips. You know that, O LORD.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation; behold, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

King James 2000 Bible
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not restrained my lips, O LORD, you know.

American King James Version
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: see, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, you know.

American Standard Version
I have proclaimed glad tidings of righteousness in the great assembly; Lo, I will not refrain my lips, O Jehovah, thou knowest.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I have declared thy justice in a great church, lo, I will not restrain my lips : O Lord, thou knowest it.

Darby Bible Translation
I have published righteousness in the great congregation: behold, I have not withheld my lips, Jehovah, *thou* knowest.

English Revised Version
I have published righteousness in the great congregation; lo, I will not refrain my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

Webster's Bible Translation
I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: lo, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, thou knowest.

World English Bible
I have proclaimed glad news of righteousness in the great assembly. Behold, I will not seal my lips, Yahweh, you know.

Young's Literal Translation
I have proclaimed tidings of righteousness In the great assembly, lo, my lips I restrain not, O Jehovah, Thou hast known.
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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 9. - I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: rather, I have proclaimed righteousness. David has sung the praises of God in the "great congregation," and extolled his righteousness and truth (Psalm 35:18). He has not "preached," in the modern sense of the word, since the preaching office was reserved for the priests and Levites. Lo, I have not refrained my lips; or, I will not refrain my lips. I will continue to glorify thee openly, and praise thy Name while I have my being (Psalm 104:33). O Lord, thou knowest; i.e. thou knowest the truth of my statement as to the past, and the sincerity of my promise as to the future.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I have preached righteousness in the great congregation,.... Not the righteousness which the law requires men to do; but the righteousness which Christ himself wrought out, for the justification of them that believe; this he was a preacher, as well as the author of, and is part of the glad tidings he was anointed to preach, Isaiah 61:1; and the word (n) here used signifies, for the most part, the publishing of good tidings; and this our Lord did publicly, before all the people, in the synagogues of the Jews, and in the temple, whither the people in great numbers resorted; especially at the three great festivals in the year; the feasts of passover, pentecost, and tabernacles, when all the males were obliged to appear, and made up a great congregation indeed; see John 2:23;

lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, thou knowest; Christ appeals to his divine Father, the searcher of hearts, and trier of reins, for the truth of this; that he had not laid any restraint upon his lips, nor kept back anything in his ministry that was profitable; but had taught the way of God in great integrity and sincerity; had opened his mouth, and spoke freely and fully, and used great plainness of speech.

(n) Sept. "evangelizavi", Schmidt, Michaelis; "I have preached the glad tidings of justice", Ainsworth.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9, 10. I have preached—literally, "announced good tidings." Christ's prophetical office is taught. He "preached" the great truths of God's government of sinners.

Psalm 40:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
I Waited Patiently for the Lord
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. 10I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have spoken of Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth from the great congregation.…
Cross References
Joshua 22:22
"The Mighty One, God, the LORD! The Mighty One, God, the LORD! He knows! And let Israel know! If this has been in rebellion or disobedience to the LORD, do not spare us this day.

Job 7:11
"Therefore I will not keep silent; I will speak out in the anguish of my spirit, I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

Psalm 22:22
I will declare your name to my people; in the assembly I will praise you.

Psalm 22:25
From you comes the theme of my praise in the great assembly; before those who fear you I will fulfill my vows.

Psalm 22:31
They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!

Psalm 119:13
With my lips I recount all the laws that come from your mouth.

Psalm 139:4
Before a word is on my tongue you, LORD, know it completely.
Treasury of Scripture

I have preached righteousness in the great congregation: see, I have not refrained my lips, O LORD, you know.

preached

Psalm 22:22,25 I will declare your name to my brothers: in the middle of the congregation …

Psalm 35:18 I will give you thanks in the great congregation: I will praise you …

Psalm 71:15-18 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all …

Mark 16:15,16 And he said to them, Go you into all the world, and preach the gospel …

Luke 4:16-22 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his …

Hebrews 2:12 Saying, I will declare your name to my brothers, in the middle of …

not

Psalm 119:13,171,172 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of your mouth…

thou knowest

Psalm 139:2 You know my sitting down and my rising up, you understand my thought afar off.

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? …

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