Psalm 40:1 {39:1}
Good News Translation
I waited patiently for the LORD's help; then he listened to me and heard my cry.

Contemporary English Version
I patiently waited, LORD, for you to hear my prayer. You listened

Douay-Rheims Bible
Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. [2] With expectation I have waited for the Lord, and he was attentive to me.

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Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. [2] With expectation I have waited for the Lord, and he was attentive to me.

A.

2970 B.C.

1034 (Title.) This psalm is supposed to have been composed by David about the same time, and on the same occasion, as the two preceding; with this difference, that here he magnifies God for have obtained the mercy which he sought there. it also contains a remarkable prophecy of the incarnation and sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

I waited [heb.

Psalm 27:13,14 I believe to see the good things of the Lord in the land of the living. . . .

Psalm 37:7 Be subject to the Lord and pray to him. Envy not the man who prospereth in his way; the man who doth unjust things.

James 5:7-11 Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth: patiently bearing till he receive the early and latter rain. . . .

inclined

Psalm 116:2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me: and in my days I will call upon him.

Psalm 130:2 Lord, hear my voice. Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.

Daniel 9:18 Incline, O my God, thy ear, and hear: open thy eyes, and see our desolation, and the city upon which thy name is called: for it is not for our justifications that we present our prayers before thy face, but for the multitude of thy tender mercies.

Context
I Waited Patiently for the LORD
1Unto the end, a psalm for David himself. [2] With expectation I have waited for the Lord, and he was attentive to me.2And he heard my prayers, and brought me out of the pit of misery and the mire of dregs. And he set my feet upon a rock, and directed my steps.…
Cross References
Genesis 49:18
I will look for thy salvation, O Lord.

Psalm 25:3
Neither let my enemies laugh at me: for none of them that wait on thee shall be confounded.

Psalm 25:5
Direct me in thy truth, and teach me; for thou art God my Saviour; and on thee have I waited all the day long.

Psalm 27:14
Expect the Lord, do manfully, and let thy heart take courage, and wait thou for the Lord.

Psalm 34:15
The eyes of the Lord are upon the just: and his ears unto their prayers.

Psalm 37:7
Be subject to the Lord and pray to him. Envy not the man who prospereth in his way; the man who doth unjust things.

Psalm 116:2
Because he hath inclined his ear unto me: and in my days I will call upon him.

Psalm 130:5
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.

Additional Translations
For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; He inclined to me and heard my cry.I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry.

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

For the end, a Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the Lord; and he attended to me, and hearkened to my supplication.

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

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

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

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

To the Overseer. -- A Psalm of David. I have diligently expected Jehovah, And He inclineth to me, and heareth my cry,
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