Psalm 40:3
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English Standard Version
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the LORD.

King James Bible
And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

American Standard Version
And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: Many shall see it, and fear, And shall trust in Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he put a new canticle into my mouth, a song to our God. Many shall see, and shall fear : and they shall hope in the Lord.

English Revised Version
And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise to our God: many shall see it, and fear, and shall trust in the LORD.

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Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

(Heb.: 39:8-12) It is customary to begin a distinct turning-point of a discourse with ועתּה: and now, i.e., in connection with this nothingness of vanity of a life which is so full of suffering and unrest, what am I to hope, quid sperem (concerning the perfect, vid., on Psalm 11:3)? The answer to this question which he himself throws out is, that Jahve is the goal of his waiting or hoping. It might appear strange that the poet is willing to make the brevity of human life a reason for being calm, and a ground of comfort. But here we have the explanation. Although not expressly assured of a future life of blessedness, his faith, even in the midst of death, lays hold on Jahve as the Living One and as the God of the living. It is just this which is so heroic in the Old Testament faith, that in the midst of the riddles of the present, and in the face of the future which is lost in dismal night, it casts itself unreservedly into the arms of God. While, however, sin is the root of all evil, the poet prays in Psalm 39:9 before all else, that God would remove from him all the transgressions by which he has fully incurred his affliction; and while, given over to the consequences of his sin, he would become, not only to his own dishonour but also to the dishonour of God, a derision to the unbelieving, he prays in Psalm 39:9 that God would not permit it to come to this. כּל, Psalm 39:9, has Mercha, and is consequently, as in Psalm 35:10, to be read with (not ŏ), since an accent can never be placed by Kametz chatûph. Concerning נבל, Psalm 39:9, see on Psalm 14:1. As to the rest he is silent and calm; for God is the author, viz., of his affliction (עשׂה, used just as absolutely as in Psalm 22:32; Psalm 37:5; Psalm 52:11, Lamentations 1:21). Without ceasing still to regard intently the prosperity of the ungodly, he recognises the hand of God in his affliction, and knows that he has not merited anything better. But it is permitted to him to pray that God would suffer mercy to take the place of right. נגעך is the name he gives to his affliction, as in Psalm 38:12, as being a stroke (blow) of divine wrath; תּגרת ידך, as a quarrel into which God's hand has fallen with him; and by אני, with the almighty (punishing) hand of God, he contrasts himself the feeble one, to whom, if the present state of things continues, ruin is certain. In Psalm 39:12 he puts his own personal experience into the form of a general maxim: when with rebukes (תּוכחות from תּוכחת, collateral form with תּוכחה, תּוכחות) Thou chastenest a man on account of iniquity (perf. conditionale), Thou makest his pleasantness (Isaiah 53:3), i.e., his bodily beauty (Job 33:21), to melt away, moulder away (ותּמס, fut. apoc. from המסה to cause to melt, Psalm 6:7), like the moth (Hosea 5:12), so that it falls away, as a moth-eaten garment falls into rags. Thus do all men become mere nothing. They are sinful and perishing. The thought expressed in Psalm 39:6 is here repeated as a refrain. The music again strikes in here, as there.

Psalm 40:3 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he

Psalm 33:3 Sing to him a new song; play skillfully with a loud noise.

Psalm 144:9 I will sing a new song to you, O God: on a psaltery and an instrument of ten strings will I sing praises to you.

Revelation 5:9,10 And they sung a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for you were slain...

Revelation 14:3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the four beasts, and the elders...

praise

Psalm 103:1-5 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name...

Isaiah 12:1-4 And in that day you shall say, O LORD, I will praise you: though you were angry with me, your anger is turned away...

many

Psalm 34:1-6 I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth...

Psalm 35:27 Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favor my righteous cause: yes, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified...

Psalm 52:6 The righteous also shall see, and fear, and shall laugh at him:

Psalm 64:9,10 And all men shall fear, and shall declare the work of God; for they shall wisely consider of his doing...

Psalm 142:7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise your name: the righteous shall compass me about; for you shall deal bountifully with me.

Hosea 3:5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD their God, and David their king...

Acts 2:31-41 He seeing this before spoke of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption...

Acts 4:4 However, many of them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand.

Cross References
Revelation 5:9
And they sang a new song, saying, "Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation,

Psalm 28:7
The LORD is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.

Psalm 32:7
You are a hiding place for me; you preserve me from trouble; you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah

Psalm 33:3
Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

Psalm 52:6
The righteous shall see and fear, and shall laugh at him, saying,

Psalm 64:9
Then all mankind fears; they tell what God has brought about and ponder what he has done.

Psalm 96:1
Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth!

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