Psalm 40:10
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New International Version
I do not hide your righteousness in my heart; I speak of your faithfulness and your saving help. I do not conceal your love and your faithfulness from the great assembly.

King James Bible
I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

Darby Bible Translation
I have not hidden thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy loving-kindness and thy truth from the great congregation.

World English Bible
I have not hidden your righteousness within my heart. I have declared your faithfulness and your salvation. I have not concealed your loving kindness and your truth from the great assembly.

Young's Literal Translation
Thy righteousness I have not concealed In the midst of my heart, Thy faithfulness and Thy salvation I have told, I have not hidden Thy kindness and Thy truth, To the great assembly.

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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Thy faithfulness - This means the exact fulfillment of the promises made by the prophets relative to the incarnation of Christ, and the opening of the door of faith to the Gentiles.

Loving-kindness - Shows the gift itself of Jesus Christ, the highest proof that God could give to a lost world of his mercy, kindness, and loving-kindness.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

not hid

Ezekiel 2:7 And you shall speak my words to them, whether they will hear, or whether they will forbear: for they are most rebellious.

Ezekiel 3:17,18 Son of man, I have made you a watchman to the house of Israel: therefore hear the word at my mouth, and give them warning from me...

Acts 20:20,21,26,27 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable to you, but have showed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house...

Romans 10:9,10 That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead...

1 Thessalonians 1:8 For from you sounded out the word of the Lord not only in Macedonia and Achaia...

Revelation 22:17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that hears say, Come. And let him that is thirsty come. And whoever will...

righteousness

Romans 1:16,17 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God to salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first...

Romans 3:22-26 Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ to all and on all them that believe: for there is no difference...

Romans 10:3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness...

Philippians 3:9 And be found in him, not having my own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ...

faithfulness

Acts 13:32,33 And we declare to you glad tidings, how that the promise which was made to the fathers...

Romans 15:8,9 Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made to the fathers...

salvation

Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that you should be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel...

Luke 2:30-32 For my eyes have seen your salvation...

Luke 3:6 And all flesh shall see the salvation of God.

1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

lovingkindness

Psalm 25:10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth to such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.

Psalm 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.

Micah 7:20 You will perform the truth to Jacob, and the mercy to Abraham, which you have sworn to our fathers from the days of old.

John 1:17 For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.

John 3:16,17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish...

Library
Two Innumerable Series
'Many, O Lord my God, are Thy wonderful works which Thou hast done, and Thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto Thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered ... 12. Innumerable evils have compassed me about: mine iniquities have taken hold upon me, so that I am not able to look up; they are more than the hairs of mine head; therefore my heart faileth me.'--PSALMS xl. 5, 12. So then, there are two series of things which cannot be
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Brought up from the Horrible Pit
I shall ask you, then, at this time, to observe our divine Lord when in His greatest trouble. Notice, first, our Lord's behavior--"I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry": then consider, secondly, our Lord deliverance, expressed by the phrase, "He brought me up also out of a horrible pit, out of the miry clay," and so forth: then let us think, thirdly of the Lord's reward for it--"many shall see, and fear, and trust in the Lord":--that is His great end and object,
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 28: 1882

The History of the Psalter
[Sidenote: Nature of the Psalter] Corresponding to the book of Proverbs, itself a select library containing Israel's best gnomic literature, is the Psalter, the compendium of the nation's lyrical songs and hymns and prayers. It is the record of the soul experiences of the race. Its language is that of the heart, and its thoughts of common interest to worshipful humanity. It reflects almost every phase of religious feeling: penitence, doubt, remorse, confession, fear, faith, hope, adoration, and
Charles Foster Kent—The Origin & Permanent Value of the Old Testament

Life Hid and not Hid
'Thy word have I hid in my heart.'--PSALM cxix. 11. 'I have not hid Thy righteousness in my heart.'--PSALM xl. 10. Then there are two kinds of hiding--one right and one wrong: one essential to the life of the Christian, one inconsistent with it. He is a shallow Christian who has no secret depths in his religion. He is a cowardly or a lazy one, at all events an unworthy one, who does not exhibit, to the utmost of his power, his religion. It is bad to have all the goods in the shop window; it is just
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Acts 20:20
You know that I have not hesitated to preach anything that would be helpful to you but have taught you publicly and from house to house.

Acts 20:27
For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God.

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 48:9
Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love.

Psalm 75:9
As for me, I will declare this forever; I will sing praise to the God of Jacob,

Psalm 89:1
A maskil of Ethan the Ezrahite. I will sing of the LORD's great love forever; with my mouth I will make your faithfulness known through all generations.

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