Psalm 40:4
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New International Version
Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.

King James Bible
Blessed is that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Darby Bible Translation
Blessed is the man that hath made Jehovah his confidence, and turneth not to the proud, and to such as turn aside to lies.

World English Bible
Blessed is the man who makes Yahweh his trust, and doesn't respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Young's Literal Translation
O the happiness of the man Who hath made Jehovah his trust, And hath not turned unto the proud, And those turning aside to lies.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Blessed is that man - The man must be blessed and happy who casts his soul with all its burden of sin and wretchedness, at the footstool of God's mercy; for he will save all who come to him through the Son of his love.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Blessed

Psalm 2:12 Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little...

Psalm 34:8 O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusts in him.

Psalm 84:11,12 For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly...

Psalm 118:8,9 It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man...

Jeremiah 17:7,8 Blessed is the man that trusts in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is...

Romans 15:12,13 And again, Esaias said, There shall be a root of Jesse, and he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles...

respecteth

Psalm 15:4 In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honors them that fear the LORD. He that swears to his own hurt, and changes not.

Psalm 101:3-7 I will set no wicked thing before my eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not stick to me...

Psalm 119:21 You have rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from your commandments.

as turn

Psalm 125:5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity...

Isaiah 44:18-20 They have not known nor understood: for he has shut their eyes, that they cannot see; and their hearts, that they cannot understand...

Jeremiah 10:14,15 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood...

Jonah 2:8 They that observe lying vanities forsake their own mercy.

2 Thessalonians 2:9-11 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders...

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
Job 37:24
Therefore, people revere him, for does he not have regard for all the wise in heart?"

Psalm 34:8
Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 84:12
LORD Almighty, blessed is the one who trusts in you.

Psalm 101:3
I will not look with approval on anything that is vile. I hate what faithless people do; I will have no part in it.

Psalm 118:8
It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in humans.

Psalm 125:5
But those who turn to crooked ways the LORD will banish with the evildoers. Peace be on Israel.

Psalm 138:6
Though the LORD is exalted, he looks kindly on the lowly; though lofty, he sees them from afar.

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