Psalm 40:1
Modern Translations
New International Version
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry.

New Living Translation
I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry.

English Standard Version
I waited patiently for the LORD; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

Berean Study Bible
For the choirmaster. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; He inclined to me and heard my cry.

New American Standard Bible
For the music director. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; And He reached down to me and heard my cry.

NASB 1995
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.

NASB 1977
I Waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me, and heard my cry.

Amplified Bible
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently and expectantly for the LORD; And He inclined to me and heard my cry.

Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD, and he turned to me and heard my cry for help.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For the choir director. A Davidic psalm. I waited patiently for the LORD, and He turned to me and heard my cry for help.

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

Good News Translation
I waited patiently for the LORD's help; then he listened to me and heard my cry.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
[For the choir director; a psalm by David.] I waited patiently for the LORD. He turned to me and heard my cry for help.

International Standard Version
I waited expectantly for the LORD, and he took notice of me and heard my cry.

NET Bible
For the music director; By David, a psalm. I relied completely on the LORD, and he turned toward me and heard my cry for help.
Classic Translations
King James Bible
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

New King James Version
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined to me, And heard my cry.

King James 2000 Bible
I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

New Heart English Bible
[For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David.] I waited patiently for the LORD, and he turned to me, and heard my cry.

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

American King James Version
I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry.

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

A Faithful Version
I waited patiently for the LORD, and He inclined unto me and heard my cry.

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

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

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

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
To him that excelleth. A Psalme of Dauid. I Waited paciently for the Lorde, and he inclined vnto me, and heard my cry.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
To the chiefe musition, a psalme of Dauid. I wayted patiently vpon God, and he enclined vnto me his eare: and heard my crying.

Coverdale Bible of 1535
I wayted paciently for the LORDE, which enclyned himself vnto me, and herde my callinge.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
TO THE OVERSEER. A PSALM OF DAVID. I have diligently expected YHWH, "" And He inclines to me, and hears my cry,

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

Smith's Literal Translation
To the overseer: of David chanting. Waiting, I waited for Jehovah, and he will incline to me, and he will hear my cry.

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

Catholic Public Domain Version
Unto the end. A Psalm of David himself. I have waited expectantly for the Lord, and he was attentive to me.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Hoping, I have hoped in LORD JEHOVAH, for he turned toward me and he heard my prayer.

Lamsa Bible
I WAITED patiently for the LORD; and he turned towards me and heard my supplication.

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
For the Leader. A Psalm of David. I waited patiently for the LORD; And He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

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








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